What is the best straight razor to get?

Compare the best straight razors

Straight Razor Cost Blade Type
1. Feather – Artist Club SS $$$$$ Feather Artist Club
3. Parker – SRX $$ DE blade
2. Personna – Monsieur Charles $$ Personna Mini Hair Shaper
4. Equinox – Straight Edge Razor $ DE blade

Is shaving with a straight razor worth it?

Straight shaving is cleaner than shaving with cartridge or electric razors, reducing the risk of common skin infections like ingrown hairs, razor burn and razor bumps. Safety bars, lubricating strips, multiple blades and motors are difficult to clean and can clog with hair, skin, soap, and dirt.

How much should you spend on a straight razor?

Though prices can vary dramatically, a good mid-range straight edge razor and strop should cost around $250. On top of this, you’ll need another $100 for a whetstone and polish. Based on these figures, shaving with a straight razor will cost you just $0.01/shave. So there you have it.

How many shaves is a straight razor good for?

5-10 shaves
Ideally, you want to change your razor blade after 5-10 shaves. Gillette actually recommends 5-7 shaves, but this is just a general rule and it actually comes down more to the thickness and density of your facial hair.

Can you sharpen a straight razor?

The Technique. The basic method of honing (sharpening) a straight razor is simple. Lay the razor flat on the end of the stone nearest to you with both the edge and the spine on the stone, allowing the spine to set the angle.

What is the three pass technique?

For years we have recommended a three pass safety razor shave for men who want a close shave. This involves shaving with the grain, across the grain then against the grain in that order. While this delivers close shaves, repeatedly doing three passes over time can in some cases lead to skin irritation.

Do you sharpen a straight razor?

One thing to remember is stropping a straight razor does not “sharpen” the blade at all. Its “polishes” or straightens the microscopic fin of the blade that gets damaged when cutting. In short, it brings the blade back in alignment. It’s very important to strop either right before or just after you begin to shave.

How often should I sharpen a straight razor?

every 60-70 shaves
There is quite a variety of responses to this question; anywhere from once or twice a year to every three to six months. Our resident wet shaving guru, Abraham, suggests that a number like every 60-70 shaves is a better guideline.