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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. We have compiled the most frequent questions on finding the right safety razor for you. Click here for Safety Razor Education. 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.
  • Merkur Classic 1904 / 1906 Safety Razor with Bar-West Coast Shaving
    $31.49

    Merkur Classic 1904 / 1906 Safety Razor with Bar

    48 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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    $31.49
  • WCS Classic Collection Razor 79S, Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Sale
    from Original price $30.60
    Current price $18.36

    WCS Classic Collection Razor 79S, Stainless Steel

    4 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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    from Original price $30.60
    Current price $18.36
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  • 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
  • WCS Vintage Collection Razor 79BR, Brass-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 40%
    Original price $31.85
    Current price $19.11

    WCS Vintage Collection Razor 79BR, Brass

    4 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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    Original price $31.85
    Current price $19.11
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  • WCS Blue Titanium Collection Razor, 84BL-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 40%
    Original price $29.35
    Current price $17.61

    WCS Blue Titanium Collection Razor, 84BL

    10 reviews

    High quality stainless steel razor with blue anodized finish Textured handle Choose a head in closed or open comb West Coast Shaving is at it agai...

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    Original price $29.35
    Current price $17.61
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  • Edwin Jagger DE86 Double Edge Safety Razor, Black-West Coast Shaving
    $39.99

    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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    $39.99
  • WCS Classic Collection Razor 77S, Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $24.98
    Current price $19.98

    WCS Classic Collection Razor 77S, Stainless Steel

    17 reviews

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

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    Original price $24.98
    Current price $19.98
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  • Merkur Travel Safety Razor with Bar-West Coast Shaving
    $47.49

    Merkur Travel Safety Razor with Bar

    17 reviews

    A full size safety razor that breaks down and stores in a small leather case. Perfect for travel. There's even room for a few blades. Length: 2.8 i...

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    $47.49
  • Edwin Jagger Chatsworth Double Edge Safety Razor, Imitation Ivory-West Coast Shaving
    $68.99

    Edwin Jagger Chatsworth Double Edge Safety Razor, Imitation Ivory

    3 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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    $68.99
  • WCS Midnight Collection Razor 79B, Black Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 40%
    Original price $28.73
    Current price $17.24

    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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    Original price $28.73
    Current price $17.24
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  • WCS Natural Collection Razor 37W, Walnut-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 40%
    Original price $31.85
    Current price $19.11

    WCS Natural Collection Razor 37W, Walnut

    3 reviews

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

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    Original price $31.85
    Current price $19.11
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  • WCS Black Titanium Collection Razor 78BT-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $29.35
    Current price $23.48

    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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    Original price $29.35
    Current price $23.48
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  • WCS Natural Collection Razor 38W, Walnut-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 40%
    Original price $31.85
    Current price $19.11

    WCS Natural Collection Razor 38W, Walnut

    4 reviews

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

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    Original price $31.85
    Current price $19.11
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  • WCS Vintage Collection Razor 88BR, Brass-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 40%
    Original price $31.85
    Current price $19.11

    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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    Original price $31.85
    Current price $19.11
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  • Feather AS-D2 Stainless Safety Razor with Stand-West Coast Shaving
    $356.99

    Feather AS-D2 Stainless Safety Razor with Stand

    25 reviews

    The Feather Stainless Steel Safety Razor is considered by many to be the finest double edge razor available today. The AS-D2 is the second generati...

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    $356.99
  • Karve Shaving Co., The Christopher Bradley DE Safety Razor, 3.5" Handle & Level C Guard-West Coast Shaving
    $91.49

    Karve Shaving Co., The Christopher Bradley DE Safety Razor, 3.5" Handle & Level C Guard

    8 reviews

    Double edge safety razor Solid brass Knurled, guilloche style handle Chris Kirchen is the artisan behind Karve Shaving Co. Based out of Canada...

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    $91.49
  • WCS Midnight Collection Razor 47B, Black Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 40%
    Original price $28.73
    Current price $17.24

    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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    Original price $28.73
    Current price $17.24
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  • WCS Natural Collection Razor 38B, Bamboo-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 40%
    Original price $31.85
    Current price $19.11

    WCS Natural Collection Razor 38B, Bamboo

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

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    Original price $31.85
    Current price $19.11
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  • Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Knurled-West Coast Shaving
    $136.99

    Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Knurled

    9 reviews

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

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    $136.99
  • D.R. Harris Safety Razor, Ivory/Chrome-West Coast Shaving Save 30%
    Original price $110.49
    Current price $77.34

    D.R. Harris Safety Razor, Ivory/Chrome

    8 reviews

    Closed comb safety razor For over two centuries, D.R. Harris has resided in the heart of London's "clubland," home to the gentry and those that...

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    Original price $110.49
    Current price $77.34
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  • Rockwell 6C Razor, White Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $52.49

    Rockwell 6C Razor, White Chrome

    24 reviews

    Complete, innovative Rockwell razor Zinc-alloy with chrome-plating Handle with 3 plates for a customizable shave The Rockwell razor is like havi...

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    $52.49
  • Muhle R89 Double Edge Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $58.99

    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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    $58.99
  • WCS Natural Collection Razor 37B, Bamboo-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 40%
    Original price $31.85
    Current price $19.11

    WCS Natural Collection Razor 37B, Bamboo

    3 reviews

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

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    Original price $31.85
    Current price $19.11
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  • Karve Shaving Co., The Christopher Bradley DE Safety Razor, 3.5" Handle & Level D Guard-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    Original price $91.49
    Current price $64.04

    Karve Shaving Co., The Christopher Bradley DE Safety Razor, 3.5" Handle & Level D Guard

    6 reviews

    Double edge safety razor Solid brass Knurled, guilloche style handle Chris Kirchen is the artisan behind Karve Shaving Co. Based out of Canada...

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    Original price $91.49
    Current price $64.04
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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.