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Straight Razor Recommendations

Best Selling Traditional Straight:

The BOKER 5/8" King Cutter is our best selling traditional straight razor. BOKER is known for its excellent quality in manufacturing their straight razors.

Best Beginner Straight Razor

We recommend the Dovo Shavette as a beginner straight razor for a couple reasons. 1) Because the shavette takes replaceable blades, then there is no need to hone and strop the blade. This allows a beginner to get a feel for the technique of shaving with a straight razor without worrying about the maintenance of the blade. 2) The razor is at a much lower price point than the traditional straight razors, without sacrificing on quality.

Best Value Straight Razor

At $17, the Parker SR1 is a great value. This straight razor takes 1/2 of a normal DE razor blade.

Most Modern Straight Razor

The Feather Artist Club SS breaks away from the folding design of most straight razors. The shapes of the razor mixed with the materials of stainless steel and black resin make for a beautifully modern design. Feather makes its own blades that are made specifically to work with the artist club razor.

Most Manly Straight Razor

Want manly? From the scales (handle) made of buffalo horn to the gold plated spine, the Dovo Bergischer Lowe Buffalo Horn 5/8" has everything that is manly. It is produced by DOVO, who is well known for its high quality in straight razor manufacturing in Solingen, Germany.

Straight Razor Recommendations Reviews
exactly what I needed!!!
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
Love this product! I work
Parker SR1 Barber Straight Razor "Love this product! I work in a busy barbershop and it was perfect!
Good starting straight razor
Parker SR1 Barber Straight Razor "This was my first time using a straight razor. I wanted to go with something affordable first. There is a learning curve, at least for me anyway, but once I got the hang of it I really liked it. This straight razor in particular works just fine. Something to remember though, this replaceable one does not come with blades. You'll have to buy those separately.
Good introduction to straight edge shaving
Parker SR1 Barber Straight Razor "This should be one of the alternatives if you are thinking about switching to a straight razor but are uncertain of your ability to shave with a straight razor, to strop a straight razor, and to hone a straight razor. It takes regular DE blades that you snap in half while they are still in the paper. Your shave will depend on techniques and the quality of the DE blade, not your sharpening skills.

Light weight. Average to low finish quality. But very functional. If this is your first foray into the world of a straight edge, make sure you also buy an alum block, a styptic pencil and good after shave balm. You WILL cut yourself. You WILL have serious razor burn. And your shave will NOT be very close until you learn the technique. Good fun for less than $20. Not a Feather, but solid value for the price point.
The best straight razor
Parker SR1 Barber Straight Razor "I am not new to straight razor and this is the best that i have ever had..
Dovo Shavette Straight Razor, Stainless Steel Handle "Dang. It's light. Had the tip guard. Can see the blade well with the red holder. My go to razor.
Satisfied first-timer
Dovo "Classic" Straight Razor, Black Handle, 5/8" "I've never wet shaved before. I researched methods and products before reaching out to West Coast Shaving to purchase my entire first kit. Their prices were fantastic compared to others and their customer service was excellent. I don't have anything to compare my Dovo "Classic" 5/8 to, but after my rookie attempt to strop it and give it a go, I'm very pleased. It takes practice but I'm very pleased with the razor. I'll be shopping WCS for all my future shave needs.
Does exactly what I bought it for...
Dovo Shavette Straight Razor, Stainless Steel Handle "I've been looking for something to trim the top of my mustache under my nose. The narrow width of the blade holder makes that possible. In the interest of full disclosure, I probably shouldn't call what I'm using it for shaving. But, I can pick off one hair at a time and make it work. I dinged it one star just because of the flimsy feel. Yes, it is light and easy to control in tight quarters as I mentioned. But, the overall feel is maybe just a little too light. Not a big deal, but it's not a very expensive piece of equipment either.
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