Double Edge Safety Razors

A Listmania! list by Nicolas "The Cinephile" (Manhattan, NYC)
The list author says: "A safety razor is a razor where the skin is protected from all but the very edge of the blade.These razors eliminate the possibility of a user being seriously injured by the blade, as is possible with a straight razor.

The first safety razor was invented in the late 18th century by a Frenchman, Jean-Jacques Perret, who was inspired by the joiner's plane. As an expert on the subject, he also wrote a book called Pogonotomy or the Art of Learning to Shave Oneself. In the late 1820s, a similar razor was made in Sheffield, England, and from the 1870s, a single-edge blade, mounted on a hoe-shaped handle, was available in Britain and Germany. One of the rarest European razors was made by "Comfort" and, while this was not a true safety razor, it remains a landmark in razor design. None of these razors are considered to be a true safety razor.

Described as a razor where "a small blade is held in a suitable frame and provided with a guard to prevent the edge of the razor from cutting into the skin", the first American safety razor was patented in 1880 by the Kampfe Brothers. The new razor featured a wire skin-guard along the razorís edge. Only one side of the actual blade is used to shave, and it must be removed often for sharpening.

Until the early 1970s, most safety razors were manufactured to accept a single, disposable razor blade. These blades were manufactured with either one or two sharpened edges, depending upon the design of the razor. This style of razor is no longer manufactured in the United States and is instead made by a number of companies such as Merkur of Germany, Treet of Pakistan, Weishi of China, and Parker of India. The blades are still being made today in a wide variety of countries including the USA, Israel, Russia, Korea, Japan, and Egypt. Some of the brand names include Merkur, Feather, Racer, Bigben, Lord, Treet and Bic."
Merkur 45 Bakelite Safety Razor Travel Set
1.  Merkur 45 Bakelite Safety Razor Travel Set by Merkur
The list author says:
  "NEW! made from bakelite synthetic plastic).  Extremely light for one of these.  And gives a great shave."
$40.63   Used & New from: $34.95
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Merkur HD 34C, Chrome Plated
2.  Merkur HD 34C, Chrome Plated by Merkur
The list author says:
  "The standard.  A great starter.  Great for experienced users too.  I go back to using this one a couple times a week."
$39.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)

Merkur 1904 Classic Safety Razor
3.  Merkur 1904 Classic Safety Razor by Merkur
The list author says:
  "Modeled after an old Gillette design.  Nice looking.  Open comb.  I use this all the time if I don't shave for a few days.  Won't pull the hairs."
$27.13
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (241 customer reviews)

Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor
4.  Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor by Merkur
The list author says:
  "can swap heads with the 1904.  Nice weight.  Long handle for those who prefer them that way."
$27.45
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,813 customer reviews)

Merkur Model 38 Hd Classic "Barber Pole" Long Safety Razor
5.  Merkur Model 38 Hd Classic "Barber Pole" Long Safety Razor by Merkur
The list author says:
  "The Barber pole style.  Many fans of this one."
$39.78   Used & New from: $39.22
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (317 customer reviews)

Merkur HD Slant Safety Razor 37C
6.  Merkur HD Slant Safety Razor 37C by Merkur
The list author says:
  "The slant head.  For experienced users. Have to hold differently.  Will give you a close shave."
$49.50   Used & New from: $46.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)

Merkur Progress Adjustable Double Edge Safety Razor with Pack of 10 Blades-#570- Made in Germany
7.  Merkur Progress Adjustable Double Edge Safety Razor with Pack of 10 Blades-#570- Made in Germany by Merkur
The list author says:
  "I love this adjustable.  Fluted grip is a pain for some.  Not me.  Some don't like the knob.  Check online for a Mergress to solve the knob issue."
$73.97   Used & New from: $72.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

Merkur Long Handle Progress Razor
8.  Merkur Long Handle Progress Razor by Merkur
The list author says:
  "Long handle version of progress"
$78.27
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Merkur "Futur" Safety Razor, Satin Finish
9.  Merkur "Futur" Safety Razor, Satin Finish by Merkur
The list author says:
  "Another adjustable.  Bulky head but cool design"
$68.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (331 customer reviews)

Merkur Vision Butterfly Razor
10.  Merkur Vision Butterfly Razor by Merkur
The list author says:
  "Another adjustable.  Requires maintenance to last a while."
Used & New from: $234.95
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Merkur Eyebrow/ Moustache Razor- Silver-Plated - #907- Made in Germany
11.  Merkur Eyebrow/ Moustache Razor- Silver-Plated - #907- Made in Germany by Merkur
Out of stock
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

 
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Merkur Moustache and Eyebrow razor, Chrome-plated, in cardboard box with 1 blade by Merkur

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Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor
12.  Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor by Merkur
The list author says:
  "same as 23c"
$27.45
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,813 customer reviews)

Merkur Classic Straight Safety Razor
13.  Merkur Classic Straight Safety Razor by Merkur
$26.35   Used & New from: $26.14
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (307 customer reviews)

Merkur Trac Razor, Gold Finish
14.  Merkur Trac Razor, Gold Finish by Merkur
Out of stock

 
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Escali 100% Pure Badger Shaving Brush by GFT

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Merkur Moustache/Eyebrow Razor, Gold
15.  Merkur Moustache/Eyebrow Razor, Gold by Merkur
Out of stock
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

 
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Merkur Moustache and Eyebrow razor, Chrome-plated, in cardboard box with 1 blade by Merkur

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Merkur-Razor Double Edge Razor Blades
16.  Merkur-Razor Double Edge Razor Blades by Merkur-Razor
The list author says:
  "Good, but not my favorites."
$7.38   Used & New from: $5.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (710 customer reviews)

Merkur Replacement Blades for Moustache Eyebrow Razor- Pack of 10 Blades- Made in Germany
17.  Merkur Replacement Blades for Moustache Eyebrow Razor- Pack of 10 Blades- Made in Germany by Merkur
Out of stock
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

 
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10 Feather Razor Blades NEW Hi-stainless Double Edge by Feather

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Edwin Jagger DE89bl Chrome Plated Double Edge Safety Razor
18.  Edwin Jagger DE89bl Chrome Plated Double Edge Safety Razor by Edwin Jagger
The list author says:
  "A great razor.  On par with the Merkur HD."
$30.16
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (640 customer reviews)

Edwin Jagger Double Edge (DE) Chrome & Ivory Color Handle Safety Razor
19.  Edwin Jagger Double Edge (DE) Chrome & Ivory Color Handle Safety Razor by Edwin Jagger
Used & New from: $42.00
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Edwin Jagger Faux Ebony Double Edge Safety Razor, Black
20.  Edwin Jagger Faux Ebony Double Edge Safety Razor, Black by Edwin Jagger
$29.92   Used & New from: $26.26
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (368 customer reviews)

Edwin Jagger 4 Piece Ivory Color Shaving Shave Set
21.  Edwin Jagger 4 Piece Ivory Color Shaving Shave Set by Edwin Jagger
$77.47   Used & New from: $70.11
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Edwin Jagger Double Edge (DE) Smooth Chrome Handle Safety Razor
22.  Edwin Jagger Double Edge (DE) Smooth Chrome Handle Safety Razor by Edwin Jagger
Out of stock
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

 
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Edwin Jagger DE89bl Chrome Plated Double Edge Safety Razor by Edwin Jagger

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Edwin Jagger Shaving Gift Set - Imitation Ivory Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Gillette Mach 3 Razor and Stand
23.  Edwin Jagger Shaving Gift Set - Imitation Ivory Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Gillette Mach 3 Razor and Stand by Edwin Jagger
$75.13
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Parker 89R Super Heavy Weight Double Edge Safety Razor & 5 Pack of 7AM Platinum Blades!
24.  Parker 89R Super Heavy Weight Double Edge Safety Razor & 5 Pack of 7AM Platinum Blades! by Parker Safety Razor
The list author says:
  "Cheap razors.  Most have complaints about these.  Wouldn't suggest you start with these"
$28.88
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Chrome Traditional Razor (Closed Comb) (R106) razor by Muhle
25.  Chrome Traditional Razor (Closed Comb) (R106) razor by Muhle by Muhle
$65.50

Diamond Edge Classic Safety Razor And Blades
26.  Diamond Edge Classic Safety Razor And Blades by Diamond Edge
$8.78   Used & New from: $8.75
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)

Parker 22R - Long Handle Butterfly Open Double Edge Safety Razor & 5 Shark Super Chrome Blades
27.  Parker 22R - Long Handle Butterfly Open Double Edge Safety Razor & 5 Shark Super Chrome Blades by Parker Safety Razor
The list author says:
  "avoid"
$28.77   Used & New from: $27.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (479 customer reviews)

Colonel Conk Classic Shave Stand Model 775 Chrome
28.  Colonel Conk Classic Shave Stand Model 775 Chrome by Colonel Conk
The list author says:
  "a nicely priced stand"
$17.16   Used & New from: $12.98
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (761 customer reviews)

Shark Double Edge Safety Razor Blades, Super Chrome, 100 Count
29.  Shark Double Edge Safety Razor Blades, Super Chrome, 100 Count by SOTRACO
The list author says:
  "my favorite blades"
$11.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (455 customer reviews)

Concord Double Edge DE Safety Razor 3-piece model with one pack BLUEBIRD DE BLADES
30.  Concord Double Edge DE Safety Razor 3-piece model with one pack BLUEBIRD DE BLADES by Concord
The list author says:
  "never used"
$10.45
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

Weishi Safety Razor and Travel Case
31.  Weishi Safety Razor and Travel Case by WEISHI
The list author says:
  "never used"
$12.38   Used & New from: $10.29
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)

Shaving Gift Set with Merkur Safety Razor, Bowl, Shaving Soap, Badger Brush, Stand and Safety Razor, Great Gift Idea for Father Husband or Boyfriend
32.  Shaving Gift Set with Merkur Safety Razor, Bowl, Shaving Soap, Badger Brush, Stand and Safety Razor, Great Gift Idea for Father Husband or Boyfriend by Merkur
$84.25   Used & New from: $83.90
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (303 customer reviews)

Genuine Leather Double Edge Safety Razor Protective/Travel Case with Felt Lining from Parker Safety Razor
33.  Genuine Leather Double Edge Safety Razor Protective/Travel Case with Felt Lining from Parker Safety Razor by Parker Safety Razor
$13.49
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (446 customer reviews)

Old-Fashioned Safety Razor
34.  Old-Fashioned Safety Razor by Vincent
Out of stock
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

 
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Personna Double Edge Razor Blades, 100 Count by Personna

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Feather 10 Razor Blades New Hi-Stainless Double Edge
35.  Feather 10 Razor Blades New Hi-Stainless Double Edge by Feather
The list author says:
  "sharpest blades"
$3.49   Used & New from: $1.29
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,324 customer reviews)

The Art of Shaving Shaving Cream, Lemon for All Skin Types 5 oz (150 g)150ml.
36.  The Art of Shaving Shaving Cream, Lemon for All Skin Types 5 oz (150 g)150ml. by The Art of Shaving
The list author says:
  "my favorite shaving cream"
Out of stock
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (699 customer reviews)

 
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Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Shaving Cream Bowl, 5.3-Ounce by Taylor of Old Bond Street

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Edwin Jagger 1ej256sds Traditional English Super Badger Hair Shaving Brush Faux Ebony Medium With Drip Stand, Black, Medium
37.  Edwin Jagger 1ej256sds Traditional English Super Badger Hair Shaving Brush Faux Ebony Medium With Drip Stand, Black, Medium by Edwin Jagger
The list author says:
  "an excellent brush"
$57.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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