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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.

  • Edwin Jagger DE87RC14BL Double Edged Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $43.99

    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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    $43.99
  • Feather AS-D2 Stainless Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $239.99

    Feather AS-D2 Stainless Safety Razor

    71 reviews

    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 ...

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    $239.99
  • SLANT BAR - Merkur 37C Heavy Duty Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $53.99

    SLANT BAR - Merkur 37C Heavy Duty Safety Razor

    82 reviews

    Popular safety razor from Merkur Slant bar, 2-piece razor Heavy duty, chrome-plated finish When Emil Hermes hung out his shingle in 1896, he cer...

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    $53.99
  • Merkur 33C Classic Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $34.99

    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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    $34.99
  • WCS Midnight Collection Razor 78B, Black Stainless Steel Closed Comb-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $22.63
    Current price $18.18

    WCS Midnight Collection Razor 78B, Black Stainless Steel Closed Comb

    20 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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    Original price $22.63
    Current price $18.18
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  • Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, 'Extra Grip' Handle, Knurled Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $44.99

    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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    $44.99
  • Henson Shaving Aluminum AL13 Mild DE Safety Razor, For Women-Rocket Red-West Coast Shaving
    $69.99

    Henson Shaving Aluminum AL13 Mild DE Safety Razor, For Women

    1 review

    Three piece safety razor for women Lightweight and maneuverable for body shaving Available in 5 colors from the drop down menu Henson Shaving beg...

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    $69.99
  • WCS Titanium Collection Razor 175BL, Blue-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $27.86
    Current price $22.38

    WCS Titanium Collection Razor 175BL, Blue

    3 reviews

    High quality stainless steel razor with deep blue anodized finish Large, hefty handle Choose from an open or closed comb head West Coast Shavin...

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    Original price $27.86
    Current price $22.38
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  • WCS Starter Kit-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $67.70
    Current price $54.38

    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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    Original price $67.70
    Current price $54.38
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  • WCS Natural Collection Razor 38K, KOA-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $29.86
    Current price $23.98

    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 $29.86
    Current price $23.98
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  • Merkur Travel Safety Razor with Bar-West Coast Shaving
    $44.99

    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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    $44.99
  • WCS Vintage Collection Razor 78BR, Brass-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $29.86
    Current price $23.98

    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 $29.86
    Current price $23.98
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  • Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, 'Extra Long' Handle, Black-West Coast Shaving
    $39.99

    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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    $39.99
  • WCS Classic Collection Razor 77S, Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $22.63
    Current price $18.18

    WCS Classic Collection Razor 77S, Stainless Steel

    16 reviews

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

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    Original price $22.63
    Current price $18.18
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  • Rockwell 6C Razor, Gunmetal-West Coast Shaving
    $49.99

    Rockwell 6C Razor, Gunmetal

    15 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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    $49.99
  • WCS Vintage Collection Razor 110BR, Brass-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $29.86
    Current price $23.98

    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 $29.86
    Current price $23.98
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  • Merkur Futur Safety Razor Gold-West Coast Shaving
    $93.59

    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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    $93.59
  • Edwin Jagger DE86 Double Edge Safety Razor, Black-West Coast Shaving
    $37.99

    Edwin Jagger DE86 Double Edge Safety Razor, Black

    15 reviews

    Edwin Jagger double edge safety razors offer the best in head design, with handles and heads that are in perfect balance. These razors look as grea...

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    $37.99
  • Muhle R89 Double Edge Safety Razor, Rosegold-West Coast Shaving
    $62.99

    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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    $62.99
  • Merkur Futur Safety Razor Polished Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $78.99

    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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    $78.99
  • WCS Classic Collection Razor 84S, Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $22.63
    Current price $18.18

    WCS Classic Collection Razor 84S, Stainless Steel

    43 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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    Original price $22.63
    Current price $18.18
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  • WCS Multi Titanium Collection Razor, 175M-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $27.86
    Current price $22.38

    WCS Multi Titanium Collection Razor, 175M

    3 reviews

    High quality stainless steel razor with multi-colored anodized finish Large, hefty handle Choose a head in closed or open comb *only available in ...

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    Original price $27.86
    Current price $22.38
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  • WCS Midnight Collection Razor 88B, Black Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $22.63
    Current price $18.18

    WCS Midnight Collection Razor 88B, Black Stainless Steel

    8 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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    Original price $22.63
    Current price $18.18
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  • Merkur 15C Classic Safety Razor, Open Tooth-West Coast Shaving
    $35.99

    Merkur 15C Classic Safety Razor, Open Tooth

    13 reviews

    Open-tooth safety razor for wiry beards Takes all double edge blades 3 inch non-slip knurled handle This is the open comb version of the Merkur ...

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    $35.99

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.