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Straight Razors

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.

  • WCS Olive Wood Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $164.98
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    WCS Olive Wood Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel

    2 Reviews

    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...

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  • Dovo Forestal 5/8" Red Wood Straight Razor-No, Do not Hone.-West Coast Shaving
    from $175.77

    Dovo Forestal 5/8" Red Wood Straight Razor

    11 reviews

    Classic straight razor 5/8", full hollow, carbon steel Beautiful Red Wood scales The Dovo Forestral straight razor with beautiful Red Wood scales...

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    from $175.77
  • WCS Rosewood Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $164.98
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    WCS Rosewood Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel

    3 reviews

    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...

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  • Dovo "Astrale" Ebony 5/8" Straight Razor-No, Do not Hone.-West Coast Shaving
    from $147.44

    Dovo "Astrale" Ebony 5/8" Straight Razor

    14 reviews

    Meticulous straight razor from Dovo High carbon steel, half-ground, 5/8th blade Genuine ebony scales Meticulous. Precise. Expert. Specialized. H...

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    from $147.44
  • WCS Red Tortoise Shell Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $169.98
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    WCS Red Tortoise Shell Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel

    2 Reviews

    Traditional straight razor 5/8" blade for general beard growth removal Distinctive Red Tortoise Shell handle If you are looking to go "cut-throa...

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    Original price $169.98
    Current price $135.98
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  • Boker Straight Razor, Edelweiss, 5/8 inch Blade, Faux Ivory-No, Do not Hone.-West Coast Shaving
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    Boker Straight Razor, Edelweiss, 5/8 inch Blade, Faux Ivory

    2 reviews

    Straight razor from Boker Elforyn Ivory handle and historic blade etching Comes with a certificate of authenticity Boker knows a thing or two abo...

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    from $169.99
  • Dovo Inox Olivewood 5/8" Straight Razor-No, Do not Hone.-West Coast Shaving
    from $160.81

    Dovo Inox Olivewood 5/8" Straight Razor

    5 reviews

      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...

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  • Dovo Diamant 5/8" Straight Razor with Black Blade-No, Do not Hone.-West Coast Shaving
    from $193.84

    Dovo Diamant 5/8" Straight Razor with Black Blade

    10 reviews

    Strikingly beautiful straight razor from Dovo Black, 5/8", full hollow, carbon steel blade with gold etching Wood handle For over one hundred yea...

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    from $193.84
  • Boker The Celebrated Curly Birch Straight Razor-Yes-West Coast Shaving
    from $199.95

    Boker The Celebrated Curly Birch Straight Razor

    2 reviews

    Classic straight razor Carbon steel, 6/8” blade Birchwood scales When you own a Boker blade, you own a piece of history. This company has been cr...

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  • Dovo "Bismarck" Straight Razor, Pearl Acrylic, 6/8"-No, Do not Hone.-West Coast Shaving
    from $153.96

    Dovo "Bismarck" Straight Razor, Pearl Acrylic, 6/8"

    17 reviews

    6/8" full hollow blade Beautiful pearl acrylic scales Imported from Solingen, Germany This striking straight razor from the master craftsmen at D...

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  • WCS Mother Of Pearl Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel-West Coast Shaving
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    WCS Mother Of Pearl Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel

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    Traditional straight razor 5/8" blade for general beard growth removal Elegant Mother of Pearl handle If you are looking to go "cut-throat" with...

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  • WCS Tortoise Shell Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel-West Coast Shaving
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    WCS Tortoise Shell Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel

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    Traditional straight razor 5/8" blade for general beard growth removal Unique tortoise shell handle If you are looking to go "cut-throat" with y...

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  • WCS Horn Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $264.98
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    WCS Horn Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel

    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...

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    Original price $264.98
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  • Feather Artist Club DX Folding Wood Handle Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $249.99

    Feather Artist Club DX Folding Wood Handle Razor

    2 reviews

    SUS316 Stainless steel blade holder for replaceable blades Folding, resined wooden handle Professional quality You've looked, envied, lusted! Wh...

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    $249.99
  • Dovo Bergischer Lowe Buffalo Horn 5/8" Straight Razor-No, Do not Hone.-West Coast Shaving
    from $307.36

    Dovo Bergischer Lowe Buffalo Horn 5/8" Straight Razor

    9 reviews

    Distinctive straight razor from Dovo 5/8" full hollow, carbon steel blade with gold etching Natural buffalo horn scales (handle) Since 1906, Dov...

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  • WCS Ebony Wood Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel-West Coast Shaving
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    WCS Ebony Wood Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel

    1 review

    Traditional straight razor 5/8" blade for general beard growth removal Elegant Ebony Wood handle If you are looking to go "cut-throat" with your...

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  • KAI Captain Standard Folding Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $130.00

    KAI Captain Standard Folding Razor

    3 reviews

    A professional precision instrument for expert barbers and beauticians Takes feather blades or Captain Titan Mild Series blades Elegant black hand...

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    $130.00
  • WCS Carbon Fiber Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $249.98
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    WCS Carbon Fiber Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel

    1 review

    Traditional straight razor 5/8" blade for general beard growth removal Long-lasting carbon fiber black handle If you are looking to go "cut-thro...

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  • Dovo "Natural" 5/8 inch Bamboo Straight Razor-No, Do not Hone.-West Coast Shaving
    from $156.05

    Dovo "Natural" 5/8 inch Bamboo Straight Razor

    1 review

    Classic straight razor 5/8", full hollow ground, carbon steel blade Extremely durable bamboo scales Dovo "Natural" 5/8 inch Bamboo straight razor...

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  • Feather Artist Club DX Japanese Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $238.95

    Feather Artist Club DX Japanese Razor

    2 reviews

    Professional grade straight (shavette) razor Replacement blades change easily (no stropping or honing) Blue, elastomer handle and head are complet...

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    $238.95
  • Dovo 6/8" Best Quality Straight Razor, Black Handle-NO, DO NOT HONE.-West Coast Shaving
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    Dovo 6/8" Best Quality Straight Razor, Black Handle

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    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...

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  • Feather Artist Club DX Folding Pearl Razor-West Coast Shaving
    $238.95

    Feather Artist Club DX Folding Pearl Razor

    1 review

    Professional grade folding straight (shavette) razor Replacement blades change easily (no stropping or honing) Pearl, plastic handle and head are ...

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    $238.95

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.