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Shaving Razors - A Brief IntroductionShaving Razors

At Executive Shaving we usually recommend shaving with a good quality double edged safety razor for a smooth, close, comfotable and economical shave. However for teenagers and those with ultra-sensitive skin we may recommend a cartridge type razor, Gillette Mach3 and Feather Neo in particular. For more experienced wet shavers the unique joys of a traditional cut throat, or straight razor, is something to aim for.
If you have only used disposable cartridge razors, such as Gillette or Wilkinson Sword, we strongly suggest you use a double edged safety razor first for a few months, before trying a cut throat razor.

Safety Shaving Razor

The Gillette ® Safety Razor was patented on November 15, 1904, by King C. Gillette. It took six years for Gillette's idea to evolve, but he eventually came up with the ingenious design, providing an entirely new razor and blade with a safe, inexpensive, and disposable blade. Today, manufacturers including Muhle, Merkur of Solingen, Parker, iKon, Above the Tie and Feather produce some of the finest safety razors in various sizes and metal finishes.

Straight Razor, Cut Throat Razor, Open Razor

This method of shaving with a cut throat razor or straight razor is the most traditional and argued by some traditionalists as "The only way to shave". We stock a great selection of the worlds finest traditional cut throat shaving razors from Thiers Issard, Revisor, Muhle and Dovo some brand new, some shave ready, restored vintage razors.

Shaving with a Straight Razor, or Cut Throat requires a skilled shaving technique and frequent stropping and occassional honing.

View our complete range of shaving razors by clicking here.

For more help and advice on choosing the right razor for you and your face, please call us on 0141 880 3040, or email us at