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Zafirro. The $100,000 Sapphire Blade Razor...Now $199.

A project in Portland, OR by Zafirro, Inc

Cancelled by Creator

A pure, white sapphire blade razor. Sharper than any other blade on the planet (80 atoms at the tip) and more than 100x as durable.
Backers: 2142
Average Pledge Per Backer: $219

Funded: $470,039 of $250,000
Dates: Nov 16th -> Jan 5th (50 days)
Project By: Zafirro, Inc
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Latest News

Why we cancelled the Kickstarter campaign

January 5th - via:
It's incredibly painful to have to do it, but we are cancelling the Kickstarter campaign. We were not able to line up the minimum amount of funding needed through a combination of the Kickstarter funding and equity investments to move ahead with Z2... (Read More)

Perfect Gifts #2

December 18th - via:
ForeverSpin Another beautifully designed product using exceptionally high quality materials launched on Kickstarter this week. ForeverSpin makes elegantly designed tops and bases out of some of the world’s most durable materials – Tungsten,... (Read More)

Perfect Gifts

December 13th - via:
Christmas is less than two weeks away. We thought it’s likely that many of you, like us, are still looking for a great gift or two. So we’ve put together a few recommendations which we’re going to send out over the next week, all of which are... (Read More)

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Zafirro Sapphire Razor, The Right Cup Tricks Your Brain & PINE A64 Super Computer

December 13th - via:
Not too long ago we had the Skarp laser razor. An interesting concept but when Kickstarter figured out that a working prototype really did not exist, they quickly shut down the campaign. (Read More)

The Lowdown: Zafirro

December 2nd - via:
The Lowdown has news on Oscar Mayer, Mtn Dew, Food Lion and more. (Read More)

$250K, Stretch Goals & More!

December 1st - via:
We are incredibly excited to have passed the $250,000 mark! Things slowed a bit over Thanksgiving week but our hope is with your help (and possibly some national press) we will get to seven figures by the end of the campaign. Along those lines, we... (Read More)


December 1st - via:
The Zafirro Z2, a luxury razor made with sapphire, is the sharpest in the world (Read More)

Zafirro Razor Gets You The Closest Shave On Earth

December 1st - via:
Looking for the closest shave on the planet? Look no further than Zafirro — a previously $100,000 Sapphire Blade Razor which is selling at the comparatively very low price of $199. (Read More)

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26th - via:
We are incredibly thankful for all of your help with our campaign!  We wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving! The Zafirro Team  (Read More)

Thunderclap it!

November 25th - via:
We are excited to be closing in our funding goal already, but we want to reach much higher before our campaign ends. Higher volumes will lead to more resources, lower replacement cartridge prices, and hopefully quicker delivery timelines as well. ... (Read More)

Zafirro's Sapphire Blade Razor Promises the Closest Shave Ever

November 25th - via:
Design company Zaffiro have come up with an all-new white sapphire blade that gives the closest shave. (Read More)

Week One!

November 23rd - via:
Wow!  We are exceptionally grateful to the Kickstarter community, our friends and family, and to you as individual supporters for what you have done for our campaign this past week. Despite very little press, it’s been an amazing week. In seven... (Read More)

Zafirro - World's Sharpest Razor

November 20th - via:
I'm only telling you about a $199 razor because it used to cost $100,000. So they say. (Read More)

Zaffiro Kickstarts It $100k Sapphire Razor for Less than $199

November 20th - via:
Zaffiro is kickstarting version 2.0 of its sapphire blade-equipped, ultra-durable Z2 razor for $199. The original Z2 shaver debuted in 2011 for $100K. (Read More)

Zafirro's blades of sapphire pare hair with micrometer-level precision

November 19th - via:
The latest shaving tool involves science and technology to create blades that are harder, sharper, and last much longer than steel. (Read More)

Zafirro Z2 razor’s ultra-sharp sapphire blades are 80 atoms thick

November 19th - via:
Zafirro, Inc. has a new razor by the same name, and though at first glance it appears to be an ordinary shaving razor, it has a (very) thin secret nestled within: a razor blade made of white sapphire that is only 80 atoms thick at the tip. (Read More)

The future of shaving

November 18th - via:
This is the world’s longest-lasting and sharpest razor. (Read More)

Zafirro is the sharpest razor around

November 17th - via:
Thanks to its sapphire blade. (Read More)

Zafirro, the $100,000 sapphire blade razor, now $199

November 16th - via:
Zafirro's current generation of pure, white sapphire blades stay sharp for 6-12 months, but Zafirro's lab results have demonstrated the potential for them to last many times that long. (Read More)

Zafirro Razor

November 1st - via:
Born out of the Bright Light Ventures innovation incubator, Zafirro has spent more than four years trying to make the sharpest razor blade on the planet. (Read More)

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