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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.

  • WCS Razor Head Set & WCS CNC Handle Safety Razor Designed by Charcoal Goods-Hollywood Palm-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $79.96
    Current price $63.96

    WCS Razor Head Set & WCS CNC Handle Safety Razor Designed by Charcoal Goods

    3 reviews

    Designed by Charcoal Goods exclusively for WCS CNC machined 303 Stainless Steel handle with Brawny, Lithe & Toothsome Economical price, Lu...

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  • Merkur Futur Safety Razor Matte Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $68.00

    Merkur Futur Safety Razor Matte Chrome

    46 reviews

    Adjustable safety razor Chrome-plated, matte finish Merkur quality Over 100 years ago, Emil Hermes started a little cutlery company in Solingen...

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  • WCS Starter Kit-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $65.98
    Current price $52.78

    WCS Starter Kit

    4 reviews

    Curated starter kit from West Coast Shaving 4 items: razor, brush (variations due to inventory), soap (seasonal variations), & blades Great t...

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  • Parker Variant Adjustable Razor, Graphite-West Coast Shaving
    $57.00

    Parker Variant Adjustable Razor, Graphite

    27 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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  • Merkur Futur Safety Razor Polished Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $68.00

    Merkur Futur Safety Razor Polished Chrome

    38 reviews

    Adjustable safety razor Chrome-plated, smooth finish Merkur quality Over 100 years ago, Emil Hermes started a little cutlery company in Solingen...

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  • Parker Variant Adjustable Razor, Satin Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $57.00

    Parker Variant Adjustable Razor, Satin Chrome

    21 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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  • Merkur 34G Heavy Duty Classic Safety Razor, Gold-West Coast Shaving
    $51.00

    Merkur 34G Heavy Duty Classic Safety Razor, Gold

    24 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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  • Merkur Progress Adjustable Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $68.00

    Merkur Progress Adjustable Safety Razor

    20 reviews

    The Merkur Progress Adjustable Safety Razor is a chrome finished 2-piece double edge razor. The Progress allows you adjust the angle of the blade b...

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  • Merkur Black Handle 38 HD Barber Pole Safety Razor (38BLK)-West Coast Shaving
    $52.00

    Merkur Black Handle 38 HD Barber Pole Safety Razor (38BLK)

    2 reviews

    The Merkur Heavy Duty Long Handle Barber Pole Safety Razor is a chrome finished 2-piece double edge razor with a black handle. The comfortable hand...

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  • Rockwell 6C Razor, White Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $50.00

    Rockwell 6C Razor, White Chrome

    23 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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  • Merkur Progress Adjustable Safety Razor w/ Case-West Coast Shaving
    $72.00

    Merkur Progress Adjustable Safety Razor w/ Case

    4 reviews

    The Merkur Progress Adjustable Safety Razor is a chrome finished 2-piece double edge razor. The Progress allows you adjust the angle of the blade b...

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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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  • Merkur 39C HD Long Handle Barber Pole Safety Razor, Slant Bar-West Coast Shaving
    $54.00

    Merkur 39C HD Long Handle Barber Pole Safety Razor, Slant Bar

    32 reviews

    The Merkur Heavy Duty Long Handle Barber Pole Safety Razor is a chrome finished 2-piece double edge razor. The comfortable handle is approximately ...

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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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  • Best Sellers Wet Shaving Set-KT-WCS-062-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $107.98
    Current price $86.38

    Best Sellers Wet Shaving Set

    1 review

    Curated Best Sellers set for an exceptional wet shave 4 items: razor, brush, sample pack of creams & blades Great set of all experience levels...

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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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  • 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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  • The ARCHIE Starter Wet Shaving Set-Wood-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $71.42
    Current price $57.14

    The ARCHIE Starter Wet Shaving Set

    2 Reviews

    Shaving Kit for getting started Includes soap, brush, razor, & blades Soap scented with a classic barbershop aroma Description: Are you ready...

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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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  • Merkur Travel Safety Razor with Long Handle-West Coast Shaving
    $66.25

    Merkur Travel Safety Razor with Long Handle

    2 Reviews

    This new travel razor is new for 2012 and features a long handle, which is rare of a travel razor. The brushes chrome handle is attractive and easy...

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  • Merkur Stainless Steel Long Handle Double Edge Safety Razor (43C)-West Coast Shaving
    $54.75

    Merkur Stainless Steel Long Handle Double Edge Safety Razor (43C)

    17 reviews

    The Merkur 43C is a new design and one of the heaviest safety razors made. It uses the standard chrome plated fixed bar safety razor head. The hand...

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  • Merkur Futur Safety Razor Gold-West Coast Shaving
    $85.00

    Merkur Futur Safety Razor Gold

    16 reviews

    Merkur Future Adjustable Double Edge Safety Razor is gold plated, with a polished finish. Merkur's patented fine adjustment system will give you op...

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  • Rockwell 6C Razor, Gunmetal-West Coast Shaving
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    $50.00

    Rockwell 6C Razor, Gunmetal

    12 reviews

    Complete, innovative Rockwell razor Zinc-alloy with chrome-plating in gunmetal gray Handle with 3 plates for a customizable shave The Rockwell r...

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