Best Beginner Safety Razor: Which One is Right for You?

Best Beginner Safety Razor: Which One is Right for You?

Matteo Mendoza
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Each of our razors can retain a spot in your rotation, however if you're new to wet shaving and/or new to Blackland, you may not know where to start. Do you go with the Blackbird, the flagship DE that put Blackland on the map? The Era, the Blackbird's endlessly customizable and cost-effective cousin? Maybe you want to go with the Vector, whose nimbleness and tireless maneuverability appeals to you, or the Sabre, which is a beast of a single-edge razor. In this article you are presented with three options, each of them may be the best beginner safety razor in our lineup. 

Our top pick: the Vector

The Vector's unique design gives it the perfect balance of efficiency and lightweight maneuverability; the razor simply feels like an extension of your hand as you shave. Whether you're daily driving this thing or knocking down a long, thick beard, the Vector can handle any task that you throw at it with flying colors, time and time again.

It may take a shave or two to nail the correct angle and amount of pressure for the Vector, however once you have the hang of it, it proves itself as the most intuitive single edge razor on the market today. 

No other SE can keep up with the efficiency, comfort, maneuverability, and precision of the Vector. A huge benefit of its design is how compact it is for an Artist Club blade, making it a great razor to take with you on trips, if need be. If I had to pick one razor to shave with for the rest of my life, this would be it, hands down. 

The budget-friendly pick: the Era

The Era is a revolutionary product: it is the first ever razor that is manufactured by 3D-printed stainless steel, resulting in parts that are 99% as dense as solid billet metal for a fraction of the cost and a whole lot more cool factor.

By the nature of 3D-printing the head of the razor, the Era is able to have fantastic versatility. With five different levels of aggressiveness in both safety bar and open comb variants, you can fully tailor the shave to whatever your needs may be.

So not only is the the Era breaking new ground in design and engineering, it's a damn good razor that anyone can use. It's designed to have little to no learning curve and intimidation to it, you can just pick it up and shave with the future of production, all for less than $100.

The safe bet: the Sabre

A favorite around here at Blackland HQ, the Sabre is an underappreciated tool, and Shane's usual recommendation to the brand-new wet shaver.

The Sabre's strength lies in its robustness. It' a very solid piece of steel, which is great for letting the razor do most of the work for you, all you need to do is guide the razor on its path, and it will virtually save itself.

Despite how hefty and aggressive-looking the razor is, the Sabre actually offers a relatively mild shave, and is a great option for the green wet shaver that is looking for an indestructible daily driver that sits handsomely on the bathroom counter. 

If you want to check out more of our unbeatable safety razors, visit our store here.

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