I just read an article in the paper today talking about the new six blade disposable razor. That's right, SIX blades. So I went to the drugstore to check it out, and here you have it. Go ahead and count the blades. In 1998, Gillette introduced three blades with the Mach III. But really, isn't six blades getting a bit over the top? I think one reason they keep adding blades is because the refill blades can cost lots more. Much more than the razor itself. Comedian Will Farrell made a joke about adding all these blades when he did a phony ad for the immaginary Mach 20 "The eighth blade sends an electronic pulse which destroys the part of the brain responsible for hair growth!" Gillette claims that it's scientifically proven that multiple blades shave closer than just one. They say this is very serious technology with deep science behind it. There must be just the right spacing between the blades. Personally, I think the point is to leave plenty of space in your wallet! Do six blades really shave closer than three? There's got to be a cutoff point somewhere, doesn't there? Will they soon be fitting 100 mini blades into a giant head? One can only wait. Delilah did not cut off Samson's hair, as the popular story goes, she had someone shave it off. We don't know what implement was used, perhaps sharpened flint or something. But a single edge seemed to work just fine.
"Having put him to sleep on her lap, she called a man to shave off the seven braids of his hair, and so began to subdue him. And his strength left him." Judges 16:19