Razor blades can symbolize several things, all of them a little “edgy”. A razor blade is sharp, it cuts things, sometimes dubious things, and it has often been used as an instrument of suicide, as in “cutting ones wrists”. The razor blade speaks to a history of risk taking, operating outside the bounds of law.
The Razor Blade, in particular the straight-edge style that were designed to be used as replaceable blades, are a design that harkens back to a time in the seventies and eighties when such razors were regularly used as drug paraphernalia. A razor blade was used to cut up drugs ranging from marijuana to shaving cocaine crystals into a powder fine enough that it could be smoked or snorted into a nostril. In fact, when cocaine use was in vogue, razor blades charms often hung from the gold chains of those who considered themselves in the know.
Whether the razor blade means something special to you, or you just enjoy the culture of the symbol, this piece is truly unique. It’s made of rose gold stainless steel which is incredibly solid so one has no fear of breakage or indentation. Also stainless steel never tarnishes and isn’t affected by the elements (fresh water, alcohol, air, seawater).
The measurements are as follows:
0.8cm long (0.3 inches)
1.5cm wide (0.6 inches)
Chain length: 45cm (17.7 inches)
If you have any questions feel free to ask!
Happy Buying 🙂