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On Safety Razors

2020-09-13


Everybody should get rid of their multi-blade Gillettes and Harry's razors and pick up a Double Edged Safety Razor.

I got into doubled edged (DE) safety razors because I’m cheap. I balked at the cost of refilling my multi-blade Gillette safety razor and remembered these old schooley razors that I’ve seen in movies and tv shows. I did some reading and decided to take the plunge.

I bought a Merkur 33-C, which is suggested as a good starter safety razor. I’ve been using it for 6 years now.

I've made some lists below for beginners...

There is a certain degree of apprehension when first using these things. You have to go slower, be more methodical with each pass. You will knick yourself a few times for the first few shaves. Don’t worry, everyone does. Once you get the hang of it though, the shave is just as clean as a with a multi-bladed one, and you save a heck of a lot more money!

Next up, shavettes and straight razors, also known as the Sweeney Todd barbershop knives!