Double Edge Safety Razors

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Double edge safety razors are an excellent way to achieve a close, clean, and smooth shave without the unforgiving nature and difficult learning curve of straight razors. Double edge razors, also known as simply a safety razor or DE razor, have been around for over a hundred years and are a single-blade razor, with a closed or open comb protective barrier positioned between the edge of the cutting blade and the skin.

Recent years have seen a rise in popularity for this classic form of shaving for a number of reasons, the most significant of these being the close shave that can be achieved. Only one blade and no lubrication strip tends to cause less irritation on skin prone to redness and itching after a shave. 

Replacement double edge safety razor blades are considerably less expensive than the cartridge system alternatives, making them more economical for long term use.

Discover our fantastic range of double edge safety razors below or take a look at our full collection of razors.

A Double Edge Safety Razor, also known as simply a safety razor or DE razor, is the name for a shaving device with a protective barrier positioned between the edge of the cutting blade and the skin.

 

Double edge safety razors as we would recognise them today have been around for well over 100 years, with the first patent for the safety razor submitted in 1880. They would have been the razor of choice for your father or grandfather before the cartridge system revolution in the 1970s and 80s.

 

Recent years have seen a rise in popularity for this classic form of shaving for a number of reasons. Replacement double edge safety razor blades are considerably less expensive than the cartridge system alternatives, making them more economical for long term use. Only one blade and no lubrication strip tends to cause less irritation on skin prone to redness and itching after a shave. Also, due to the reduction in single use plastic, safety razors are better for the environment.

 

The English Shaving Company stock double edge safety razors from leading manufacturers including Edwin Jagger, Muhle, Merkur, Rockwell, Feather, Parker, and Fatip. We have both men's and lady's razors too!

 

Although there is a great deal of variation in terms of effectiveness, size, and appearance, double edge safety razors come in just a handful of different designs relating to the mechanism used for accessing the blade, and the style/aggressiveness of the head. The most popular mechanism is the ‘twist to open’ – this is often in the form of a three-piece razor where the base place and top plate that make up the razor head are removed entirely from the razor handle so the blade can be inserted in-between. Another form is the butterfly razor, where the razor head opens like a butterfly’s wings so the blade can be inserted. The aggressiveness of the safety razor shave is usually determined by the style of comb, or protective barrier, between the blade and the skin. The most common is a closed comb razor which offers the most protection between blade and skin, while slant and open comb safety razors tend to offer a more aggressive shave for those with particularly thick facial hair.

 

Double Edge Safety Razors are an excellent way to achieve a close, clean, and smooth shave without the unforgiving nature and difficult learning curve of straight razors. We've got a guide on how to get a close shave with a safety razor - check it out!

Parker Semi Slant Razor Satin Chrome
Parker Semi Slant Razor Satin Chrome
Rating:
93%
In stock
£24.00 £20.00
Parker Semi Slant Razor Graphite
Parker Semi Slant Razor Graphite
Rating:
98%
In stock
£24.00 £20.00
Merkur 24C Long Handle Lady's DE Safety Razor
Merkur 24C Long Handle Lady's DE Safety Razor
Rating:
100%
Out of stock
£25.95 £21.62
Edwin Jagger Red DE Safety Razor
Edwin Jagger Red DE Safety Razor
In stock
£29.00 £24.17
Edwin Jagger Imitation Ebony DE Safety Razor
Edwin Jagger Imitation Ivory DE Safety Razor
Edwin Jagger Imitation Horn DE Safety Razor
Fine Accoutrements Marvel Closed Comb DE Safety Razor with Box
Edwin Jagger Green & Chrome DE Safety Razor
Edwin Jagger Red & Chrome DE Safety Razor
Ikon B1 Standard Stainless Steel DE Safety Razor
Ikon B1 OCD Stainless Steel DE Safety Razor
Ikon B1 Slant Stainless Steel DE Safety Razor
Muhle Rocca R96 Stainless Steel DE Razor (Jet Black)
Rex Envoy Safety Razor
Rex Envoy Safety Razor
In stock
£109.00 £90.83
Rockwell Model T Adjustable Safety Razor Gunmetal
Rockwell Model T Adjustable Safety Razor Gunmetal
Rating:
91%
Out of stock
£124.00 £103.33
Rockwell Model T Adjustable Safety Razor White Chrome
Feather All Stainless AS-D2 DE Razor and Stand
Rex Ambassador Adjustable Safety Razor
Rex Ambassador Adjustable Safety Razor
In stock
£234.00 £195.00

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Which DE razor is right for you?

The English Shaving Company stocks double edge safety razors from leading manufacturers including Edwin Jagger, Muhle, Merkur, Rockwell, Feather, Parker, and Fatip.

Although there is a great deal of variation in terms of effectiveness, size, and appearance, double edge safety razors come in just a handful of different designs relating to the mechanism used for accessing the blade, and the style/aggressiveness of the head. 

To understand which style of blade, handle, and material is right for your shaving needs, benefit from our complete guide on the best double edge safety razors. We've also got a guide on how to get a close shave with a safety razor for you to check out.