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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.

  • Parker Variant Adjustable Razor, Graphite-West Coast Shaving
    $62.49

    Parker Variant Adjustable Razor, Graphite

    28 reviews

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

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    $62.49
  • Parker 96R Double Edge Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $29.49

    Parker 96R Double Edge Safety Razor

    44 reviews

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

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    $29.49
  • Parker Semi Slant Safety Razor, Graphite-West Coast Shaving
    $31.49

    Parker Semi Slant Safety Razor, Graphite

    5 reviews

    Semi-Slant Head Safety Razor 3-piece razor Graphite Chrome finish Description from the Vendor The Parker "Semi-Slant" double edge safety r...

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    $31.49
  • Parker Semi Slant Safety Razor, Rose Gold-West Coast Shaving
    $33.99

    Parker Semi Slant Safety Razor, Rose Gold

    Semi-Slant Head Safety Razor 3-piece razor Rose Gold finish Description from the Vendor The Parker "Semi-Slant" double edge safety razor has ...

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    $33.99
  • Parker 99R Double Edge Safety Razor (99R)-West Coast Shaving
    $31.49

    Parker 99R Double Edge Safety Razor (99R)

    25 reviews

    The Parker 99R comes with the redesigned 2010 TTO (twist-to-open) butterfly style head. A 4" knurled handle provides a solid grip.Made in India.

    $31.49
  • Parker Variant Adjustable Razor, Satin Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $62.49

    Parker Variant Adjustable Razor, Satin Chrome

    24 reviews

    adjustable double edge safety razor 2-piece, chrome-plated knob on handle allows you to change from mild to aggressive Released to rave review...

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    $62.49
  • Parker Travel Razor with Leather Case-West Coast Shaving
    $31.49

    Parker Travel Razor with Leather Case

    20 reviews

    The Parker 4-piece A1R Travel Safety Razor mates the popular Parker safety razor head with a well designed 2-piece handle. Where other travel raz...

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    $31.49
  • Parker Semi Slant Safety Razor, Satin Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $31.49

    Parker Semi Slant Safety Razor, Satin Chrome

    5 reviews

    Semi-Slant Head Safety Razor 3-piece razor Satin Chrome finish Description from the Vendor The Parker "Semi-Slant" double edge safety razor h...

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    $31.49
  • Parker 89R Safety Razor, Super Heavy Weight-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    Original price $36.99
    Current price $25.89

    Parker 89R Safety Razor, Super Heavy Weight

    This particular razor is extremely heavy in the hand. It is a traditional 3 piece safety razor with modern flare and styling, but old world qualit...

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    Original price $36.99
    Current price $25.89
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  • Parker 97R Safety Razor, Chrome Handle-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    Original price $36.99
    Current price $25.89

    Parker 97R Safety Razor, Chrome Handle

    The Parker 97R Double Edge Safety Razor has a classic short 3-inch handle length. The Parker 97R razor has a traditional 3-inch long handle, whic...

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    Original price $36.99
    Current price $25.89
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  • Parker 45R Long Handle Safety Razor, Faux BriarWood-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    Original price $41.99
    Current price $29.39

    Parker 45R Long Handle Safety Razor, Faux BriarWood

    The Parker 45R is a striking three-piece safety razor. It is unique in every facet. We often call it our "Art-Deco" razor. However, don't let its ...

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    Original price $41.99
    Current price $29.39
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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.