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 262 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (183)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (104)
  • Good value (87)
  • Smooth (78)
  • Reduces irritation (42)
  • Clean feel (40)

Cons

  • Nicks and cuts (20)
  • Razor burn (6)
  • Not close enough (4)
  • Handle too short (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (111)
  • Daily use (94)
  • In-shower shaving (29)
  • Sensitive areas (28)
  • Travel (26)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Clean shaven (175), Goatee wearer (49), Beard wearer (23), Scruffy look (8)
    • Hair Texture:
    • Coarse hair (89), Fine hair (33)

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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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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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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        5.0

        Jolly Good safety Razor

        By Ben the guitar man

        from Massachussetts

        About Me Clean Shaven

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Great Shave
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Jolly Good Safety Razor:

            Use the razor every day- great shave, close and comfortable.

            • Hair Texture:
            • Fine Hair

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Jolly Good Indeed

            By John K

            from California

            About Me Clean Shaven

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clean Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Jolly Good Safety Razor:

              Jolly good razor indeed. Felt a little small in my hand at first, but I have always been a wet shaver and this gets the job done and the cost of blades makes it a real long term bargain.

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              5.0

              Do you really want a close shave?

              By Dirty Harry

              from Newfield, NJ

              About Me Beard Wearer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • No Effort Needed

              Cons

              • Why Did I Wait So Long

              Best Uses

                Comments about Jolly Good Safety Razor:

                I kept prograstinating about buying this razor for years. Once I used it I don't know why I waited so long in the first place. It shaves so close and is very easy to clean. No more banging the razor of the edge of the sink to get the hair out! Also it takes little to no pressure to get a really close shave. I thru out all my other razors!

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very nice Razor

                By Red Beard

                from Pacific Junction IA

                About Me Clean Shaven

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Close shave
                • Feels Very Solid
                • Looks Cool On The Counter

                Cons

                • Will Burn If Used Wrong

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Jolly Good Safety Razor:

                  I use this razor to remove 6 days of growth before I start my rotation at the FD. It takes heavy growth right off and feels great. You do have to go slower and use smaller strokes, if you don't you will be cut or get razor burn. So, take your time and you'll love it.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Jolly Good

                  By Animal

                  from Wescott, WI

                  About Me Clean Shaven

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • High Quality Construction
                  • Resonably Priced

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Jolly Good Safety Razor:

                    This is a good razor at a decent price.
                    The razor shaves very well; is easy to handle; blade changes are simple; design is robust and compact.
                    Other reviews state that the handle is "small"; it's not small it's short. A razor of this type requires a light touch and the short handle helps to insure you do.
                    Great Razor!

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Bought this for my dad

                    By Tim

                    from Tennessee

                    About Me Clean Shaven

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use

                        Comments about Jolly Good Safety Razor:

                        My dad had one in the army, he said he would like to find another one. I saw your razor and got it for him. He liked it

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent for a real close shave

                        By Tad

                        from GA. and N.D.

                        About Me Goatee Wearer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clean Feel

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Use

                          Comments about Jolly Good Safety Razor:

                          Use daily
                          Never cut myself
                          close shave

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