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Over 10 years a Norse razor saves you £715.

Don’t like reading blogs? The Bottom line is that over a 10-year period a handmade Norse double edge safety razor is £715 cheaper than a Gillette Fusion Proglide.

One of the most common questions / statements we get about the handmade Norse double edged razors is: “£40 that is expensive for a razor”. Every time I hear it a little bit of me dies inside because not only is £40 a great price for a handmade, aesthetically pleasing razor that delivers a great shave but it is also untrue when compared to other razors. To prove this, I will compare the cost of a Norse razor vs both the Gillette Fusion and Mach 3 razor systems over a 10-year period.

The following assumptions have been made when calculating the costs:

  • A double edged razor blade will last on average seven days therefore 52 blades per year,
  • A Gillette cartridge will on average last two weeks so 26 cartridges per year,
  • Prices are taken from the Boots website and Norse’s website.

Upfront Costs:

Norse double edged razor      = £40

200 razor blades from Norse   = £20

Total                                         = £65

Gillette Fusion                          = £12

Pack of 8 cartridges                 = £24

Total                                         = £36

Gillette Mach 3                         = £8

Pack of 8 cartridges                 = £15

Total                                         = £23

So upfront a Norse razor is more expensive than a Gillette razor.

Annual running costs:

Norse = £5.20 (each double edged razor blade costs 10p per unit)

Gillette Fusion = £78 (each Fusion blade costs £3 per unit)

Gillette Mach 3 = £49.4 (each Mach 3 blade costs £1.9 per unit)

Cost per year (the cost of the razor is included in year 1):

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 10

Norse

£45.2

£50.4

£55.6

£60.8

£66

£92

Fusion

£90

£168

£246

£324

£402

£792

Mach 3

£54.7

£106.8

£156.2

£205.6

£255

£502



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