Shaves smooth, with minimal irritation regardless of blade type. Blade changing is very easy, with one-twist butterfly open and close. Razor handle is weighty but well-balanced. Blade guards prevent edge nicks.
Blade angle can be inconsistent between changes, requiring caution when first beginning each shave. Butterfly open/close mechanism doesn’t lock down tightly.
Beautiful finish. Easy to put together and use, giving a close shave for most owners regardless of hair thickness. Lightweight and long handle make leg shaving easier than with conventional-length safety razors.
Adjusting the blade and finding the right brand of blade may take some time to perfect. Replacing the razor requires gripping near the blade itself to unscrew the head. Handle can separate from the head at the bolt post weld point after a few months of use.
Well-balanced, with a short handle, giving a close shave for most beards. Knurled handle improves grip in wet shaving conditions. Easy blade change with butterfly open/close mechanism. Easy to keep clean.
Razor is not correctly balanced, requiring users to press harder when shaving (with more nicks as a result). Short handle is difficult for some to use, especially for leg shaving. Skin irritation is a frequent problem.
Slightly longer than standard handle improves grip and control. Helpful customer service that walks new users through the setup process. Gives a close, smooth shave even on rougher beard stubble, with only a couple of passes usually needed.
Handle can be slippery when used in the shower. Exposed razor edge can cause nicks. Gold finish tends to wear away quickly.
Smooth shaving for longer and tougher beard stubble, with traditional razor head design – leaving more of the blade exposed. Included blades each last for multiple shaves.
Razor head screw threads may be misaligned and strip quickly, making it impossible to tighten correctly. Instructions provided only cover how to shave beards, not other body parts. Razor can break at weld points if dropped.
Safety razors have a protective device positioned between the skin and the edge of the blade. They were originally designed to make shaving safer for the general public when the only other option was a trip to the barber or DIY with a straight-edge razor. Our favorite picks have easily changeable blades, weighted but well-balanced handles, and longer-than-average handles, making them ideal for leg shaving as well as facial shaving. Also look for good blade guards to help prevent nicks.
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