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Closed Comb, Open Comb, Butterfly, Adjustable, and Slant: we have all the Double Edge Safety Razors that you need. Learn more about the Safety Razor Types. Choose from our selection from Baxter of California, D.R. Harris, Edwin Jagger, Feather, Goodfella, Merkur, Muhle, Parker and more.

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Double Edge Safety Razor Education

DE Safety Razors are great for three reasons.

  • 1) Quality: Safety Razors offer a superior shave. Most people experience a great reduction in irritation and a closer shave when switching to a safety razor. This is due to the design of the razors, the sharper blades, and your skin only being exposed to one blade at a time.
  • 2) Cost: Shaving with a DE Safety Razor is a more economical way to shave. Because the replacement blades only cost pennies, shaving with a safety razor starts to save you money fast.
  • 3) Style: Many Safety Razors are beautiful works of craftsmanship and a real pleasure to have displayed on a bathroom sink.

Types of Safety Razors

There are 5 types of safety razors: Closed Comb, Open Comb, Butterfly, Adjustable, and Slant. Close Comb and Open Comb differ only in the amount of razor blade that is exposed to the skin. Open comb safety razors expose more of the razor blade and are, therefore, considered more aggressive in wet shaving. Butterfly safety razors are one piece and have a twist-to-open mechanism which makes it easier to insert the blade. Adjustable razors allow for the blade gap to be customized, changing the amount of blade that is exposed to the skin- which affects the aggressiveness of the shave. Slant Razor heads are designed in a unique way the offsets the razor blade so that the razor is shaving at a specific angle. We recommend Closed Comb razors for anyone who is starting off in wet shaving.

Shaving with a Safety Razor

There are three fundamentals to shaving with a safety razor.

  • 1) Do not apply pressure. Unlike cartridge razors, the safety razor is designed so that the weight of the razor is applying the pressure needed to cut the hair.
  • 2) Have the right angle. It is important to maintain about a 30 degree angle when shaving with a safety razor. That means that you need to adjust the angle of your hold as you go around your jawline.
  • 3) Stretch your skin. It is important to keep your skin tight so that the blade can glide along your skin.
Safety Razors Reviews
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Muhle R106
This razor is exactly as advertised; it's high quality, yet not as aggressive as some of the competitors, which is exactly what I was looking for. I couldn't have asked for any better.
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Merkur 37C Slant Bar
This razor is very comfortable to shave with, no nicks, redness, or irritation. Does not feel overly aggressive, but,being a slant, it is a very efficient razor and consistently gives close shaves. It has become one of my favorite razors.
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Very nice shave
This is my first classic safety razor, and so I can't do a great comparison with other brands. Still, I'm very happy with this one, and love the classic look of the imitation ivory. More importantly, very happy with the shave I get (so far just using the included Feather blades, and the Lea soap that I bought at the same time as the razor). Very smooth, with no multiple passes. My beard is neither thick nor coarse, and so the very non-aggressive design is perfect for me.
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perfect size and weight
needed a travel shaver and was faced with going back to the old multi- blades, but found this , the only thing that would be better would be this in a premade kit with all your basic shaving needs for the road
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Private label razor
Private label razor
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The Perfect DE Safety Razor
Thank you WestCoastShaving.com for the quick service. I was planning to write a review of the Feather ASD2 safety razor after a month of shaving, but after a methodical Sunday morning shave, I experienced the best shave of my life. I have been a wet shaver for 50+ years and I currently own a Merkur HD, a Vision, Feather Popular and 2 Feather Straight razors (replaceable blades). I also own a Dovo and a Hart Steel Straight razors - maintaining a shave ready edge is impossible with these 2 straights. In my first shave with the ASD2, I shaved my face with 2 passes, I shaved my head completely and I trimmed my pencil thin mustache. My face and head are perfectly smooth. And my thin mustache was perfectly trimmed. I applied an aftershave lotion with alcohol and felt cooled and refresh - there was no razor burn. I have a medium heavy beard that was easily removed using a 45 degree shaving angle (instead of the usual 30 degree shaving angel). Buy this razor, even if you have to save for a long time. This shaver will give you a life time of close, comfortable shaves. But take the time to learn how to use it, especially if you are new to shaving. Finally, this is the 4th razor I have purchased from WestCoastShaving.com and I have always received quality products at a competitive price with excellent service.