Slant safety razors, or slant bar safety razors or simply slant for short is a regular double edge safety razor except for the fact the razor blade is mounted at a slant. A razor will cut through stubble better than a razor blade mounted straight. For this reason, slant razors are more popular with men who have thicker than normal stubble. The easier cutting of the beard also means the razor is more gentle on the skin.
Slant Razors are not for beginners new to Wet Shaving. These razors are for experienced shavers who want a more aggressive shaving experience and have mastered the technique of wet shaving.
The Slant Razor was patented on February 6th 1915 by Thomas Wild making the design over 100 years old!
Slant Safety Razor Options
Shaving Made Better offers this high quality black slant safety razor at a very competitive price. As shown in the picture, the razor has a striking appearance. While there are more famous manufactures with slant razor offerings, the Shaving Made Better offering cannot be beaten for looks or on the price point it is offered.
The Merkur 39C is one of the best known slant safety razors offered by one of the most famous safety razor manufacturers in the World. Wet shavers call this “Sledge Hammer” although the weight is only slightly heavier than the Shaving Made Better Slant Razor. This is one of the most aggressive razors available on the market today. West Coast Shaving retail this around £34.95. This product is for shavers who have settled on slant razors as the way forward, and want to make a serious investment for the future.
The next best known Slant Head Safety Razor is the iKon B1 Slant Head Safety Razor. This razor combines a stainless steel handle with a black coloured head. There is no doubt that the iKon B1 is a fantastic razor, but at circa £120.00 it should be!