Ready to go cut throat? Straight Razor shaving is the most traditional way to get your shave. Shop our Top 10 and Newest Straight Edge Razors or browse our exclusive selection of traditional, vintage, and replaceable blade straights.
Original price $162.50Current price $113.75
Traditional straight razor 5/8" blade for general beard growth removal Elegant black handle If you are looking to go "cut-throat" with your shav...View full detailsOriginal price $162.50Current price $113.75Save 30%
Original price $187.50Current price $131.25
Traditional straight razor 5/8" blade for general beard growth removal Lovely Olive Wood handle If you are looking to go "cut-throat" with your s...View full detailsOriginal price $187.50Current price $131.25Save 30%
Original price $26.49Current price $21.19
Parker’s Shavette razors are used in barbershops and shave parlors worldwide. The unique clip to close mechanism on this razor keeps the razor...View full detailsOriginal price $26.49Current price $21.19Save 20%
Original price $20.49Current price $16.39
Straight-type razor from Parker Holds 1/2 DE blade in the head for a fresh shave every time, no stropping or honing Silver-colored handle De Bla...View full detailsOriginal price $20.49Current price $16.39Save 20%
from Original price $157.49from $125.99
Genuine olivewood handle 24k gold etching on the blade 5/8” full hollow stainless steel blade Blade Width: 5/8" |Grind: Full Hollow | Scales Mate...View full detailsfrom Original price $157.49from $125.99Sale
Original price $45.99Current price $36.79
The Dovo Shavette is a great way to try straight razor shaving without investing a lot of money. Because the cutting surface is a disposable blade,...View full detailsOriginal price $45.99Current price $36.79Save 20%
from Original price $124.99from $99.99
Here we have an excellent all around Straight Razor by Dovo of Solingen, Germany. Full Hollow Ground with a round point you can expect a great shav...View full detailsfrom Original price $124.99from $99.99Sale
from Original price $167.99from $134.39
Meticulous straight razor from Dovo High carbon steel, half-ground, 5/8th blade Genuine ebony scales Meticulous. Precise. Expert. Specialized. H...View full detailsfrom Original price $167.99from $134.39Sale
Original price $285.60Current price $199.92
Straight razor shaving kit Choose between the WCS Black Straight or Dovo "Classic" straight razor Arrives with WCS 2 oz Soap (seasonal variations)...View full detailsOriginal price $285.60Current price $199.92Save 30%
from Original price $109.99from $87.99
Straight razor with 5/8" blade Elegant, simple, classic black handle Carbon steel, 1/2 hollow grind Get a masterful blade from the masters of ste...View full detailsfrom Original price $109.99from $87.99Sale
Original price $120.99Current price $96.79
Professional grade straight razor from Feather Replaceable blades mean no stropping or honing Handle (scales) comes in black, lime, or wine For ...View full detailsOriginal price $120.99Current price $96.79Save 20%
from Original price $230.99from $184.79
Classic straight razor Carbon steel, 6/8” blade Wenge wood scales If it says Boker, it says a lot. This company has been in the business of craft...View full detailsfrom Original price $230.99from $184.79Sale
from Original price $251.99from $201.59
Classic straight razor Carbon Steel blade Black, carbon fiber scales For over 100 years, Boker has been hand making exceptional blades, includin...View full detailsfrom Original price $251.99from $201.59Sold out
from Original price $241.49from $193.19
Straight razor from Boker Elforyn Ivory handle and historic blade etching Comes with a certificate of authenticity Boker knows a thing or two abo...View full detailsfrom Original price $241.49from $193.19Sale
Original price $22.50Current price $15.75
Shavette-type razor Uses DE blade so it is always sharp West Coast Shaving is committed to bringing you wet shaving products that make your daily...View full detailsOriginal price $22.50Current price $15.75Save 30%
from Original price $114.99from $91.99
Classic straight razor ⅝” blade Black scales Dovo is one of the leading names in straight razors. Located in the famed Solingen region of German...View full detailsfrom Original price $114.99from $91.99Sold out
from Original price $175.49from $140.39
6/8" full hollow blade Beautiful pearl acrylic scales Imported from Solingen, Germany This striking straight razor from the master craftsmen at D...View full detailsfrom Original price $175.49from $140.39Sale
from Original price $207.99from $166.39
Classic straight razor 5/8", full hollow, carbon steel Beautiful Red Wood scales The Dovo Forestral straight razor with beautiful Red Wood scales...View full detailsfrom Original price $207.99from $166.39Sale
Original price $20.99Current price $16.79
Japanese style straight/shavette razor Uses disposable blades Black Teflon coated steel This up-and-coming artisanal brand is pumping out stylish...View full detailsOriginal price $20.99Current price $16.79Save 20%
from Original price $335.99from $268.79
Distinctive straight razor from Dovo 5/8" full hollow, carbon steel blade with gold etching Natural buffalo horn scales (handle) Since 1906, Dov...View full detailsfrom Original price $335.99from $268.79Sale
Original price $275.00Current price $192.50
Traditional straight razor 5/8" blade for general beard growth removal Throw-back horn handle If you are looking to go "cut-throat" with your sh...View full detailsOriginal price $275.00Current price $192.50Save 30%
Original price $187.50Current price $131.25
Traditional straight razor 5/8" blade for general beard growth removal Elegant Rosewood handle If you are looking to go "cut-throat" with your s...View full detailsOriginal price $187.50Current price $131.25Save 30%
Original price $212.50Current price $148.75
Traditional straight razor 5/8" blade for general beard growth removal Distinctive Red Tortoise Shell handle If you are looking to go "cut-throa...View full detailsOriginal price $212.50Current price $148.75Save 30%
How dangerous are straight razors?
In spite of its tongue-in-cheek nickname, “cut-throat” shaving isn’t a whole lot more dangerous than other ways of shaving. Granted it might take a bit more of a learning curve and a steady hand, but straight razors have been used by barbers and home-shavers for centuries. Like any tool with a sharp blade, straight razors must be approached with respect. Take your time as you are learning and you will be rewarded with one of the closest shaves you can get. And as with any blade, keep it away from small children and pets. Common sense will take you a long way.
Is shaving with a straight razor easy?
Learning any skill can take time and energy; straight razor shaving is no different. The difficulty in straight razor shaving isn’t that it is a series of complicated steps, but rather that it takes time to learn how to hold the blade at the right angle and maintain the blade. Unlike disposable razors or double-edge razor blades which can be tossed and replaced with a fresh sharp blade, the straight razor edge needs to be maintained through stropping and honing. So in that respect it takes a bit more effort than other types of shaving, but many aficionados enjoy the process of keeping their blade in top form.
Is it a better shave with a straight edge razor?
It would probably start an argument if we answered “yes”. There are a number of ways to get a great shave, but there are a few reasons why straight razor experts tout it as the “ultimate” way to shave.
First, the long straight razor edge covers more surface area efficiently. This reduces the number of passes and can reduce irritation. Win.
Second, the technique of stretching the skin, angling the blade, and keeping a sharp edge gives you a handle on your shave that allows you to get the closest shave possible. When you have the most control over your shave, you get the best results. Win.
Lastly, you get the cleanest shave possible - literally. There is just the blade touching your face so you don’t need to worry about gunking up a razor head, gaps between multiple blades, or nooks and crannies in other types of razors. This means microscopic nicks and abrasions have less chance of getting infected. Win.
Does a straight razor shave last longer?
With the advantages listed above, you are able to get such a close, comfortable, efficient shave that it does often last longer than modern methods of multiple-bladed cartridge razors. Many straight razor shavers find that their shave lasts multiple days. Another win for less irritation than those daily shave regimes.
How do you keep a straight razor sharp?
Maintaining your straight razor blade involves two separate processes: stropping and honing.
Stropping should be done before every shave. It can be done at home by any shaver. You just need a leather strop. You take the flat of the blade back and forth on the leather (and linen prep side) to warm up the blade, work out microscopic nicks and imperfections, and align the blade to ready it for your face. Holding the strop taut you lay the blade flat on the leather and push it away from you leading with the spine (non-sharpened side) of the blade. Then flip the blade again on the spine NOT the sharpened edge and pull it toward you. Make sure that you don’t “roll the blade”. This happens when you flip the blade on the sharp edge and ruin both your edge and your strop.
Honing is the process of sharpening the straight razor blade by the removal of metal using sharpening stones, so it shouldn’t be as done as frequently as stropping. Many straight razor shavers find this skill and important tool in their arsenal so they have invested in the tools and technique to do it at home. However, professional honing services are available for you to send in your blade and get it back shave ready. This is a good way to go if you are just starting out with this ages-old shaving practice. Once you have acquired some skill at the shave, you can add to your repertoire by learning how to hone.