The Single Edge vs. Double Edge Razor

While the DE razor is an excellent tool for wetshaving, once the technique is mastered, there are many advantages for using the Single Edge razor instead. See why so many of our customers are making the switch.

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, the Single Edge is for everyone. This blog is part of an ongoing series where we compare the Single Edge to popular razors.

When it comes to traditional wetshaving, most enthusiasts think of the DE razor (short for double edge) as the standard. A DE razor is exactly how it sounds: it has two cutting edges for shaving on both sides of the razor. While it is an excellent tool for wetshaving once the technique is mastered, there are many advantages for using the Single Edge razor instead.

The Single Edge

 What makes the Single Edge different?

There are three main differences between the Single Edge and a DE razor: the number of cutting edges, the ease of finding and maintaining the proper blade angle, and the blades. The first is obvious, and the other two are what provide that comfortable, close shave we're all looking for.

First, the Single Edge has only one cutting edge rather than the two of the DE. I know what you're thinking, "Duh." Moving right along.

One major complaint about DE shaving is how difficult it is to find the correct blade angle during the shave. The Single Edge was created with the blade angle built into the design of the actual razor. To find the angle, you just place the head of the razor flat against your skin and then rotate 10-15 degrees. Whether you're a wetshaving enthusiast or a first timer, we wanted the Single Edge to feel intuitive to use. 

Finally, changing out a blade in the Single Edge is much easier due to the unique injector blade cartridge that comes with the razor. Insert the key. Push the lever forward. Insert the new blade. Eject the old. Done. The injector blade is twice as thick as a DE blade and tends to last users almost twice as long. Our blade pack holds 20 stainless steel injector blades and has been in production for over 100 years in the United States. Each Single Edge ships with a pack of blades, which can last our customers up to 6 months of shaving. 

20 injector blades ship with each razor

Show me the proof.

The reviews are in - and they look good.  

The choice is yours.

See why customers are making the switch from their DE traditional razor to the Single Edge. With a 100 day trial period, over 700+ 5-star reviews and counting, and a six months supply of shaves, we're running out of reasons why you shouldn't. 

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Robert Fais

Hi, do you ship to Australia? I am a recent traditional shaving convert (no more cartridges for me), and your starter sets look great, but I wasn’t sure they’d reach me.


David Lee
Like to buy it
John rutkowsky

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