I’m looking for a new razor since I can’t seem to find the blades for my old one any more, at least Target didn’t seem to have any. I don’t like the newer razors that have more then two blades; I’ve tried a couple of them and I think the blade prices are way too much.
Now I’m thinking about going with a classic safety razor, the ones where you replace the blades yourself, something like a Merkur that I’ve seen some of the online places sell. The problem is I know nothing about them. There seem to be four or five different types and I don’t know which one I should try. I’d also like to be able to hold one before I buy it, except I don’t know who sells something like this.
I guess I’d like to know:
How long do the blades last? I don’t shave every day, sometimes not for a couple of days. I can usually go for a couple of weeks before I switch.
Are there any places in the DC area that sell them? I’m in Maryland in Montgomery county. I’d perfer to check them out even if it means paying a bit more.
Are the razors single blades or are some double blades? It looks to me like most are single blades, but it’s hard to see from pictures.
What are the better brands? I’ve only seen a couple, I’m guessing they are not very popular any more.
What other things do I need to know? They seem to sell a lot of brushes and creams, but I’m sure I don’t need them do I?