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 need to shave less 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 as is the case with razors. Also, you are 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 bit of experience is a must. The blades are razor-sharp (yes-yes) and if you’re not careful you can easily get a small wound or cut on your skin. No, that does not sound nice.
Apart from all the advantages, 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
Shaving set Bulbous Safety Razor Those with a higher budget and keen to display their manliness in the bathroom opt for the stylish 3-piece luxury shaving set from Edwin Jagger’s Bulbous series. Yes, you’ll have to shell out quite a bit, but you’ll never have to consult our TOP-5 from this razor.
This set consists of a stable holder, a shaving brush with Silvertip fibre 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 chromed finish, the riggings in the metal and the ergonomically shaped handle. With closed comb, which is also called a safety razor. Read more…
- Excellent quality
- for the experienced shearers
- With shaving brush
- handy holder
- with butterfly clasp
- With screw closure
- Weighs 165 grams
- quite expensive
The best affordable safety razor
Not everyone feels like spending hundreds of euros on a safety razor. Understandably, because a good razor really doesn’t have to cost that much either. This Flaano Safety Razor Razorcosts 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 slightly 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 handy screw closure. They are double edge blades which means you can use the blades on both sides. Read more..
- The best buy from my test
- with closed comb
- Fits comfortably 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
It is said that a true gentleman uses the classic razor, also known as an open razor or straight razor. Unfortunately, I cannot call myself a true gentleman, as I use a safety razor with a closed comb, but that is an aside. When it comes to open razors, I hereby call the Gentlemen’s Club premium Shavette the best open razor.
Why? The good user reviews will surely have played a role. Other than that, this classic Gentlemen’s Club open razor looks sleek. The blades are made of Swedish-style, which gives a smoother shave than regular knives. The handle is made of high-quality hardwood and sits wonderfully 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 carefully, making it easy to replace the razor blade. Read more..
The knife comes in a nice box, which makes it an excellent gift if you want to get a good shave from a real man.
- High-quality materials
- with 20 individual blades
- Suitable for large hands
- Suitable for sensitive skin
- For a smooth shave
- reasonably affordable razor
- for all types of beard growth
- For experienced users
The best long-lasting safety razors
A durable safety razor? Aren’t safety razors and classic razors by definition already 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. In total, at the time of writing, this safety razor has been reviewed 29 times and the average rating comes to 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 due to hygiene reasons. Moreover, the replaceable blades are so cheap that this is also not necessary.
Included with this bamboo safety razor are 20 replaceable razor blades. These are of high quality, so you don’t have to worry about them rusting. The bamboo handle is finished appropriately, so it is destined to withstand water and give you plenty of grip. Read more..
- 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
The Bamboozy Safety Razor RVS + 20 is by far the bestseller on bol.com. Of course, that says something, because out 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 bestseller? Well, firstly because of the price. This is an affordable razor for less than 20 euros, suitable for every type of beard: from normal beard growth to heavy beard growth. This safety razor actually meets all the basic requirements: fits comfortably in the hand, shaves easily, with butterfly handle and a handle made of stainless steel.
Also handy, what really makes this product stand out, is that it comes with a box to put your used blades in. This will save you some nasty wounds the next time you run your hands through the trash. Read more…
- Best-selling razor
- Fine handle
- Very well priced
- for face, nose, chin and neck
- including 20 double edge razors
- upper part opens easily
- also for heavy beard growth
- Available in different colours
- at 93 grams slightly on the light side
Overview TOP-5 best safety razors & classic razors
How to 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 slightly 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: an open razor uses a 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. Just make sure the handle has a good grip and an ergonomic design so it fits comfortably in your hand.
- The weight of the handle: I like a heavier handle, so it fits more comfortably in your 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 instance, is the safest way to shave, but it is a lot more expensive and less durable. Still looking for a regular razor? Then check out our TOP-5 of the best razors.
Conclusion: which safety razor is right for you?
Which 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 high-quality complete set, we recommend the Bulbous Safety Razor Shaving Set. If you just want a safety razor at an affordable price then 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.
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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 you will have to spend quite a bit.
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 shops like bol.com to Kruidvat. Bol.com does have 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 resembles 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 thanks to its 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-edged blades.
A safety razor is razor-sharp, cutting hair deep into the skin. The advantage of a safety razor is that you don’t have to shave as often.
Because a safety razor cuts hair deep into the skin, you won’t have to shave as often. Depending on your style, men with safety razors shave on average once or twice a week.
The Flaano Safety Razor razor is an affordable and good safety razor. It is not for nothing that I picked this safety razor as the 2nd best safety razor. Take a look at my test of 5 good safety razors and find out which one best suits your needs and budget.
Using a safety razor requires some experience. I recommend you to be careful as the blades are razor-sharp. To avoid irritation or cuts, always shave in the direction of hair growth and first wet your skin with lukewarm water. Afterwards, pat the skin with a clean, dry towel.