The $100,000 meteorite razor

The Zafirro Iridium is made from some of the rarest materials on Earth and has a blade that is 5,000 times thinner than a human hair.

Peter Iantorno August 5, 2014

We all know that shaving can be a bit of an annoyance. Unless you change your blade regularly, you're likely to lose out on the smoothest of shaves or give yourself a cut trying to achieve perfection. In fact, we reckon that if shaving wasn't such a pain, the whole beard trend probably would never have happened.

But if everyone had the chance to use the Zafirro Iridium for their morning shave, there'd be many more clean-shaven faces around than there are now.

Now, we know what you're thinking: how on earth can anyone justify paying $100,000 for a razor? Well, the fact that the handle is made out of 99.95% pure iridium - the strongest and densest functional metal on the planet, derived from meteorites and 10 times rarer than platinum - certainly helps.

There's also the fact that the thickness of the blade is measured not in millimeters as you may expect, but in atoms. Yes, you heard us right; the razor features two solid white sapphire blades, which are impervious to oxidation and corrosion, super durable and measure less than 100 atoms across. That's around 5,000 times thinner than a human hair. 1

As if that wasn't enough to make this the most awesome razor in the world, the Iridium features 99.95% pure platinum screws - far purer than most expensive jewellery - which have been custom machined to impossibly tight tolerances.

And you don't have to worry about buying any of those pesky blade replacements, because the razor comes with 20 years of complimentary servicing, professional cleaning and resharpening when necessary.

Due to the limited global supply of iridium, just 99 of these exclusive razors will be made, each of which is engraved with a unique serial number and can be monogrammed to your specifications when you place your order.

There's a certain brand of razors that claims to be "the best a man can get"; but we think that the guys at Zafirro may have something to say about that.Zafirro also produce cheaper titanium version for $2,000.Details: visit