Wilkinson Sword Classic Double Edge Razor: Complete Review

Shaving with a safety razor offers reduced skin irritation, and no shave bumps, or ingrown hairs that are common with other razors. But is it actually delivers?

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Firstly, I already made an article about wet shaving where I described the different ways a man can shave. In that article, I mentioned that one of my favorite ways to shave is wet shaving. Not with any razor but with an old-school one made by today’s review subject, Wilkinson Sword.

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to have a one-blade razor. The one that you can see in old movies. Safety razor blades are the granddad of razor blades and still gives one of the best shaving experience, in my opinion.


Before I purchased this razor, I used a multi-blade razor. To be clear, I had no issues with it. I still use it occasionally – it gets the job done perfectly fine, but that razor sometimes gives me skin irritation. In addition, when I heard that this shouldn’t be a problem with razors with safety blades, I was in for a purchase.

I tried it, and I can confirm that shaving with a classic razor is not only a unique feeling but will give you the smoothest shave. I want to mention that with a safety razor, you need to shave more often because it shaves only on the surface of your skin and never inside, but that’s the beauty of it as well since you won’t have ingrown hair issues.

About the Wilkinson Sword Double Edge Razor

Their Premium Double Edge Safety Razor brings the classic barbershop shaving experience to the comfort of your home. The triple-coated stainless steel blades provide a close, comfortable shave while the vintage-inspired long premium metal handle provides a weighted feel for stability while shaving. 

Wilkinson Sword Double Edge Razor and Additional Blade
Wilkinson Sword Double Edge Razor and Additional Blade

The price

Like any conscious customer, when I decided to buy a classic razor, I looked at the prices. Although it wasn’t the most important factor of the razor, I still looked out for it. The most important part of the razor for me was the form and quality and I can confidently say that this is a clean razor made of high-quality metals.

Wilkinson Sword Double Edge Razor
Wilkinson Sword Double Edge Razor

About Wilkinson Sword

Wilkinson Sword has been offering a classic shave since 1898. They are so confident in their razors and blades that they are unconditionally guaranteed to give you complete shaving satisfaction or will replace them free of charge or refund your purchase price.

Wilkinson Sword Double Edge Razor and Shaving Cream
Wilkinson Sword Double Edge Razor and Shaving Cream

The pros of the razor

When I started to use the razor, I instantly appreciated the high-quality weighted fit thanks to the metal frame of the razor. Most importantly, the razor delivered on its promise. Since I started using the razor, I haven’t experienced any skin irritation or ingrown hair issues. Finally, one of the biggest pros of the razor is its price. It is more affordable than other so-called “exclusive” razors on the market, yet it delivers everything it promises.

The cons of the razor

To be honest, there aren’t a lot of cons. One thing I can mention is that the razor has a short learning curve. This was my first safety blade razor of mine, so I had to learn the ins and outs. But after the second shaving, I could confidently use it.

What I think about the razor

I like the product, I was hesitating for a long time before purchasing it, but I am confident in my decision ever since I had it. Above all, it does all of the things it promised, and it is always a unique experience to shave the old-school way.

Man Doing Wet Shaving
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Should you consider buying the product?

It depends. If you are looking for a classic safety blade razor, then yes, go for this razor. If you prefer to use multiple-blade razors and don’t like to shave every almost every day, I recommend you avoid this razor and opt for an electric shaver or a multi-blade razor.


Finally, I want to mention that it wasn’t a paid advertisement by Wilkinson Sword, I purchased it from one of our local retailers, and it was worth every penny. So, there comes the question. Is the Wilkinson Sword Double Edge razor a good razor? The short answer is a confident yes. I highly recommend it to any man looking for a long-lasting razor that they can proudly use. I hope this review will help you make the right decision.

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