First Time Barbers, Physical Health, Wellness / Self-Care

The coolest non-electrical old school Shaving Razors

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words by: Sahar Khraibani
Apr 16, 2021

Men’s razors come in all shapes and sizes: fancy electric buzzers perfect for landscaping your face, trimmers that tame your beard, and disposables that simply do the job. The humble safety razor, on the other hand, is ideal for those who prefer a smooth, old school shave.


The best safety razors will give you the nearest, smoothest shave you’ve ever had while ensuring that skin irritation, razor burns, and bumps are significantly reduced. So, without further ado, here are three of the best and coolest old school shaving razors.


OneBlade CORE Razor

If you’re just starting out with safety-razors, this blade may be the one for you. This blade has the most beginner-friendly features, such as a well-balanced handle and excellent balance due to its lightweight quality. The pivoting head is our favorite design feature, as it combines the sleek design of multi-blade razors with the affordability of a safety razor. If you’re new to this heritage style, the end result is a closer shave sooner.

Get it now from OneBlade Shave for $25 (with a refill plan), $29 (without a refill plan).


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WEISHI Nostalgic Long Handle Butterfly Open Double Edge Safety Razor

For beginners and those who plan on shaving hard-to-reach areas like the back of the neck, the Amazon customer-favorite safety razor by Weishi is a great place to start. The long-handled safety razor is ideal for shaving in the shower and other high-moisture environments. In order to make the best out of its use, it is recommended to use as little pressure as possible and let the weight of the razor do the work for you.

Get it from Amazon for $16.


Photo via Amazon


VIKINGS BLADE The Chieftain Double Edge Safety Razor

The accuracy of short-shafted razors like the Chieftain is fantastic. Consider this: Would you prefer to write with a five-inch pen or a five-foot pen? Customers who purchased this liked its weighted feel, which comes in at about six ounces, in addition to its 3.75-inch length. It comes with a leatherette case and pack of Swedish steel blades. Short-bodied safety razors are more accurate, but they find reaching hard-to-reach areas more difficult. This is great for facial hair but you should be looking elsewhere if you don’t just shave your face.

Get it from Vikings Blade for $29.


Photo via Vikings Blade