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Best Selling Safety Razors in 2018 (Top 9)-West Coast Shaving

Best Selling Safety Razors in 2018 (Top 9)

The results are in! Here are the top selling safety razors on our site in a variety of categories from most innovative to best heavy duty. Find your first – or favorite – razor on this list! 

While the traditional safety razor has been enjoying a resurgence of popularity lately, it is no spring chicken. Since the early part of the 1900s, men have discovered the benefits of this ingenious tool. Not only are you partaking in a rite of passage enjoyed by men through out the ages, but you are also getting the best shave of your life. The closeness of a single blade shave is arguably the best you can get. And with only one blade touching your face, you get less irritation. If that wasn't enough, it is also cheaper than a cartridge and less waste for the environment. What more could you want!?!?

 

#1 Merkur 34C Safety Razor

OVERALL BEST SELLER

  • Value - Good
  • Head - Closed
  • Weight - Medium
  • Aggression - Mild/Medium

Hands down our best seller, year after year. You just can’t go wrong with this razor from Merkur. Quality, consistency, efficiency. It has it all. This is probably the only razor you will every need. . . . but with so many choice out there, we don’t blame you if you want to check out a few more.

 

 

 

#2  WCS Classic Collection Razor 84s

BEST ERGONOMIC DESIGN

  • Value - Excellent
  • Head - Open or Closed 
  • Weight - Medium
  • Aggression - Mild/Medium

Get this stainless handle in classic chrome. This hefty razor has a knurled grip that almost has the appearance of a bamboo shoot with its knuckles and knobs. The reviews speak for themselves: “Nice weight, good grip, great shave, great price” and “Weight is perfect and well balanced, and the grip/curvature of the handle is just what I needed and perfect length for my hands. Honestly, it's just a pretty perfect razor in my opinion”

 

 

 

#3 Merkur 23c Long Handle Safety Razor

BEST LONG HANDLE

  • Value - Good
  • Head - Closed
  • Weight - Medium
  • Aggression - Mild/Medium

This razor from renowned and oft-mentioned Merkur is another phenomenally popular razor. Men and women alike are singing its praises. The long handle is much loved by leg shavers as well as those with larger “man hands”. Quality in construction, efficiency in design. What’s not to love?

 

 

 

#4 WCS Classic Collection Razor 78S, Stainless Steel

BEST STARTER

  • Value - Excellent
  • Head - Closed or Open
  • Weight - Medium
  • Aggression - Mild/Medium

When you are just starting down the rabbit hole of wet shaving, you can’t go wrong with this best-selling razor. Simply classic! Stainless steel handle with chrome-plated head will launch you on your way to a BBS shave. The handle is a little longer and more slender than some traditional razors but this fits great in manly (or womanly) hands for a well-balanced and productive groom.

 

 

 

#5 Feather AS-D2 Stainless Safety Razor

BEST PREMIUM

  • Value - Good
  • Head - Closed
  • Weight - Medium
  • Aggression - Mild

This ultra-premium shaving tool boasts exceptional engineering, exacting tolerances, and exquisite satin finish. And while the blades by this iconic brand are some of the sharpest on the market, this safety razor is actually quite a mild shaver.

 

 

 

#6 Merkur Futur Safety Razor Matte Chrome

BEST ADJUSTABLE

  • Value - Good
  • Head - Adjustable
  • Weight - Heavy
  • Aggression - Mild/Medium

Merkur has been fashioning this adjustable safety razor since the 1980's to give the wet shaver options in his razor. You have choice with this grooming essential as it allows you to dial in the perfect shave. A twist to the handle changes the gap between the blade and the bar giving you a more or less aggressive shave as your need demands. This gem is chrome plated, with a matte finish: a simple, smooth, minimalist look. This high quality, heavyweight razor is 4 1/2" in length.

 

 

 

#7 Rockwell 6S Adjustable Stainless Steel Safety Razor

MOST INNOVATIVE

  • Value - Good
  • Head - Closed Comb, Adjustable
  • Weight - Heavy
  • Aggression - Adjustable

This innovative new razor has taken the shaving world by storm - successfully funded in 24 hours through Kickstarter (an online crowdfunding platform). It provides flexibility with a traditional bent. It is still a three-piece safety razor using double edge blades, but with the addition of adjustability that comes from the different plates.

 

 

 

#8  Merkur 38C HD Long Handle Barber Pole Safety Razor

BEST HEAVY DUTY

  • Value - Average
  • Head - Closed
  • Weight - Heavy
  • Aggression - Mild/Medium

Merkur makes the list again! This time with its heavy duty, long handled monster of a safety razor, the 38C. The stripes on the handle provide grip and also evoke the iconic striped barber pole that would have hailed a generation of gentlemen to enjoy a hot-towel shave (and a haircut).

 

 

 

#9 Fine Accoutrements Marvel Safety Razor

BEST NEW FOR 2018

  • Value - Good
  • Head - Closed
  • Weight - Medium
  • Aggression - Mild/Medium

Retro, throwback, traditional. . . classic. Mr. Fine has long been about the vintage mystique of wet shaving. Taking the traditional safety razor and scrutinizing every aspect led Fine Accoutrements to create a safety razor that is truly a marvel of engineering. Made of precision molded, zinc alloy with chrome electroplating, this razor is economical and balanced. But the goal of an efficient shaver has not gone unattended. The aggressively arched blade rises almost a full millimeter over the safety bar. But it is surprisingly comfortable and astonishingly efficient. 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention: Parker 96R Double Edge Safety Razor

BEST BUTTERFLY

  • Value - Good
  • Head - Butterfly
  • Weight - Heavy
  • Aggression - Mild/Medium

Love double edge wet shaving, but hate changing those blades? Well, for nearly four decades Parker has be crafting solutions to classic shaving problems. With the Parker 96R Safety Razor, they've made changing blades a snap. . . er, well, more like a twist. The butterfly head means this is a one-piece razor. A twist on the end of the handle opens up the butterfly doors on the head. You can quickly dispose of the used blade and drop in a new one. Then another twist closes the doors and you are ready to shave. Easy-peasy! 

 

Did one of your favorites make the list? Let us know in the comments! Or head to our website and check out all the amazing safety razor options we carry.

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Comments

pascal Leerd - February 11, 2019

The Merkur Futur mild/medium ? If you go beyond 4 (and it goes to 6) it can be very agressive.

Frank G - December 5, 2018

Great to see the Merkur 38C make the list. My first double edge razor I purchased years ago and one of my favorites. Never had any bad shaves with it. I’ve used it with the included Merkur blades plenty of times before and my shaves have been some of the most comfortable with virtually no irritation considering I enjoy going “wtg”…”xtg”..”atg” with touch ups. It’s a pretty sturdy and handle heavy razor so no need to use pressure. The key is to allow the weight of the razor to do the work. I’ve also noticed I could get about 5 shaves if not more out of a Merkur blade before discarding it and that’s impressive considering I have “copper wire” type whiskers.

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