Poll: Which metal is disinfects itself
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Brass
72.73% of votes
Stainless Steel
22.73% of votes
Cast Iron
4.55% of votes
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 07-25-2013, 10:05 AM
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  • slantman
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What material in a razor is self disinfectant. Make your choice. You might be surprised.

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 07-25-2013, 10:16 AM
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  • Andrew
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Silver. I don't know if I would describe it as self disinfecting, but it has antibiotic properties.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_uses_of_silver

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 07-25-2013, 10:24 AM
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  • vuk
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Is cast iron used in razors?

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 07-25-2013, 10:28 AM
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  • Andrew
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Okay, looks like you are talking about...

Copper and its alloys (brass).

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antimicro...h_surfaces

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 07-25-2013, 01:40 PM
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Silver. You know: born with a silver razor in your hand and all that...

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 07-25-2013, 02:39 PM
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  • OldDog23
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I'll go with brass...old lore has it that copper "purified" what it came in contact with.
maybe it inhibits bacteria ?

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 07-25-2013, 03:12 PM
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  • A28
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brassBiggrin

(07-25-2013, 03:12 PM)A28 Wrote: brassBiggrinhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oligodynamic_effect

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oligodynamic_effect brassBiggrin

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 07-25-2013, 03:26 PM
#8
  • Agravic
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I voted brass ... Undecided

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 07-25-2013, 05:51 PM
#9
  • Johnny
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Brass got my vote.

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 07-25-2013, 08:28 PM
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i went with Brass, also!Biggrin

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 07-25-2013, 08:58 PM
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I went with brass also. But my top choices would have been silver and gold.

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 07-25-2013, 10:54 PM
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Brass, as it's a copper alloy. Copper has long been known to have antimicrobial properties.

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 07-26-2013, 05:42 AM
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  • slantman
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The answer next weekSmile

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 07-26-2013, 08:45 AM
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  • ojinsa
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Ok, I'll fess up. I voted for stainless...

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 07-28-2013, 11:00 AM
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  • slantman
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If you voted for Brass you made the correct call. For all those that participated thank you.

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 07-28-2013, 11:03 AM
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Should have cheated and gone to the answers before voting! Fail.

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 08-13-2013, 01:33 AM
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I voted Brass....kinda figured since Gillette made most of their razors in it.

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