What safety razor should I buy?

Safety razor

What safety razor should I buy?

By Edward.

Shaving with a D’E razor gives me a lot of joy. Although choosing a specific one has had it’s pitfalls. Firstly I got caught out with buying for looks and not practicality. Which is such an important factor particularily if you are new to D’E shaving. Technique is also something we urge our readers to revise. The following post I hope will cater for some of the questions you may have when buying a safety razor.

Things to consider.

Firstly I would consider the fact, wether you are a beginner, novice or experienced. The following categories should help you decide which style razor you would benefit from. Another factor is how your hair grain is, soft or hard. Also how often you shave, this is a key factor. The modern style of having a few days growth will affect the efficiency of certain safety razors. Skin type is another factor you should consider in buying a razor.

Non aggressive razors

I found these later in the shaving game but now I use one regularily . A new shaver would beniefit from there smoothness. These are Ideal for the everyday shaver who want’s to take of that morning stubble. These are good up to 3 days growth after i find there is a little snagging. But they are great razors to practice advanced shaving tecnique with, like the J turn. Razors to consider are the Fatip Gentila and any Feather razor. I have also recommended these to gentlemen who have soft skin for obvious reasons. I would say moderate grained courseness men to light, will suit these safety razors. But the heavy bearded gent will really need to employ every day shaving to avoid snagging. These razors also benefit from a sharp stiff blades like feather. Although I have had great results from sharp flimsier blades like Crown.

The Fatip gold Gentila safety razor

Safety razor

Middle aggressive razors

The middle ground and most common of razor styles. They are recommended to new D’E shavers when they are learning the ropes of shaving, and don’t know what they really want from a safety razor. I went to non aggressive after, but I still use my middle with great results. These are adequate for most types of beard growth. Also perfectly fine for an everyday razor but you must revise technique as they are that bit less forgiving than the non aggressive. Examples of middle aggressive razors are Muhle, Edwin Jagger, and Geissen and Forsthof. Home brand blades are often perfect for the razors.

Timor vintage 1351 Safety razor

Safety razor

Aggressive safety razors

There is no reasons for a beginner to buy one like I did. Referencing my first paragraph, I bought the feared Muhle R41. This caused me a lot of pain, I was going to jack in D’E shaving all together. As these take weilding some skill, and for the shaver to have certain physical elements. These are a tough dense grain as some men will get frustrated with the less aggresive razors. Also the tougher skinned man would benefit from using one of these. Open comb razors are aggressive they also cater for the gent who irregularily shaves, the comb gets the hair into shape before the cut. Fatip have some excellently priced aggressive razors. If you have a razor like this and want to tone it down, try a smooth blade like Derby or Shark.

Fatip chrome classic safety razor

Safety razor

Your choosing

Now we think that middle is a great place to start for anyone. You may have even found your rightful place in the middle ranks. Although some may find themselves leaning towards the non aggressive like I did. Also the same with those of you who feel they would benefit from a harsher razor.

Never get frustrated with Safety razor shaving, revise technique and always adequately prepare your skin. We hope this article has helped you on your shaving journey.

We were lucky enough to have a slightly modified version of this article in the amazing Sharpologist blog.

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Which Safety razor blades should I buy?

MUHLE LISCIO Safety Razor Faux Horn

Safety razor

Which Safety razor blades should I buy? There are so many. So lets look at your options which we have categorized. Now this is our opinion, we have used a safety razor for some time. Also we have worked in the barber industry. This leaves us with what you could call shaving experience.

Firm and sharp

Feather is a prime example of this also Muhle blades. Although muhle and feather make different style razors. Feather being non aggressive, and Muhle safety razors being aggressive. I would not recommend either with a shavette as they need a bit of bend. A safety razor user should expect a solid consistant shave, although this style D’E safety razor blade is not so forgiving. So I would recommend them to a more experienced safety razor shaver. Or perhaps the heavy bearded.

Thin and sharp

Lord and crown are prime examples of which there is a pliability about them. They using a good light safety razor technique, are great for a first time safety razor shaver. Or perhaps someone who has bought an aggressive safety razor and want’s to tone it down a little. A bend in the blade makes these razors more forgiving than the previous heading. Most of the Industry is now based in Egypt, also wilkinson sword. Which have moved there in recent years which can also be classed as thin and sharp.

Smooth safety razor blades

Derby and shark safety razor blades are two good examples of this. We would recommend these to an every day shaver, who is just starting of with safety razors. They are a kinder shave which are forgiving. Barbers who also use safety razor blades in they’re shavette should consider these as professional blades. As they are considerably more forgiving and when you have a customers this is important. We have heard of companies having issues with sharper blades cutting customers. Which have ended in lawsuits.

Which Safety razor blades should I buy?

The best way to find a safety razor blade which suits you, is to experiment. We at Edward”s have 9 varieties to choose from. There are also other things to consider. Very important things. Firstly if you have a really rough grain of stubble you perhaps should be going for the sharp razors. Also if you have moist soft skin it is our recommendation you go for the smooth variety.

Safety razor blades are inexpensive but choosing them can be tricky. So we hope this review has helped somewhat. We also realize choosing a safety razor can be tough which is why we have a broad range of styles that cater for different men. Also price range can be something to consider, but price doesn’t necessarily represent quality. We have some exceptional lower price safety razor brands with great build quality and engineering.

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