Saturday, January 11, 2020

OneBlade - Core Razor

Company: OneBlade
Product: OneBlade Core

When the One Blade Razor first hit the market I was very excited to see something new in the wet shaving space. On further inspection uncovered a beautifully designed razor but with a price tag of $400.00 After pulling myself up off the floor from laughing I wanted to know just what made this razor worth $400.00 was it the pivoting head, R&D, materials? I’m still not sure what it is but when I recently saw the One Blade Core a cheaper version of the Genesis selling for $20.00 originally $50.00. I said to myself this seems more in line with the majority of wet shavers are willing to spend on a razor. The recent lowering of the core price would suggest this as well and doing a review on the core would benefit most wet shavers.

When the Razor arrived you can see that a lot of time and money was spent on packaging most likely that cost more the razor to produce. The presentation was done so well that it made you feel like you had purchased the $400.00 version and I’m sure this is intentional. This was the first razor I ever purchased that came with its own stand and it looks really good when it’s in use too.

The core has some weight to it about 2.3oz it felt good in the hand and loading the blade was easy to do. This is a single blade razor only one side has an edge. They use feather blades noted to be one of the sharpest around. You insert the blade from the back pushing it in until it snaps into place. Even for the first time user, it should only take 30 secs or so.

You’ll notice when you open the box on one of the sides they explain about the pivoting head which from what I can gather is the star feature of this product. As a wet shaver, we all know that holding the DE razor at the correct angle is critical to achieving the best shave. The One Blade lets you forget all that because the pivoting head does the work for you but in my case no matter what I did I just couldn’t get close enough, in fact, I had to make numerous attempt at the same location just to get a clean shave and by doing so caused much irritation. This is not the only attempt I tried 3 additional times and each time results were the same. One good thing was how well the razor cleaned during and after the shave.

All I have to say is thank god I didn’t pay $400.00 for the Genesis to find this out. Assuming that both the Genesis and the core are basically the same thing Spending $20.00 is not a deal killer and I will continue to go back to it from time to time. To be honest I’ve gotten better shaves using Bic disposable razors when I was in my 20’s.

My advice is to give it a try for $20.00 you most likely spend more on coffee a week if you get a better shave then I did then that's great but if you didn't consider yourself lucky for only spending $20.00.

One Blade Core $19.00


  1. Wish I had seen this a week ago. I've got one arriving in the mail today. I was hoping it would be good for dome shaving. Ah well, it's only $20.

  2. Look, this razor might be the perfect one for you this was my experience

    1. Mine arrived yesterday and last night I shaved my dome. I normally shave my dome every two days, but because last night was a special event, I shaved with only one day of growth. After three passes I still had plenty of stubbles and I spent 15 minutes doing "touch-ups" to no avail. I think the blade was already gone. I ended up using a Gillette Mach 3 to finish the job as my skin was almost raw at this point. Definitely WAY TOO MILD for me. I'll try it today on a face shave, but dome shave is what I bought it for! On the positive side, it is nearly impossible to cut yourself with this thing...