The Bottom Line
- Inexpensive product.
- Works with all razors.
- Requires no batteries.
- Silent operation.
- It's a little ugly.
- Won't allow hanging of certain razors.
- Plastic and copper razor stand which works with almost every razor on the market.
- Manufacturer claims it repels rust and corrosion, extending the life of your blades up to eight times.
- Comes with a 30 day "no questions asked" money back guarantee.
Guide Review - A Review of the EverBlade
These days, the most expensive item in a man's grooming arsenal is likely his razor blades. I'm using the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor and, at about $10 for four blades, shaving can get fairly expensive. Of course, I've found a way to save money on razor blades by giving the razor a quick swish in alcohol and drying the blade. The act of shaving doesn't actually dull the blade much -- it's the corrosion caused by water and shaving cream left on the blade that causes most of the damage. My method works quite well. I get about six months out of one blade, but the process I use can be a bit of a hassle. EverBlade is a new product on the market that hopes to simplify this task and help you save money on razor blades.
What is it? The Everblade is a simple (although slightly ugly) cradle for your razor that contains a a series of copper plates which the manufacturer claims create an energy field to repel rust and corrosion from your blades -- my alcohol rinse and dry technique has, so far, done a pretty good job of doing just that for next to nothing. That said, the EverBlade is certainly easier to use and, at about $20, it's not too hard on the wallet. But, here's the real question. Does the thing actually work?
Well, yeah, it actually did seem to work in my tests. Granted, I'm not a scientist and I didn't examine my razor blades under a microscope to check for corrosion. What I do know is how the blades feel on my face and what kind of shave I get as a result. The EverBlade technique of extending the life of my blades seems to compare favorably to my rinse and dry method and it's certainly easier. After two months, I'm still shaving comfortably with my Gillette Fusion ProGlide blade while using the EverBlade as my razor stand. Now, that being said, I do have to admit I have a fairly light beard and, even before deploying my technique for extending the life of my blades, I would normally use a single blade for a month or more without any problems. Are the positive results of my EverBlade test merely a figment of my imagination? Could be. Give it a whirl on your own and see if you experience similar positive results.
If you want to extend the life of your razor blades for next to nothing, you can try my method to save money on razor blades or you can order the EverBlade to simplify the process. Granted, the model I tested isn't a very attractive piece of plastic (although they do offer a nicer looking, more expensive option) and it won't allow me to hang my trusty ProGlide razor as it will with some other razors. They do, however, offer a 30 day "no questions asked" money back guarantee. Spend the $20 and give it a try -- if you don't think it works for you, simply return it and get your money back. If you do find it works for you, it will be $20 well spent.