Excess. Some folks hate it. Other folks embrace it. And when you have an excess of facial hair that needs shaving, the $100,000 Zafirro Iridium is just the razor of excess that’s going to rip it off your cheeks.
Yes, that’s 100 grand of real American money. For a shaving razor. And all this time, I thought refill cartridges for my Gillette triple-blades are overpriced. Hah. To their credit, creators Bright Light Ventures include ten years of cleaning, servicing and sharpening with that price, so you can say goodbye to the trusted Razor Pit sitting in your bathroom sink (at least, for the next decade).
The Zafirro Iridium is a limited edition shaving implement that uses admittedly elaborate materials to justify the jacked-up price. The handle is made from iridium, a metal that’s sourced right out of meteorites (it won’t melt if you drop it in hot lava), with platinum screws (yes, platinum) bolting the different parts together.
Of course, the blades, which are encased in a stainless steel cartridge and held in place by 16 tiny magnets, aren’t ordinary either. It uses two sharp hair slicers, both constructed out of white sapphire, an artificial material fashioned inside a former Soviet lab in the Ukraine. These blades measure about 1/10,000th the width of a hair strand, making them substantially sharper than the ones you normally carve into your hairy chin with.
At $100,000 a pop, the Zafirro Iridium is possibly the most expensive shaving razor ever produced. And it doesn’t even have precious gems sitting anywhere on the body. Only 99 have been made, each one engraved with a serial number and monogrammed with your initials upon order.