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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.

  • Dovo 5/8" Diamant with Black Blade Straight Razor-No, Do not Hone.-West Coast Shaving
    from $241.49

    Dovo 5/8" Diamant with Black Blade Straight Razor

    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 $241.49
  • Boker 6/8" The Celebrated Curly Birch Straight Razor-Yes-West Coast Shaving
    from $230.99

    Boker 6/8" The Celebrated Curly Birch Straight Razor

    4 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 6/8" Straight Razor with Black Handle-No, Do not Hone.-West Coast Shaving
    from $178.49

    Dovo 6/8" Straight Razor with Black Handle

    24 reviews

    Classic straight razor from Dovo 6/8", half hollow grind carbon blade boasts the Col Conk logo Simple, stylish black acrylic scales (handle) Comi...

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    from $178.49
  • WCS Red Tortoise Shell Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $212.50
    Current price $170.00

    WCS Red Tortoise Shell Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel

    4 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 $212.50
    Current price $170.00
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  • Feather Artist Club SS Japanese Razor, Black-West Coast Shaving
    $120.99

    Feather Artist Club SS Japanese Razor, Black

    10 reviews

    Professional grade straight (shavette) razor Replacement blades change easily (no stropping or honing) Black handle and head are completely sanit...

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    $120.99
  • Boker 5/8" Graf Everhard Straight Razor, 24K Gold Horn-No, Do not Hone.-West Coast Shaving
    from $419.99

    Boker 5/8" Graf Everhard Straight Razor, 24K Gold Horn

    Straight razor inspired by Germany counts of the Soligen region Elaborate blade with 24K gold adornment Horn scales Boker has been turning out e...

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    from $419.99
  • Dovo 5/8" Natural Bamboo Straight Razor-Yes, Hone my razor!-West Coast Shaving
    from $183.99

    Dovo 5/8" Natural 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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  • WCS Shavette Straight Razor- Stainless-Matte Stainless Steel-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $22.48
    Current price $17.98

    WCS Shavette Straight Razor- Stainless

    5 reviews

    Shavette-type razor Stainless steel Uses DE blade so it is always sharp West Coast Shaving is committed to bringing you wet shaving products that...

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    Original price $22.48
    Current price $17.98
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  • Boker 5/8" King Cutter Straight Razor, Black-No, Do not Hone.-West Coast Shaving
    from $199.49

    Boker 5/8" King Cutter Straight Razor, Black

    10 reviews

    Classic straight razor ⅝” for general beard removal Black acrylic scales The King Cutter is a classic in the Boker lineup, and the perfect “cut-...

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  • Boker 6/8" Schildpatt (Tortoiseshell) 2.0 Straight Razor-No, Do not Hone.-West Coast Shaving
    from $314.99

    Boker 6/8" Schildpatt (Tortoiseshell) 2.0 Straight Razor

    Classic straight razor 6/8” carbon steel blade with gold accents Tortoiseshell scales Solingen, Germany (dubbed the City of Blades) is home to s...

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    from $314.99
  • WCS Carbon Fiber Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $262.50
    Current price $210.00

    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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    Original price $262.50
    Current price $210.00
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  • WCS Ebony Wood Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $187.50
    Current price $150.00

    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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    Original price $187.50
    Current price $150.00
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  • Parker SRB Barber Straight Razor, Black-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $17.49

    Parker SRB Barber Straight Razor, Black

    10 reviews

    Shavette type razor from Parker means you always have a sharp blade Snap/lock head makes changes blades a snap Black, plastic handle and stainle...

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    $17.49
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  • Feather Artist Club DX Japanese Razor-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $250.99

    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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    $250.99
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  • Boker 6/8" Elite Carbon 3.0 Straight Razor-Honed-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    from $251.99

    Boker 6/8" Elite Carbon 3.0 Straight Razor

    1 review

    Classic straight razor Carbon Steel blade Black, carbon fiber scales For over 100 years, Boker has been hand making exceptional blades, includin...

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  • Dovo 5/8" Classic Black Handle Straight Razor-No, Do not Hone.-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    from $114.99

    Dovo 5/8" Classic Black Handle Straight Razor

    10 reviews

    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...

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  • Boker 6/8" Elite Carbon SE 2.0 Straight Razor-Yes-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    from $272.99

    Boker 6/8" Elite Carbon SE 2.0 Straight Razor

    Traditional straight razor Carbon steel blade in 6/8” Black, contoured carbon fiber scales When you are looking for a quality, hand-ground blade ...

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  • Feather Artist Club DX Folding Pearl Razor-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $250.99

    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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    $250.99
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  • Parker PTB Straight Razor, Black-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $18.99

    Parker PTB Straight Razor, Black

    10 reviews

    Shavette (changeable blade) razor Black, sturdy handle Stainless steel arm holds any DE blade (split in half) Toying with the idea of trying "c...

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    $18.99
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  • Feather Artist Club DX Folding Wood Handle Razor-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $311.99

    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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    $311.99
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  • Parker SRDW Barber Straight Razor, Sheesham Wood-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $28.99

    Parker SRDW Barber Straight Razor, Sheesham Wood

    Shavette type razor from Parker means you always have a sharp blade Snap/lock head makes changes blades a snap Black, plastic handle and stai...

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    $28.99
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  • Parker SRW Barber Straight Razor-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $17.49

    Parker SRW Barber Straight Razor

    11 reviews

    The Parker SRW uses replacement blades so there is not cost and time of blade maintenance. Simply replace the blades with inexpensive straight or...

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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.