roughrider said:I keep my blade in its original wrapper after each shave. I put a dab of mineral oil on the blade and make sure I coat the whole blade. I clean and dry the razor after each shave.
Ashe said:Is this a general guideline? I typically let the blade sit in the head during the days I shave with that blade and take it out the morning I start with a new blade (typically after 4 shaves).
Are there more people doing this?
moses said:You take out your blade, oil it, and wrap it back up in its wrapper every day??!?!?!!!! I am impressed. I don't think I could muster that level of dedication. After all, these blades are cheap, easily replaced, and work fine for close to a week anyway.
As to the rust in the original question, I cannot imagine that it is the blade. Derby's, like most other blades, are stainless. While technically stainless can corrode, I cannot imagine that happening that fast, especially to the point of really visible rust. My derby's have never done that. I suspect the razor.
Edit: Benjamin, I am pretty sure that is not considered standard. I think most people just shake their razor dry and leave the blade where it is, until taking it out to throw away.
moses said:That's definitely rust. And it definitely isn't to do with the blade at all. Jim makes a good point that Gillette razors are made with metals that might oxidize some, but will not rust. Very Very Very strange. My guess is that it is the water? Where does your water come from - my grandmother used to have well water that was high in iron and would leave rust deposits on things...