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Shaving History
THE WAR AGAINST HAIR 
CUT-THROAT BEGINNINGS 
  For thousands of years, men have been in constant conflict with their stubborn facial hair. In early times, men scraped the hair away with crude weapons such as stone, flint, clam shells and other sharpened materials. Later, they experimented with bronze, copper and iron razors. 
  The ancient Egyptians shaved their beards and heads, a custom later adopted by the Greeks and Romans around 330 B.C. during the reign of Alexander the Great. This practice was encouraged as a defensive measure for soldiers, preventing the enemy from grasping their hair in hand-to-hand combat. As shaving spread through most of the world, men of unshaven societies became known as "barbarians," meaning the "unbarbered." 
  In more recent centuries, men used the steel straight razor — called the "cut-throat" for obvious reasons. Because of this knife-like design, razors needed to be sharpened with a honing stone or leather strop. These "weapons" required considerable skill by the user to avoid cutting himself badly. 
FINALLY — A SAFER RAZOR 
  During the late 19th century a significant change occurred with the invention of the first safety razors. The new T-shaped instruments incorporated a guarded blade to prevent severe skin cutting and used either re-stroppable or disposable blades made of carbon steel. The introduction of disposable blades meant users no longer needed stropping skills to sharpen their razor blades. 
  These more civilized tools made the struggle between man and beard a bit easier to win and were much more merciful to the face. They provided the stepping stone for greater developments in the technology of shaving during the 20th century. 
HEMLINES & HAIR REMOVAL 
  Hair removal by women became popular as fashions changed in the 20th century. Underarm shaving, or "smoothing" became fashionable prior to World War I, and safety razors were ideally suited to the job. As hemlines rose above the ankles, women in many countries, particularly in the U.S. and Canada, adopted the custom of removing leg hair. During World War II there was a shortage of silk stockings causing many women to shave their legs and to use leg makeup to give the appearance of stockings. Today, the custom of shaving legs and underarms continues and is gradually gaining in popularity around the world. 
MAKING OF THE MODERN BLADE 
MILES OF STEEL BEHIND THE MODERN RAZOR 
  The first straight razors were crafted individually by expert blade makers in small workshops. In contrast, the production of modern blades is an extremely complex and highly technical process occurring at high rates of speed. In the early days of the safety razor, carbon steel was used to make blades. This type of steel tended to corrode easily and lasted only a short time in the humid environment of the bathroom. In the mid-1950s, stainless steel was first used by Wilkinson Sword to produce razor blades, thereby significantly increasing the life of the blade edge. 
  A soft, stainless steel strip, containing at least 12% chromium, goes through a series of steps before being made into razor blades. Large coils, weighing up to 110 pounds (50 kg) each and containing over two miles (3.2 km) of this steel, are used at the start of the process and must meet strict tolerances for metallurgical composition, width and thickness. Most of the razor blades first travel through a press to precisely perforate the blade with a series of notches and holes. These are used for locating the position of the blade in subsequent operations and for placement in the cartridge during the final assembly process. After the strip is notched and perforated, it proceeds to the next step in the process.


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Ningbo Jiali Plastics Co.,Ltd
Add: No.77 Chang Yang Road Hongtang Town,Ningbo,China.
Tel: 0086-574-83075398/ 83075178
E-mail: sales@nbjiali.com