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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.

  • Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $48.99

    Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Safety Razor

    232 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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    $48.99
  • Merkur 23C Long Handle Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $37.99

    Merkur 23C Long Handle Safety Razor

    135 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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    $37.99
  • WCS Women's Silicone Safety Razor-Blush Pink-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $59.98
    Current price $47.98

    WCS Women's Silicone Safety Razor

    12 reviews

    West Coast Shaving safety razor for women Slanted Head Geometry Closer Smoother Shave, Less Skin Irritation &  Razor Burn Less Environmen...

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    Original price $59.98
    Current price $47.98
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  • 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
  • Parker 96R Double Edge Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $29.49

    Parker 96R Double Edge Safety Razor

    42 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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    $29.49
  • 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 rav...

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    $62.49
  • Merkur 34G Heavy Duty Classic Safety Razor, Gold-West Coast Shaving
    $61.99

    Merkur 34G Heavy Duty Classic Safety Razor, Gold

    27 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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    $61.99
  • Merkur Classic 1904 / 1906 Safety Razor, Open Tooth-West Coast Shaving
    $31.49

    Merkur Classic 1904 / 1906 Safety Razor, Open Tooth

    38 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
  • Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, 'Extra Grip' Handle, Knurled Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $47.49

    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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    $47.49
  • Merkur 33C Classic Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $36.99

    Merkur 33C Classic Safety Razor

    42 reviews

    Classic safety razor from Merkur Chrome-finished with knurled handle 3-piece design for easy blade changes Merkur was fashioning blade edges bef...

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    $36.99
  • WCS Natural Collection Razor 38K, KOA-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $31.85
    Current price $25.48

    WCS Natural Collection Razor 38K, KOA

    3 reviews

    High quality razor from West Coast Shaving Wood handle made from Koa wood Choose from a chrome-plated head in closed or open comb Since 2007, We...

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    Original price $31.85
    Current price $25.48
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  • WCS Vintage Collection Razor 110BR, Brass-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $31.85
    Current price $25.48

    WCS Vintage Collection Razor 110BR, Brass

    4 reviews

    High quality brass razor Textured handle for grip and beauty Choose from an open or closed comb head Since 2007, West Coast Shaving has been mee...

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    Original price $31.85
    Current price $25.48
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  • Edwin Jagger DE87RC14BL Double Edged Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $46.49

    Edwin Jagger DE87RC14BL Double Edged Safety Razor

    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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    $46.49
  • WCS Vintage Collection Razor 78BR, Brass-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $31.85
    Current price $25.48

    WCS Vintage Collection Razor 78BR, Brass

    5 reviews

    High quality brass razor Textured handle for grip and beauty Choose from an open or closed comb head Since 2007, West Coast Shaving has been mee...

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    Original price $31.85
    Current price $25.48
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  • Parker Semi Slant Safety Razor, Satin Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $31.49

    Parker Semi Slant Safety Razor, Satin Chrome

    3 reviews

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

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    $31.49
  • 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
  • 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 razor...

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    $31.49
  • 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
  • Fine Accoutrements Marvel Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $41.99

    Fine Accoutrements Marvel Safety Razor

    16 reviews

    Newly designed safety razor 3-piece Gleaming, chrome plated Retro, throwback, traditional. . . classic. Whatever you call them, the products comi...

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    $41.99
  • Edwin Jagger DE89 Double Edge Safety Razor, Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $41.99

    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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    $41.99
  • Parker Variant Adjustable Razor, Satin Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $62.49

    Parker Variant Adjustable Razor, Satin Chrome

    23 reviews

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

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    $62.49
  • Merkur Mustache and Brow Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $30.49

    Merkur Mustache and Brow Razor

    12 reviews

    The Merkur Mustache and Brow razor is a polished chrome razor. Useful for trimming mustaches, beards, sideburns, and eyebrows, the wedge shaped hea...

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    $30.49
  • Feather Butterfly Adjustable Safety Razor, DER-A-West Coast Shaving
    $41.99

    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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    $41.99
  • Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, 'Extra Long' Handle, Black-West Coast Shaving
    $41.99

    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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    $41.99

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.