[updated June 2017] Searching for a good safety razor can sometimes feel like the quest to finding the Holy Grail.

It’s there somewhere, but no one has managed to find it so far.

It’s not going to be easy to find one, is it?

And you guessed that right!

I believe that there is more than one razor that can be considered the best safety razor a man (or why not a woman) can get.

Think about how many factors you need to take into account before deciding what’s the right DE razor for you. Few quick examples can be the brand, type of razorhead, length and weight of handle and more.

Yes, selecting the ONE, can be a bit more complicated than you thought. But there’s no need to worry.

This is where today’s guide is coming and I’ll take you by the hand and determine what makes a safety razor top of the list.

A quick overview of what to expect from today’s post.

  • List of the best DE safety razor for beginners and pros
  • What is a safety razor (a few words for the inexperienced)
  • What are the benefits of shaving with a safety razor
  • Criteria to select the safety razor that matches your needs
    • Wet shaving experience
    • Brand selection
    • Price range
    • Safety razor head
      • Open comb safety bar Vs scalloped safety bar
      • One, two or three pieces
      • Set gap and adjustable
    • Handle length and weight
  • Concluding remarks

What is the best safety razor?

Before I get into detail for each safety razor, I thought that it would be a good idea to quickly list them.

Here are 5 of the greatest safety razors reviewed today:

The Best Safety Razors for Beginners and Pros

 Edwin Jagger DE89Muhle R41Seki Edge AS-D2Parker 92RMerkur Futur
best safety razors - edwin jagger de89Best butterfly open safety razor - Parker 92Rbest safety razor value for money - seki edge AS D2Best butterfly open safety razor - Parker 92Rbest adjustable safety razor - Merkur futur
Country of OriginEnglandGermanyJapanIndiaGermany
Number of pieces3-pieces3-pieces3-pieces1-piece2-pieces
Safety Razor BarScalloped closed comb safety barScalloped open comb safety barScalloped closed comb safety barButterfly open safety barAdjustable safety bar
Weight67 gramms / 2.36 oz62 gramms / 2.2 oz90 gramms / 3.17 oz87.88 gramms / 3.1 oz107.83 gramms / 3.8 oz
DimensionsRazor Length: 95 mm / 3.74"
Razor Head Length: 42 mm / 1.65"
Handle Diameter: 12.5 mm / 0.49"
Razor Length: 107 mm / 4.2"
Razor Head Length: 53 mm / 2.09"
Handle Diameter: 12 mm / 0.47"
Razor Length: 98 mm / 3.86"
Razor Head Length: 43 mm / 1.69"
Handle Diameter: 12.5 mm / 0.49"
Razor Length: 108 mm / 4.25"
Razor Head Length: 40.6 mm / 1.6"
Handle Diameter: 12 mm / 0.47"
Razor Length: 109.2 mm / 4.3"
Razor Head Length: 51.3 mm / 2.02"
Handle Diameter: 13.3 mm / 0.53"
MaterialBrass platingBrass and chrome plated chasingAll stainless steelBrass platingBrass and Zamak
Ease Of Use
Forgiving
Close shave
Balance
Learning Curve, 1=Long Time
Beginner Friendly
Value for Money
Price$$$$$$$$$$$$$

These are the ones that I consider top safety razors and I categorized each one of them depending on a user’s wet shaving experience and type of safety razor head.

  1. Edwin Jagger DE89 (Best safety razor for beginners)
  2. Muhle R41 Open Comb (Best safety razor for experienced wet shavers)
  3. Seki Edge Feather AS-D2 (Ideal for both beginners and pros)
  4. Parker 92R Ultra Heavyweight Butterfly Open (Best safety razor with twist-to-open -a.k.a. butterfly open, razor head)
  5. Merkur Futur (Best safety razor with adjustable gap of safety razor bar)

5 of the best safety razors analyzed.

Best safety razor for beginners: Edwin Jagger DE89

The best safety razor for beginners. Edwin Jagger DE89

 

Many wet shavers would agree with me that this is one of the safety razors that I consider ideal when you start out with wet shaving.

By all means, this isn’t a razor just for beginners since it can definitely be the only razor you’ll ever have, no matter your experience.

The Edwin Jagger DE89 was my third double edge safety razor to shave with. Ever since I wanted to buy my first DE safety razor, I was reading its reviews, many of which declaring it as the best beginner’s safety razor in wet shaving. After days of searching, I finally bought its competitor, Merkur 34C HD but I never got over the Edwin Jagger. Hence, the reason why I bought it at a later stage.

If you’ve got experience with any of the two razors, you might be familiar already with the ongoing debate whether this Edwin Jagger is better than the Merkur 34c and vice versa.

From my shaving experience, I feel that the Edwin Jagger is very close to the Merkur HD. I can’t say that one is better than the other but rather different. They both give you an equally close shave but depending on the razor blades you use, it gives you a different feeling. It’s very challenging to convert the feeling into words and this is why I would advise you to experience it yourself. I hope you’ll get the chance.

The razor

It’s a three piece safety razor and the razor head consists of a straight, scalloped closed comb safety bar.

I must say that even though it gives you a great close shave, it’s quite forgiving -combined with the right safety razor blades.

It’s a relatively affordable safety razor while having excellent quality. Both the chrome plate razor head and handle, look and feel great.

The razor weights approx. 70 gramms and it’s distributed nicely across the handle, offering you the perfect balance. This gives you a steady grip and great control while shaving.

The grip is smooth and flat which could give you the impression that it’s slippery when your hands are wet and/or with lather. But personally, I’ve never had issues with it and I always feel that it’s got a safe and non-slippery grip.

Speaking of the handle, the particular double edge safety razor comes with a short handle. Therefore, give it some thought on what kind of handle may be right for you. I’ll talk about the differences in the safety razor handles a bit later, so make sure you have a look at that section as well.

The shave

It’s not the most aggressive but you wouldn’t expect the mildest shave. Yes, I know that I said that it’s for a beginner and I fully support it.

The thing is that even though it’s not the mildest, if you’re careful while you shave with it, it won’t give you any cuts or burns. It’s definitely going to get you a couple of weeks worth of shave in order to find the right shaving angle and get comfortable with the razor. But then, you’ll be just fine.

The Edwin Jagger safety razor is definitely a keeper, no matter if you’re a wet shaving newbie or a pro. Needless to say that there’s no way it will dissappoint you. If you don’t want to get another safety razor, it will serve you great for many years to come.

This is why for me it’s the a great safety razor for a beginner.

Variations of Edwin Jagger Safety Razors

Most (if not all) Edwin Jagger DE razors, no matter the product, share the same razor head. One thing that you need to pay attention is the handle.

And I’m not talking only about the looks. Well, it’s about the looks as well.

With different Edwin Jagger razors you can choose among handles with different weights or even different material.

Some examples could be the below:

Other similar safety razors to consider as a wet shaving beginner

Merkur 34C HD

The first razor that I would definitely consider is the Merkur 34C HD. It gives you an equally good shave as the Edwin Jagger while being able to shave with the same angle.

It’s got a great sturdy quality, steady grip and delivers a close shave while being forgiving.

The Merkur 34c is indeed a great safety razor and as mentioned previously, it happens to be my first one to buy. I was reading through all kinds of reviews and they can’t be any closer to what I believe and experienced. If you don’t get an Edwin Jagger, I suggest you seriously consider the Merkur.

And as experienced wet shavers already know, this DE razor isn’t only for beginners but anyone who appreciates great precision and excellent shaving experience.

Muhle R89
The product name is quite similar to the DE razor from Edwin Jagger. I’m not sure if this was a coincidence but there’s something about it that could surprize you.

Both the Edwin Jagger DE89 and Muhle R89 share the exact same razor head. Yes, that’s right. So, no matter which one you select, it’s going to give you the exact same shave. The Muehle though tends to be slightly more expensive.

So why would you choose one after another?

Personally, I haven’t used this Muhle but from what I’ve seen is that they have many R89 models with different -and very beautiful, handles. So, if I had to choose again before I buy the Edwin Jagger, maybe I would have chosen a Muhle R89 with one of the many great looking handles that are available. They are a bit more pricey, but you wouldn’t regret it since it’s a razor that you can keep for years -if not decades, to come.

The German safety razors by Muehle are well known for products with superior quality. And the R89 is no exception.

Best safety razor for experienced wet shavers: Muhle R41 Open Comb

Muhle r41 safety razor. One of the best safety razors for close shaves

 

The Muhle R41 is another masterpiece from the German company with a high quality product. This is my third razor I got -right after the Edwin Jagger and I absolutely love it!

I wouldn’t call it newbie friendly since it’s a very aggressive razor. It’s ideal for a wet shaver that wants to take his shaving to the next level.

The razor

Again, this is a three piece razor and it comes with a semi-open comb razor head, offering a very close and aggressive shave.

Although the gap between the razorhead and the blade doesn’t seem to be wide, you shouldn’t interpret it as a forgiving razor. It doesn’t mean that you’re going to slice your face open but I wouldn’t recommend it to someone that is just starting out with a safety razor.

This DE safety razor boasts a rough handle that offers you a very good grip even when it’s wet. It’s as heavy as one would expect from a high quality safety razor, not too light and not very heavy either. This results in a great balance when you hold and shave with it.

Shaving with an R41

As already pointed out, this is an overly aggressive safety razor. What I’ve noticed is that with the particular safety razor I only need two passes to get a good close shave. When I compare to other razors that I usually need three or even four passes to get clean shaved, two is definitely something amazing. Given the experience, this razor could be considered ideal for sensitive skin since you pass the razor less times over your skin compared to other (DE safety) razors.

Again, if you have sensitive skin and you’re new with shaving with safety razors, better start out with a milder razor and upgrade to the Muhle R41 after you get some experience.

One thing to keep in mind is that the angle that you shave with this safety razor is very important. It can get you from a mildish up to a very steep and aggressive shaving.

An interesting fact is from 2013, when Muehle released a redesign of the particular razor. The reason?

The first one that was released in 2011 was overly aggressive and the German company decided that they will have to redesign the razor head with less blade exposure and hence, making it a bit milder.

Alternatives to Muhle R41

Merkur 39C Slant Razor

I’ve bought this Merkur few months ago and it gives me an excellent shave. It’s got a close bar with slant head that gives you very close, aggressive shaves.

This razor gives you a different shaving experience due to the slant head. It feels different than using the Merkur R41 but it will give you one of the closest and most aggressive shaves that a safety razor can give you. Personally I have great fun shaving with it.

You can also consider the Merkur 37C which is the same razor but a bit lighter than the 39C. This also depends on how you like the razor to feel in your hands when it comes to weight and balance.

Seki Edge Feather AS-D2. The Samurai

One of the best safety razors is the Seki Edge AS-D2 by Feather

 

This is my last safety razor acquisition and I’m truly excited about it. Before we start analyzing how great this safety razor is, I wanted to talk about its name.

Seki is a town in Central Japan that is famous for manufacturing superior swords and knives for the past 800 years. And if Japan has such great history with Samurais and the sharpest blades in the world e.g. Katana swords, you should expect nothing less than a brilliant safety razor.

Does this safety razor confirm its name? I’d say so…

Quality

Let’s start off by saying that we’re dealing with a very beautiful razor. It’s made of stainless steel -both head and handle, with surprisingly nice balance. Note that it’s one of the few truly stainless steel safety razors you can get.

The weight is perfect for my hands and the grip is also excellent.

At first glance, you might think that it’s an expensive safety razor. And yes, this isn’t too far from truth. By all means, it truly worths buying it. Even though I got it as a present, since I was hesitant with the price tag, I can now say that it’s definitely (one of) the highest quality safety razor I used so far, both in terms of product quality and shaving.

And speaking of shaving…

Shaving

Either it’s your first safety razor or you’re upgrading, it doesn’t really matter.

When you shave with it, it doesn’t feel aggressive and yet, it’s doing a great job. No matter if you do 2 or 4 passes, you hardly get irritation, unless you don’t have a proper set up and preparation. Even if you try to shave with different angles, this razor is very forgiving even if your technique is poor.

Many would argue that we’re dealing with a very mild razor. However, I would definitely place it next to Edwin Jagger DE89 and Merkur 34C. If I compare it with these two, I feel that the Seki Edge gives a slightly milder shave but at the same time, I do the same number of passes with all three razors.

Overall, I would say that it’s the perfect safety razor for sensitive skin and it’s definitely worth the money. It’s a premium safety razor with great quality and performance. As you would expect, this combination comes at a price.

I understand that it might be a lot of money for someone that is just starting out but the quality of the razor ensures that it’s going to last you forever. Maybe you’ll also get the chance to pass it on to your grandchildren.

Parker 92R Ultra Heavyweight Butterfly Open

Review of Parker 92r safety razor butterfly open ultra heavyweight (twist to open)

 

Parker is one of the oldest companies that produce safety razors and they are well known to offer quality razors while being reasonably priced.

Quality

Even though it’s a relatively cheap safety razor compared to the ones we talked about already, this doesn’t mean that it lacks in quality and performance.

It consists of a butterfly open razor head with a safety bar, offering a rather mild to medium shave. It’s fairly easy to use and balance the particular razor. The 92R is probably one of the heaviest models I’ve used and hence one of the best to shave with -or at least for me. It offers good balance but I would say that it doesn’t feel as well balanced as an Edwin Jagger. This however is a subjective opinion from my very own experience.

Shaving

As mentioned earlier, this is a mild razor and it’s fairly easy to use. The learning curve isn’t as steep as with other safety razors (I’m looking at you, Muhle R41).

I really like the twist to open mechanism, making the process of replacing the razor blade a piece of cake. All you need to do is twist the handle to open the razor head and you’re done. Well, you have to replace the blade as well, but you get what I mean…

The razor blade secures nicely, even though sometimes I have to adjust the razor blade in order to be equally exposed from both sides. This isn’t something to be concerned of, since you do this for many other safety razors. What I found out however, is that with butterfly open safety razors this tends to happen more often. Nevertheless, this wouldn’t be the reason to put me off from buying it.

Overall it’s an excellent razor with great value for money while placed among the top ones with twist to open mechanism. It could easily feature in one of the best value for money safety razors, placing it close to the low end pricing tier.

Variations of Parker butterfly open razor

All Parker razors with twist to open mechanism, come with the same razor head. All you have to do is pick your favorite handle.

There are literally options for all tastes. Different handle lengths, texture, weights and designs. Few examples are the following:

Other butterfly open safety razors to consider

Weishi is another company that produces very cheap butterfly open safety razors. I haven’t tried them myself but you can definitely consider one of them. From discussions that I had, I can say that they deliver good performance for their price.

If you want to give it a try, you won’t pay more than $20 for each one of them. In case you happen to get one, let me know how it goes.

Best adjustable safety razor: Merkur Futur

Merkur Futur safety razor with adjustable head

 

I happened to use two adjustable safety razors before I bought one. And the one that I bought was the Merkur Futur.

As the name suggests, you adjust the aggressiveness of the razor by increasing the gap between the razor blade and the safety razor bar. But more to follow:

Quality

The Futur is a two piece razor made of brushed steel with an adjustable head. It’s a high quality and very heavy razor. You can’t tell by its looks, but once you take it in your hands you understand its nice grip and quality finish.

It has a short handle which might be an issue for someone that prefers longer ones either because of big hands or habit.

Even though the built quality is excellent, I found the way to replace the blades a bit troublesome. In order to replace the blade you need to remove the snap cap and if you’re not very carefully you can get a cut on your finger (Guilty!!!). Replacing the razor blade might require some practice before you master it.

Shaving

As explained, this razor is adjustable so you get the perfect angle and aggressiveness you’re looking for. In particular, I found the Merkur Future overly aggressive even when you have the first setting. Together with the Muhle R41, probably the most aggressive safety razor I’ve ever shaved with.

Talking about the settings, it’s got six of them with the sixth being the highest. I found that even with the first and second setting, this razor doesn’t get anywhere near to becoming mild. So far, I haven’t even used the fourth, fifth and sixth…

One great thing about the razor is the razor head gap. It has a lot of space between the razor blade and the head which makes things easier while shaving, since that lather washes off easily.

It gives you a good close shave but the large razor head isn’t helping when I want to shave my moustache area, right under my nose,. Not something complicated that someone can’t master but rather challenging.

Other adjustable safety razor to consider

Merkur Progress

This is another model by Merkur and it’s considered as one of the top DE razors with adjustable safety bar. I’ve used it for about 10 shaves when I borrowed it from a fellow wet shaver right before I buy my Merkur Futur. It’s an excellent product, very well built with a nice grip.

The head is a bit smaller than the Futur’s which might be better for some guys.

Progress is another adjustable razor from Merkur that gives you a very deep shave. I haven’t used it but why don’t you go ahead and let me know if it’s good?

Few more safety razors to consider

I do understand that there are a lot of safety razors that I haven’t shaved with and potentially, could be among the top ones. In this case, I feel it’s fair to include a list of a few razors that I believe you can consider. Bear in mind, I don’t include any safety razor that I wouldn’t want to try out myself.

What is a safety razor

Safety razor is a razor that took its name due to its guard, that protects the skin from the exposed blade of the razor.

This really takes us back to basics.

Gillette was the first company that introduced the safety razor and this was truly an innovation that changed men’s world. It made shaving safer and more comfortable since up till that moment, men shaved with a straight razor. One of the great things that the safety razor introduced were the replaceable blades. This practically meant that there was no reason for honing the blade anymore -as was the case with straight razors, contributing to not only a safe shaving but convenient and quick as well.

You might have noticed that most safety razors nowadays are DE (double edged) which means that there are two sides of the razor exposed. Few decades ago, there were some safety razor manufacturers that were producing SE (single edged) safety razors. Those SE razors used to shave with a different type of razor blade (considered more aggressive) than DE. Though, there were a few SE razors that could work with regular blades from DE.

As time went by, most SE producers either started producing cartridge razors or ceased operations leaving us with great pieces of craftmanship that we inherited from our grandparents. On a positive note, the past one or two years, we see a couple of startups that are trying to bring the SE safety razors back to life. And we look forward to their creations.

What are the benefits of shaving with a safety razor

There a few legitimate reasons to start shaving with a safety razor. No matter where you come from, all guys can start using it with no substantial wet shaving experience.

Saves you money

Getting a great safety razor for you doesn’t mean that it will cost you a fortune. You can find a great one with $30 or $40. If you think that this is a lot of money, wait until you hear how much the razor blades cost.

10$ dollars for 100 Astra razors blades (which are considered among the top safety razor blades)!!! This makes us $0.10 per blade…

Now, feel free to go check how much you paid last time for a cartridge for your 124 blade vibrating ultra razor.

Arguably, the replaceable blades are much cheaper compared to cartridges but it’s not only that.

Most safety razors are constructed from such materials that if you maintain them right, they could last forever. I’m afraid that this isn’t the case for any cartridge razor nowadays.

Great with sensitive skin

You’ve probably heard that before.

More blades on a razor, the faster and deeper it cuts the fair and the less irritation you get.

Yet, this is so far from reality.

Imagine that you have a cartridge razor with five blades and with each pass, you have five blades shaving your face.

Here’s exactly where the safety razor differs.

You only have one blade, which is very sharp by the way, that allows to cut your facial hair deep enough so you don’t have to make subsequent passes.

Besides the blade, it’s also the shaving method with the two razors that differ.

With a cartridge razor, you’re used to apply pressure on your face in order to cut your facial hair deeper and you also repeat strokes even when your face is unlathered. A cartridge razor invites you to shave with such method due to its light weight and angle as well as exposure of the blade.

When you shave with a safety razor, this is a lot different. You’re not supposed to apply any pressure and yet, you don’t shave your face without any lather on it. You can try but it won’t be a pleasant experience. Therefore, you’re somewhat “forced” to be more careful and this gives you a less (if not at all) irritable skin after finished shaving.

Deeper shave

Shaving with a safety razor gives you such a close shave that you would never be able to achieve with a cartridge razor.

This is mainly due to the sharp razor blades of the safety razor. On top of that, the razor blade is much more exposed than a cartridge razor. If you’ve noticed carefully, the cartridge razor has the blades “boxed” and this is why you don’t feel the blades very sharp to your skin when you make passes. And if you want to have a deep shave with a cartridge razor, you need to apply more pressure on your face so that the blades come closer to your face.

And we already talked about what happens when you apply pressure on your face with your razor, remember?

Looks good in your bathroom

Safety razors look magnificent! Upgrade the appearance of your bathroom with only a few dollars.

Criteria to select the safety razor that matches your needs

Price range

Obviously the cost of a double edge safety razor is an important factor that you take into serious consideration before you run to the stores and buy a safety razor.

You can find safety razors at all price ranges.

Between $5 and $15, you usually find the cheapest safety razors. From my experience, the quality isn’t something that would convince you. Even if you’re just starting out shaving with a safety razor, I wouldn’t advise you to consider buying one at this price range.

If you’d like to spend $15 to $30, you’ll be able to find some really good razors including many models from Parker. Within this price range you won’t find top notch razors but there are certainly some that are worth trying out.

Most popular razors fall within the range of $30, and around $45 some top-notch safety razors from brands such as Edwin Jagger, Merkur and Muehle.

No matter your experience with safety razors, if you’re willing to spend (let’s call it invest) an amount of this range, you’ll be able to get a razor of high quality, durability, precision and performance.

Now, if you’re willing to spend more than $45, there are plenty of options to choose from. You’ll be able to select among some very high performing razors, among which with or without adjustable heads. You’ll also get the chance to find a few with unique handle (material) designs while you can order some others with your name engraved.

It’s all about the money!

Safety razor head

Safety bar

When you want to select a safety razor, the safety bar is the one thing that determines the type of razor you get. A safety bar, also referred to as comb, is distinguished between open comb and closed comb (or closed scalloped bar).

Closed comb safety razor bars can be either straight or slant. But let’s get to the specifics, shall we?

Open comb or scalloped safety bar
Open comb razor heads have a safety bar that looks like a comb, hence where the name derives from.

This type of razors are generally considered to be more aggressive than others since the blade is more exposed due to the open comb safety bar and due to the blade getting closer to the skin.

The scalloped or closed comb safety bar are the ones that don’t have the teeth defined just like the open comb razors. Actually they don’t look like a comb at all, but this term is mostly used to distinguish between this and the open comb safety bars.

Even though closed comb safety bars are considered less aggressive than open comb, there are a few exceptions. A bright example is the Muehle R41 that comes with a (semi-)closed comb safety bar and it’s considered among the most aggressive razors. This is also because the aggressiveness of the razor also depends on the gap of the razor head and the angle in which the razor blade locks within the razor head.

Straight and Slant safety bar

Besides open or closed comb, the safety bar can be either straight or slant.

Slant razors are considered to be more aggressive than straight safety bar razors due to the angle that the blade takes from the razorhead shape.

Men with very thick beard can benefit from such razor since it allows the blade to cut the facial hair at an angle compared to razors with straight safety razor bar that have the blade almost perpendicular to the razor handle. Yet, it makes it ideal for stubble shaving and for guys with sensitive skin.

Slant safety razors offer an efficient shaving and sensitive and/or difficult areas (e.g. neck, close to Adam’s apple) require less passes to get the job done.

One, two or three pieces

Depending on the brand and/or the type or razors, you can select among three different types.

One piece safety razors are mostly -if not all cases, a butterfly open safety razor. Parker butterfly open razors are among these safety razors.

Two piece razors are usually the Merkur razors no matter if they are adjustable or fixed gap safety razors. They consist of the razor and base plate as one piece, and the other piece is the head cap.

From my experience, Edwin Jagger, Muehle and few from Parker are among the safety razors that consist of three pieces. These pieces are typically the razor handle, base plate where the blade sits on, and the razor head cap. They look very similar to the two pieces razors when everything is assembled.

Set gap and adjustable

There are double edge safety razors with fixed safety bar gap and others that is adjustable. With adjustable safety razors you often have multiple settings that increases or decreases the gap. This way, you make the safety razor as aggressive as you want by simply twisting the handle.

Few adjustable razors that we already discussed are the Merkur Futur, Merkur Progress and lastly Merkur Vision.

Safety razor handle

The second most important component of the safety razor, is the actual handle which plays a very important role to the overall wet shaving experience. As you can imagine, number one is the razor head.

So, when you choose a safety razor, a good thought is to look at the handle’s length, weight and material.

Handle length and Weight

As far as the length is concerned, longer handles are preferred by guys with big hands. This doesn’t mean that you’re supposed to grab the razor with your entire palm.

Nevertheless, if you have big hands and long fingers, play the piano.

I mean… get a longer handle and it will probably serve you better than a short one.

The weight of the handle is a very important factor that defines a safety razor. Usually the best razors are the ones that are a bit heavy with equal weight distribution across the handle that allows for a perfect balance.

From my experience, heavier handles give you more control over the razor. Especially for aggressive razors, control is the alpha and omega for a steady hand and smooth strokes.

Handle Finish

Last but not least, the finish of the handle.

If you look around, you’ll find out that most de safety razor handles are made out of aluminum. Another thing that you can notice is that high end safety razors are usually made of stainless steel. More expensive razors are often made of animal horns, giving you an awesome feeling of a premium product.

For me, a great safety razor is usually the one that has short handle, it’s relatively heavy with metal finish.

What is the best DE razor for you?

That was it!

I hope you’ve got a good idea on how to select a good safety razor for your needs, no matter if you’re a wet shaving beginner or a heavily experienced one.

It’s certainly challenging to select among all these choices but you won’t regret buying any of them. As you understood from the above list, I tried a few already and I’ve got only the best impression from each one of them. Yet, they’re all unique in their own way!

The sure thing is that if this is going to be your first double edge safety razor, it certainly won’t be the last. After all, using a safety razor is not just about shaving. It never is, never will be! It’s about enjoying wet shaving together with your other goodies like your very best shaving soap, cream, brush that comprise your beautiful shaving set.

If you try a safety razor that you believe I should include it in the list, feel free to comment and I will do my best to try it out.