How to choose the right Safety Razor for you

October 21, 2017

So you're tired of shaving irritation, rashes and burns. You've discovered the world of wet shaving and the various different types of Safety Razors. You're asking yourself “How do I use a Safety Razor?” along with “Which is the best safety razor for me?”.

 

There is a huge number of DE Safety Razors available and it's hard to know which Safety Razor to buy when you're a beginner. Three piece (The same design as our STAG collection), two piece, one piece; wood, chrome, metal; traditional, old school, new school; close cut and adjustable cut, there are in fact a huge number out there, but what does it all mean?

 

One piece; Two Piece, Three Piece, Fou... Ok, just three piece pieces. But what are the different kind of Safety Razors?

 

This is the number of detachable moving parts to the razor. The more parts to the razor, the more control you have. Traditional Safety Razors contain three parts to them, and some things are best left unchanged. With full autonomy over the entirety of your pride and joy, you have the freedom to switch blades, parts and give your Safety Razor a real MOT when it needs cleaning. This is why we adopted the three piece Safety Razor model for our collection:

 

Three Piece Safety Razor

 

 

Two Piece Safety Razor 

 

 

 One Piece Safety Razor

 

Open Comb, Closed Comb. I'm not looking for a brush?

 

No, no, not a hair comb. We're not talking about shaving brushes here, either. The comb is the safety bar that sits on the Safety Razor headpiece. So, what are the different types of headpieces and combs on a Safety Razor?

 

Closed Comb Safety Razor

 

 

So, "is a Safety Razor dangerous?", "can I cut myself with Safety Razor?".

 

You will notice from the above STAG Razor, that the safety bar (the grooved tongue that runs along both long edges of the headpiece), that this safety gap between a skin ravishing blade and your cheeks, has no gaps. This means that the closed comb offers a reduced risk of cuts to your skin. We believe this to be a more suitable approach to the vast majority of people using a traditional razor regularly.

 

Open Comb Safety Razor

 

"Will I cut myself with a Safety Razor?", Well, if you're not squeamish, and you've plenty of experience, then perhaps not, and the above Safety Razor may be for you. It's one for the pros, one for the daring, one for the brave. This razor can offer a closer cut, so as long as you know what you're doing, this can be a suitable alternative for you.

 

Final thoughts

 

Wet shaving offers a number of Safety Razors to choose from, what's best for you may not be the best Safety Razor for others. Three-piece designs are expected to last the longest, with the greatest autonomy. Other DE Safety Razor styles perhaps offer more simplicity.

 

The headpiece you select should reflect whether you're a beginner, novice or expert wet shaver; as well as how thick your stubble is. 

 

Our closed comb design produces a milder shave than perhaps an open comb razor that leaves nothing for the faint hearted with a more aggressive approach. This means our Safety Razors are suitable for all levels and offer that additional measure of safety.