Ever since I began shaving I’ve used the big-brand cartridge razors, until recently I had a revelation: I hate spending money on overpriced razor cartridges. My local knife store turned me on to the old-school pleasure of wet-shaving with a double-edge safety razor. Blades cost 25 cents apiece — and there’s something cool about shaving the way my grandfather used to shave.
There are many options in razors — I use a vintage 1950s Gillette — but one of the best razors that balances cost and quality is the Merkur 33C safety razor. It runs about $26 without blades. If you’re interested, check out Badger and Blade where you can find anything and everything related to shaving.