Straight Razor


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    Buy this Straight Razor from Amazon.com

    Brand: Parker Safety Razor
    4 based on 321 reviews
    $19.95 New

    Keep that neckline even.

    First thing’s first: I do not approve of shaving off your magnificent beard. But, for some men, the sight of an uneven cheek or neck line causes them to despair. For them, there is the straight razor.

    The straight razor differs from the safety razor in that it is basically one big, sharp blade, with no protective guard. It takes some considerable skill and practice before one masters the straight razor (far less than the modern beard trimmer). But for those who do, the rewards are endless.

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    Image of a straight razor.

    This was the way our forefathers used to shave. (When they didn’t have beards, that is.) There is no way to get a closer shave, and the feel of the thing is magnificent. In Seattle where I live, the straight razor is banned in barber shops. Apparently the hippy lawmakers here saw too many showings of The Demon Barber from Fleet Street. Anyway, if you don’t live in Seattle, then go on down to your local old-school barber shop and have the gent there give you a nice trim with a straight razor. After the experience, you will understand why this amazing machine is worth it. Use it to even out your cheeks and neckline, and have your lovely lady tidy up the back of your neck with it.

    Lastly, we live in a culture that has forgotten the traditions of the past. Therefore it is every man’s duty to collect a set of manly heirlooms to pass on to his sons when he leaves this mortal coil. Find yourself a durable shaving instrument, and take care of it for your son.

    I’ve assembled a collection of some of the best selling, highest rated, and most highly reviewed straight razors for you below. I’ve also included a list of other things you will need to get you started, including a barber strop, shaving soap, and a badger bristle brush.

    More Straight Razors

    Parker Straight Edge Stainless Steel Razor

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    Buy this Straight edge razor from Amazon.com

    Dovo Straight Razor with Matt

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    Buy this Straight edge razor from Amazon.com

    Gold Dollar Straight Razor

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    Buy this Straight edge razor from Amazon.com

    Dovo BEST QUALITY Carbon Steel Straight Razor

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    Buy this Straight edge razor from Amazon.com

     

    Straight Razor Shaving Necessities

    Straight Razor Barber Strop

    For sharpening and cleaning your straight razor. Despite the low quality image, this is one of the best selling and highest reviewed on Amazon.straight-razor-barber-strop

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    Buy this Beard Trimmer from Amazon.com

    Shaving Soap by Proraso

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    Buy this Beard Trimmer from Amazon.com

    Badger Bristle Shaving Brush

    Photo of the badger bristle shaving brush.

    Buy this Beard Trimmer from Amazon.com

    Beginner’s Straight Razor Shaving Set

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    Buy this straight razor set from Amazon.com



    Fix Your Beard With These Top Items


    Fix Your Beard With These Top Items


    Fix Your Beard With These Top Items


    Fix Your Beard With These Top Items

    About the Author

    Brandon M. Dennis
    Greetings, fellow beardsmen! I'm a beard health expert and journalist working out of Seattle, Washington. I'm also an author, marketer, and story-teller. Read my swashbuckling fantasy sea adventure novel, The Tale of Cloran Hastings, and click my name to learn more about me. Enjoy the site!
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