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    I have a Griffon cutlery Magnetic.

    I don't grow whiskers made of steel as far as I know so wonder why magnetic razors where made and what if any are the advantages.
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    I once saw someone say that it was claimed to draw blood (iron) to the surface and something or another benefit from it. But, the consensus in that thread seemed to believe marketing BS was the reason.
    If you're wondering I'm probably being sarcastic.

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    Marketing. As far as I know. I have a few marked that way also.
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    Funny you brought this up. I just finished honing a J. Voos D.Sohn. assuming its before Dorp got involved, and became Dovo. It says " Magnetic" on the blade face.

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    I believe I read somewhere, that the magnatizing of the steel compacted the molecules, tighter together. Making it a better steel, so to say.
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    That looks familure. I think I have one. Or had one. Lol.
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    Griffon was based in New York. Big distributor. Had a factory in Solingen.
    Making steel with electricity was new at the time and seemed to result in lots of claims.

    Never had a bad Griffon in good nick. Carbo-Magnetic. How the steel was made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    Griffon was based in New York. Big distributor. Had a factory in Solingen.
    Making steel with electricity was new at the time and seemed to result in lots of claims.

    Never had a bad Griffon in good nick. Carbo-Magnetic. How the steel was made.
    I wonder if that had anything to so with the use of an induction smelter in the manufacturing of the steel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    Griffon was based in New York. Big distributor. Had a factory in Solingen.
    Making steel with electricity was new at the time and seemed to result in lots of claims.

    Never had a bad Griffon in good nick. Carbo-Magnetic. How the steel was made.
    I wonder if that had anything to so with the use of an induction smelter in the manufacturing of the steel.
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    I also have a couple that are magnetic. I have heard too that it was supposed to draw the whiskers out to the surface for a cleaner shave or that it drew the razor closer to the skin. Again, snake oil.
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