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.
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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.