Over the years, we've become accustomed to the idea that more blades are better when it comes to shaving, an opinion influenced by multi-million pound advertising campaigns with the latest celebrities and sports stars.
However if you ask any shaving enthusiast or barber, they will advise that a single blade razor is the best way to go for most shavers, especially those with sensitive skin.
Ingrown hairs and shaving rash are the most common problems linked to multi-blade razors. Combine this with expensive blades and the detrimental impact on the environment and you start to question if there's a better way.
So why have the world's largest shaving brands, who spend millions on R&D, created razors with multiple blades?
When Gillette's patent for their single blade razor ran out in the early 1900's, the market became saturated and profits diminished. In order to survive, brands had to differentiate. The number of blades increased year on year and 'exciting' new features were introduced, how about a vibrating razor Sir?
Which would you rather use? Left to right, 2-blade plastic disposable and our stainless steel, double edge razor.
At Barbarossa Brothers, we stand defiant with the world's finest barbers - the single blade reigns superior. So why is this traditional way of shaving better we hear you ask?
If you are just getting started, we’d recommend the Double Edge Safety Razors. They have a protective guard which limits the exposure of the blade so you can use straight out of the box. If you prefer the cut throat style, check out our Barber Razors which take disposable blades. If you are looking to go straight to alpha level, take a look at our Straight Razors, which have a fixed blade.