There has been much talk on the internet about razors lately that haven’t really been about the quality of the product itself. So we decided to do you all the favour by finally talking about which razors are actually the best. Here at Thailand Tatler, we love a product that’s not only well crafted and well designed but one that will last and have the least impact on the environment. Here are five such razors to consider:
Albatross - The Flagship Butterfly Razor
Albatross is a brand to know about when it comes to “shaving the environment”. Founded by a sailor, the brand encapsulates the attitude seaman have towards the sea and having limited resources—something we should frankly all try to inherit.
The Flagship Butterfly Razor is the elevated version of Albatross’ first razor, The Basic, with over-built components for durability, high-polished finish to protect from corrosion and 10 free blades. The razor comes in a charming stitched hemp bag and is also available in an Extra Long size. Most importantly, showing their commitment to sustainability, Albatross has a Blade Take Back Program where you can send your blades back to them for recycling.
Learn more at albratrossdesigns.it.
Feather SS Japanese Straight Razor
For those who love the feel of a classic straight razor, this is by far the top-ranking straight razor on the internet. Highly regarded by many professional groomers, the Feather SS Japanese Straight Razor will give you a satisfyingly close and smooth shave at the easy flick of the wrist. Featuring a heat resistant silicone resin handle for a comfortable and always temperate grip, the blade head is spring-mounted with a one-touch mechanism that can be easily dismantled and reassembled for upkeep.
The Feather SS Japanese Straight Razor is available on amazon.com.
Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Classic Double Edge Safety Razor
When you think of heavy duty razors, you can’t help but think of the Merkur 34C (and it’s not just because it’s in the name.) This German-made razor is built like razors that were around a hundred years ago and yet is one of the most versatile and acclaimed razors on the market today. Many groomers hail the 34C as the best double-edge razor out there, recommended for both experienced and newbie wet shavers. If you can’t make up your mind about razors, the Merkur is a fool-proof choice and will last you a long, long time.
The Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Classic Double Edge Safety Razor is available on amazon.com.
Giesen & Forsthoff Timor 1360 Olive Wood Safety Razor Chrome
For a great classically-designed sturdy razor that doubles as an art piece in your bathroom, Giesen & Forsthoff’s Timor 1360 Olive Wood Safety Razor comes with a beautiful olive wood handle, capped with engraved cast zinc. Heavy in your hand, a medium aggressive blade angle and closed comb make it easy for beginners or infrequent shavers to achieve a close and thorough shave. Varieties of this razor in steel and oak are also available.
Find the Timor 1360 Olive Wood Safety Razor Chrome on fendrihan.com.
Edwin Jagger Chatsworth Double-Edge Safety Razor
The Chatsworth is marked by its unique bulbous handle end. A quality British-made double-edge safety razor, the model falls on the less aggressive side of razors and is noted for having great balance in the hand and easy manipulation for a desired clean shave. Our favourite variety of this razor is the solid brass, hand-polished and copper-nickel-chrome tripled plated handle, although there are many charming looks to choose from, including imitation ivory and horn.
Find the Edwin Jagger Chatsworth Double-Edge Safety Razor on fendrihan.com.
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