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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.

  • Rockwell 6S Adjustable Stainless Steel Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $99.99

    Rockwell 6S Adjustable Stainless Steel Safety Razor

    37 reviews

    Complete, innovative Rockwell razor Made with stainless steel Handle with 3 plates for a customizable shave The Rockwell razor is like having yo...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Grooved Anodised Blue-West Coast Shaving
    $122.00

    Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Grooved Anodised Blue

    2 reviews

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

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  • Karve Shaving Co., The Christopher Bradley DE Safety Razor, 3" Handle & Level E Guard
    $76.49

    Karve Shaving Co., The Christopher Bradley DE Safety Razor, 3" Handle & Level E Guard

    3 Reviews

    Double edge safety razor Solid brass Knurled, guilloche style handle Chris Kirchen is the metal-worker behind Karve Shaving Co. Based out of Cana...

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  • Rex Supply Co. Envoy Stainless Steel DE Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $125.00

    Rex Supply Co. Envoy Stainless Steel DE Safety Razor

    6 reviews

    Double-edge safety razor, 3-piece, stainless steel construction Elegant, "Sure Grip" knurled handle Complete the set with the matching stainless s...

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  • Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Grooved Anodised Gun Metal-West Coast Shaving
    $122.00

    Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Grooved Anodised Gun Metal

    2 reviews

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

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  • Merkur Progress Long Handle Adjustable Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $79.00

    Merkur Progress Long Handle Adjustable Safety Razor

    22 reviews

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

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  • Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Knurled-West Coast Shaving
    $122.00

    Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Knurled

    7 reviews

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

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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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  • Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Grooved Anodised Red-West Coast Shaving
    $122.00

    Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Grooved Anodised Red

    4 reviews

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

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  • Timeless DE Razor, Open Comb, 0.78 Blade Gap, Bronze-West Coast Shaving
    $140.00

    Timeless DE Razor, Open Comb, 0.78 Blade Gap, Bronze

    4 reviews

    Traditional Double-edge safety razor CNC machined, bronze Complete razor Timeless Razors was started by a father & 4 sons. Machinists by trad...

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  • Muhle Rocca R95 Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $122.50

    Muhle Rocca R95 Razor

    4 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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  • D.R. Harris Safety Razor, Ivory/Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $105.00

    D.R. Harris Safety Razor, Ivory/Chrome

    7 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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  • Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Grooved Anodised Silver-West Coast Shaving
    $122.00

    Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Grooved Anodised Silver

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

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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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  • Edwin Jagger IVRSR Safety Razor, Chrome & Ivory
    $125.00

    Edwin Jagger IVRSR Safety Razor, Chrome & Ivory

    This sleek and contemporary Double Edge (DE) safety razor RIVA from Edwin Jagger is handmade in Sheffield, England using carefully selected and fin...

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  • Edwin Jagger DE89BA11GBL Double Edged Safety Razor
    $91.95

    Edwin Jagger DE89BA11GBL 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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  • Edwin Jagger Chatsworth Gillette Mach 3 Razor, Imitation Ivory
    $104.95

    Edwin Jagger Chatsworth Gillette Mach 3 Razor, Imitation Ivory

    If you deserve the best buy Edwin Jagger.The Chatsworth imitation Ivory range is a best seller in the Edwin Jagger collection. As Europe's foremost...

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  • Edwin Jagger DE87811GBL Double Edged Safety Razor
    $78.95

    Edwin Jagger DE87811GBL 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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  • Edwin Jagger Chatsworth Double Edge Safety Razor, Chrome
    $104.00

    Edwin Jagger Chatsworth Double Edge Safety Razor, Chrome

    The Edwin Jagger Chatsworth safety razors are renowned for exquisite craftsmanship and performance. Machined from solid brass, hand polished and tr...

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  • Edwin Jagger Double Edge Safety Razor, Gold Plated
    $90.95

    Edwin Jagger Double Edge Safety Razor, Gold Plated

    New DE line of razors from Edwin Jagger with impeccable balance and control 3 piece head takes standard double edge blades Golden accents provide ...

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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.