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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.

  • Karve Shaving Co. Solid Brass, 4" Safety Razor Handle-West Coast Shaving
    $50.49

    Karve Shaving Co. Solid Brass, 4" Safety Razor Handle

    1 review

    Knurled, guilloche handle ONLY Solid brass Handle length 4" (to complete your Christopher Bradley razor) Exceptional, meticulously crafted, ele...

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    $50.49
  • Henson Shaving Aluminum AL13 Medium DE Safety Razor-Aircraft Aluminum-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $73.49

    Henson Shaving Aluminum AL13 Medium DE Safety Razor

    18 reviews

    Medium aggression, three piece safety razor Non-traditional, aerospace engineering with exacting tolerances Available in 6 colors from the drop do...

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    $73.49
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  • Rex Supply Co. Ambassador Adjustable Stainless Steel DE Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $249.00

    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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    $249.00
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  • Edwin Jagger Chatsworth Double Edge Safety Razor, Imitation Ivory-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $68.99

    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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    $68.99
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  • Karve Shaving Co., The Christopher Bradley DE Razor Gladius Pattern, 3" Handle & Level B Guard-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $87.99

    Karve Shaving Co., The Christopher Bradley DE Razor Gladius Pattern, 3" Handle & Level B Guard

    3 reviews

    Double edge safety razor Solid brass Complete razor with Gladius style handle Chris Kirchen is the artisan behind Karve Shaving Co. Based out o...

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    $87.99
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  • Muhle Rocca Jet R96 Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $128.99

    Muhle Rocca Jet R96 Safety Razor

    1 review

    Traditional shaving razor Modern aesthetic All Black razor Muhle - that name itself seems synonymous with wet shaving luxury. For nearly three-qu...

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    $128.99
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  • Edwin Jagger Double Edge Safety Razor, Octagonal Gold-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    Original price $91.49
    Current price $64.04

    Edwin Jagger Double Edge Safety Razor, Octagonal Gold

    Double edge safety razor 3 pieces razor Gold finish If it says Edwin Jagger, you know you are getting over three decades of experience designing ...

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    Original price $91.49
    Current price $64.04
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  • Muhle R89 Double Edge Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $58.99

    Muhle R89 Double Edge Safety Razor

    38 reviews

    So, why are you here looking at some traditional safety razors today? Let's see, were you recently out to dinner when someone came up to you and wa...

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    $58.99
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  • Parker 45R Long Handle Safety Razor, Faux BriarWood-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    Original price $41.99
    Current price $29.39

    Parker 45R Long Handle Safety Razor, Faux BriarWood

    The Parker 45R is a striking three-piece safety razor. It is unique in every facet. We often call it our "Art-Deco" razor. However, don't let its ...

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    Original price $41.99
    Current price $29.39
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  • Parker 89R Safety Razor, Super Heavy Weight-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    Original price $36.99
    Current price $25.89

    Parker 89R Safety Razor, Super Heavy Weight

    This particular razor is extremely heavy in the hand. It is a traditional 3 piece safety razor with modern flare and styling, but old world qualit...

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    Original price $36.99
    Current price $25.89
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    Original price $94.49
    Current price $66.14

    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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    Original price $94.49
    Current price $66.14
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  • Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, 'Extra Long' Handle, Black-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $45.99

    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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    $45.99
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  • Muhle R41 Double Edge Safety Razor, Open Comb, Rosegold-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $66.49

    Muhle R41 Double Edge Safety Razor, Open Comb, Rosegold

    6 reviews

    Having a bit of style and flare is important to you. Honestly, it's important to most people, although some might not want to admit it. Showing off...

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    $66.49
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  • Muhle Kosmo R874SR Closed Comb Safety Razor, Citrine-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    Original price $82.99
    Current price $58.09

    Muhle Kosmo R874SR Closed Comb Safety Razor, Citrine

    Traditional safety razor Closed comb with high grade resin citrine handle Also available in the Kosmo series: Olive Wood and Bog Oak Descrip...

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    Original price $82.99
    Current price $58.09
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  • Parker 97R Safety Razor, Chrome Handle-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    Original price $36.99
    Current price $25.89

    Parker 97R Safety Razor, Chrome Handle

    The Parker 97R Double Edge Safety Razor has a classic short 3-inch handle length. The Parker 97R razor has a traditional 3-inch long handle, whic...

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    Original price $36.99
    Current price $25.89
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  • Blackbird Machined Brass Safety Razor-85mm-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $220.49

    Blackbird Machined Brass Safety Razor

    3 reviews

    Meticulously designed single edge safety razor Stainless steel, Machined or Polished 3-piece safety razor Shane Swartzlander and his wife Merissa...

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    $220.49
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  • Fine Accoutrements Marvel Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    Original price $41.99
    Current price $29.39

    Fine Accoutrements Marvel Safety Razor

    16 reviews

    Newly designed safety razor 3-piece Gleaming, chrome plated Retro, throwback, traditional. . . classic. Whatever you call them, the products comi...

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    Original price $41.99
    Current price $29.39
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  • Blackland Sabre Gem Razor-Machined-Level One-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    from $194.49

    Blackland Sabre Gem Razor

    Single Edge Safety Razor 303 Stainless steel, 3-piece razor Choose from Level one or two and polished or machine finished Blackland Razors are de...

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  • Merkur 47C Safety Razor with Long Handle, Chrome-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    Original price $49.49
    Current price $34.64

    Merkur 47C Safety Razor with Long Handle, Chrome

    The Merkur 47C is a beautiful new razor that utilizes the famous Merkur fixed head and pairs it with a state of the art handle. This new handle has...

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    Original price $49.49
    Current price $34.64
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    $54.99

    Edwin Jagger DE87811BL Safety Razor, Ivory Octagon

    The DE87811 Safety Razor is part of the New Edwin Jagger line for 2011.Features the latest head.Features an elegant, octagonal faceted handle in f...

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    $54.99
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  • Muhle R41 Double Edge Safety Razor, Open Comb-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $58.99

    Muhle R41 Double Edge Safety Razor, Open Comb

    45 reviews

    Why are you torturing your poor face with those disposable razors that tend to dispose of quite a bit of skin on your face along with your facial h...

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    $58.99
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  • Edwin Jagger DE89L Double Edge Safety Razor, Lined Chrome-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $44.49

    Edwin Jagger DE89L Double Edge Safety Razor, Lined Chrome

    45 reviews

    Double-edge safety razor from Edwin Jagger Chrome-plated with a lined texture handle Traditional, 3-piece design Here at West Coast Shaving we ca...

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    $44.49
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  • Muhle Sophist R47SR Closed Comb Safety Razor, Ironwood-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    Original price $125.99
    Current price $88.19

    Muhle Sophist R47SR Closed Comb Safety Razor, Ironwood

    Traditional safety razor in the Sophist series Closed comb Ironwood handle Description from the Vendor THE SOPHIST SERIES - CULTIVATED AND EXQ...

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    Original price $125.99
    Current price $88.19
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  • Henson Shaving Titanium Ti22 DE Safety Razor-Titanium-Mild-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    from $292.99

    Henson Shaving Titanium Ti22 DE Safety Razor

    2 reviews

    Mild, Medium, or Aggressive, three piece double edge safety razor Non-traditional, aerospace engineering with exacting tolerances Available in 3 c...

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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.