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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.

  • Edwin Jagger DE89L Double Edge Safety Razor, Lined Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $42.00

    Edwin Jagger DE89L Double Edge Safety Razor, Lined Chrome

    45 reviews

    Double-edge safety razor from Edwin Jagger Chrome-plated with a lined texture handle Traditional, 3-piece design Here at West Coast Shaving we ca...

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  • Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Knurled-West Coast Shaving
    $122.00

    Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Knurled

    7 reviews

    3 piece razor fits standard DE blades Newly designed razor Knurled handle  If you're an avid fan of the Edwin Jagger DE series, then you might wa...

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  • Edwin Jagger DE89BA11 Double Edge Safety Razor, Barley Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $48.00

    Edwin Jagger DE89BA11 Double Edge Safety Razor, Barley Chrome

    29 reviews

    DE safety razor from Edwin Jagger Chrome-plated, with Barley pattern Well-balanced Edwin Jagger produces some of the finest shaving equipment to ...

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  • Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, 'Extra Long' Handle, Lined Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $45.00

    Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, 'Extra Long' Handle, Lined Chrome

    5 Reviews

    If you are a fan of the Edwin Jagger DE89L but feel it was just a little too small for your massive mitts or you've just graduated from a Mach 3 an...

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  • Edwin Jagger DE3D14 Double Edge Razor, 3D Laser Diamond-West Coast Shaving
    $57.00

    Edwin Jagger DE3D14 Double Edge Razor, 3D Laser Diamond

    5 reviews

    This all new Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, 'Extra Grip' Handle, Diamond Chrome is a thing of beauty! To choose the 3D Laser Diamond Double Edge is ...

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  • Edwin Jagger DE86 Double Edge Safety Razor, Black-West Coast Shaving
    $38.00

    Edwin Jagger DE86 Double Edge Safety Razor, Black

    15 reviews

    Edwin Jagger double edge safety razors offer the best in head design, with handles and heads that are in perfect balance. These razors look as grea...

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  • Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Grooved Anodised Blue-West Coast Shaving
    $122.00

    Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Grooved Anodised Blue

    2 reviews

    3 piece razor fits standard DE blades Newly designed razor Blue Anodized handle  If you're an avid fan of the Edwin Jagger DE series, then you mi...

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  • Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, 'Extra Long' Handle, Black-West Coast Shaving
    $41.00

    Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, 'Extra Long' Handle, Black

    4 reviews

    Are you looking for that classic shaving razor with just a little extra length to the handle? Look no further. The Edwin Jagger 'Extra Long' Handle...

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  • Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, 'Extra Long' Handle, Pink-West Coast Shaving
    $41.00

    Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, 'Extra Long' Handle, Pink

    4 reviews

    Yeah, it's pink. Ladies, your razor has finally arrived! Guys, it is pink (just think of it as light red), you can use it too, but it takes a very ...

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  • Edwin Jagger DE87 Double Edge Safety Razor, Imitation Ivory-West Coast Shaving
    $39.00

    Edwin Jagger DE87 Double Edge Safety Razor, Imitation Ivory

    13 reviews

    Edwin Jagger double edge safety razors are engineered to offer the best in balanced design. The DE87 is a superb performer with a chrome-plated hea...

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  • Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, Black Chrome 3D Diamond-West Coast Shaving
    $59.00

    Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, Black Chrome 3D Diamond

    4 reviews

    Stunning new razor from Edwin Jagger Unique, knurled handle for enhanced wet grip Chrome-plated and hand-finished Edwin Jagger has been at the fo...

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  • Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, 'Extra Grip' Handle, Rubber Coated, Black-West Coast Shaving
    $44.00

    Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, 'Extra Grip' Handle, Rubber Coated, Black

    This is where the rubber meets the road, the road of your facial hair that is! Carve out a new path, a silky-smooth path, on this well-traveled roa...

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  • Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Grooved Anodised Silver-West Coast Shaving
    $122.00

    Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Grooved Anodised Silver

    3 piece razor fits standard DE blades Newly designed razor Silver Anodized handle  If you're an avid fan of the Edwin Jagger DE series, then you ...

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  • Edwin Jagger Imitation Ivory Plaza Double Edge Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $66.00

    Edwin Jagger Imitation Ivory Plaza Double Edge Razor

    9 reviews

    The Plaza line, up until early 2011, was only available in up-scale physical stores. We are excited to have this razor available for sale on our we...

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  • Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, 'Extra Long' Handle, Blue-West Coast Shaving
    $41.00

    Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, 'Extra Long' Handle, Blue

    6 Reviews

    This exquisite and unique colored handle reaches out for those with good taste when it comes to wet shaving products. There are not many safety raz...

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  • Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Grooved Anodised Gun Metal-West Coast Shaving
    $122.00

    Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Grooved Anodised Gun Metal

    2 reviews

    3 piece razor fits standard DE blades Newly designed razor Gray Anodized handle  If you're an avid fan of the Edwin Jagger DE series, then you mi...

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  • Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Grooved Anodised Black-West Coast Shaving
    $122.00

    Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Grooved Anodised Black

    2 reviews

    3 piece razor fits standard DE blades Newly designed razor Black Anodized handle  If you're an avid fan of the Edwin Jagger DE series, then you m...

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  • Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, 'Extra Grip' Handle, Knurled Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $40.00

    Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, 'Extra Grip' Handle, Knurled Chrome

    31 reviews

    The new "extra grip" line of Edwin Jagger double edge razors is an innovation in design. The knurled handle of this particular design contains an e...

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  • Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Grooved Anodised Red-West Coast Shaving
    $122.00

    Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Grooved Anodised Red

    4 reviews

    3 piece razor fits standard DE blades Newly designed razor Red Anodized handle  If you're an avid fan of the Edwin Jagger DE series, then you mig...

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  • Edwin Jagger Chatsworth Double Edge Safety Razor, Imitation Ivory-West Coast Shaving
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    $66.00

    Edwin Jagger Chatsworth Double Edge Safety Razor, Imitation Ivory

    2 reviews

    Edwin Jagger, a name that is renowned the world over for hand-crafting the finest shaving equipment, has found a perfect match with its own hard ch...

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  • Edwin Jagger DE89 Double Edge Safety Razor, Chrome-West Coast Shaving
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    $41.00

    Edwin Jagger DE89 Double Edge Safety Razor, Chrome

    16 reviews

    Edwin Jagger DE89 is a beautiful and well-made safety razor from a trusted name. The head and body are both chrome plated, which will add a classic...

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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.