On razors

None other than me, who worked for some time in G.D. Naidu's UMS Blade factory, Coimbatore, in 1960 could have enjoyed reading the article “A razor for Rs.1,500 — that's cutting edge technology for you!” (Open Page, July 18) more. The article brought back memories of the good old days when the older generation used the British-made 7o' clock blade at a price of one-and-a-half annas (about 10 paise). No one threw the used blades away after a few shaves. They were used after being honed/sharpened with a handy piece of glass, made especially for the purpose. The glass was part of the shaving kit. Those were the days when the use-and-throw culture was not prevalent.

S. Nallasivan,


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