About WegianWarrior

That perfect moment caught between lather and blade; the little breathing space where it's you, your razor and perfection. Wetshaver, approximate wood worker, career military, blogger, avid reader

Happy New Year, and why I’ve been so quiet

First of; it’s 2021 (and has been for a few days), and the annus horribilis that was 2020 is behind us. It is my sincere hope that this will be a better year than the last, and with that in mind let me wish you all “Til árs ok friðar!” – to a good year and peace! I hope your midwinter celebration – no matter what you call them – went well, and that each and everyone one of you is in good health.

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X3X Temper – a wartime discovery

The Great War – known later as the first world war – was a time of rapid innovation and discovery. Sadly, most of what we discovered and invented was faster, better, cheaper, and more horrifying ways of killing each other… but some of the discoveries also had uses after the war. Such as new ways to temper steel, which were later used in the EverReady Radio blades.

Vintage advertisement for EverReady Radio razor blades with X3X temper.

A quick online search don’t give any details on the tempering process used, but the kit pictured is identical to one I’ve inherited from a family friend.