Jolly Good Safety Razor

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Jolly Good Safety Razor sold at Duluth Trading Company gives a shave second only in closeness and smoothness to a barber’s straight (aka “cut throat”) razor, using frugally priced single blades.

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Jolly Good Safety Razor
 
4.5

(based on 269 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (189)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (108)
  • Good value (92)
  • Smooth (82)
  • Reduces irritation (44)
  • Clean feel (40)

Cons

  • Nicks and cuts (21)
  • Razor burn (6)
  • Not close enough (4)
  • Handle too short (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (117)
  • Daily use (94)
  • In-shower shaving (31)
  • Sensitive areas (29)
  • Travel (26)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Clean shaven (178), Goatee wearer (51), Beard wearer (25), Scruffy look (8)
    • Hair Texture:
    • Coarse hair (92), Fine hair (36)

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5.0

Very Good Safety Razor

By al

from Longdale Oklahoma

About Me Clean Shaven

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Value
  • Reduces Irritation
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use
    • In-shower Shaving
    • Sensitive Areas

    Comments about Jolly Good Safety Razor:

    This Safety Razor has a pleasent weight to it. It is easy to clean and maintain.
    Gies a close smooth shave. Just dont get in a hurry. Use short strokes and rinse the Razor head and blde often during th shave. Never put razor away wet.

    • Hair Texture:
    • Fine Hair

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    5.0

    loves it

    By Myrna

    from Swanton, Ohio

    About Me Goatee Wearer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Value
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Close shave
      • Dry Shaving
      • Everyday Use

      Comments about Jolly Good Safety Razor:

      Gives a nice close shave it very easy to clean. Got only one nick when I started to use it. The handle is a little smooth and short so I dry my hands off for a better grip.

      • Hair Texture:
      • Coarse Hair

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      4.0

      I like the quality

      By Carpenter kenny

      from npr fl

      About Me Beard Wearer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Jolly Good Safety Razor:

            Great shave

            • Hair Texture:
            • Coarse Hair

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            5.0

            Jolly good safety razor

            By Bob

            from New Jersey

            About Me Beard Wearer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Value
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use
              • In-shower Shaving

              Comments about Jolly Good Safety Razor:

              i mistakenly bought a boat load of blades and decided to try this razor. It's quite a bit heavier, but gives an extremely close shave. As others have said, short strokes seems to work. I'm still getting used to it, and mostly use it to clean up the edges of my beard.

              • Hair Texture:
              • Fine Hair

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              5.0

              Awesome and Simple

              By Skip "the Shelf-man

              from Breathless GA

              About Me Goatee Wearer

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Simple And Slick

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Use

                Comments about Jolly Good Safety Razor:

                A simple and slick shave! Economical

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                5.0

                Great razor

                By Sarge

                from Idaho

                About Me Clean Shaven

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clean Close Shave
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Value
                • Great quality
                • Reduces Irritation
                • Smooth

                Cons

                • None So Far

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Use

                Comments about Jolly Good Safety Razor:

                Was having trouble with ingrown hairs - since using this razor I have not had a single one.

                • Hair Texture:
                • Coarse Hair

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                5.0

                Keeps Me Sharp

                By Tom

                from Dunn Loring, Virginia

                About Me Clean Shaven

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Value

                Cons

                • Nicks And Cuts

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Use

                Comments about Jolly Good Safety Razor:

                I wanted to save money on the complicated and expensive multiple blades I had been using. The razor from Duluth looks good, has deep chroming, and is simple to use. It can nick you so be careful! I am very happy with this purchase and it has made me a more careful man.

                • Hair Texture:
                • Fine Hair

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                5.0

                A helluva good shave!

                By Ski

                from Mulvane, KS

                About Me Beard Wearer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Use
                    • Sensitive Areas

                    Comments about Jolly Good Safety Razor:

                    Gotta say it, folks; This is the best razor I've ever had. I'll never buy any of those cheapo disposables again. Feels like a million bucks; like a barber shop (cut throat) shave. Once you try it, you'll never go back to those nasty plastic things again! I brag it up at every opportunity. I have a heavy beard and this razor goes through it like a hot knife thru soft butter. Believe me; you'll never use one of those cheap, nasty plastic things again. Try it; I guarantee you'll like it!

                    • Hair Texture:
                    • Coarse Hair

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                    5.0

                    Excellent product

                    By Frost

                    from Gilbert, AZ

                    About Me Goatee Wearer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Value
                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Use
                      • In-shower Shaving
                      • Sensitive Areas
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Jolly Good Safety Razor:

                      I use it every other day. Great product.

                      • Hair Texture:
                      • Coarse Hair

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                      4.0

                      Take Your Time and Savor the Shave!

                      By EdgeMan

                      from Santa Barbara, CA

                      About Me Clean Shaven

                      Pros

                      • Close Shave
                      • Good Value
                      • Smooth

                      Cons

                      • Nicks And Cuts

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Use
                      • In-shower Shaving

                      Comments about Jolly Good Safety Razor:

                      My dad uses and electric shaver, but I gravitated toward blades right from the start. I'm 56 now, and have been shaving with blades (mostly disposable razors) all along. Maybe there's a part of me that's a little "retro." I like the process of shaving with a blade: the lathering, the warm water, the feeling of smooth skin once the whiskers have been shorn....

                      I think it was that "retro" tendency that prompted me to buy this razor, and I need to preface the rest of this review by saying that I've only had it a few days and have only used it twice.

                      Will I keep using it? Yes, I definitely will. I'm glad I bought it. However, it comes with caveats.

                      This razor does give a close shave, but you have to take your time! If you're impatient, if you want a quick shave, then you're far better off using an electric shaver or, at most, a disposable super-safety razor. This style razor exposes more of the blade and requires a little more care in order to avoid nicks and cuts. I think the most important thing is to always, always make sure that your skin is well lubricated. Use a good shaving cream or soap (not the canned foam stuff), keep it wet, and replenish as needed. Take your time, use short strokes, and use a very light touch. Applying more pressure is NOT a good thing.

                      I use Trader Joe's shaving cream, and find that it works very well. I have also used the old-fashioned shaving soap-and-brush, and if you keep it warm enough, that provides a wonderful shave. The "foam in a can" stuff is not so good when you really need skin protection. Some of the spray gels are better, but shaving cream or soap are better. This extra protection for your skin is essential if you're going to use this kind of double-edged safety razor.

                      Does it give a closer shave than the pre-packaged super-safety razors? In my personal opinion, no. If used properly, and if you pick the right one, those super-safety razors can equal the shave you'll get with this. I shaved with a Shick Titanium Quattro this morning, and I did better with it than I did with this older style safety razor. The difference, however, may be my own lack of skill with this razor, and my past practice and comfort with the Shick Quattro..

                      I agree with the reviewer who said that the strong suit of this razor is not necessarily its closer shave, but its cost per blade. In the long run, you should save some money with this razor. Changing blades requires a little extra caution, but is not hard, and the replacement blades are definitely cheaper than disposable refills.

                      I also like its retro look and feel, and those things make me look forward to shaving with it. I am glad I bought it, and I will definitely keep using it.

                      My only complaint is that the handle gets a little slippery. I need to rinse it often to make sure I have a positive grip on the thing. Something a little "grippier" would be nice, but would probably not fit the old-fashioned style of this shaver.

                      The handle length may feel short to new users, but I quickly learned that its dimensions encourage a grip that best suits the razor.

                      There is a learning curve. If you're willing to accept that, and if you are willing to take your time and savor the process, then I think you will be very happy with this razor.

                      • Hair Texture:
                      • Fine Hair

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