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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 $19.17

    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 34C Heavy Duty Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $46.50

    Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Safety Razor

    224 reviews

    Best selling safety razor German made  Industrial design with chrome finish One of our most popular items, the Merkur 34 C Heavy Duty Safety Razo...

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  • WCS Women's Silicone Safety Razor-Ivory-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $49.99
    Current price $39.99

    WCS Women's Silicone Safety Razor

    7 reviews

    Slanted Head Geometry Closer Smoother Shave, Less Skin Irritation &  Razor Burn Less Environment Waste & Less Expensive Ergonomic Sil...

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  • WCS Razor Head Set & WCS CNC Handle Safety Razor Designed by Charcoal Goods-Hollywood Palm-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $79.96
    Current price $63.96

    WCS Razor Head Set & WCS CNC Handle Safety Razor Designed by Charcoal Goods

    3 reviews

    Designed by Charcoal Goods exclusively for WCS CNC machined 303 Stainless Steel handle with Brawny, Lithe & Toothsome Economical price, Lu...

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  • Feather AS-D2 Stainless Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $184.99

    Feather AS-D2 Stainless Safety Razor

    70 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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  • Merkur Futur Safety Razor Matte Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $68.00

    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 Starter Kit-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $65.98
    Current price $52.78

    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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  • Rockwell 6S Adjustable Stainless Steel Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $99.99

    Rockwell 6S Adjustable Stainless Steel Safety Razor

    34 reviews

    Complete, innovative Rockwell razor Made with stainless steel Handle with 3 plates for a customizable shave The Rockwell razor is like having yo...

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  • Merkur 23C Long Handle Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $29.99

    Merkur 23C Long Handle Safety Razor

    131 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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  • SLANT BAR - Merkur 37C Heavy Duty Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $48.95

    SLANT BAR - Merkur 37C Heavy Duty Safety Razor

    81 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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  • Merkur 38C HD Long Handle Barber Pole Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $49.95

    Merkur 38C HD Long Handle Barber Pole Safety Razor

    88 reviews

    Traditional safety razor Heavy-duty, 2-piece razor with chrome-plated finish Long handle for masculine hands Merkur. You've probably seen it at t...

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  • Parker Variant Adjustable Razor, Graphite-West Coast Shaving
    $57.00

    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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  • Merkur 33C Classic Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $28.99

    Merkur 33C Classic Safety Razor

    41 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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  • WCS Midnight Collection Razor 78B, Black Stainless Steel Closed Comb-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $23.96
    Current price $19.17

    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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  • Merkur 25C Long Handle Safety Razor, Open Tooth-West Coast Shaving
    $38.95

    Merkur 25C Long Handle Safety Razor, Open Tooth

    18 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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  • Parker 96R Double Edge Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $27.70

    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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  • Merkur Classic 1904 / 1906 Safety Razor with Bar-West Coast Shaving
    $30.00

    Merkur Classic 1904 / 1906 Safety Razor with Bar

    45 reviews

    Chrome faceted handle Classic 3-piece safety razor German engineering If you spend any time at all on our website, you will discover that many o...

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  • Merkur Futur Safety Razor Polished Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $68.00

    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 Variant Adjustable Razor, Satin Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $57.00

    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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  • Merkur 15C Classic Safety Razor, Open Tooth-West Coast Shaving
    $31.75

    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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  • WCS Classic Collection Razor 78S, Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $23.96
    Current price $19.16

    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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  • WCS Classic Collection Razor 84S, Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $23.96
    Current price $19.16

    WCS Classic Collection Razor 84S, Stainless Steel

    42 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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  • WCS Midnight Collection Razor 47B, Black Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $28.96
    Current price $23.17

    WCS Midnight Collection Razor 47B, Black Stainless Steel

    3 reviews

    High quality razor, economical price Stainless steel construction with black coating Choose a matching closed or open comb head Since 2007, West...

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  • Merkur 34G Heavy Duty Classic Safety Razor, Gold-West Coast Shaving
    $51.00

    Merkur 34G Heavy Duty Classic Safety Razor, Gold

    24 reviews

    The Merkur Heavy Duty Safety Razor is a gold finished 2-piece double edge razor. The comfortable handle is approximately 3" long and is designed wi...

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Is shaving soap better than shaving cream?

As you might expect, the answer is “it depends”. When you want to whip up a lather quickly, a shaving cream is often a good choice. However, a shaving soap has a base that allows for many more ingredients. So, if you are looking to get a good moisturizing, protective, long-lasting lather, then you will probably want to stick with shaving soaps. It might take a little longer to get a good lather, but the time spent is worth it.

Is shaving soap necessary to wet shaving?

Some sort of protection is vital to a wet shave. You will really do a number on your face if you attempt to take a blade to your skin without the benefit of some sort of lubrication. Many classic wet shavers will choose to lather up a shaving soap, but you could use a cream, gel, or even an oil. However, your results are definitely improved when you choose products that are designed for the specific purpose of shaving.

Can I shave with regular soap?

The short answer is yes. However, as stated above, your results with wet shaving are greatly enhanced when you use the products designed for it. Shaving soaps are formulated to create thick, rich (protective) lathers that stay on the face and loaded with ingredients to moisturize and nourish your skin post-shave. A regular soap might produce an airy, bubbly lather that doesn’t provide much protection and a post shave that leaves you dry and cracked.

Do you leave shaving soap in the mug or bowl?

Many artisans today are loading their soap into containers/tubs that are perfect for lathering. They are wide-mouthed and over-sized just for the purpose of lathering. If you are using a puck or refill, then there isn’t any reason why you couldn’t leave it in the bowl or mug. With any shaving soap, however, it is important to rinse off the excess lather and leave it out to dry as much as possible. This will increase its longevity and reduce waste if it sits wet.

Will shaving soap get too old to use?

Unlike a shaving cream, a shaving soap generally does not get too old to use. Like a bar of soap, shaving soap can last and last. Technically, the biggest thing happening over time is that more water evaporates from the soap (but that can actually improve the soap, this is what triple-milling does). However, the scent will gradually fade over time so you don’t want to hold onto your soap forever.