The BEST Safety Razors

The BEST Safety Razors

We’ve listed our best-selling models to help you compare, contrast, and hopefully make an informed decision, when selecting your next safety razor.  It’s no surprise that a handful of brands dominate the top 10 spots on our best-selling list. Quality, performance, and durability are common features you’ll find in the top models. Here are the BEST safety razors, according to our customers:   10. Parker 99R Barber pole Double-Edge Razor, Butterfly Opening  “Hefty, well built, solid and an extremely close shave.” – William   …

Blade Gap Explained

Blade Gap Explained

There’s more to a safety razor than style and handle colour. We’re asked many questions about safety razors including materials used, manufacturing process, head type and much more. We’ve heard from our customers who want more information about blade gaps and blade exposure, and their impact on razor aggressiveness and overall shave. Continue reading below to learn more! Blade Gap What is the blade gap? Simply put, blade gap refers to the amount of exposed blade in relation to the…

Open vs. Closed Comb Safety Razors

Open vs. Closed Comb Safety Razors

One of the most popular inquiries we receive from wet shavers is whether they should purchase an open or closed comb model. While open comb razors tend to be more aggressive, there are aggressive closed comb razors too. In deciding which model is best for you, be sure to know the facts and do your research. Check out our comparison below to help you get started.  Closed Comb  The more popular of the two types, closed comb safety razors have…

Head Shaving with a Safety Razor

Head Shaving with a Safety Razor

Shaving your head can be a bit of a challenge. There are so many angles and edges that make it tricky to get that close shave you’re looking for. As double-edge safety razors have greater blade exposure than cartridge razors, you’ll need patience and practice to help you achieve a close and smooth shave. Preparation is Key Before shaving your head, you should prepare your skin and hair like you would if you were shaving your face. Shaving after a…

The Slant Razor

The Slant Razor

Sleek and effective, the slant safety razor is known for its precision. Less popular than open comb or closed comb safety razors, slant models are gaining popularity among new and experienced wet-shavers! What is a Slant Safety Razor? A slant razor safety razor has all the features of a traditional safety razor with the exception of its head design. Instead of a straight blade guard, slant safety razors have angled blade guards. With open comb razor, the blade guard has…

Comparing Adjustable Razors

Comparing Adjustable Razors

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Adjustable safety razors take your shave from mild to aggressive with just one turn of the dial. Whether you’re new to wet shaving or an experienced veteran, an adjustable safety razor allows you to customize and tailor your shave each time. Adjustable razors do not have a fixed head and allow the user to alter the blade gap and blade exposure by deciding the aggressiveness of the shave. Another bonus of adjustable razors is that they work with most skin…

Comparing Merkur Models

Comparing Merkur Models

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Since being patented in the late 1800s, the first safety razor has greatly evolved with brands adding their own signature touches. One brand that has done this exceptionally well is Germany company Merkur. They have continuously built upon their original model, improved engineering, and created an exceptional line of innovative shaving designs in a variety of finishes, styles, and materials. In 2013 DOVO put the Merkur brand name through a revival that included an expanded shaving line, an offering of premium…

How to Restore a Vintage Safety Razor

How to Restore a Vintage Safety Razor

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One of the things we love most about wet shaving is how connected it can make us feel to the past. Men have been shaving with safety razors for over 100 years. It’s likely that most of our dads, granddads, and great granddads learned to shave on something very similar to these designs. And as exciting as getting the latest and most innovative razor can be (and they really are changing the game – take a look at the Rockwell),…

Safety Razors for Women: A How-To Guide

Get that old-fashioned clean close shave…. on your legs and other parts. So you’ve probably never set foot in a barber shop and maybe the last time you saw a classy three-piece shaving kit was on Grandpa’s bathroom counter. Women want as close a shave as guys do, but on their legs and bikini line. Those traditional “men’s only” shaving tools aren’t just for guys. You may be able to get away with a few quick swipes of a cheap,…

Open or Closed Comb: Choosing a Safety Razor

Open or Closed Comb: Choosing a Safety Razor

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One of the first thing a new wet shaving enthusiast often notices is the extreme selection available to him. Luckily for us, dozens of companies now make razors in all shapes, sizes, and levels of aggressiveness. But when that multiplicity of choice starts to overwhelm us, it can be hard to know which way to go. What are all those little teeth? Why do I need a comb for my face? A lot of people believe that open comb razors can be…