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Top 10 Safety Razors

Here are our best top selling safety razors. Many of these are long standing favorites but you might just find the newest, most innovative up-and-comer safety razor on this list as well.

 

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • WCS Classic Collection Razor 175S, Stainless Steel-Closed Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $23.96
    Current price $19.16

    WCS Classic Collection Razor 175S, Stainless Steel

    46 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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  • Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, 'Extra Grip' Handle, Knurled Chrome-West Coast Shaving
    $40.00

    Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, 'Extra Grip' Handle, Knurled Chrome

    31 reviews

    The new "extra grip" line of Edwin Jagger double edge razors is an innovation in design. The knurled handle of this particular design contains an e...

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  • Muhle R41 Double Edge Safety Razor, Open Comb-West Coast Shaving
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    $56.00

    Muhle R41 Double Edge Safety Razor, Open Comb

    44 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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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.