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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 Midnight Collection Razor 84B, Black Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $23.96
    Current price $16.77

    WCS Midnight Collection Razor 84B, Black Stainless Steel

    36 reviews

    High quality stainless steel razor with black coating Textured handle for grip and beauty Choose a black-coated head in closed comb Since 2007, ...

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  • Merkur 23C Long Handle Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $29.99
    Current price $26.99

    Merkur 23C Long Handle Safety Razor

    130 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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  • Merkur Futur Safety Razor Matte Chrome-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $68.00
    Current price $61.20

    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 Classic Collection Razor 78S, Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $23.96
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    WCS Classic Collection Razor 78S, Stainless Steel

    32 reviews

    High quality stainless steel razor Textured handle for grip and beauty Choose a chrome-plated head in closed comb or open comb Since 2007, West...

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  • Parker 96R Double Edge Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $27.70
    Current price $24.93

    Parker 96R Double Edge Safety Razor

    41 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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  • WCS Vintage Collection Razor 79BR, Brass-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $30.96
    Current price $21.67

    WCS Vintage Collection Razor 79BR, Brass

    2 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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  • WCS Midnight Collection Razor 78B, Black Stainless Steel Closed Comb-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $23.96
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    WCS Midnight Collection Razor 78B, Black Stainless Steel Closed Comb

    18 reviews

    High quality stainless steel razor with black coating Textured handle for grip and beauty Choose a black-coated head in closed comb or open comb ...

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  • WCS Classic Collection Razor 175S, Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $23.96
    Current price $16.77

    WCS Classic Collection Razor 175S, Stainless Steel

    46 reviews

    High quality stainless steel razor Textured handle for grip and beauty Choose a chrome-plated head in closed comb or open comb Since 2007, West...

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  • Merkur 39C HD Long Handle Barber Pole Safety Razor, Slant Bar-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $54.00
    Current price $48.60

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

    30 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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  • Parker Variant Adjustable Razor, Satin Chrome-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $57.00
    Current price $51.30

    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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  • Parker Variant Adjustable Razor, Graphite-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $57.00
    Current price $51.30

    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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  • WCS Classic Collection Razor 84S, Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $23.96
    Current price $16.77

    WCS Classic Collection Razor 84S, Stainless Steel

    41 reviews

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

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  • Merkur Progress Long Handle Adjustable Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $79.00
    Current price $71.10

    Merkur Progress Long Handle Adjustable Safety Razor

    21 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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  • WCS Multi Titanium Collection Razor, 78M-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $29.98
    Current price $20.99

    WCS Multi Titanium Collection Razor, 78M

    4 reviews

    High-quality stainless steel razor with multi-colored anodized finish Slender & Textured handle Choose ahead in a matching closed or open comb...

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  • Merkur Futur Safety Razor Polished Chrome-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $68.00
    Current price $61.20

    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 99R Double Edge Safety Razor (99R)-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $30.00
    Current price $27.00

    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.

  • WCS Midnight Collection Razor 175B, Black Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $23.96
    Current price $16.77

    WCS Midnight Collection Razor 175B, Black Stainless Steel

    19 reviews

    High quality stainless steel razor with black coating Textured handle for grip and beauty Choose a black-coated head in closed comb or open comb ...

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  • Muhle R41 GRANDE Double Edge Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $76.00
    Current price $68.40

    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 25C Long Handle Safety Razor, Open Tooth-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $38.95
    Current price $35.06

    Merkur 25C Long Handle Safety Razor, Open Tooth

    17 reviews

    This version of the classic Merkur safety razor features a longer handle for superior shaving control and a safety bar with open teeth. At 4" long,...

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  • WCS Vintage Collection Razor 175BR, Brass-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $30.96
    Current price $21.67

    WCS Vintage Collection Razor 175BR, 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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  • Merkur Stainless Steel Long Handle Double Edge Safety Razor (43C)-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $54.75
    Current price $49.28

    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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  • WCS Blue Titanium Collection Razor, 78BL-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $29.98
    Current price $20.99

    WCS Blue Titanium Collection Razor, 78BL

    6 reviews

    High quality stainless steel razor with blue anodized finish Slender & Textured handle Choose a head in closed or open comb West Coast Shavi...

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  • Merkur Black Handle 38 HD Barber Pole Safety Razor (38BLK)-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $52.00
    Current price $46.80

    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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  • WCS Midnight Collection Razor 77B, Black Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $23.96
    Current price $16.77

    WCS Midnight Collection Razor 77B, Black Stainless Steel

    15 reviews

    High quality stainless steel razor with black coating Elegant handle for grip and beauty Black-coated head in closed comb or open comb Since 20...

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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.