The Benefits of Safety Razors
The biggest benefit of using a safety razor is that it is a safe way to get an extremely close shave compared to shaving with the straight razor. It takes a lot less practice to get perfect. It is nice to be able to replace the double edge blade whenever one of them gets dull without having to hone and strop the edge. Compared to a modern cartridge razor it is still extremely cheap to shave with a safety razor. Each double-edged blade costs less than five cents a piece and usually lasts me at least a week (if I am shaving most days). If your thinking about picking up a safety razor be sure to first check out our list of the top safety razors on the market today.
One unfortunate myth that has been perpetrated is that the more blades a razor has the better shave it will provide. Science has shown that this is simply not true. In fact, the opposite is true, as the more blades a razor has, the more irritation you will experience as a result. Another win for Safety Razors
Although we have lots of favorite safety razors here at AMSW, here are our favorites!