Would You Let an Origami Razor Paper Cut Your Hair Off?

Step 1: get all the gauze.

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I’ve always felt shaving was the most harrowing aspect of personal grooming–one slip and suddenly you’re Sweeney Todd-ing all over the place. But would an origami razor that paper-cuts hair away be any improvement? One baby-faced man thinks so.

Nadeem Haidary is the designer of Paper Cut Razor, an eco-friendly “fictional product. ” He explains,

Paper cuts are universally hated. What if we put them to good use? This project uses that everyday mishap as inspiration for an everyday task. Paper Cut Razor takes a seemingly outrageous idea and makes it real. It’s a disposable razor made entirely out of paper. It’s a fictional product that playfully challenges two notions: that paper cuts are inherently evil, and that current disposable razors are truly disposable.

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The slight build of Haidary’s recyclable prototypes definitely calls attention to the waste inherent in plastic disposable razors, although it looks like a fair amount of paper would be used packaging the water-proof products. Gizmodo points out that to save space the razors could be delivered flat, but personally I know I would just wind up with a mangled razor and bleeding hands.

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If origami razors did become a reality, would you be  willing to try them? The thought of a million tiny paper cuts (especially on one’s more sensitive areas) is cringe-worthy, although less so when you consider the other hair removal options out there. If nothing else, check out Paper Cut’s website for some impressively utilitarian origami–to think I was proud of finally mastering the crane.

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(via Gizmodo, original image via Nadeem Haidary)

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