What can you buy with $100K? A Zafirro Iridium razor, of course.

What can you buy with $100K? A Zafirro Iridium razor, of course.

Summary: The only razor you and your heirs will ever need, with solid sapphire blades and a handle made from iridium derived from meteorites.

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Got a cool $100,000 kicking around and tired of buying yet another Porsche Cayenne Turbo S SUV for your summer retreat on the Caribbean island (that you own)? It's time you invest in your shave with the limited edition Zafirro Iridum razor.

For just $100K, you can have the luxury of brushing solid white sapphire blades against your face every morning. According to Zafirro, each blade is "less than 100 atoms across, or 5000 times thinner than a human hair," so when you nick your face (as you inevitably will) those cuts will be ultra-fine. Sapphire blades are hypoallergenic, not prone to oxidation or corrosion, will stay sharp for about a year, and are without a doubt more durable than the stainless steel blades mere mortals use. The price tag also includes a decade worth of servicing, cleaning and sharpening of the razor, though the cost of insuring the postal package for said service may be astronomical. I hope the blades don't get dull that quickly.

The handle of this ultra lux razor is literally from out of this world. It is made of iridium "derived almost exclusively from meteorites," according to the press release, which is of the same material as rocket engines because it can withstand extreme heat and is extremely corrosion-resistant. There are also a few pure platinum screws in the handle for good measure. So the message seems to be this razor is so rugged it could even outlive you, but is that really necessary?

Zafirro may have good intentions in creating a luxury consumer product so well made it can be the only razor you will ever need. It could very well become a family heirloom for some of the 99 uber rich who manage to score one of these razors. But even a life-time of disposable razors will not set you back anywhere close to this price, and wouldn't it make more sense for someone this wealthy to hire his own personal barber?

[Source: PRNewswire press release, Wired Gadget Lab blog]

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  • With that kind of money wouldn't you

    just have your personal barber shave you every morning as opposed to doing such a tedious task (heaven forbid) yourself?

    :)
    Will Pharaoh
    • RE: What can you buy with $100K? A Zafirro Iridium razor, of course.

      @Will Pharaoh Not to mention a straight razor is infinitely better than a safety razor if it's maintained properly. Granted, I don't know how it stacks up to these magical sapphire blades.
      Aerowind
  • "withstand extreme heat"

    Just how are you shaving your face that you generate so much heat? It all makes sense now; that's why there's the Fusion blade, because we've been shaving at lightning-fast speeds, which caused the steel to melt an fuse to our faces, hence the iridium solution; it suddenly all so clear.
    davidr69
  • RE: What can you buy with $100K? A Zafirro Iridium razor, of course.

    Then of course there was the company that spent 1,050 mill US to make a three blade razor a four blade razor -
    Not Edwin Armstrong II
    • RE: What can you buy with $100K? A Zafirro Iridium razor, of course.

      @Not Edwin Armstrong II

      Of course we all know the next step is to make it 5 blades.
      snoop0x7b
      • At that point, you're talkiing about a "massively parallel" shaving device.

        ;)
        adornoe
  • RE: What can you buy with $100K? A Zafirro Iridium razor, of course.

    My guess is that Superman would be interested in this razor. The amount of pressure and heat he would generate cutting his mighty beard hairs would require this kind of durability. Perhaps even the Hulk could use it, but he seems to be all thumbs, I could just see him sayin "HULK SHAVE.....OWWW"
    Mr.Mister
  • RE: What can you buy with $100K? A Zafirro Iridium razor, of course.

    Ridiculous... I've had my mach 3 handle for 7 years now and my cartidges last about 5 days a piece... What's the utility over a mach3 other than the "OMG I JUST WASTED 100K Factor". I feel like it'd be more cost effective to wipe your ass with dollar bills instead of toilet paper.
    snoop0x7b
  • RE: What can you buy with $100K? A Zafirro Iridium razor, of course.

    This profligate wastage is an offense before God.

    Everybody connected with this insult to humanity deserves to be volatilized.
    progan01@...
  • RE: What can you buy with $100K? A Zafirro Iridium razor, of course.

    ...and after Bruce Wayne burned down his mansion, there was but one thing that survived the devastation: his razor.
    Garrett Williams
  • RE: What can you buy with $100K? A Zafirro Iridium razor, of course.

    Oh boy! I wish I could afford one of these! If I could, I'd spend the money on something worthwhile that helped myself or others.

    I really think anyone who would spend $100k on a shaving razor is a waste of carbon.
    firstworker
  • Hell, I'll take two...

    I'll need one to use while the other is in for its annual servicing. :)
    Rodo1