Products FAQs

You really expect me to believe shaving with a single blade is better than five?

Okay, wow. You went straight for it. Multi-blade razors are designed to shave below the surface of your skin, pulling hairs up and cutting them too close. This causes irritation and ingrown hairs. The Single Edge is designed to shave at the surface of your skin, providing a close, comfortable, and irritation-free shave. We're so convinced you'll love the single blade shave that we offer a 100-day trial, and free shipping to the US. You've got nothing to lose - give us a shot today!

What's the difference between ALLOY and STEEL?

Our ALLOY razors are made from die-cast zinc alloy, coated with aerospace grade PVD chrome. Our STEEL razors are made from 100% solid stainless steel.

Both razors offer the same shaving performance, rust resistance, and shaving qualities. They both qualify for our 100-day trial and 100-year warranty.  The ALLOY versions weigh roughly 10% less than the STEEL versions.

So which is for you? Honestly, it's a personal preference! Some customers prefer the more premium feel of the Solid Stainless Steel - but you can’t go wrong either way.

Tell me more about STEEL.

Gladly. Our stainless steel model is the very first product we ever introduced. We're pretty fond of it.

It’s designed to aerospace-grade specifications and made via Metal Injection Molding. This is an extremely advanced manufacturing method that is typically used for aerospace and medical device applications.

It’s 100% solid stainless steel. No fillers, coatings, or imposters. The grade of steel used is 17-4PH. Fun fact - it’s magnetic!

It has a "bead blasted" surface finish, which means it mas a matte micro-texture. It takes scratches and beatings like it's nobody's business.

It weighs roughly 105 grams - that’s about the weight of an iPhone 5. Remember those tiny things?

Tell me more about ALLOY.

I thought you'd never ask.

Our ALLOY razor is made to exacting specifications from die-cast zinc alloy. It weighs roughly 95 grams (or about 10% lighter than STEEL).

Not being satisfied with the status quo, we specified Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) as our coating process for the ALLOY razors. Most safety razors use a traditional electroplating process that can chip, fade, and peel over time. We use an entirely different process. 

PVD is an extremely durable coating that is typically used in Aerospace and Automotive applications. As far as I’m aware, we are the only razor manufacturer that uses this process to coat zinc-alloy razors. The result is a stunningly handsome finish that will last long enough to pass down to your grandkids.

What's this about a 100-day trial?

It's true! Every product we sell comes with a 100 day trial period. Love it - or send it back. No questions asked, no gimmicks, and no hoops to jump through. Really.

(OK, there is one caveat. The 100 Day Trial Period does not apply to Warehouse Deals. Warehouse Deals are Final Sale -- no returns, refunds or exchanges.)

Can I use the Single Edge to shave my head?

We designed the razor for an excellent face and neck shave, but we do have many customers who love using our razor to shave their heads. Our biggest recommendation is that you perfect your technique on your face before moving to your head or start out with the sensitive shave setting.

We actually wrote a blog on this very topic. It covers tips, provides customers' reviews, and even has a video from YouTube of a customer shaving his head with the Single Edge. You can check it out at the link below: Head Shaving with the Single Edge

Can women use the Single Edge?

Absolutely! We have many women customers who love using the Single Edge to shave. Our co-founder, Jennifer created an entire blog dedicated to this topic:

Can Women Shave with the Single Edge?

How is the Single Edge made?

The Single Edge STEEL is produced using a highly advanced manufacturing method known as Metal Injection Molding. This method is typically used for aerospace and medical applications. We figured, if it's good enough for fighter jets - it must be good enough for your face.

The Single Edge ALLOY is produced via zinc die-casting and coated in PVD Chrome. This is a highly durable finish that is rust and wear resistant.

What's the difference between the three shave settings for the Single Edge?

Think of it like the electric clippers at your barber shop - change the blade setting, and change how close you cut. Need an extra close shave today? Just use our aggressive setting - it allows you to mow down the thickest beard with ease. Just a trim? Use our sensitive setting. Once you shave with our customizable razor, you'll wonder why you ever did it any other way.

Sensitive: Perfect for sensitive skin, short beard growth, and first time safety razor users. Note: This setting will not shave extremely close.

Classic: Perfect for the average guy. Gives a close, comfortable shave.

Aggressive: Perfect for wiry hair, long beard growth, or an extra close shave. Note: This setting can cause irritation if proper technique is not used.

How do I distinguish between the three different shave settings?

Settings are indicated by small indentations on the back:

O    Sensitive Setting

OO   Comfortable Setting

OOO   Ultra-Close Setting

The Sensitive setting comes pre-installed on every razor. The other two settings are included with every razor!

How do I get scratches out of my leather gear?

Elbow grease is the best for scratches in leather. Rubbing the heck out of it with a rag and conditioner or oil should do it. Personally, we like scratches and feel they tell great stories. One of the benefits of leather is the way they wear and continue to look better with age.

How can I care for my leather goods?

We recommend using Chamberlain's Leather Milk. It's a natural leather cleaner, conditioner, and water repellant. We recommend it on our leather goods, but please check with the manufacturer for their recommendations on other leathers. Also go here to see Chamberlains recommendations.

We recommend treating your leather every 6 months to a year for conditioning, maybe a little more often if you live in a harsher weather environment and expose your leather to these conditions. Make sure you let your leather totally dry out before reapplying.

It is possible that it may darken your leather, so make sure to always test on a small, inconspicuous spot. This product is not one that would work well if you're looking to dramatically darken your piece. Always test in a small area first to see if you like the result. Apply in thin, even layers allowing each application to completely dry. The color may rub off a bit when you're applying conditioner. Once the leather dries you shouldn't have a problem.

What type of leather do you use for The Everyday Dopp and The Single Edge Travel Case?

When choosing materials and construction for the Everyday Dopp, we wanted nothing but the best. For our leather, we chose one of the premier tanneries in North America, based in the leather capital of the world - Leon, Mexico. The entire Everyday Dopp and Travel Case are constructed with nothing but 100% premium, extra-thick full grain leather. We never use bonded, genuine, or any other lesser quality leather.

Unlike cheaper leathers, ours is tanned all the way through the hide. The entire thickness of the leather grain is saturated with the oils, dyes, and preservatives used in the tanning process. This means that the leather lasts longer and looks better as it ages.

Are any of your products tested on animals?

None of our products are tested on animals. 

A couple of notes about our products: Our shave brush is made out of synthetic materials instead of popular shave brushes made out of badger hair. Our Travel Case and Everyday Dopp are made out of full-grain leather, sourced from ethically raised cattle in North America.

How do your products affect the environment?

Our razor and blades are completely recyclable. The blade pack actually comes with an opening on the bottom for you to store your used blades while you are finishing the blade pack. Once you are finished with the pack of blades, you can throw the entire pack into the recycling bin. No landfills necessary!