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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.

  • Muhle R89 Double Edge Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $56.00

    Muhle R89 Double Edge Safety Razor

    38 reviews

    So, why are you here looking at some traditional safety razors today? Let's see, were you recently out to dinner when someone came up to you and wa...

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  • Muhle R89 GRANDE Double Edge Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $75.00

    Muhle R89 GRANDE Double Edge Safety Razor

    20 reviews

    Life isn't too complicated, and that's just the way we like it. You have work, family and friends, hobbies, and your annual vacation. Things are go...

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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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  • Muhle R41 Double Edge Safety Razor, Open Comb-West Coast Shaving
    $56.00

    Muhle R41 Double Edge Safety Razor, Open Comb

    44 reviews

    Why are you torturing your poor face with those disposable razors that tend to dispose of quite a bit of skin on your face along with your facial h...

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  • Muhle Rocca R95 Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $122.50

    Muhle Rocca R95 Razor

    3 reviews

    Traditional shaving brush  Modern aesthetic Birch wood inlaid handle Muhle - that name itself seems synonymous with wet shaving luxury. For nearl...

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  • Muhle Rocca R96 SS Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $100.75

    Muhle Rocca R96 SS Razor

    4 reviews

    Traditional shaving brush Modern aesthetic Black handle Muhle - that name itself seems synonymous with wet shaving luxury. For nearly three-quart...

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  • Muhle Sophist R47SR Closed Comb Safety Razor, Ironwood-West Coast Shaving
    $119.99

    Muhle Sophist R47SR Closed Comb Safety Razor, Ironwood

    Traditional safety razor in the Sophist series Closed comb  Ironwood handle Description from the Vendor THE SOPHIST SERIES - CULTIVATED AND EXQ...

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  • Muhle Rocca Jet R96 Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $122.50

    Muhle Rocca Jet R96 Safety Razor

    Traditional shaving razor Modern aesthetic All Black razor Muhle - that name itself seems synonymous with wet shaving luxury. For nearly three-qu...

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  • Muhle Kosmo R874SR Closed Comb Safety Razor, Citrine-West Coast Shaving
    $76.99

    Muhle Kosmo R874SR Closed Comb Safety Razor, Citrine

    Traditional safety razor  Closed comb with high grade resin citrine handle  Also available in the Kosmo series: Olive Wood and Bog Oak Descrip...

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  • Muhle R89 Double Edge Safety Razor, Rosegold-West Coast Shaving
    $63.00

    Muhle R89 Double Edge Safety Razor, Rosegold

    11 Reviews

    Do you already know the joys of traditional shaving, or are you just now changing up styles? Those electronic shavers and disposable pieces of junk...

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  • Muhle Kosmo R873SR Closed Comb Safety Razor, Bog Oak-West Coast Shaving
    $76.99

    Muhle Kosmo R873SR Closed Comb Safety Razor, Bog Oak

    Traditional safety razor  Closed comb with Bog Oak handle  Also available in the Kosmo series: Olive Wood and Citrine Description from the Ven...

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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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  • 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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  • Muhle Kosmo R870SR Closed Comb Safety Razor, Olive Wood-West Coast Shaving
    $76.99

    Muhle Kosmo R870SR Closed Comb Safety Razor, Olive Wood

    Traditional safety razor  Closed comb with Olive Wood Also available in the Kosmo series: Citrine and Bog Oak Description from the Vendor KOSM...

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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.