Experience Razors

The modern razor has been continuously evolving for over a century.

From single-blade safety razors to five-blade
cartridges, The Art of Shaving has created
a collection of razors to suit the needs of
even the most discerning gentleman.
The Perfect Shave® awaits.

History & Tradition

The Evolution of an Essential Grooming Tool

Credit for the first person to devise a safer razor is typically given to Jean-Jacques Perret. In the late 18th century, Perret was inspired by a joiner’s plane, a tool used for shaping wood that securely holds a blade in place. His razor design included a shielding to prevent the user from cutting himself.

Throughout the 19th century, dozens of patents emerged for razors designed to shield the blade and protect the user, most of which were variants and evolutions of Perret’s initial design.

In 1901, King Camp Gillette invented what most closely resembles the modern safety razor, featuring a double-edged blade held between top and bottom shields. Gillette was an innovator in that the blades were easily disposable, ensuring that the user was shaving with a sharp blade. Similarly, Safety Razors today carry disposable blades and do not need to be stropped to maintain an edge.

In 1971, Gillette introduced the first cartridge razor known as the Trac II. This razor featured removable double-blade cartridges that were snapped into place on a permanent razor. Since that time, cartridge blades have evolved in many ways and have featured pivoting heads, moisture strips, wire guards, vibrating handles, and more blades for an increasingly close shave. Learn more about blades below.

Types of razors

CARTRIDGE RAZOR

The cartridge razor is available
in a variety of styles and
is used with disposable
cartridges of three or five
blades.

STRAIGHT RAZOR

The straight razor is artfully
constructed and carries a rich
history. Visit our straight razor
page to learn more.

SAFETY RAZOR

Safety razors include a
disposable double-edged
blade for control and a
close shave.

Styles of razors

  • Lexington Collection Power Razor

    Lexington Collection

    Fusion Razor

  • Chelsea Collection Power Razor

    Chelsea Collection

    Fusion Razor

  • Body Razor

    Body Razor

    Body Grooming Razor

  • Fusion Chrome Collection Power Razor

    Fusion Chrome Collection

    Power Razor

  • Fusion Chrome Collection Manual Razor

    Fusion Chrome Collection

    Manual Razor

  • Nickel Engraved Chrome Collection Fusion Razor

    Nickel Engraved Chrome Collection

    Fusion Razor

  • Nickel Engraved Chrome Collection Mach 3 Razor

    Nickel Engraved Chrome Collection

    Mach 3 Razor

  • Ivory Fusion Razor

    Ivory

    Fusion Razor

  • Black Fusion Razor

    Black

    Fusion Razor

  • Horn Classic Mach 3 Razor

    Horn Classic

    Mach 3 Razor

  • Black Classic Mach 3 Razor

    Black Classic

    Mach 3 Razor

  • Black Mach 3 Razor

    Black

    Mach 3 Razor

  • Black Straight Razor

    Black

    Straight Razor

  • Horn Straight Razor

    Horn

    Straight Razor

  • Stainless Steel Straight Razor

    Stainless Steel

    Straight Razor

  • Bocote Wood Straight Razor

    Bocote Wood

    Straight Razor

  • Grenadille Straight Razor

    Grenadille

    Straight Razor

  • Black 5/8 Blade Straight Razor

    Black 5/8" Blade

    Straight Razor

  • Disposable Blade Straight Razor

    Disposable Blade

    Straight Razor

  • Engine Turned Safety Razor Chrome

    Engine Turned

    Safety Razor Chrome

  • Long Handle Progressor Safety Razor Chrome

    Long Handle Progressor

    Safety Razor Chrome

  • Cross Knurl Safety Razor

    Cross Knurl

    Safety Razor

  • Heavyweight Safety Razor Chrome

    Heavyweight

    Safety Razor Chrome

  • Engine Turned Safety Razor Chrome

    Futura

    Safety Razor Chrome

Types of blades

  • Gilette Fusion Proglide Power

    Gilette Fusion®
    Proglide Power

    High performance 5 blade shaving system with advanced low resistance coating to increase glide. Features micro comb, blade stabilizer, snow plow comfort guard with channels, precision trimmer and back pivoting head.

  • Gilette Fusion Proglide Manual

    Gilette Fusion®
    Proglide Manual

    High performance 5 blade shaving system with advanced low resistance coating to increase glide. Features blade stabilizer, snow plow comfort guard with channels, precision trimmer and back pivoting head.

  • Gilette Fusion Power

    Gilette Fusion® Power

    Advanced five-blade system featuring TUT coating for use with a power handle. Includes flexible comfort guard, precision trimmer, microcomb and pivoting head.

  • Gilette Fusion Manual

    Gilette Fusion® Manual

    Five-blade razor with a shaving surface to help reduce pressure and help minimize nicks and cuts. Features microfin flexible comfort guard, precision trimmer and pivoting head.

  • Gilette Mach 3 Turbo

    Gilette Mach 3 Turbo®

    Three blades progressively set to extend gradually closer with every stroke. Features microfins and pivoting head.

  • Gilette Body Cartridge Refill Pack

    Gilette Body Cartridge Refill Pack

    Three blades are positioned progressively to extend gradually closer with every stroke. The comfort guard with lubra strips contacts skin before the blades to smooth out skin and help improve glide.

  • Gilette double edge platinum

    Gillette Double Edge Platinum

    High quality stainless steel blade with platinum coating to help minimize blade imperfections.

  • Merkur Safety Blade

    Merkur Safety Blade

    Specially crafted stainless steel blade with unique blade edge for detailed shaving.

Master your shaving technique

Achieving a close, comfortable shave is as much about the tools you use as
the technique. Here are some tips to help you minimize nicks and cuts and
irritation.

  • Prepare Your Skin

    If possible, shave after a hot shower. Begin with a Pre-Shave Oil or Gel to help protect your skin and soften your beard

  • Lather Up!

    Lather up with a quality shaving cream and badger hair shaving brush. The brush helps lift the beard and exfoliate the skin.

  • Shave

    Dip a clean, sharp blade in hot water, and shave with the grain of your beard. Do not apply too much pressure—a sharp blade and well-balanced razor will do the work for you. If a closer shave is desired, lather up again and shave across or against the grain.

  • Moisturize

    After shaving, rinse with cold water and apply After-Shave Balm or Lotion to soothe, refresh and regenerate your skin. Avoid after-shaves that contain alcohol; these can irritate and dry out the skin.

Get hands on

Select Your Razor

We hope that we’ve made the complex task of choosing a razor easier for you. If you still have questions, we invite you to stop by one of our shops to speak with a shaving consultant.

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