Shaving has evolved over the years and since the invention of straight razors, the world has seen a variety of shaving implements replacing each other with the passage of time. Our good old cutthroats hold the baton again and even the replaceable straight razor types a.k.a. shavettes are trending these days. The easier these shavettes have made our routines, the more difficult it has become to choose the right blade for one. Here are a few top-selling and best quality straight razor blades that will keep you set for quite some time.
Top 6 Straight Razor Blades
Shark razors are famous for their super stainless steel body and economical price. Not to mention that each package offers 120 pieces. These are great for one-time use. You can try these single edge blades if you’re in for close shaves without getting those awful razor burns. On a side note, you can check out our review of best straight razors if you are looking for one.
These single edge blades are best used in straight razors that are manufactured by the Japanese corporation, Feather. Designed for professional use, they provide closer shaves. Their quality matches that of a traditional straight razor blade which is as long as 4/8 or 5/8. If you own a Feather or any other standard straight razor, then you can go for this pack of blades. The blades come in three packs and even five each containing 20 pieces.
Derby has acquired quite a position in the razor industry. Its blades fit all the straight razors and shavettes. The blades are stainless steel and you can always rely on the chromium-ceramic-platinum-tungsten and polymer coated edge (well, that’s what’s on the box). This coating gives the blades longer shaving life and optimum comfort while shaving. The whole pack contains 100 pieces of professional blades each a split single edge.
Like the name suggests, these are Feather’s proguard blades. These are ejector type dispenser single edge blades This set of professional blades fit any Feather Artist Club straight razor or even any other cutthroat. Also, there is no hassle with their usage. You just need to pinch the razor head so that the blade just drops out.
The super blades come in one, three and five packs each containing 20 blades. They are made for heavy or coarse beard types. Their packaging is really cool as they are packed in their own injector-style dispenser and the pack has a safe disposable slot for used blades at the bottom. Coming on to the blade, its performance is equal to that of a 6/8 or 7/8 traditional straight razor blade and is wider allowing a better edge exposure.
First things first, these blades are designed for sensitive skin type. Having a replacement convenient storage, they are 0.254mm thick. “Prolight” suggests a thinner blade allowing better flexibility and facial contours. And like every time, their performance is equal to that of a 4/8 or 5/8 traditional straight razor. Although, these blades are a less preferred option, their closeness remains unmatched nevertheless.