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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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Great Starter Straight
I have had a straight razor for years and never really got the closeness I was looking for in a straight. I recently purchased the Parker PTB Straight Razor and wallah I am now getting the cut I was looking for, it took an couple of runs with different blades, But I am now able to work on technique and not worry about the sharpness of the blade. It cuts sharp every time. And as always top notch service form West Coast Shaving.
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Great Parker shaving razor.
very fast shipping, Thank you for customer service. Love West Coast Shaving.
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Good product
It's my first straight razor and for the price it's a good razor that works well for me.
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Great shave for a busy man
I love a shavette. I love the way a straight razor shave feels, but i simply don't have time in my life to fiddle around with honing and stropping. This is a very practical razor, pop in a blade, lather, shave, done. There are more beautiful options out there in the straight razor world. If shaving is a 20 minute "ritual" to you, as it is for some, go for a real razor. If you want a quick, no nonsense, excellent shave get this and some DE blades.
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Performs well, and looks great
Performs well, and looks great
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Not bad for the money.
Not bad for the money.
Number of questions: 3
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How does the grind affect the shave?
Customer1 October 6, 2016 6:28 PM
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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.
kkish57673 October 9, 2016 3:49 PM
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What size is best for beginners?
Customer1 October 6, 2016 6:27 PM
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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.
kkish57673 October 9, 2016 3:51 PM
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What is the difference between carbon steel and stainless steel razors?
Customer1 October 6, 2016 6:21 PM
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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.
kkish57673 October 9, 2016 4:02 PM