Buying a safety razor? The Bearded Man has listed the best safety razors for you. Within 5 – 8 minutes you will know exactly which safety razor best suits your needs.
A safety razor offers many advantages: in terms of hygiene, shaving result (smooth), durability and the fact that you don’t have to shave as often.
People claim that a safety razor is durable, but what about that? The waste product is just a piece of metal, but not plastic like razors are. You’re also cheaper because your interchangeable blades for the razor are super cheap!
The only disadvantage of a safety razor that I can think of is that a little experience is required. The blades are razor-sharp (yes-yes) and if you are not careful you can easily get a small wound or cut in your skin. No, that does not sound nice.
Beyond all the benefits, a real man just chooses a classic razor. If I don’t grow a beard, I use a razor a lot. Not to mention that a safety razor is also a must-have for men with beards! After all, there is no better way to draw lines and trim the side of your beard.
Ok enough, let’s get to the point!
My name is Sander, aka The Beard Man. I have listed the 10 best classic razors for you. Let’s quickly discover which type of razor best suits your beard growth and needs.
Our 5 best safety razors
When compiling the TOP-5, I took into account the quality of safety razor, type of beard, value for money and whether the razor offers a comfortable shave. I also include user reviews in the final result.
The best safety razor of all
Scheerset Bulbous Safety Razor
Shaving Set Bulbous Safety Razor Those who have a higher budget and like to display their manliness in the bathroom choose the stylish 3-piece luxury shaving set from Edwin Jagger’s Bulbous series. Yes, you’ll have to pay big bucks, but you from this razor you’ll never have to consult our TOP-5.
This set consists of a stable holder, a shaving brush with Silvertip fiber hair and a safety razor made of high quality metal. This razor is so comfortable to hold that you will instantly forget that you paid several hundred euros for it. This is thanks to the chrome finish, the riggings in the metal and the ergonomically shaped handle. With closed comb, which is also called a safety razor.
- Excellent quality
- for the experienced shearers
- With shaving brush
- convenient holder
- with butterfly clasp
- With screw closure
- Weighs 165 grams
- quite expensive
The best affordable safety razor
Flaano Safety Razor Shave
Not everyone feels like spending hundreds of dollars on a safety razor. Understandable, because a good razor really doesn’t have to cost that much either. This Flaano Safety Razor Razor costs just over 10 euros and is perfect for beginners or teenagers with their first beard hairs.
This razor weighs 99 grams and fits nicely in the hand. It could have been a little heavier, but “Hey” what do you expect from a safety razor for so little money. Despite its affordability, the handle is stainless steel.
In total you get 20 blades with it, which you easily replace thanks to the convenient screw closure. They are double edge blades which means you can use the blades on both sides.
- The best buy from my test
- with closed comb
- Feels nice in the hand
- with butterfly clasp
- Includes 20 interchangeable razor blades
- especially for normal beard growth
- Less suitable for heavy beard growth
The best open razor
Gentlemen’s Club premium Shavette
It is said that a true gentlemen uses the classic razor, also called an open razor or straight razor. Unfortunately, I can’t call myself a real gentleman because I use a safety razor with a closed comb, but that aside. As for open razors, I hereby call out the Gentlemen’s Club premium Shavette as the best open razor.
Why? The good user reviews will certainly have played a role. Other than that, this classic razor from Gentlemen’s Club open blade looks sleek. The blades are made of Swedish style, providing a smoother shave than regular knives. The handle is made of quality hardwood and feels great in the hand.
The problem with many open razors is the blade which is awkward to replace without cutting yourself. At the Gentlemen’s Club, they have thought about this very carefully, allowing you to replace the razor blade without any problems.
The knife comes in a nice box, which makes it an excellent gift if you want to get a good once over with a real man.
- Quality materials
- with 20 blades
- Suitable for large hands
- Suitable for sensitive skin
- For a smooth shaved
- reasonably affordable razor
- for all types of beard growth
- For experienced users
The best durable safety razors
OrganiGoods Safety Razor
A durable safety razor? Aren’t safety razors and classic razors a priori durable? They are! But this bamboo razor from OrganiGoods Safety Razor feels even more durable. Plus, the woody look of bamboo just looks cool too!
The reviews don’t lie either. At the time of writing, this safety razor was reviewed 29 times and the average rating is 4.9 stars. The nice thing about this safety razor with lock comb is that it is a bit heavier, namely 192 grams. This makes it very nice in the hands.
The product description states that you can use the blades for 4 to 7 shaves. We do not recommend this because of hygiene. Moreover, the replaceable blades are so cheap that this is not necessary.
Included with this bamboo safety razor are 20 replaceable razor blades. These are high quality, so you don’t have to worry about them rusting. The bamboo handle is properly finished so that it is destined to resist water and you have enough grip.
- Durable appearance
- bamboo handle
- stylish safety razor
- with 20 double edge blades
- Fine handle (weighs heavier)
- with butterfly clasp
- Included blades last less often
The bestseller on bol.com
Bamboozy Safety Razor RVS
The Bamboozy Safety Razor Stainless Steel + 20 is by far the bestseller on bol.com. Of course, that’s saying something, because of all the safety razors, why do so many men decide to pick this one? The Bamboozy Safety razor has been reviewed 444 times with an average rating of 4.6 stars. Not bad by a long shot!
Why do I think this safety razor is the best seller? Well, first of all because of the price. This is an affordable razor for less than 20 euros, suitable for any type of beard: from normal beard growth to heavy beard growth. This safety razor actually fulfills all the basic requirements: lies nicely in the hand, shaves easily, with butterfly handle and a handle made of stainless steel.
What makes this product really stand out is that it comes with a box to store your used blades. This will save you some nasty wounds when you’re digging in the trash with your hands again.
- Best-selling razor
- Fine handle
- Very good value
- for face, nose, chin and neck
- including 20 double edge razors
- upper part swivels open easily
- also for heavy beard growth
- available in different colors
- at 93 grams slightly on the light side
How do you choose a safety razor or a classic razor?
Buying a safety razor? There are a few things to consider:
- Type of razor: Safety razor or classic razor? A safety razor, as the name suggests, is a little safer, thanks to the butterfly clasp. This makes it a good choice for beginners. For experienced shavers, I would recommend an open razor, aka an old-fashioned razor. With this, you shave large areas in one go and generally this shaving method is better suited for sensitive skin. Note: with an open razor you use and single edge razor, while a safety razor has double edge blades.
- Handle material: a handle is made of different materials: plastic, stainless steel and bamboo. Personally, I would choose the latter two. Make sure that the handle has a good grip and an ergonomic design so that it fits comfortably in your hand.
- The weight of the handle: I like a heavier handle, it feels better in my hand. It also feels more durable, but preferences may vary. If you travel a lot, a lightweight safety razor might suit you better.
- Safety razor or regular razor: a regular razor from Gilette, for example, is the safest way to shave, but it is a lot more expensive and less durable. Still looking for a regular razor? Check out our TOP-5 of the best razors.
Conclusion: which safety razor is right for you?
What is the best safety razor or open knife for you depends on your budget, beard growth and personal preferences. If you have a lot to spend and value a complete set of high quality, we recommend the Bulbous Safety Razor Shaving Set. If you just want a safety razor at an affordable price choose Flaano Safety Razor Razor or the best-selling Bamboozy Safety Razor stainless steel.
Prefer a classic razor? Then we really only have one recommendation for you: buy the Gentlemen’s Club premium Shavette.
Hi, I’m Sander!
The Beard Man
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Frequently Asked Questions
The best safety razor in our test is the Shaving Set Bulbous Safety Razor, but then you have to spend a lot of money.
There are many different brands to choose from. The best-known brands are Gilette, Guardenza and Mühle. But this does not mean that these are automatically the best safety razors. Therefore, make use of my TOP-5, where I have found the best products for you.
You can buy a safety razor basically anywhere. From well-known large online stores such as bol.com to the Kruidvat. On bol.com you will find the largest selection.
A classic razor is actually an old-fashioned razor that has been used since the 17th century. The reason we call this razor “open” is that it actually looks like a kind of open comb that you flip open. This way of shaving is mainly meant for experienced shavers, since you will have made a cut in no time. A safety razor, as the name suggests, is safer to use. This is due to the closed comb and butterfly closure. Finally, with an open comb, you only use a razor on one side, while with safety razors you use double edge blades.