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Straight Razors

A genuine straight razor is not just a tool. It is a living piece of unique shaving culture. A sign of personality. A touch of decadence in your hand. Made for doers. Perfect in form.

Traditional straight razor shaving is an age-old practice, celebrated not only for its tradition but for the benefits that it offers. 

High quality straight razors provide an exceptionally close shave with minimal irritation, lessening the chance of ingrown hairs and reddening. 

What’s more, men’s straight edge razors are designed for durability and longevity, making them a more environmentally-friendly choice.

New England Shaving Company is proud to offer you a broad selection of finely crafted traditional straight razors from the widely renowned brands DOVO and Boker, as well as a selection of quality Shavettes.

If you want to start with a straight edge razor or treat yourself to an upgrade, check out the collection we have in our stock at fair prices, ready to ship today! 

  • The Goodfellas' Smile - Shibumi Straight Razor Kamisori - The Original - New England Shaving Company
    The Goodfellas' Smile - Shibumi Straight Razor Kamisori - The Original - New England Shaving Company
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    The Goodfellas' Smile - Shibumi Kamisori Shavette- The Original

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    Shibumi - Japanese style free-hand razor with interchangeable blades The new free-shaving razor with interchangeable blades "Shibumi" is a product ...

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  • Dovo - Best Quality Straight Razor, Black Handle, 5/8" Full Hollow Ground - New England Shaving Company
    Dovo - Classic Straight Razor, Black Handle, 5/8" Full Hollow Ground - New England Shaving Company
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    Dovo - Best Quality Straight Razor, Black Handle, 5/8" Full Hollow Ground

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    The 5/8 inch DOVO 100 is an excellent straight razor for beginners and people who prefer a robust and straightforward blade. Completely equal to it...

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  • Dovo - 152 Hanging Strop, Cowhide Leather - New England Shaving Company
    Dovo - 152 Hanging Strop, Cowhide Leather - New England Shaving Company
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    Dovo - 152 Hanging Strop, Cowhide Leather

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    The DOVO 152 razor strop is used to sharpen the edge of your razor before each shave. Before shaving with a classic straight razor, you should stro...

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  • Dovo - Shavette Straight Razor - Stainless Handle - New England Shaving Company
    Dovo - Shavette Straight Razor - Stainless Handle - New England Shaving Company
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    Dovo - Shavette Straight Razor - Stainless Steel

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    A DOVO Shavette is a straight razor with interchangeable blades. It can be used just like a classic straight razor. The possibility to change the b...

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  • Parker - Professional Barber Razor Shavette SR1, Stainless Steel - New England Shaving Company
    Parker - Professional Barber Razor Shavette SR1, Stainless Steel - New England Shaving Company
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    Parker - Professional Barber Razor Shavette SR1, Stainless Steel

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    Parker’s Shavette razors are used in barbershops and shave parlors worldwide. The unique clip to close mechanism on this razor keeps the razor blad...

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  • Feather - Artist Club SS Folding Straight Razor - New England Shaving Company
    Feather - Artist Club SS Folding Straight Razor - New England Shaving Company
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    Feather - Artist Club SS Folding Straight Razor

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    The ultimate folding handle replaceable blade shaving razors in the industry today. Favored traditions merge with modern technology and world-respe...

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  • Shavette in Leatherette Pouch - New England Shaving Company
    Shavette in Leatherette Pouch - New England Shaving Company
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    Shavette in Leatherette Pouch

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    This is a top quality shavette style razor made of strong metal. It has a special matte black coating that makes it tough and resistant to scratche...

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  • Dovo - Silver Steel Straight Razor, Ebony Handle, 5/8" - New England Shaving Company
    Dovo - Silver Steel Straight Razor, Ebony Handle, 5/8" - New England Shaving Company
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    Dovo - Silver Steel Straight Razor, Ebony Handle, 5/8"

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    The 5/8 inch DOVO PRIMA SILVER STEEL has been a classic in our range of straight razors for decades. With the tasteful decoration on the carbon ste...

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  • Parker - Professional Heavy Duty Barber Razor Shavette SRX, Stainless Steel - New England Shaving Company
    Parker - Professional Heavy Duty Barber Razor Shavette SRX, Stainless Steel - New England Shaving Company
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    Parker - Professional Heavy Duty Barber Razor Shavette SRX, Stainless Steel

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    Parker’s Shavette razors are used in barbershops and shave parlors worldwide. The unique clip to close mechanism on this razor keeps the razor blad...

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  • Dovo - Shavette Straight Razor, Silver with Black Handle - New England Shaving Company
    Dovo - Shavette Straight Razor, Silver with Black Handle - New England Shaving Company
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    Dovo - Shavette Straight Razor, Silver with Black Handle

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    A DOVO Shavette is a razor with interchangeable blades. It can be used just like a classic razor. The possibility to change the blade makes it extr...

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  • Dovo - Shavette Straight Razor - Olivewood Handle - New England Shaving Company
    Dovo - Shavette Straight Razor - Olivewood Handle - New England Shaving Company
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    Dovo - Shavette Straight Razor - Olivewood Handle

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    The DOVO Shavette is a straight razor with interchangeable blades. It can be used just like a classic straight razor. The possibility to change the...

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  • Dovo - Razor Strop 186 - New England Shaving Company
    Dovo - Razor Strop 186 - New England Shaving Company
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    Dovo - Razor Strop 186

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    The DOVO 186 adjustable tensioning razor strop is a classic tool for stropping your straight razor. First, tighten the mechanics and then, as usual...

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  • Herold - Leather Razor Strop 152RI - New England Shaving Company
    Herold - Leather Razor Strop 152RI - New England Shaving Company
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    Herold - Leather Razor Strop 152RI

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    The Herold Solingen 152RI razor strop is a classic tool for stropping your straight razor. Overall length approximately 19.25 inch. Usable length a...

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  • Parker - Professional Barber Razor Shavette SRW, White Resin - New England Shaving Company
    Parker - Professional Barber Razor Shavette SRW, White Resin - New England Shaving Company
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    Parker - Professional Barber Razor Shavette SRW, White Resin

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    Parker’s Shavette razors are used in barbershops and shave parlors worldwide. The unique clip to close mechanism on this razor keeps the razor blad...

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  • Parker - Professional Barber Razor Shavette SRB, Black Resin - New England Shaving Company
    Parker - Professional Barber Razor Shavette SRB, Black Resin - New England Shaving Company
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    Parker - Professional Barber Razor Shavette SRB, Black Resin

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    Parker’s Shavette razors are used in barbershops and shave parlors worldwide. The unique clip to close mechanism on this razor keeps the razor blad...

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  • Herold - Yellow Strop Paste - New England Shaving Company
    Herold - Yellow Strop Paste - New England Shaving Company
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    Herold - Yellow Strop Paste

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    The Herold Yellow Strop Paste is used to maintain the condition of the leather on your strop. It is great for natural leather and it goes a long wa...

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  • Feather - Artist Club SS Straight Razor - New England Shaving Company
    Feather - Artist Club SS Straight Razor - New England Shaving Company
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    Feather - Artist Club SS Straight Razor

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    The ultimate soft grip straight handle replaceable blade shaving razors in the industry today. Favored traditions merge with modern technology and ...

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  • Herold - Green Strop Paste - New England Shaving Company
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    Herold - Green Strop Paste

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    The Herold Green Strop Paste is a sharpening paste used with strops and bench hones after honing or just periodic touch-up. It provides coarse grin...

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  • Dovo - Best Quality Straight Razor, Black Handle, 6/8" - New England Shaving Company
    Dovo - Carbon Steel Straight Razor, Black Handle, 6/8" - New England Shaving Company
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    Dovo - Best Quality Straight Razor, Black Handle, 6/8"

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    The 6/8 inch DOVO 100 is an excellent straight razor for beginners and people who prefer a robust and straightforward blade. Completely equal to it...

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  • Dovo - "Bismarck" Straight Razor, Imitation Pearl Handle, Round Point, 6/8" - New England Shaving Company
    Dovo - "Bismark" Straight Razor, Imitation Pearl Handle, Round Point, 6/8" - New England Shaving Company
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    Dovo - "Bismarck" Straight Razor, Imitation Pearl Handle, Round Point, 6/8"

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    The 6/8 inch DOVO straight razor No. 2 has earned the name BISMARCK®. The name stands for the highest quality straight razor design from Solingen i...

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  • Dovo - "Barbarossa" Straight Razor, Olive Wood Handle, Square Point, 5/8" - New England Shaving Company
    Dovo - "Barbarossa" Straight Razor, Olive Wood Handle, Square Point, 5/8" - New England Shaving Company
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    Dovo - "Barbarossa" Straight Razor, Olive Wood Handle, Square Point, 5/8"

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    The 5/8 inch DOVO Barbarossa has been designed for the needs of barbers and all bearded men. The special feature of this straight razor is its shor...

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  • Dovo - 180 Hanging Strop, Russian Leather, Without Handle, XL - New England Shaving Company
    Dovo - 180 Hanging Strop, Russian Leather, Without Handle, XL - New England Shaving Company
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    Dovo - Hanging Strop, Russian Leather, Without Handle, XL

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    DOVO's Hanging Strop extra large is crafted out of fine Russian leather and is of very high quality and will last a lifetime. A strop is a necessit...

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  • Herold - Red Strop Paste - New England Shaving Company
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    Herold - Red Strop Paste

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    The Herold Red Strop Paste is a sharpening paste used with strops and bench hones after honing or just periodic touch-up. It provides medium grind ...

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  • Dovo - Straight Razor Oil - New England Shaving Company
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    Dovo - Straight Razor Oil

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    The Dovo Special Straight Razor Oil ensures that your favorite razor does not get rust or corrosion. The oil prevents rust stains, especially after...

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What Are the Benefits of Traditional Straight Razors?

Traditional straight edge razors offer several benefits that appeal to many shaving enthusiasts:

  1. Exceptionally Close Shave: Straight razors provide an extremely close shave, closer than most other types of razors. The fine, sharp blade allows for precision that results in a smoother finish.
  2. Precision and Control: These razors offer great control and accuracy, allowing for precise styling and the ability to easily navigate facial contours.
  3. Long-Term Cost Efficiency: Though the initial cost might be higher, straight razors can be more economical over time. With proper care, they can last for decades, eliminating the need for frequent blade replacements.
  4. Environmentally Friendly: Straight razors reduce waste. Unlike disposable razors that contribute to landfill, a straight razor can be used indefinitely, making it a more sustainable choice.
  5. Reduced Skin Irritation: Using a single blade, as opposed to multiple blades in modern razors, can minimize skin irritation. Less blade friction means a lower risk of razor burn and ingrown hairs.

Don’t forget to enhance your traditional straight razor with our extensive range of straight razor accessories!

FAQs

Is shaving with a straight razor easy?

Shaving with a traditional straight razor can be considered challenging, especially for those new to this method. It demands a level of skill that goes beyond what's required for using safety or disposable razors. 

You need to learn the correct angle at which to hold the blade against your skin, the right amount of pressure to apply, and how to handle the razor's weight and balance. 

It's a skilful art that requires practice, and it's common to experience a few nicks and cuts during the learning phase.

How dangerous are straight razors?

Straight razors are inherently more risky than other types of razors due to their sharp, unprotected blade. They can easily cause cuts if used improperly or with a lack of attention. 

It's crucial to use them with care, ensuring that the blade is sharp (a dull blade can be more dangerous) and that the skin is well-prepared and lubricated. It's also important to shave slowly and deliberately, avoiding distractions. 

With proper technique and respect for the tool, the risks can be minimized.

Is it a better shave with a straight edge razor?

Straight edge razors are known for their superior shave. They offer unparalleled control and precision, allowing for a very close shave. 

Because you can control the blade directly, you can achieve a level of closeness that other razors might not provide. 

However, the effectiveness largely depends on the user's skill and the quality of the razor and blade. For enthusiasts, the shave from straight edge razors is unmatched in terms of smoothness and closeness.

How do you keep a straight razor sharp?

Keeping a straight razor sharp involves regular maintenance. The primary tool for this is a leather strop, which is used to realign the blade's edge before each shave. The stropping process smooths the blade and corrects any microscopic bends. 

In addition to stropping, the blade will occasionally need honing, which involves grinding the blade against a special sharpening stone to restore its edge. This is usually required a few times per year, depending on use. 

Proper storage (in a dry place) and careful handling are also essential to maintain the blade's sharpness and prevent rust or damage.

how do you know if a straight razor is sharp enough?

Determining if a straight razor is sharp enough for a comfortable and effective shave involves a few simple tests:

  1. Hanging Hair Test: A sharp razor will easily cut through a suspended strand of hair without pressure.
  2. Arm Hair Test: Gently glide the razor over arm hair. It should cut the hair effortlessly without pulling.
  3. Thumb Pad Test: Lightly run your thumb pad across the blade. A sharp blade feels grippy, not smooth.
  4. Shave Test: The best test is shaving. A sharp razor should smoothly and comfortably cut through your beard without tugging or pulling.
  5. Visual Inspection: Look for a consistent, polished edge without nicks or dull spots under bright light.

Always handle the razor with care during these tests to avoid injury. If the razor fails these tests, it may need honing or stropping.

How do you select a straight razor?

Selecting a straight razor involves considering several key factors to ensure you get a tool that suits your needs and preferences:

  1. Blade Size: Choose between larger blades (6/8 to 8/8 inches) for more coverage and smaller blades (4/8 to 5/8 inches) for better control and precision.
  2. Blade Material: Opt for carbon steel for a sharper, longer-lasting edge but with more maintenance, or stainless steel for easier maintenance but more frequent sharpening.
  3. Blade Point: Round points are beginner-friendly and forgiving, while square points offer precision but require more skill.
  4. Handle Material: Select a handle based on personal preference and balance. Materials range from wood and horn to plastic and metal.

Grind Type: Decide between a full hollow grind for a lighter, sharper blade (ideal for closer shaves) or a half/quarter hollow grind for a heavier blade (better for thicker beards).