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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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Great start!
8/15/2017
Black Straight Razor Set With Brush & Cream-Build Your Own Great kit. Had everything I needed to get started. Very solid products. Would definitely recommend.
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NICE!
8/14/2017
Boker 5/8" King Cutter Straight Razor, Black Everything arrived as expected, And Fast shipping!! I have already been a repeat customer!
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Good
8/4/2017
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Very nice, great scent and
6/28/2017
Parker PTB Straight Razor, Black Very nice, great scent and lathers like crazy
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Good quality!
6/23/2017
Illinois Razor Strop #827 This is my first strop as many others wetshavers are prone to buy at first!

I'm very happy so far!
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Nice razor
6/19/2017
Parker PTB Straight Razor, Black I've been using a safety razor for around 8 months. I found this a cheaper way to try a straight razor (I do realize though, that some people in the straight razor community do not accept this as a real straight razor). The razor has a nice feel to it. There is a learning curve, but it is an enjoyable razor to use.
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Excellent shavette
6/18/2017
Parker SR1 Barber Straight Razor Much better than expected. Good weight and solid feel. For the price it is an excellent choice.
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Great experience
6/8/2017
Dovo Shavette Straight Razor, Black Handle Ordered the Dovo shavette as well as the Parker Barber. Impressed with both. The items arrived on time. I will definitely purchase again and recommend any of these items. Thank you.
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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