Best Safety Razors for My Beard

    Need help finding the best razor for your beard. Use the information below to help narrow down your options. Take a look at Other Safety Razor Considerations to help choose your design and metal. Then select your beard type from the list below to see the recommended heads. If anything is still unclear, select help and email us your questions.


    All Safety Razor Heads

    Model Blade Gap Blade Type Comb Style Shave Style Aggression (1-9)
    SSM1 .25 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Windsor DE 3 - Mild
    M1 .25 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Classic DE 3 - Mild
    M2 .25 mm Double Edge Open Comb Classic DE 3 - Mild
    SSR1 .58 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Windsor DE 6 - Regular / Average
    R1 .58 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Classic DE 6 - Regular / Average
    R2 .58 mm Double Edge Open Comb Classic DE 6 - Regular / Average
    S1 .61 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Slant DE 6 - Regular / Average
    S2 .61 mm Double Edge Open Comb Slant DE 6 - Regular / Average
    SE1 .61 mm Single Edge Artist Club Solid Bar SE 6 - Regular / Average
    SE2 .61 mm Single Edge Artist Club Open Comb SE 8 - Above Average
    SB90 .90 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Windsor Pro DE 6/9 - Average / Heavy
    SSH1 .91 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Windsor DE 9 - High / Heavy
    H1 .91 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Classic DE 9 - High / Heavy
    H2 .91 mm Double Edge Open Comb Classic DE

    9 - High / Heavy

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    Other Safety Razor Considerations

    Aluminum

    Our aluminum razors weight far less than the stainless steel. This makes the razor more forgiving and is ideal for those moving from a cartridge. If this is your first safety razor, or you just prefer a lighter razor, then aluminum may be the right choice for you.

    Stainless Steel

    Our stainless razors are designed to let the weight of the razor do the work. The heft of these razors, paired with the correct base plate, will make short work of any hair. If this is your first stainless steel safety razor, start slow, take your time, and let the weight of the razor do the work.

    Classic

    The classic razor head designs are available in stainless steel or aluminum. The original ATT razor design has 2mm of blade exposure, which gives you audible feedback when you shave. The blade tabs are exposed on the end to make it easier to change the blade. The shorter head length can aid in shaving hard to reach places, like under the nose.

    Windsor

    The Windsor head design comes in polished and bead blasted satin stainless steel. The first redesign reduces the blade exposure to 1mm, reducing feedback and making the shave even smoother. The blade tabs are covered for a more refined look. The rinse slots have been replaced with the new rinse slot design.

    Windsor Pro

    The Windsor Pro, although not made in the USA, combines the best features of the classic and Windsor designs. The blade exposure is a little less than 2 mm. This brings back the sing, but somehow maintains the smooth shave. The classic rinse slots combined with some of the Windsor plate geometry, plus some secret sauce, create something truly unique.

    Slant Blade

    The slant style safety razor torques the blade in such a way that the cutting edge is held at an angle. It is this slant that creates the slicing motion on the hair, reducing pull, making your shave feel smoother. The cap edge & safety bar / comb should all be parallel to the blade edge. The blade gap should remain the same across the cutting side of the razor.

    Double Edge

    I think its safe to say most safety razors on the market are double edge. There are tons of blades to try and they are cheap. The 2 cutting surfaces give you more sharpness on average per stroke and can double the time between rinses, as opposed to the single edge.

    Single Edge

    The single edge razors use Artist Club style razor blades. These blades are wider and typically thicker than your average double edge blade. This thickness reduces blade vibration for a smoother feeling shave. Single edge blades are typically more expensive and come in an injector with blade bank. They also allow you to dial in your shave with your blade selection. Start with the Schick Proline Blades, they are amazing.

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    Now that you have a better understanding of the razor design and metal options & their benefits, hopefully you're starting to narrow it down. Head back up to the top and select your beard and skin sensitivity.

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    Safety Razors for Fair Hair

    Our best safety razor heads for fair hair and no sensitive skin concerns are highlighted below.

    Model Blade Gap Blade Type Comb Style Shave Style Aggression (1-9)
    SSM1 .25 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Windsor DE 3 - Mild
    M1 .25 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Classic DE 3 - Mild

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    Safety Razors for Fair Hair & Sensitive Skin

    Our best safety razor heads for fair hair and sensitive skin concerns are highlighted below.

    Model Blade Gap Blade Type Comb Style Shave Style Aggression (1-9)
    SSM1 .25 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Windsor DE 3 - Mild
    M1 .25 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Classic DE 3 - Mild

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    Safety Razors for Average Hair

    Our best safety razor heads for hair with an average coarseness and no sensitive skin concerns are highlighted below.

    Model Blade Gap Blade Type Comb Style Shave Style Aggression (1-9)
    SSR1 .58 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Windsor DE 6 - Regular / Average
    R1 .58 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Classic DE 6 - Regular / Average
    R2 .58 mm Double Edge Open Comb Classic DE 6 - Regular / Average
    S1 .61 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Slant DE 6 - Regular / Average
    S2 .61 mm Double Edge Open Comb Slant DE 6 - Regular / Average
    SE1 .61 mm Single Edge Artist Club Solid Bar SE 6 - Regular / Average
    SB90 .90 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Windsor Pro DE 6/9 - Average / Heavy

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    Safety Razors for Average Hair & Sensitive Skin

    Our best safety razor heads for hair with an average coarseness and sensitive skin concerns are highlighted below.

    Model Blade Gap Blade Type Comb Style Shave Style Aggression (1-9)
    M2 .25 mm Double Edge Open Comb Classic DE 3 - Mild
    SSR1 .58 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Windsor DE 6 - Regular / Average
    R1 .58 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Classic DE 6 - Regular / Average

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    Safety Razors for Coarse Hair

    Our best safety razor heads for coarse hair and no sensitive skin concerns are highlighted below.

    Model Blade Gap Blade Type Comb Style Shave Style Aggression (1-9)
    S1 .61 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Slant DE 6 - Regular / Average
    S2 .61 mm Double Edge Open Comb Slant DE 6 - Regular / Average
    SE1 .61 mm Single Edge Artist Club Solid Bar SE 6 - Regular / Average
    SE2 .61 mm Single Edge Artist Club Open Comb SE 8 - Above Average
    SB90 .90 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Windsor Pro DE 6/9 - Average / Heavy
    SSH1 .91 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Windsor DE 9 - High / Heavy
    H1 .91 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Classic DE 9 - High / Heavy
    H2 .91 mm Double Edge Open Comb Classic DE

    9 - High / Heavy

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    Safety Razors for Coarse Hair & Sensitive Skin

    Our best safety razor heads for coarse hair and sensitive skin concerns are highlighted below.

    Model Blade Gap Blade Type Comb Style Shave Style Aggression (1-9)
    R2 .58 mm Double Edge Open Comb Classic DE 6 - Regular / Average
    SE1 .61 mm Single Edge Artist Club Solid Bar SE 6 - Regular / Average
    SB90 .90 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Windsor Pro DE 6/9 - Average / Heavy
    SSH1 .91 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Windsor DE 9 - High / Heavy
    H1 .91 mm Double Edge Solid Bar Classic DE 9 - High / Heavy

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