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Why Do Slice Safety Blades Cost More Than Traditional Blades? (Hint: They Don't)

When we look at the cost of an item, there are two factors to consider. One is the price, which is the amount of money required to purchase the item, and the other is the value, which is what you receive in return for your money.

The Value of Safety

Slice® blades start with safety in mind, so their value can be considered in terms of injury prevention. Our patent-pending blade edge is finger-friendly®: it’s safe enough for you to touch. Slice blades were designed to be the safer alternative to traditional blades, be those metal or ceramic.

While it's hard to quantify injury prevention, it isn't hard to see how much laceration injuries cost companies. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that one laceration injury costs a company, on average, over US$41,000 in direct and indirect costs. That's expensive!

A laceration that results in a doctor visit or any treatment beyond first aid is also a recordable injury, which will raise your company’s Total Recordable Incident Rate. This comes with its own set of costs and repercussions. Lacerations also hurt, so there’s the “cost” of pain and possible suffering to consider.

Images displays statistics about the cost of injuries, including medical costs, lost production, and insurance claims. Summary: injuries are expensive.

Slice Blades Last Longer

Your blade needs to make not just one cut, but many cuts before it eventually dulls. Slice safety blades are made of 100 percent zirconium oxide, a high-quality advanced ceramic, and our proprietary blade design takes advantage of the material’s extreme hardness.

Independent third-party testing* has proven that Slice safety blades last up to 11 times longer than steel blades. This means that every time you need to replace one Slice safety blade, you've already replaced your steel blade up to 11 times to cut the same amount of material. So which choice is really more expensive?

Line graph shows testing results of comparative blade sharpness over time.
The results of testing by the UK Cutlery and Allied Trade Association show that Slice® blades last much longer than steel blades. Steel starts excessively sharp and quickly becomes dangerously dull.

Many customers have gone to zero injuries after switching to Slice tools with our unique safety blades. Combine that superior safety with Slice blade longevity, and that's what we call less costly.

*Cutlery and Allied Trade Association (CATRA) Study performed December 2014

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