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Straight Razors

We offer classic straight edge razors from Boker, Dovo, Parker, and Feather Artist Club for the traditional man who wants to keep his shaving old-school. New to Straight Razors? Get a quick education HERE

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Straight Razor Education

Many wet shave enthusiasts believe these straight blades offer the ultimate close shave and swear your face stays smooth longer. Straight razor shaving is an art that many shavers are readopting. A large sharpened piece of steel on your face is the ultimate vintage way to shave.

Types of Straight Razors

Traditional straight razors are what most people think of when they think of straight razors. It is one piece of metal that needs to be sharpened through honing and stropping in order to maintain its edge. Because the manufacturing of traditional straight razors is a very manual process and not many manufacturers are able to create quality blades, the price tends to be high. We carry Dovos and Bokers in this category, two manufacturers that are known for their quality.

Replaceable blade/ disposable straight razors have the same basic shape as traditional straight razors, but they shave using a disposable razor blade. They are often called "shavette" razors. These straight razors require much less maintenance, are made of varying materials, and are at a lower price point.

Carbon Steel vs Stainless Steel

Carbon steel is able to get much sharper than stainless steel, but it also dings and rusts much easier- so it requires a little more maintenance. If you go with a carbon steel straight razor, make sure to allow the blade to dry after every shave and to strop regularly.

How do I get the Ultimate Shave?

See our blog post with tips from our master honer on how to get the ultimate shave out of your straight razor.

Straight Razors Reviews
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exactly what I needed!!!
4/22/2017
Parker SR1 Barber Straight Razor "I love this thing!!!! Shaved like a dream, keeps my beard lined perfectly, i even shaped my girlfriend's eyebrows with it
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Great Shave, great price, great product
4/21/2017
Dovo Diamant 5/8" Straight Razor with Black Blade "Everything you would expect with a quality product. Performance was as good as the razor looks. I got the honing as well and the razor was ready to go out of the box. Even though I am new to shaving with a straight razor it was easy and a fantastic experience.
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Love this product! I work
4/1/2017
Parker SR1 Barber Straight Razor "Love this product! I work in a busy barbershop and it was perfect!
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Great Strop
3/31/2017
Illinois Razor Strop #827 "I was looking for an economical replacement for the practice strop that came with my razor and this Strop more than fits the bill easy to use, not so expensive that I'm afraid to break it being a new straight razor shaver. My razor has never been smoother or sharper than since it met this strop and consequently this has led to much better shaves
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blown away
3/28/2017
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My first straight razor.
3/25/2017
Boker 6/8 Silver Steel Straight Razor, Faux Tortoise Scales "I can be picky. Long ago, I grew tired of electric "razors". And then I grew tired of shelling out dough for cartridges with blades that barely felt as sharp as my pocket knife. My safety razor with Wilkinson Sword blades was better. But, something drew me to finally getting a straight razor. I collect knives and don't mind honing them. So, I shopped a bit, and settled on this one.

I bought it about a month ago and have used it three times. I have never used one before, only watched videos on how it should be done. But it was far easier than I could have expected. If you purchase it as "honed", you get one of the sharpest things on the planet, I swear. It fits the hand nicely, so that makes things a bit easier. The blade is flawless, literally. I can do a hanging-hair test on it and watch the hair fall to pieces *every* time. But, the proof being in the pudding, I tried it on my wiry stubble. I could hear it taking off whiskers, but I sure didn't have to push. I'm stropping it before each use, and I bought a 4000/8000 stone for when the time comes, but for now - it just whisks the hair right off. I am extremely pleased with this one. You have to use care and proper technique, and respect its sharpness, but that should go without saying. I honestly can't tell if straight razors are just easier to use than I thought, or whether the quality of the razor contributes much to the ease-of-use. Either way, I'm happy with this razor, wish I hadn't waited so long, and will be telling friends about this retailer too.
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Sharpened my razor with ease
3/25/2017
Illinois Razor Strop #827 "Sharpened my razor with ease
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Dovo "Astrale" Ebony 5/8" Straight Razor
3/22/2017
Dovo "Astrale" Ebony 5/8" Straight Razor "Beautiful razor...great smooth shave for the 1st time, but had to send it off for rehoning after only 1 shave. Fast shipping!
Number of questions: 4
Barry
December 23, 2016 3:46 PM
Q:<p>Do you have any tips for someone that is new to Straight Razors? I got my first one yesterday and I used it, but I really didn't know what I was doing, so I ended up finishing the shave with my DE razor.</p>
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kkish57673
December 28, 2016 11:03 AM
A:We would recommend watching a youtube video on how to use a straight razor. You will need to patient because there is a big learning curve for straight razors.
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Customer1
October 6, 2016 6:28 PM
Q:How does the grind affect the shave?
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kkish57673
October 9, 2016 3:49 PM
A:The grind of the razor reflect the personal coarseness of the hair. Coarser the beard less of a hallow grind you will want. A coarse beard would be great with a half hallow grind. Someone with a light beard would be before off with full hallow or singing hallow. Just a hallow grind is right in the middle and is also a great overall starting point.
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Customer1
October 6, 2016 6:27 PM
Q:What size is best for beginners?
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kkish57673
October 9, 2016 3:51 PM
A:The most common sizes are 5/8 or 6/8. We like to recommend the 5/8 because it is a little easier to control the blade.
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Customer1
October 6, 2016 6:21 PM
Q:What is the difference between carbon steel and stainless steel razors?
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kkish57673
October 9, 2016 4:02 PM
A:The carbon steel is easier to sharpen and can get sharper. The only negative to carbon is it can rust very easily. So we recommend make sure the razor is completely dry before you put the razor away. The stainless steel tends to hold its edge longer, but it is harder to sharpen. Also being stainless you don't have to worry about the razor rusting.
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