One of the most frequent questions we receive about the Single Edge is "how does it shave compared to my ___?" Whether you are a seasoned wetshaving veteran or have used convenience store plastic razors your whole life, the Single Edge is for everyone. This blog is part of an ongoing series where we compare the Single Edge to popular razors. If you missed our Single Edge vs. Double Edge razor blog, you can catch up here.
One of our main aims is to convince guys to wake up from the myth and marketing of the last 20 years that more blades are better for your shave. The perfect shave is closer than you think and without all of the unnecessary features, blades, and cost.
Don't believe there can be better? Here are a few ways the Single Edge stacks up to it's multi-blade competitors.
Made for a Lifetime of Use
The materials used to create our Single Edge is a huge upgrade from plastic, cartridge razors. The entire razor is crafted from 100% stainless steel and built with the purpose to last you the rest of your life.
The solid, stainless steel material also adds a weight to the razor that helps sweep hair away with ease during a shave. Added bonus: it's a handsome addition to any bathroom counter.
Better for the Environment
As many consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious, they may not realize that plastic, disposable razors are a main contributor to overflowing land fills on our planet. Our hope is you would never have a reason to throw your Single Edge away, but if you do, you can rest easy that it is completely recyclable.
Even better, our blade pack that ships with our razor holds 20 stainless steel razor blades. There is a super convenient storage slot on the base of the pack that holds used razor blades until you've made it through all 20, which can take up to six months. After you use your final blade, all you have to do is toss your entire pack in the recycling bin before moving on to your new pack.
Less Irritation and Ingrown Hairs
Cartridge razors boast a world of features: more blades, pivoting head, aloe lube strip, and flashing lights. All of these features promise a closer shave, but in reality, leave behind plenty of razor burn and discomfort. Why? Pivoting heads require you to apply pressure, because cartridge razors are actually designed to shave below the surface of your skin, which gives a close shave while causing irritation and ingrown hairs. Also, once that lube strip wears off after a couple of shaves, your face is left without that added layer of protection, which means suffer the consequences or swap out a blade prematurely.
The weight of the stainless steel that makes up our Single Edge allows a close, comfortable shave without the use of any pressure in your technique. It might sound crazy, but with the Single Edge you literally place the head of the razor on your face and "sweep" the hairs away. Our razor shaves at the surface of the skin minimizing, and even eliminating razor burn and ingrown bumps.
Less blades equals less friction and less irritation. Zero pressure allows the blade in your razor to do all of the cutting on your beard and none of the scraping on your face.
Sharper & longer-lasting blades
Simply put, one sharp blade does a much better job than the 3 or 5 you have to use with cartridge razors. Many customers notice an immediate difference with the closeness and comfort of the shave just after their first time coming over from a cartridge razor. Don't believe us? Read the reviews here.
Multi-blade cartridges also get clogged easily between each blade during your shave. This causes multiple issues, including uneven shaves, blades that dull quicker, and the use of multiple passes, which is awful for your skin. The Single Edge rinses easily between passes, and our blades tend to last anywhere from five to seven shaves, if not longer.
You might find this hard to believe since the upfront cost is more, but the Single Edge does, in fact, save you money. You pay for our handle once at the beginning, and your blade refills cost just $10 for a six-month supply. Compared to any shave club boasting a cost effective subscription program, your overall cost for two years of shaving with the Single Edge is equivalent to a 50% discount. Cha-ching!
Every man is unique and so is his beard. We understand that skin sensitivity and beard growth vary, and the needs from a razor's performance are vastly different depending on the user. Our solution: we offer three proprietary shave settings for your Single Edge.
The classic (two-dot) shave setting ships installed on every Single Edge razor and was designed to give anyone a close, comfortable shave. Our Custom Shave Settings allow you to take your shave to the next level with our sensitive (one-dot) shave setting and aggressive (three-dot) shave setting. Think of it like your barber's clippers: the more aggressive the setting, the more blade exposure on your beard. Need to trim light stubble? The sensitive setting has you covered. Got a three week beard that needs mowing down? Our aggressive setting to the rescue!
We believe the Single Edge is hands down the winner compared to plastic, exorbitantly-priced cartridge razors. If you're still sitting on the sidelines and contemplating making the switch, there is really nothing to lose.
We offer a 100-day trial period for all products on our site. Try it, live with it, and see if you love it for up to 100 days. If you're not completely satisfied, send it back for a full refund. Free return shipping. No questions asked.
Stop debating. Start clicking. Order your Single Edge today.