Back in the day, men maintained a clean shave with a little help from a straight razor. Before safety razors or disposable razors were invented, straight razors were the go-to product for a baby-smooth face.
These effective razors were used with some degree of risk.
After all, there is a reason why safety razors earned their name; because they are safer to use than vintage straight razors. More simply put, you are far less likely to give yourself a nice, deep cut with a safety razor than you are with straight razors.
However, your mileage between the two (so-to-speak) really all depends on how you use the tools and if you know how to properly use the tool in the first place. Continue reading