What Blade is right for you?
A deep dive on razor types
DISPOSABLE RAZOR CARTRIDGES (see below for Double Edge)
We've selected to partner with Gillette because they make the best blades you can buy. If you are buying for yourself, or someone who shaves with Harry's or Dollar Shave Club, it probably isn't because they LOVE the blades. It's more than likely you switched from Gillette to one of the subscription services because of cost.
Gillette hasn't done a great job marketing it, but they have created a subscription service as well. We recommend the Gillette 3 and Gillette 5 razors for two reasons. Their quality is better than the competitors, and with the subscription Gillette blades are as inexpensive as Harry's and Dollar Shave.
So, feel confident when buying an Imperium razor that the blade type you choose is the best you can find. Our razors represent the latest shaving technology matched with the most elegant artisan handles on earth.
Gillette 5 - Fits Fusion head. $1.31 per blade with subscription.
Gillette 3 - Fits Mach 3 head. $1.31 per blade with subscription.
The price point for the new 3 and 5 series (that fit Gillette Mach3 and Fusion) is less than both Harry's and Dollar Shave Club. So now you can get a better shave for a lower cost and you don't have to settle for cheaply made razors that don't give you the performance of a quality razor.
DOUBLE EDGE SAFETY BLADE
The classic Double Edge blade is for shaving aficionados who want a classic and technical wet shave. This is the razor your father and grandfather used and it still delivers a close, smooth shave in an elegant form. Safety razors are also a great option for anyone who suffers from razor bumps or has a proclivity to get razor burn. Because our double edge razors cut at a 30 degree angle the hair is not pulled up before cutting so it can't slip under the skin. For most of us a slight lift is a great way to get a close shave. But if you have thicker hair and get razor bumps then it is essential you do not lift the hair as you shave and a safety razor is a perfect way to get a close, clean shave without worry. Thankfully we make the best DE razors you can find.
- DE razors carry on the heritage of traditional shaving.
- The cost of the blades are literally pennies.
- It is the most sustainable way to shave