Yates Precision Manufacturing Double Edge Safety Razor, Updated Threading Model 921-M with Bonus Hybrid Brass Plate
316 stainless steel Handmade in Pennsylvania "Stonewashed" durable, grippy finish In June of 2017, mechanical engineer Jake Yates turned his expe...View full details$141.99Sale
Rockwell T2 Twist-To-Open Adjustable Razor
Adjustable safety razor Twist to open head Available in brushed chrome, gunmetal chrome, and white chrome Rockwell Razors began with the belief t...View full details$157.49Sale
Feather AS-D2 Stainless Safety Razor with Stand
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...View full details$356.99Sale
Feather AS-D2 Stainless Safety Razor
The AS-D2 is Feather's second generation of their all stainless steel double edge safety razor. This three-piece razor is an ultra premium shaving ...View full details$251.99Sale
Rex Supply Co. Ambassador Adjustable Stainless Steel DE Safety Razor
Double Edge Safety Razor with adjustable blade gap Stainless steel Complete the set with the matching stainless steel stand and travel case (comi...View full details$295.00Sale
Rex Supply Co. Envoy Stainless Steel DE Safety Razor
Double-edge safety razor, 3-piece, stainless steel construction Elegant, "Sure Grip" knurled handle Complete the set with the matching stainless s...View full details$150.00Sale
Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Knurled
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...View full details$136.99Sale
Rex Supply Co. Konsul Slant Adjustable Stainless Steel DE Safety Razor
Double-edge safety razor 3-piece, marine-grade stainless steel construction First ever adjustable slant head razor Rex Supply is manufacturing v...View full details$349.00Sale
Henson Shaving Titanium Ti22 DE Safety Razor
Mild, Medium, or Aggressive, three piece double edge safety razor Non-traditional, aerospace engineering with exacting tolerances Available in 3 c...View full detailsfrom $292.99Sale
Karve Shaving Co. Stainless Steel Safety Razor with Full Set Option
Knurled, guilloche handle ONLY Stainless steel Pick your Handle size (to complete your Christopher Bradley razor) Description from the Vendor ...View full detailsfrom $204.49Sold out
Karve Shaving Co. Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Open Comb
DE safety razor with handle length, OPEN COMB base plate, & stand Stainless steel Choose options from the drop down menu Chris Kirchen is mak...View full details$164.49Sold out
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.