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Keep Your Razor Blades Sharp Forever - The Secret Gillette And Others Don't Want You To Know!

Using this simple method, one can keep shaving razor blades sharp for many uses (around 150). This method is so far unexplained but according to my strong empirical evidence, works well! For a quick summary, check out the following video:


 
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Step 3: Align and Close

Then align the pyramid so that the razor faces North. This is also shown in the video (so check it out if you need further clarification). Once this is done, close the pyramid and don't disturb it until you next need to shave. I have my pyramid in my bathroom, next to my sink. You will notice that I have 2 razors in the pyramid. Note that the total volume of razor blades should not exceed 5% of the pyramid (roughly) or it may not work well.
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Nirjuana6 years ago
I have a better idea, why don't you just ask God to sharpen your blades, it will work as good as this...
Lol nice. I was thinking the same thing.
bob.smitty5 years ago
Strangely enough, this does not show under Revolutionaries instructables in his profile. Must be the power of pyramids.
wjbeaty6 years ago
I heard that the "pyramid power" works well on straight-razors and on old vintage double-edge blades which needed "stropping," but not on modern ones. Modern blades last much longer and have hard crystalline edges.

So, *if* there is a real effect, it only causes the bent-over blade edges to straighten out. Maybe it involves the "memory" of metals? Old pre-1950s blades don't get dull, instead their microscopic sharp edges get bent over during use. One cure for this to rub them on a leather "strop" to flip the edge back straight again. Another cure is to rub the blade inside a water glass.
revelation6 years ago
GREAT, IT WORK WELL ON THE MIND TOO SIMPLY PLACE THE pyramid ON YOUR HEAD AND TRY READING THE
KARM SUTRA UPSIDE DOWN WHILE SITTING ON THE TOILET
YOU WILL RECEIEVE SEXUAL GREETINGS FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION.
NFI6 years ago
First of all; I am going to go out on a limb, and say that if anything, this is probably a stronger testament to the "placebo effect" than any mystical or scientific forces. Second; I must also agree with anyone else who has said that citing "MythBusters" as an example of proof positive that something is untrue is a lazy and unimaginative practice. Think for yourself; don't let someone else do it for you, or we'll all soon have to rely on instructables to even get ourselves dressed in the morning, we'll be so "dumbed down". Third; at least this person took the time to photograph, type up, and submit an instructable about a topic that captured his interest. Many of us just read these for amusement - we often forget that someone's opinion or belief does not make them an idiot. This is exactly why we have the "be nice" rule. People tend to get hostile toward someone because of something that that person believes; just because they make that belief public knowledge. If you want to be mad at someone due to their beliefs or ideas, at least have the decency to wait until they try and force them on you, the way most major religions have been doing since time immemorial. Calm down, and move on to the next instructable, if you feel like being rude to someone; having the reputation of being nasty toward other members of a site you frequent is a rather steep price to pay, considering that you're only irritated with the author of a particular instructable for a short while. It's just not worth it.
greenjedi6 years ago
This does not make blades last longer, nor does it make them sharper. and yes, I'm pretty sure myth busters had their pyramid aligned properly. also, this is one of the dumbest instructables on the site and a waste of server space. and due to the "be nice policy", i will end this comment here.
egreen7676 years ago
bs... it would make a good hat tho
pupieye6 years ago
The magnetic field that the piramid captures on it's vertex lines up the razor metal blade molecules so they are sharp again, the field does it faster that by leaving the razor re-shape alone. Also in Egypt the mummy's stand time in better shape as mummy's longer than in other parts of the world where mummyfication doesn't take place in pyramids. Weird huh??
Mummies in Egypt are preserved well for a number of reasons, none of which are because they are buried under a pyramid shape. Most has to do with the local environment, low humidity, and the process that was used.
NRen2k5 pupieye6 years ago
"The magnetic field that the piramid captures on it's vertex lines up the razor metal blade molecules so they are sharp again, the field does it faster that by leaving the razor re-shape alone."

Really? Then how come under an electron microscope, dulled razors left in a pyramid for days look exactly like ones not left in a pyramid?

"Also in Egypt the mummy's stand time in better shape as mummy's longer than in other parts of the world where mummyfication doesn't take place in pyramids. Weird huh??"

No. Egypt's mummies have not been preserved better than mummies from other parts of the world. There are mummies from South America which still have hair and fingernails and whose skin is much better preserved than that of the known Egyptian mummies.
Donaticus6 years ago
I was going to call you an idiot.... but you know this is BS. The idiots are the ones who believe this crap. This guy knows he can make a quick $ off of the idiots out there. It's 2007 and people still believe in religion, Gods, etc... so this should be simple to fool them with.
AlexCZ6 years ago
While I think that the pyramid probably does nothing to sharpen the blades it is known among barbers that razor blades will re-sharpen themselves if left alone. This happens because the displaced molecules on the razors edge restructure themselves over time. Maybe, and this is a BIG maybe facing the blades north aids in that process.
NRen2k5 AlexCZ6 years ago
No, razor blades will not re-sharpen themselves if left alone either. This myth probably came from some idiot barber who left his blade in bad shape, and one of the other barbers in the shop said to himself "this idiot is going to kill somebody" and promptly stropped the blade for him without telling him.
AlexCZ NRen2k56 years ago
I don't think its a myth. I myself shave with a straight razor and don't need to strop the blade if I miss the day before, but not for more than one day.
NRen2k5 AlexCZ6 years ago
You don't need to strop the blade after every use. What are you getting at? That because you don't have to strop the blade after every use, you think the pyramid thing actually works?
AlexCZ NRen2k56 years ago
No, the pyramid is a fake. I was just suggesting that a razor blade can, to some degree, sharpen itself if given some time.
NRen2k5 AlexCZ6 years ago
I can see how it could happen, but I don't know whether it would be a big enough difference to be noticeable in use.
I think I'm going to [attempt to] debunk this soundly and scientifically so everyone will stop bickering. I'll set up a simple experiment over the course of 4 months and report back then. My opinion, though, is that this "method" does no more good than just leaving the razor where it belongs after you shave.
toxonix6 years ago
Your pyramid is no longer aligned as it was in previous steps. I suggest you align it promptly or risk nicking yourself on dull blades.
NRen2k5 toxonix6 years ago
You are joking, right? :D
NRen2k56 years ago
Just to repeat and expand on what a handful of people have already said: Mythbusters tested this one and determined it was BS. They dulled a pair of razorblades and put one inside a pyramid and one outside, for two weeks. Then one of the members of their cast shaved with them. Both nicked him terribly. Then they brought the razors to a lab with an electron microscope to examine them. The blade stored outside of the pyramid was identical to the one stored inside.
I love watching Mythbusters, but sometimes they just don't seem to fully demonstrate their understanding of the myth they're busting or the potential number of variables that could have created the initial myth. I wouldn't reference Mythbusters as a reliable source of scientific evidence.
You're right, but what's there to screw up in Pyramid Power? It's total BS and they proved as much.
I do doubt the power of a plexiglass pyramid, but somehow I reserve my openness to the idea that large scale geometrics could possibly have unknown effects in one way or another.
I read in a Spanish magazine that pyramids on their bottom angles tend to generate a magnetic field that somehow affects the water molecules. The weird thing was that the magnetic fields of the water molecules makes a pyramid, you can check it out in any chemistry book. I haven't seen the mythbuser program but, also as a comment, the Egypt pyramids are lined up with the East and the Orion belt constellations, this guys where pretty smart, so there must be some electromagnetic thing that we might be ignorant now. I mean it's a really easy experiment, we could try and post our comments later, what's the need in insulting if we haven't personally test it.
NRen2k5 pupieye6 years ago
"I read in a Spanish magazine that pyramids on their bottom angles tend to generate a magnetic field that somehow affects the water molecules. The weird thing was that the magnetic fields of the water molecules makes a pyramid, you can check it out in any chemistry book."

*cough* Bullshit *cough*

"I haven't seen the mythbuser program but, also as a comment, the Egypt pyramids are lined up with the East and the Orion belt constellations, this guys where pretty smart, so there must be some electromagnetic thing that we might be ignorant now."

No, there's no "electromagnetic thing." The ancient egyptians aligned the pyramids with the stars in the Orion constellation for spiritual reasons. They believed there was a close connection between Earth and Orion and that it was the path for the spirit of the pharaoh to rise to the heavens.

"I mean it's a really easy experiment, we could try and post our comments later, what's the need in insulting if we haven't personally test it."

The fact of the matter is that the Mythbusters already tested pyramid power on razor blades. They determined that there is absolutely no difference between a dull razor blade left in a metal pyramid and one left out in the open.

If you don't believe those results then it seems you'll only believe what you want to. In that case why bother with those pesky tests at all?
Im pretty sure they did this on myth busters and it was B-U-S-T-E-D
sk96 years ago
Suggest getting a larger pyramid and wearing it like a hat....
dsikora077 years ago
ive hear of this most of my adult life but where do you get the pyramid?????/ 
Broom dsikora076 years ago
dsikora07, I have some for sale. In fact, they were charged with Ra-energy from the Great Pyramid at Cheops, and karmicly recentered at Teotihuacan. Special price, just for you. How much you got? By incredible psychic coincidence, that's how much each one costs.
Stenfrys6 years ago
Bullshit. Mythbusters have actually tested it and it doesnt give any effect.
zjharva6 years ago
yeah this looks fake. a box over a razor will never do anything.
Rectifier6 years ago
I'd say that if it works it's simply due to you shaking more water off the blade when you remove it from the razor handle, than if you threw it down on the counter, or perhaps a mild greenhouse effect in the enclosed container helps water evaporate from the blades. This could help delay any rusting of the blade and thus dulling. Try putting a razor blade in a glass jar or square plastic box next to the pyramid. I suspect identical results.
pimpin M 6 years ago
wow are you on drugs
Bipedal6 years ago
I call shenanigans. What's with the lame hoodoo instructable?
mpd-70006 years ago
it dus not work
akastar6 years ago
So it works like magic which is cool and fun, Do the blades get sharper or are they perseved by being in that plastic container?
Scientific proof is required, but the mythbusters have busted this myth back to the ancients. There is nothing to prove this theory were it currently remains, a theory; a long term study must also be completed to resolve theory to proof.
GreenPiece7 years ago
I've heard about it on a television documentary about pyramids... They said Napoleon and his army first noticed the effect after they spent some time inside of Egyptian pyramids their knives got sharper. The idea was actually patented (read it, some questions from here explained + detailed instrucions ;) in Czechoslovakia in 1959 by Karel Drbal. He had a 10-year struggle with the head of the patent office mostly because Karel couldn't explain it so "the head" wouldn't look at it, but finally convinced him to try one out. He did, and approved the patent.
The few sites I've seen about it call the effect unexplainable, but in the documentary a guy who's "into pyramids" and wrote some books about them, explains it like this as I remember - When using a razor edge, which is just a few molecules thin, it MOSTLY bends as you apply pressure and very little is actually worn down. The pyramid shape bends the scalar waves from the air (or Space if you will) which then focus 1/3 of the height. Those waves hitting the razor edge make the crystal structure "resonate" and return to the original (natural) state (if you bend any non-elastic material there will be residual forces trying to get it back to it's first condition). As some wearing down does occur, after a while the razor will be unusable.

I don't know if it's true but I see here one guy trying it and claiming it is, and others just dismissing without proof :p
Besides, how many don't like Ferrero Rocher? :drool:
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