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Double Edge Safety Razors

What is a double edge razor?

Also known simply as a safety razor, a double edge razor can be identified by the one double-edged blade at its head, its protective barrier and its non-stick PTFE coating. Virtually unchanged for well over a century, it’s so easy to use, reliable and economical that it’s still as popular today as it was when your great-grandad used it. 

What does a double edge razor do?

Originally designed to minimise the risks of a straight razor, the double edge razor delivers a close and clean shave with a sharp and reliable blade, but keeps both your skin and your fingers safe. Its protective barrier reduces cuts, nicks and irritation while maintaining that sharp, smart and clearly defined look.

Wilkinson Sword’s Classic Double Edge Razor features:

  1. PTFE coating to reduce friction
  2. Easy-to-grip handle design
  3. Butterfly opening and locking mechanism
  4. Cost-effective 47mm blades

Why choose a double edge razor?

Perfectly reflecting the current trend for timeless, old-school style, they make for a clean, comfortable finish by keeping redness and irritation to a minimum. They also do good for the planet by reducing your consumption of single-use plastics and cost less in the long run.

If you want to take your shaving experience to the next level of comfort, check out some of our accessories like the vintage soap bowl and shaving brush. We’re always looking for ways to innovate when it comes to men’s razor blades – but sometimes, the classic methods are the best.

For more style inspiration, head to our blog where you’ll find new shaving tips and tricks every month, and if you’re looking to take control of your grooming routine and save money then our shaving subscriptions could be just the thing.

FAQs

Are double edge razors better for your skin? 

By using only one blade at a time, double edge razors tend to reduce irritation and redness, providing a safer and more comfortable shave and leaving your skin looking its best.

Can I take a double edge razor in my hand luggage?

Airline rules state that you can’t bring most types of razor into the cabin, including double edged safety razors, but you can pack them in your hold baggage. Make sure you shave before heading to the airport if you want to arrive looking swish!

How often should I change the blade on my double edge razor?

Don’t forget that the blade has two edges so you can make full use of both – but on average, we recommend changing the blade every 2-3 shaves. You can keep a stock of spare blades in a tin as they’re inexpensive to buy in bulk – only £4.99 for a pack of 10.