This isn't a plastic, throw-away razor.
The Single Edge is made from solid metal, giving it heft, weight, and a different feel from any other razor you've held.
A heavy razor? It's a good thing because the razor does all the work. You don't.
Part of the journey to epic shaves is learning how to hold it throughout the duration of your shave.
Here's our step-by-step guide for your next great shave.
Starting out with dry hands will allow you to get a good grip as you prepare to mow down hair growth. Another customer hack? Adding a small amount of alum to the hands improves the grip-ability of your razor during the shave.
Using your dominant hand, hold the middle of your handle between your thumb and your middle finger. Then, place your index finger on the back of the razor to balance and guide short, light strokes. Be sure to let the weight of the fully metal razor do all the work. No need to hulk smash the razor to get a closer shave.
Cradling the razor with the rest of your fingers, take light strokes moving with the grain of your beard growth. You should be using the same amount of pressure that you would use if you were shaving a balloon.
Keep it light and easy.