H&S N075 Neutral Exposure Premium Double Edge Safety Razor Designed and Machined in the USA with tighter tolerances. A smoother than smooth yet very efficient shave.
( LIMITED EDITION H&S N075 )
H&S N075 Neutral Exposure Premium Double Edge Safety Razor Designed and Machined in America with tighter tolerances. A smoother than smooth yet very efficient shave.
BLADE GAP: 0.75 mm ( Medium Aggressive)
303 Stainless steel ( polished) 3.25"
303 Stainless steel (polished)
303 Stainless steel ( polished)
TOTAL WEIGHT : 111g
In many markets, the end consumer drives product design and that is very much a positive for those companies who listen to their buying communities.
At Haircut and Shave we've done just that - Listened. The result is an environmentally friendly safety razor with a neutral blade exposure that provides a professional-grade shave without the constant need to buy a new razor. That's a statement full of positivity. In this blog, we walk you through some lingo around the new craze in safety razors.
Many terms are floating around such as aggressiveness and Blade exposure . Blade exposure means merely the amount of the razor blade that sticks out past the junction of the blade gap and the shave plane. A neutral blade exposure gives you a clean, close shave without excessive risk of nicks, cuts, or scrapes.
Aggressive razors often mean that the unit is easy to use and fast, but sometimes it can imply an added risk of cuts.
The Three Blade Exposures of Shaving and Safety Razors
Those are negative, neutral, and positive. To get the full scope of what these means we can discuss the anatomy of a safety razor.
The plane or line that extends from the curve of the top of the razor down past the blade to the bottom or razor guard is called the shave plane. The second most important feature is the blade plane which is the angle of the blade as it sits in the razor.
A positive Blade exposure sticks out past the junction where the shave plane and the blade plane cross. This would be an aggressive position because at this point it is easier to cut yourself since the razor blade sticks out past the guard. The benefit of this blade exposure is that it can help shave close in dips and peaks as in a cleft chin.
Neutral blade exposure occurs when the blade sits precisely at the juncture where the blade plane crosses the Shave plane. This is an ideal position that offers an oh-so-close shave without minimal risk of nicks, cuts, and scrapes.
Negative blade exposure occurs when the blade sits back from the juncture of where the shave plane and the blade plane cross. This position is the least likely to produce a cut or skin nick but also the most difficult to shave super close.
Another factor that comes into play on some better quality razors is the ability to adjust the blade's angle. This, of course, allows you to customize the razor to fit your skin and it changes the relationship between the shaving plane and the blade plane. That ultra customization is a boon to those who want the best, professional-quality shave at home.
While there is a lot of focus on the relationship between the Shaving plane and the Blade plane, other factors come into play.
How the razor fits into your hand is one of these factors.
Quality safety razors have handles that fit your hand with grips that help keep the razor secure, especially while you are shaving. Adjustments to the handle and head help you to customize the razor to fit your shaving style and the quality of your skin.
Most people need only a neutral blade exposure to deliver a professional quality shave at home. We started this conversation stating that we've listened to our buying community. This is one of the many reasons why we are introducing a CNC machined Neutral exposure safety razor.
One of the growing concerns with a large segment of our buying community has to do with the use of plastics in disposable products, such as razors. Our new, Made-in-the-USA CNC machined Double Edge safety razor is free of plastics, and the fact that it is a professional quality razor means that it will last for generations before it needs to be replaced. That amps up the environmental factor of this razor and takes a serious Green and Sustainable approach to looking good.