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Open Comb Safety Razors

Open Comb safety razors allow more blade to be exposed to the skin. These open comb razors are perfect for those with coarser beards or those who don't shave so often.

  • Merkur 25C Long Handle Safety Razor, Open Tooth-West Coast Shaving
    $38.95

    Merkur 25C Long Handle Safety Razor, Open Tooth

    18 reviews

    This version of the classic Merkur safety razor features a longer handle for superior shaving control and a safety bar with open teeth. At 4" long,...

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  • Merkur 15C Classic Safety Razor, Open Tooth-West Coast Shaving
    $31.75

    Merkur 15C Classic Safety Razor, Open Tooth

    13 reviews

    Open-tooth safety razor for wiry beards Takes all double edge blades 3 inch non-slip knurled handle This is the open comb version of the Merkur ...

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  • WCS Vintage Collection Razor 175BR, Brass-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $30.96
    Current price $24.76

    WCS Vintage Collection Razor 175BR, Brass

    4 reviews

    High quality brass razor Textured handle for grip and beauty Choose from an open or closed comb head Since 2007, West Coast Shaving has been mee...

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  • WCS Midnight Collection Razor 47B, Black Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $28.96
    Current price $23.17

    WCS Midnight Collection Razor 47B, Black Stainless Steel

    3 reviews

    High quality razor, economical price Stainless steel construction with black coating Choose a matching closed or open comb head Since 2007, West...

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  • Merkur Classic 1904 / 1906 Safety Razor, Open Tooth-West Coast Shaving
    $30.00

    Merkur Classic 1904 / 1906 Safety Razor, Open Tooth

    35 reviews

    Chrome faceted handle Classic 3-piece safety razor German engineering If you spend any time at all on our website, you will discover that many o...

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  • WCS Natural Collection Razor 38WS, Rosewood & White Ash-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $25.96
    Current price $20.76

    WCS Natural Collection Razor 38WS, Rosewood & White Ash

    7 reviews

    High quality razor from West Coast Shaving Wood-handled Choose from a chrome-plated head in closed comb or open comb Since 2007, West Coast Shav...

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  • WCS Multi Titanium Collection Razor, 78M-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $29.98
    Current price $23.98

    WCS Multi Titanium Collection Razor, 78M

    4 reviews

    High-quality stainless steel razor with multi-colored anodized finish Slender & Textured handle Choose ahead in a matching closed or open comb...

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  • WCS Natural Collection Razor 38K, KOA-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $30.96
    Current price $24.76

    WCS Natural Collection Razor 38K, KOA

    2 reviews

    High quality razor from West Coast Shaving Wood handle made from Koa wood Choose from a chrome-plated head in closed or open comb Since 2007, We...

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  • WCS Blue Titanium Collection Razor, 78BL-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $29.98
    Current price $23.98

    WCS Blue Titanium Collection Razor, 78BL

    6 reviews

    High quality stainless steel razor with blue anodized finish Slender & Textured handle Choose a head in closed or open comb West Coast Shavi...

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  • Muhle R41 GRANDE Double Edge Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $76.00

    Muhle R41 GRANDE Double Edge Safety Razor

    23 reviews

    The Muhle R41 GRANDE Double Edge Safety Razor is the pinnacle of shaving; and for those who have been on the hunt for a great option for their next...

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  • WCS Vintage Collection Razor 79BR, Brass-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $30.96
    Current price $24.76

    WCS Vintage Collection Razor 79BR, Brass

    2 reviews

    High quality razor Brass construction Textured handle for grip and beauty Since 2007, West Coast Shaving has been meeting the grooming needs of ...

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  • WCS Natural Collection Razor 37WS, Rosewood & White Ash-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $25.96
    Current price $20.76

    WCS Natural Collection Razor 37WS, Rosewood & White Ash

    4 reviews

    High quality razor from West Coast Shaving Wood-handled Choose from a chrome-plated head in closed comb or open comb Since 2007, West Coast Shav...

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  • WCS Vintage Collection Razor 110BR, Brass-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $30.96
    Current price $24.76

    WCS Vintage Collection Razor 110BR, Brass

    4 reviews

    High quality brass razor Textured handle for grip and beauty Choose from an open or closed comb head Since 2007, West Coast Shaving has been mee...

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  • Muhle R41 Double Edge Safety Razor, Open Comb, Rosegold-West Coast Shaving
    $63.00

    Muhle R41 Double Edge Safety Razor, Open Comb, Rosegold

    5 reviews

    Having a bit of style and flare is important to you. Honestly, it's important to most people, although some might not want to admit it. Showing off...

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  • WCS Multi Titanium Collection Razor, 175M-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $29.98
    Current price $23.98

    WCS Multi Titanium Collection Razor, 175M

    2 reviews

    High quality stainless steel razor with multi-colored anodized finish Large, hefty handle Choose a head in closed or open comb *only available in ...

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  • WCS Vintage Collection Razor 84BR, Brass-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $30.96
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    WCS Vintage Collection Razor 84BR, Brass

    6 reviews

    High quality brass razor Textured handle for grip and beauty Choose from an open or closed comb head Since 2007, West Coast Shaving has been mee...

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  • WCS Vintage Collection Razor 78BR, Brass-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $30.96
    Current price $24.76

    WCS Vintage Collection Razor 78BR, Brass

    4 reviews

    High quality brass razor Textured handle for grip and beauty Choose from an open or closed comb head Since 2007, West Coast Shaving has been mee...

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  • WCS Natural Collection Razor 37W, Rosewood-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $25.96
    Current price $20.76

    WCS Natural Collection Razor 37W, Rosewood

    6 Reviews

    High quality razor from West Coast Shaving Wood-handled Choose from a chrome-plated head in closed comb or open comb Since 2007, West Coast Shav...

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  • WCS Classic Collection Razor 79S, Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $30.96
    Current price $24.76

    WCS Classic Collection Razor 79S, Stainless Steel

    3 reviews

    High quality razor Stainless steel construction Textured handle for grip and beauty Since 2007, West Coast Shaving has been meeting the grooming...

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  • Muhle R41 TWIST Double Edge Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $81.00

    Muhle R41 TWIST Double Edge Safety Razor

    5 reviews

    High quality safety razor for the ambitious wet shaver Chrome-plated for beauty in form and function Replaceable blades available Like wet shavi...

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  • WCS Vintage Collection Razor 88BR, Brass-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $30.96
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    WCS Vintage Collection Razor 88BR, Brass

    1 review

    High quality brass razor "Barber pole" handle for grip and beauty Choose from an open or closed comb head Since 2007, West Coast Shaving has bee...

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  • WCS Vintage Collection Razor 47BR, Brass-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $30.96
    Current price $24.76

    WCS Vintage Collection Razor 47BR, Brass

    1 review

    High quality razor, economical price Brass construction Choose from an open or closed comb head from the drop down menu Since 2007, West Coas...

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  • WCS Black Titanium Collection Razor 78BT-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $29.98
    Current price $23.98

    WCS Black Titanium Collection Razor 78BT

    High quality stainless steel razor with black anodized finish Textured handle for grip and beauty Choose from an open or closed comb head West C...

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  • WCS Midnight Collection Razor 79B, Black Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $28.96
    Current price $23.17

    WCS Midnight Collection Razor 79B, Black Stainless Steel

    High quality razor, economical price Stainless steel construction with black coating Choose a matching closed or open comb head Since 2007, West...

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Is shaving soap better than shaving cream?

As you might expect, the answer is “it depends”. When you want to whip up a lather quickly, a shaving cream is often a good choice. However, a shaving soap has a base that allows for many more ingredients. So, if you are looking to get a good moisturizing, protective, long-lasting lather, then you will probably want to stick with shaving soaps. It might take a little longer to get a good lather, but the time spent is worth it.

Is shaving soap necessary to wet shaving?

Some sort of protection is vital to a wet shave. You will really do a number on your face if you attempt to take a blade to your skin without the benefit of some sort of lubrication. Many classic wet shavers will choose to lather up a shaving soap, but you could use a cream, gel, or even an oil. However, your results are definitely improved when you choose products that are designed for the specific purpose of shaving.

Can I shave with regular soap?

The short answer is yes. However, as stated above, your results with wet shaving are greatly enhanced when you use the products designed for it. Shaving soaps are formulated to create thick, rich (protective) lathers that stay on the face and loaded with ingredients to moisturize and nourish your skin post-shave. A regular soap might produce an airy, bubbly lather that doesn’t provide much protection and a post shave that leaves you dry and cracked.

Do you leave shaving soap in the mug or bowl?

IMany artisans today are loading their soap into containers/tubs that are perfect for lathering. They are wide-mouthed and over-sized just for the purpose of lathering. If you are using a puck or refill, then there isn’t any reason why you couldn’t leave it in the bowl or mug. With any shaving soap, however, it is important to rinse off the excess lather and leave it out to dry as much as possible. This will increase its longevity and reduce waste if it sits wet.

Will shaving soap get too old to use?

Unlike a shaving cream, a shaving soap generally does not get too old to use. Like a bar of soap, shaving soap can last and last. Technically, the biggest thing happening over time is that more water evaporates from the soap (but that can actually improve the soap, this is what triple-milling does). However, the scent will gradually fade over time so you don’t want to hold onto your soap forever.