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Safety Razors

A safety razor will give you a better shave, save you money, and make you feel like a man. We carry safety razors from Merkur, Edwin Jagger, Feather, Muhle and more; our selection spans Closed Comb, Open Comb, Butterfly, Adjustable, and Slant Safety Razors. New to Safety Razors? Get a quick education HERE and shop our curated Safety Razor Recommendations.

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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. Read more in our blog post.

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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Impressive
2/22/2017
Iv'e been using a Merkur Model 38 Hd Classic "Barber Pole" Long Safety Razor with the Astra blades. After researching reviews I decided to add the Feather AS-D2. My impressions are this is a solid three piece design with the handle unscrewing from the top sections. It's very well balanced in hand. Using this the first few times with feather blades I ended up nicking myself a few times. after figuring out it needs to be held at a slightly different things went better. The cut is so smooth you have to be careful. Love this razor.
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I love this open head!!!
2/22/2017
This thing is great . it had a bit too high of a blade angle for me. Being an aircraft mechanic I used 3 perfect fit washers to shim it from under the blade. Now it has a more aggressive blade gap and less agressive cut angle. PERFECT! Oh, and great price as well.
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Solid American craftsmanship
2/22/2017
Great razor, well balanced. Brian does an amazing job on these handles, Hammered-style is my absolute favorite as you always have a sure grip even if you have a little pre- shave oil and shaving cream on your hand.
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Parker Travel Razor with Leather Case
2/19/2017
Parker Travel Razor with Leather Case "I've used it 4 or 5 times and haven't cut myself yet :-) it gives a very close shave too.
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Best shave in years. No
2/19/2017
Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Safety Razor "Best shave in years. No razor burn or nicks, even with short stubble.
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Worthwhile alternative
2/19/2017
Merkur 33C Classic Safety Razor "I wanted a more suitable alternative to my cartridge razor, and my safety razor has done the trick. It's more time consuming, but worth the possible cost efficiency and environmentally sound.
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Merkur Safety Razor
2/17/2017
Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Safety Razor "I have been using this razor for several weeks and it shaves well. I would just buy the sampler pack of blades and you will be set for a year of shaving. I strop my razor blades and they last 3 times as long. This razor will make you look forward to shaving.
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Edwin Jagger DE86811 Double Edge Safety Razor
2/16/2017
Number of questions: 5
shamaha35377
September 29, 2016 1:12 PM
Q:Can you shave your head with a safety razor?
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D3r3kkj
January 28, 2017 4:12 PM
A:<p>In response to mandiga. The "correct way" is to do 3 passes with a new lather each time. First pass should be with the grain (WTG) second should be across or perpendicular to the grain (XTG). Finally you should go against the grain (ATG). So the correct way does involve going against the grain. This method gives the closest and most irrigation free shave.</p>
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kkish57673
December 7, 2016 10:52 AM
A:It could be the angle. I would experiment with the angle and try using different razor blades. A different blade can make a huge difference.
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Mandinga
December 6, 2016 5:18 PM
A:<p>I am 58 and I have been shaving against the against the grain since I was 17.....don't ask me why please.....I have tried to share the right way a couple times in the last week or two, but it just doesn't feel as close. What am I doing wrong ?? is it the angle maybe ??</p>
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shamaha35377
September 29, 2016 1:08 PM
Q:What is the best beginner safety razor?
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September 29, 2016 11:33 AM
Q:What are the benefits of using a safety razor?
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September 29, 2016 11:32 AM
Q:What type of safety razors are there?
Customer
September 29, 2016 11:32 AM
Q:Can you travel with a safety razor?