Razor 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 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.

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?

What's included with the Single Edge?

The purchase of any Single Edge 2.0, in either Alloy or Steel, will include the Razor handle, all three Shave Settings and one Injector Pack, loaded with 8 blades - about a 3 month supply.

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.)

Will TSA allow me to have the Single Edge in my carry on?

Unfortunately, the TSA does not allow carry on of safety razor blades, and our razor fits in this category. For this reason, they will probably confiscate the blade from your razor (but not your handle) if you bring it in your carry on bag. The best way to travel with your blades is by placing them in checked luggage, if possible.

Can I use the Single Edge to shave my head? And other parts of my body?

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 I use the Single Edge to trim my beard?

Yup! And it should be much easier than trying to trim and line up your beard with a multi-blade razor because you only have to worry about the positioning of one blade instead of multiple.

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?

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.

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

Ultra Close: 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 change my shave setting? Do I need a new blade?

We are currently working on a video to show how to easily swap out your settings while using the same blade. It is easy to do and take advantage of the customizable options of the Single Edge razor.

First, hold the head of your razor between your thumb and your index finger in your non-dominant hand. Using your dominant hand, loosen the screw and uninstall the existing shave setting, while holding the blade in place with your non-dominant hand. Then, grab your new setting, install in your razor, and tighten the screw to complete the swap. The blade should be flushed against the blade stops, and the screw should be hand tightened.

Remember to never insert a new blade into an empty razor head!

If you would like to use new blade with your new setting, either follow the steps above, and then inject a new blade as you normally would. Or, you can manually insert a new blade by taking your razor apart, disposing of the old blade, and placing a new blade on the setting of your choice, flushed against the blade stops. Then, screw in the setting while holding the blade in place with your thumb and index finger on either side of the setting.

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.

How do I clean the Single Edge?

The Single Edge is made out of 100% stainless steel and super easy to clean. You want to start by leaving your razor under running warm water to wash off hairs and any residue after each shave. Ensure you shake out any excess water from the razor in between uses.

And if you're looking for a deeper clean, a quick dip in rubbing alcohol will also remove any water build up you may not be able to see. After the razor is dry, you may use a gentle household stainless steel cleaner to polish and buff the razor! If you would like to sterilize it, use Barbicide or any other barber-grade cleaners out there intended for stainless steel. Last, make sure your razor is completely dry before storing it anywhere — this is extremely important to prevent rust on your blade.