While most razor blades are capable of performing their basic duty of cutting through hair, it takes a special type of razor blade to do it quickly yet properly at the same time. You see, all men must go through the trouble of finding the right razor / blade combination that best serves their grooming needs sooner or later. Given how popular wet shaving is, it isn’t much of a surprise to find out that despite all the advancements in grooming technology, most men still prefer double-edged razor blades when shaving.
This poses an important question – which razor blade should best be used when wet shaving? The answer, however, isn’t an easy one, given the wide variety of razor blades to choose from. Still, let us go through the ten most popular safety razor blades in the world today, to better understand what characteristics make each of them so special.
Best Safety Razor Blades 2017
10BIC Double Edge Razor Blades Chrome Platinum
Extremely sharp, yet smooth and comfortable, the double edge razor blades from BIC are very popular among men with sensitive skin. This is because of the overall quality of the blades which doesn’t scratch the skin in any way. Designed to fit pretty much all standard double edge safety razors, Edge Razor Blades Chrome Platinum from BIC will last you for quite some time due to their outstanding longevity, for about 15-20 shaving sessions to be more precise.
9KAI Stainless Steel Double Edge Safety Razor Blades
Made from surgical-grade stainless steel, these high-quality double edge safety razor blades from KAI will provide weeks of shaving without needing to replace the blades. Manufactured in Japan, these safety razor blades come in packages of 5 individually packed blades. Like we said, just 5 of these blades are bound to last you a very long time due to the overall quality of the stainless steel used when making them.
8Croma Diamant Stainless Steel Double Edge Razor Blades
These German-made razor blades provide comfortable, yet surprisingly close shaves. While not being ideal for those with sensitive skin, men with normal skin and moderate beard growth swear by these blades due to not only their overall quality but also due to how inexpensive they are. As a matter of fact, these are some of the best safety razor blades in this price range and the fact that they come in 20 packs of 10 blades each certainly adds to their great value.
7Polsilver Super Iridium Double Edge Razor Blades
Polsilver blades are known for their reliability and longevity, which is why you can expect at least one week’s worth of shaves from just a single Super Iridium Double Edge Razor Blade. These very sharp blades might not be exactly cheap, but their overall sharpness certainly makes up for this big time. Actually, due to how well-designed they are, they aren’t likely to cause any irritation whatsoever while providing extremely smooth shaves.
6Personna Prep Double Edge Razor Blades
World-renowned for their sharpness and quality, Personna Double Edge Prep Razor Blades are manufactured using high-end technologies and it shows. Made from surgical-grade stainless steel, these blades provide added sharpness, edge retention characteristics, and corrosion resistance. Due to the fact that each blade is comfort-coated, you can expect extremely smooth shaves that will usually take half the time it takes you to shave using standard razor blades.
5Derby Professional Single Edge Razor Blades
It was about time single edge razor blades made an appearance on our list and what amazing razor blades they are. Known for their long lasting sharp edges, these razor blades are perforated by design and hardened using chromium, ceramic, tungsten, and platinum. Made of Swedish blade steel strip, these razors are manufactured using advanced spluttering equipment for optimum edge strength, a practice that makes them last much longer than regular razor blades.
4Dorco Stainless Steel Razor Blades
Designed to fit all razors including micro DE safety razors, these stainless steel razor blades from Dorco are durable and extremely sharp. Manufactured in South Korea, Dorco razor blades are ideal for young men having their first shaves, but also for men with sensitive skin. This being said, these sharp blades are made from strong stainless steel, thus capable of cutting through almost any beard regardless of thickness.
3Lord Double Edge Safety Razor Blades Platinum Class
Sharp, smooth, and above all, comfortable, these particular razor blades are among the best money can buy. Speaking of which, these high-quality razor blades are quite affordable, mainly due to how close and personal they get. You see, some people don’t like feeling the blade against their skin, whereas the double edge safety razor blades from Lord are known for being much more robust than most razor blades, a fact that makes them more capable or dealing with thick beards.
27 O’clock SharpEdge Double Edge Safety Razor Blades
These Russian-made razor blades are world-renowned for their sharpness, a perk owed to the high-quality stainless steel used when making them. As a matter of fact, there are many those who consider the 7 O’clock SharpEdge to be THE sharpest razor blades in the world right now. Due to their sharpness, these safety razor blades are used professionally in barbershops worldwide. This being said, they’re also relatively smooth, depending on how well you handle the razor when gliding it up and down the skin.
1Dorco ST300 Platinum Extra Double Edge Razor Blades
With the ST300 Platinum Extra Double Edge Razor Blades, the people at Dorco pick up where their Stainless Steel Razor Blades left off and take it one step further. Not only are these razor blades smoother than anything else Dorco made throughout the years, but they’re also more comfortable and smooth than pretty much all other safety razor blades on the market. Coated in a Platinum-plus/PTFE edge, these razor blades provide a very close shave without hurting the skin in any way. Last but not least, these razor blades come with a dispenser pack that helps you look after them more effectively.