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Is a straight razor the best shave?

Let’s get this out of the way up-front: A straight razor is the best shave. It will give you:

  • A closer shave
  • Unmatched precision
  • A gentler experience for your skin
  • A classic, authentic grooming experience

At George the Classic Barber, we only use straight razors for our shaves because of the huge difference in quality and precision. Let us explain.

A straight razor shave is hands down the best experience.

Anyone who’s shaved at home has probably used a multi-bladed razor. Multi-blades were invented in the 70s, and now they’re everywhere.

The idea is that the more blades you use, the closer the shave. Sounds good, right? Unfortunately, that’s not the case at all. Multi-blades actually cause more irritation and lead to ingrown hairs.

The classic, straight razor shave is still the king. Here’s why:

1. It gives the closest shave available.

The fact is, a straight razor will always yield a closer and finer shave compared to a safety razor or multi-blade because of the metallurgy in high-quality straight razors. Think of your straight razor as an authentic samurai sword and your Gillette razor as a cheap knockoff on Amazon. That’s the difference.

2. A straight razor offers unmatched precision.

The single edge of a straight razor is the most precise tool in a barber’s toolkit. It will get you much finer detail for edge-ups and beard sculpting.

3. It’s gentle on the skin.

Straight razors are longer and sharper than safety razors. That means barbers deliver a clean shave on the first pass. Count on less razor burn, irritation, and ingrown hairs.

4. And straight razor shaves make you look better and feel better all around.

Traditional wet shaving with a straight razor really is an art form. It takes years to master the technique, so we recommend going to a professional. At George the Classic Barber, we take pride in delivering the finest straight razor shaves in town.

Get a straight razor shave with George the Classic Barber

If you’re in the Fort Worth area and want a close shave alongside that classic barbershop experience, come to George the Classic Barber.

Our classic shave includes:

  • Tratamiento con toalla caliente
  • Hot lather up or lotion
  • Afeitado con navaja de afeitar a favor y a contrapelo

Book a shave or cut online, or call us at (817) 501-1597.

Meet the Author

George Burrola, aka “George The Classic Barber,” is widely considered to be among the finest barbers in Fort Worth, earning a reputation over his 20-year career as a master of fades, straight razor shaves, and innovative skin care techniques.

George holds a barber’s license from the state of Texas and continues to deliver exceptional cuts and good company for generations of Fort Worth men and their sons.

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