If you do not like styling your beard and prefer clean face, straight razor is what you need because it gives the closest shave possible, which is also why most barbers shave their clients with straight razors. Other men use straight razors because it was what they used when they were growing up, and have gotten used to using them and don’t feel like using any other type of razor. The one thing about straight razors is that they are very sharp, and should only be used by experienced wet shavers, because they can cut your face when shaving if you aren’t experienced with using them.
To save you the time you would spend on searching for the right straight razor, we have gone through the reviews of some of the best straight razors, and made a top 5 list of straight razors in 2014, which we listed below.
#5 Black Aluminum Lightweight Shavette Straight Edge Razor
This razor has blades that are double edged, to give you a close clean shave, and comes with four insert blades and another four disposable blades. It is a professional barber quality blade that should be handled with care due to its sharpness. Most straight razors are generally expensive, so this is a steal for its price, but you do have to be careful with the handle, which is plastic, and can break if too much pressure is applied to it.
#4 Dovo Classic Straight Razor Half Hollow Ground
Like the previous razor, this is also a Dovo product that German made, and is very high quality. It is made with Swedish steel, and has an ebony handle, which gives it an old fashion feel. The blade comes sharpened, so you don’t have to spend your time and money sharpening it before use. As previously mentioned, it is a sharp blade, and should be handled with care when shaving.
#3 Parker SRW Stainless Steel Straight Edge Barber Razor
This is a very solid product that is the same quality as the ones barbers use, the blade arm is made from stainless steel, and gives you good balance when shaving. The lock holder has a snap feature that keeps it secure when you are not using it, whenever you want to use it, all you have to do is pull on the handle, which will bring the blade out. Also included with the blade are 100 long stainless steel blades, which let you shave your face quickly, which is handy if you are in a hurry.
#2 Dovo Blue Shavette Satin Finish Straight Razor
This is another quality Dovo product that allows you to shave very closely, it has a holder that adapts to any brand of double edge straight razor blades, so you can use the blades you prefer with this razor, Dovo Classic has an aluminum blade carrier the holder can fit in. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with extra blades, and it is very lightweight, and feels like it can easily break.
#1 Feather SS Folding Handle Razor
This is a top of the line product for those that take their wet shaving seriously, it has a resin handle which provides you with excellent grip, and prevents the razor from slipping in your hands while shaving. Feather SS is made with heat resistant stainless steel, with a round shaving head that allows you to have a smooth shave, replacing the blade is also simple, all you have to do is pinch the blade head, and it will come off. If you are looking for a clean, close, professional quality shave, look no further than this Feather razor. Tis product is the best in 2014!