A good, sharp, sturdy razor makes all the difference between nicks, cuts, or razor burn and a nice, smooth, even shave. Thankfully, you don’t have to shave with shoddily made, dull, cheap razors if you don’t want to. We are seeing an increase in bringing back the “safety” razors of the old days and would like to highlight some for you.
If you aren’t comfortable or don’t feel safe shaving with these, we understand. The easy peasy shavers of today make shaving so simple, quick and convenient. But we think if you take a look at these oldies but goodies, you just may rethink how you shave. After all, barbers are true artists and you can be one too, just in the comfort of your own bathroom.
If you’re looking for an easy, super smooth shave from one of the best safety razors on the market, you have to turn to Merkur, and many of you specifically called out the 34C and its longer-handled, heavier cousin the 38C “Barber Pole” model. Both models are made by DOVO Solingen, a German company that’s the keeper of the Merkur brand and line of products.
Edwin Jagger DE89
Edwin Jagger makes some of the finest safety razors for wet shaving in the business, and the DE89 double-edged razor is no exception. They even make custom razors for Gilette’s cartridge razors, so if you prefer one of those, visit their website—you may like their blades better. The DE89 however is a beautiful razor and it comes with blades. It also offers a smooth, short handle that’s easy to control. Loading and unloading is easy, and the handle is well balanced. This razor will shave you as close as a straight razor.
Merkur 180 Long Handle
The Merkur 180 Long Handle razor does sport a nice long handle that’s perfect for people with larger hands, or people who are coming from disposable or cartridge-style razors. Like DOVO’s other razors, it has a chrome finish and loading/unloading new blades is a snap. Like the other Merkur models, it’s also a double-bladed model. It’s a little lighter than some of the others, but it’s still a great option.
VIKINGS BLADE Double Edge Safety Razor
This safety razor is a premium high-end heavy duty razor made of superb materials & SUPERB quality control, not cheap metals like other identical knockoffs (Same-same BUT different). A SUPERIOR, MANLY Shaving Weapon without burning your pocket, same factory as the the big boys WITHOUT the B/S branding & marketing add-on costs, has an advanced butterfly head for a QUICK 5 second blade change + Microcomb system to PREVENT accidental , comes with a travel case & mirror for the nomadic Vikings + 5 BONUS MANLY, RAW, unbranded platinum coated super blades. Additionally, it comes with international lifetime warranty for all the remaining Vikings on Earth who buy our sacred blade.
Elkaline Double Edge One Blade Safety Razor Shaving Kit
If you want a close shave, free of cuts and resistance, this is the ultimate shaving razor for you. The Elkaline safety razor is made of premium quality, durable material. This double edge, one blade razor is engineered to deliver the best shave. The Elkaline shaving razor features a butterfly head that makes changing blades a matter of seconds. You simply need to twist the knob, insert the new blade and firmly secure it. We want to provide you with the best there is and serve your every need. This is why it includes 5 premium quality blades and a razor stand FOR FREE. The Elkaline shaving razor comes in a nice travel case that features a built in mirror. This impressive and very practical case makes this shaving razor set the perfect gift. This is a PERFECT Father’s Day gift from the kids to Dad! It’s lower pricing makes it something the kids can save up for and give to Dad on his special day.