The best razors for men
Really good razor blades are often undervalued. You don't have your hair trimmed with a hedge trimmer either, so why should you shave your skin with a disposable razor? That era is over if it's up to us. It's time to move on to the best razors for men. And we already reveal: that does not have to be a robbery on your wallet. On the contrary.
What to look for when buying new razor blades
When you want to buy a new razor blade, it is important to keep in mind what is really important. To get straight to the point: that's not the look.
Normally we are now going to list some points for you that are very important to pay attention to when purchasing. This time we're going to do it a bit differently. There is only one very important point. And that is the sharpness of your razor. Sharpness immediately says everything about comfort. If your knife is not sharp enough, you will experience a lot of ailments. Wounds, irritations, razor burn, tight skin, you name it. All these negative things can be avoided by using a sharp razor.
A real 'sharpness scale' has been designed to determine the sharpness of your razor. All razor blades must be graded from 1 to 5. Here, 1 is the lowest sharpness and 5 is the highest. Just pay attention if you want to buy a razor. A sharpness must always be indicated here. Is this not indicated? Junk, get rid of it, run.
Beginners often choose a low scale, but this is not always advisable. Sure, if you're 12 and want to shave a stray fluff hair for the first time. But as far as we're concerned, that's about it. If you've shaved before, you know how to do it. And why not just use a good razor? Our motto here is: “the sharper the knife, the less stress.”
What else to pay attention to?
Okay, there are a few more points besides sharpness. For example, you may find it important that your razor is durable. Less expensive and also better for the environment. But here too, if your knife is sharper, it will also last longer.
It is of course also nice if your razor is for sale for a good price. Always look for razors that fall in your price range. The funny thing about this is that the blades in the supermarket or drugstore are often more expensive (!) than when you calculate what a single-or-double edge blade costs, for example. So calculate what it actually costs and don't be tempted by the price you see on the price tag. If you take a lot less time with it, you will lose a lot more money afterwards.
Which razor blades are there?
The choice is huge. You will need to buy a razor that best suits you, your look, your hair type (or beard length) and your lifestyle. We can never say: 'this is the best for you!' if we don't know any further details. We are therefore going to highlight some different blades. Then you can make the choice yourself.
Double edge blades
Double edge blades, as you can guess, are sharp on both sides. The polished, stainless steel blades offer quality and comfort on both sides of the blade. Double edge blades can be placed in a safety razor or shavette without any hassle. The reason you can also use it in a shavette is because the blades can easily be broken in two. Then you actually have two single edge blades, but from one blade!
Many barbers use double edge blades and that is of course not without reason. The blades are therefore razor-sharp and easy to use. Another big advantage is that they are very cheap. The blades are on average about 10x cheaper than a cartridge blade. As far as we are concerned, the best razor blades.
Advantages of the double edge blades:
- Provides a very comfortable shave
- Because they are sharp, you don't have to shave as often
- Less chance of irritation, razor burn, ingrown hair, etc.
- Versatile: can be used in both a safety razor and shavette
- You save a lot of money (10x cheaper than a cartridge)
- Durable. The blades can go with the old iron
Single edge blades
Single edge blades are sharp blades that you mainly use in a shavette (also known as the 'open barber knife'). A single edge blade can be seen as a single double edge blade. In terms of sharpness and quality, the single edge blade is exactly the same as the double edge blade. The benefits are therefore the same as the list above. That's why the single edge blades fall under the category of 'best razor blades for men' for us.
Okay, you can shave fine with a cartridge blade, but we don't prefer this. The cartridge blades have more blades than the single or double edge blades and therefore have more impact on your skin. If you have sensitive skin, your skin will also quickly irritate or pull. The cartridge blade is useful if you go away for a weekend. Keep in mind that these easy razor blades are a lot more expensive than the single or double edge blades.
Best razor blades of 2022
We can conclude that the single edge blade and the double edge blades are our preference. But there is a razor in every category that will make you happy!
To help you further with your search for the best razor blades for men, we have put together the top picks of 2022 for you.
- Feather 81-S Double Edge Blades
- Astra Superior Platinum Double Edge Blades
- Derby Double Edge Blades
- Muhle Double Edge Blades
- Personna Double Edge Blades
- Voskhod Teflon Coated Double Edge Blades
- Wilkinson Sword Double Edge Blades
- KAI Double Edge Blades
- Boldking Razor Blades - Sensitive skin
- Gillette Mach3 Razor Blades
If you still have questions, feel free to contact us. Then we will try to help you with your new best shaving friend. You know where to find us.
The Alpha Men