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Safety Razors

Shaving with a safety razor is a more enjoyable (and affordable) shave. The shave is better for your skin, better for your wallet and. . .  better for your soul. Shop our Top 10 and Newest Safety Razors or browse our exclusive double-edged razors and best sellers from brands like Merkur, Edwin Jagger, Feather, and Muhle.

  • WCS Midnight Collection Razor 84B, Black Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $23.96
    Current price $19.17

    WCS Midnight Collection Razor 84B, Black Stainless Steel

    35 reviews

    High quality stainless steel razor with black coating Textured handle for grip and beauty Choose a black-coated head in closed comb Since 2007, ...

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  • Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $39.99

    Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Safety Razor

    220 reviews

    Best selling safety razor German made  Industrial design with chrome finish One of our most popular items, the Merkur 34 C Heavy Duty Safety Razo...

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  • WCS Women's Silicone Safety Razor-Ivory-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $49.99
    Current price $39.99

    WCS Women's Silicone Safety Razor

    2 reviews

    Slanted Head Geometry Closer Smoother Shave, Less Skin Irritation &  Razor Burn Less Environment Waste & Less Expensive Ergonomic Sil...

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  • Merkur 23C Long Handle Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $29.99

    Merkur 23C Long Handle Safety Razor

    130 reviews

    Traditional safety razor from Merkur Long handle for comfort & control for those with large hands A bestseller at WCS We've got good news! A...

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  • Merkur 38C HD Long Handle Barber Pole Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $49.95

    Merkur 38C HD Long Handle Barber Pole Safety Razor

    85 reviews

    Traditional safety razor Heavy-duty, 2-piece razor with chrome-plated finish Long handle for masculine hands Merkur. You've probably seen it at t...

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  • WCS Starter Kit-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $65.98
    Current price $52.78

    WCS Starter Kit

    2 reviews

    Curated starter kit from West Coast Shaving 4 items: razor, brush, soap (seasonal variations) , & blades Great to give as a gift Time to pul...

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  • Henson Shaving Aluminum AL13 Medium DE Safety Razor-Aircraft Aluminum-West Coast Shaving
    $49.99

    Henson Shaving Aluminum AL13 Medium DE Safety Razor

    5 reviews

    Medium aggression, three piece safety razor Non-traditional, aerospace engineering with exacting tolerances Available in 6 colors from the drop do...

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  • Feather AS-D2 Stainless Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $184.99

    Feather AS-D2 Stainless Safety Razor

    70 reviews

    The AS-D2 is Feather's second generation of their all stainless steel double edge safety razor. This three-piece razor is an ultra premium shaving ...

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  • Rockwell 6S Adjustable Stainless Steel Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $99.99

    Rockwell 6S Adjustable Stainless Steel Safety Razor

    31 reviews

    Complete, innovative Rockwell razor Made with stainless steel Handle with 3 plates for a customizable shave The Rockwell razor is like having yo...

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  • Parker 96R Double Edge Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $27.70

    Parker 96R Double Edge Safety Razor

    40 reviews

    Butterfly head for easy blade changing Black, no-slip grip handle Nickel-plated head Love double edge wet shaving, but hate changing those blade...

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  • Merkur Futur Safety Razor Matte Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $68.00

    Merkur Futur Safety Razor Matte Chrome

    46 reviews

    Adjustable safety razor Chrome-plated, matte finish Merkur quality Over 100 years ago, Emil Hermes started a little cutlery company in Solingen...

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  • WCS Classic Collection Razor 78S, Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $23.96
    Current price $19.16

    WCS Classic Collection Razor 78S, Stainless Steel

    32 reviews

    High quality stainless steel razor Textured handle for grip and beauty Choose a chrome-plated head in closed comb or open comb Since 2007, West...

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  • Karve Shaving Co. Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Closed Comb-3"-B-No Stand-West Coast Shaving
    $156.30

    Karve Shaving Co. Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Closed Comb

    Double edge safety razor Stainless Steel, closed comb Knurled, guilloche style handle Chris Kirchen is the artisan behind Karve Shaving Co. Based...

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

    Merkur 25C Long Handle Safety Razor, Open Tooth

    17 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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  • Henson Shaving Aluminum AL13 Mild DE Safety Razor, Made for Women-Rocket Red-West Coast Shaving
    $49.99

    Henson Shaving Aluminum AL13 Mild DE Safety Razor, Made for Women

    1 review

    Three piece safety razor Lightweight and maneuverable for body shaving Available in 6 colors from the drop down menu Henson Shaving began with a ...

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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

    33 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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  • Merkur 34G Heavy Duty Classic Safety Razor, Gold-West Coast Shaving
    $51.00

    Merkur 34G Heavy Duty Classic Safety Razor, Gold

    24 reviews

    The Merkur Heavy Duty Safety Razor is a gold finished 2-piece double edge razor. The comfortable handle is approximately 3" long and is designed wi...

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  • SLANT BAR - Merkur 37C Heavy Duty Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $48.95

    SLANT BAR - Merkur 37C Heavy Duty Safety Razor

    81 reviews

    Popular safety razor from Merkur Slant bar, 2-piece razor Heavy duty, chrome-plated finish When Emil Hermes hung out his shingle in 1896, he cer...

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  • WCS Classic Collection Razor 84S, Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $23.96
    Current price $19.16

    WCS Classic Collection Razor 84S, Stainless Steel

    39 reviews

    High quality stainless steel razor Textured handle Choose a chrome-plated head in closed comb or open comb Since 2007, West Coast Shaving has b...

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  • Parker Variant Adjustable Razor, Graphite-West Coast Shaving
    $57.00

    Parker Variant Adjustable Razor, Graphite

    27 reviews

    adjustable double edge safety razor 2-piece, graphite knurled handle knob on handle allows you to change from mild to aggressive Released to rav...

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  • WCS Midnight Collection Razor 78B, Black Stainless Steel Closed Comb-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $23.96
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    WCS Midnight Collection Razor 78B, Black Stainless Steel Closed Comb

    17 reviews

    High quality stainless steel razor with black coating Textured handle for grip and beauty Choose a black-coated head in closed comb or open comb ...

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  • WCS Multi Titanium Collection Razor, 84M-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $29.98
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    WCS Multi Titanium Collection Razor, 84M

    13 reviews

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

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  • Feather Butterfly Adjustable Safety Razor, DER-A-West Coast Shaving
    $39.95

    Feather Butterfly Adjustable Safety Razor, DER-A

    1 review

    Safety razor with adjustable head Black, non-slip grip handle Compatible with standard double edge blades Feather is an iconic and ubiquitous na...

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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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Is shaving with a safety razor better?

There are a number of reasons why shaving with a safety razor is better than using a cartridge or electric razor.

First, you can get an incredibly comfortable, irritation-free, close shave with a safety razor. Using just a single blade to cut your whiskers is actually better for your skin than multi blade cartridges. A double-edge, safety razor can be cleaned easier which reduces irritation/infection. Also, you can change blades frequently for a sharp, effective shave every time, whether you choose open comb, closed comb, adjustable or butterfly head.

Second, it is cheaper. Once you get the initial cost of the safety razor out of the way, the price for blades is extremely inexpensive (pennies/shave, really). And the tools last a lifetime so you don’t need to replace them constantly. Speaking of. . .

Third, it is environmentally-friendly. Shaving with a safety razor reduces waste, as you aren’t throwing cartridge heads and plastic disposable shavers. One stainless steel safety razor can last a lifetime. In addition, this type of wet shaving encourages using artisanal soaps and creams which use fewer chemicals, less packaging, and safer ingredients.

Is shaving with a safety razor dangerous?

While a safety razor might look intimidating, it is designed to be “safe” for personal use. The razor works much like a cartridge razor. In fact, you can even get an adjustable head razor that allows you to change the aggression as you perfect your technique. Really the most dangerous part of the razor isn’t the shaving, but changing the blades. But it can easily be mastered with a bit of healthy respect. No need to fear the blade. Why are they called safety razors?

Before the invention of the safety razor, most facial hair removal was done by a professional barber. This professional wielded a straight razor or knife which required a bit of expertise to use. The design of the double-edge and single-edge safety razors with head and handle made it possible for the average gentleman to perfect the technique and use at home without risk of life or limb.

The guard on the head and the angle of the end cap made it possible to give yourself an efficient, effective shave - safely. In addition, old time barbers weren’t always paragons of cleanliness and they would use the same blade on multiple customers, leading to infections. An at-home shave cut down on that less-than-safe activity as well.

Is a safety razor cheaper?

The initial investment into wet shaving (the art of using a safety razor, shaving brush, and shaving soap) may be more than cartridge shaving, but the long term investment is much cheaper. A nice stainless steel safety razor will put your back $20-30, but it is a one time expense. That razor should last you for years (and maybe even ALL your years). But the best part is that the replacement blades are so inexpensive, so you can have a fresh, sharp blade for just pennies.

Can I shave against the grain with a safety razor?

A safety razor can be used in any way that you would use a cartridge razor - with the grain, against the grain, across the grain. And it might even work better because it is so efficient with just one pass, you might not need to drag that blade across, against, and with. But with a bit of practice in the technique, you can definitely shave freely. You can even get an adjustable head safety razor that allows you to maneuver the blade gap to change the aggression even during the shave. So go more aggressive with the grain and then choose a milder blade angle to go across or against the grain. As always, a little practice and a lot of respect go a long way with a safety razor.