World’s most expensive ‘sapphire-blade’ razor on sale for $100K!
London, June 30: The world's most expensive razor, which has its blades made of sapphire, has been put on sale for 100,000 dollars after being developed for three years.
Researchers developed the 'Zafirro Iridium', which has a handle made of 99.9 per cent pure iridium - the most corrosion-resistant platinum metal.
The two blades are made of white sapphire produced at a former Soviet Union lab in Ukraine.
The blades are reportedly 80 atoms thick on their cutting edge - around 1/10,000th or 5,000 times thinner than the width of a hair and far sharper than any of common blades on the market.
American manufacturer Bright Light Ventures will make just 99 Zafirro Iridiums'.
The company has claimed that the sapphire blades will stay sharp for about a year. Moreover the company will also guarantee the complimentary cleaning and re-sharpening for an entire decade.
"Each Zafirro Iridium is custom made from the strongest, purest, and most durable materials available anywhere," the Daily Mail quoted a spokesperson as saying.
The blades are currently housed in a medical-grade stainless steel cartridge with the cartridge held in place by 16 neodymium magnets.
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