A safety razor is a shaving device that houses a razor blade in such a way that it greatly reduces the likelihood of irritation or cuts to the skin. Not only does a Safety Razor provide a better quality shaves, but it’s cheaper to use when compared to multi-blade cartridge systems with expensive refills.
The basic DE safety razor is a three piece design consisting of the cap, baseplate and handle. Together, the cap and the baseplate are known as the head. The cap has a short threaded shaft that fits through the blade and then through the baseplate for the handle to screw into. This holds the razor and transform the razor into one unified tool.