In the present day, there are myriad manufacturers of both safety razors and blades, so the user is spoiled for choice and truly able to tailor their shave to their own personal style and taste. The sheer volume of options can be overwhelming, so to cut through the cacophony, we present you with five of our favourite double edge razors.
While a sturdy Hoxton or Merkur safety razor will last decades, even the best budget option is likely to give up the ghost eventually. After several decades, old chrome plating can wear off, and core materials can bend or break from dropping. Upon realizing this, I set out on a quest to find a razor that would last several lifetimes in addition to my own, reducing as much waste as possible. On this journey, I’ve found that stronger materials are the key; you’ll notice that all of these options eschew the affordable & semi-rugged nickel core most razors have for much sturdier metals that will likely hold up to centuries of use!