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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.

  • Merkur Black Handle 38 HD Barber Pole Safety Razor (38BLK)-West Coast Shaving
    $59.99

    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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    $59.99
  • Parker Semi Slant Safety Razor, Satin Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $29.99

    Parker Semi Slant Safety Razor, Satin Chrome

    3 reviews

    Semi-Slant Head Safety Razor 3-piece razor Satin Chrome finish Description from the Vendor The Parker "Semi-Slant" double edge safety razor has...

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    $29.99
  • The Goodfellas' Smile Open Comb Safety Razor, Italico-West Coast Shaving
    $27.69

    The Goodfellas' Smile Open Comb Safety Razor, Italico

    2 reviews

    Traditional double edge safety razor Open comb  Stainless steel handle Description from the Vendor Safety razor with open guard ITALICO - The Goo...

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    $27.69
  • Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, Black Chrome 3D Diamond-West Coast Shaving
    $58.99

    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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    $58.99
  • WCS Blue Titanium Collection Razor, 84BL-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $27.86
    Current price $22.38

    WCS Blue Titanium Collection Razor, 84BL

    10 reviews

    High quality stainless steel razor with blue anodized finish Textured handle Choose a head in closed or open comb West Coast Shaving is at it agai...

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    Original price $27.86
    Current price $22.38
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  • WCS Midnight Collection Razor 175B, Black Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $22.63
    Current price $18.18

    WCS Midnight Collection Razor 175B, Black Stainless Steel

    22 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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  • Timeless DE Razor, Open Comb, 0.78 Blade Gap, Bronze-West Coast Shaving
    $144.99

    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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    $144.99
  • Edwin Jagger Chatsworth Double Edge Safety Razor, Imitation Ivory-West Coast Shaving
    $65.99

    Edwin Jagger Chatsworth Double Edge Safety Razor, Imitation Ivory

    3 reviews

    Edwin Jagger, a name that is renowned the world over for hand-crafting the finest shaving equipment, has found a perfect match with its own hard ch...

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    $65.99
  • Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, 'Extra Grip' Handle, Rubber Coated, Black-West Coast Shaving
    $43.99

    Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, 'Extra Grip' Handle, Rubber Coated, Black

    This is where the rubber meets the road, the road of your facial hair that is! Carve out a new path, a silky-smooth path, on this well-traveled roa...

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    $43.99
  • Timeless DE Razor, Solid Bar, 0.38 Blade Gap, Bronze-West Coast Shaving
    $134.99

    Timeless DE Razor, Solid Bar, 0.38 Blade Gap, Bronze

    6 reviews

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

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    $134.99
  • Edwin Jagger Imitation Ivory Plaza Double Edge Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $67.99

    Edwin Jagger Imitation Ivory Plaza Double Edge Razor

    10 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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    $67.99
  • Parker Travel Razor with Leather Case-West Coast Shaving
    $29.99

    Parker Travel Razor with Leather Case

    20 reviews

    The Parker 4-piece A1R Travel Safety Razor mates the popular Parker safety razor head with a well designed 2-piece handle. Where other travel razor...

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    $29.99
  • Merkur Mustache and Brow Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $28.79

    Merkur Mustache and Brow Razor

    12 reviews

    The Merkur Mustache and Brow razor is a polished chrome razor. Useful for trimming mustaches, beards, sideburns, and eyebrows, the wedge shaped hea...

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    $28.79
  • Parker 99R Double Edge Safety Razor (99R)-West Coast Shaving
    $29.99

    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.

    $29.99
  • Rex Supply Co. Ambassador Adjustable Stainless Steel DE Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $248.99

    Rex Supply Co. Ambassador Adjustable Stainless Steel DE Safety Razor

    12 reviews

    Double Edge Safety Razor with adjustable blade gap  Stainless steel Complete the set with the matching stainless steel stand and travel case (comi...

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    $248.99
  • Rockwell 6C Razor, White Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $49.99

    Rockwell 6C Razor, White Chrome

    24 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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    $49.99
  • Merkur Progress Adjustable Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $67.99

    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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    $67.99
  • WCS Multi Titanium Collection Razor, 78M-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $27.86
    Current price $22.38

    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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    Original price $27.86
    Current price $22.38
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  • Merkur 25C Long Handle Safety Razor, Open Tooth-West Coast Shaving
    $41.59

    Merkur 25C Long Handle Safety Razor, Open Tooth

    19 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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    $41.59
  • WCS Midnight Collection Razor 110B, Black Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $22.63
    Current price $18.18

    WCS Midnight Collection Razor 110B, 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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  • Edwin Jagger DE89 Double Edge Safety Razor, Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $39.99

    Edwin Jagger DE89 Double Edge Safety Razor, Chrome

    16 reviews

    Edwin Jagger DE89 is a beautiful and well-made safety razor from a trusted name. The head and body are both chrome plated, which will add a classic...

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    $39.99
  • Edwin Jagger DE 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, Grooved Anodised Gun Metal-West Coast Shaving
    $134.99

    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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    $134.99
  • Parker Variant Adjustable Razor, Satin Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $59.49

    Parker Variant Adjustable Razor, Satin Chrome

    23 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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    $59.49
  • Muhle Rocca R96 SS Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $99.79

    Muhle Rocca R96 SS Razor

    4 reviews

    Traditional shaving brush Modern aesthetic Black handle Muhle - that name itself seems synonymous with wet shaving luxury. For nearly three-quart...

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    $99.79

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.