Best Safety Razors – 2017

It is time for an updated list of best safety razors for 2017. Like most of the best of lists here at TheCloseShave (you can check out our most recent – best shaving soap list) the best doesn’t necessarily mean the most expensive. In fact if while I’m shaving I am thinking about how much the tool cost me rather than experiencing the shave I’m not sure what that is worth.

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How to Hold a Safety Razor

The answer to how to hold a safety razor really is as simple however you feel comfortable while at the same time limiting any nicks or cuts. But since you find yourself here you are probably really new to traditional wet shaving or are contemplating your first razor. So here are some pointers for when you pick up that razor (for the first time or otherwise).

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What is a Slant Razor? A Different Head for your Shave

A slant razor is, as the name suggests, a razor that has a slanted head. The slant razor has grown in popularity over the last few years with new brands entering the market – a market that can be argued was dominated by Merkur for the most part.

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Adjustable Safety Razors – A Short Intro

I’m a bit embarrassed to say, but I finally got around to ordering my first adjustable safety razor. I decided on a Merkur Progress and I’m excited to give it a go. Waiting for it to arrive has got me thinking about the adjustable razors in general, for the non-wet shaver it really is a strange item, I know it was for me when I first read about them. So for those of you just learning about adjustable safety razors or for those are a bit confused, here is a quick write up on how they work and along with a look at some razor options.

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Blackbird Safety Razor

I came across a Kickstarter campaign that might interest many of you.  The Blackbird Safety Razor, which has just started

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What Is The Best Safety Razor?

Updated: January 8, 2017 Of course it is not possible to provide an answer to what the best safety razor

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The Three Razor Shave

A while back I came across this blog post that suggested that using three separate razors when shaving will provide you

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