Straight razor shaving is an art and a skill. Unlike a safety razor, straight razors have just a single blade that you can resharpen again and again. This is much better for the environment, your wallet, and your face—no one benefits from having 5 blades run over their face at the same time.
There are many different thicknesses, grinds, and steels for straight razors. But the most important factor you’ll take into account is the steel: whether it’s stainless or carbon. Stainless steel won’t rust, but is more difficult to resharpen. Carbon steel will resharpen easily, but requires proper maintenance to avoid rust.
*Some straight razors may not be shave ready from the box. Please check each straight razor’s specifications for more information.