Published on 12-31-2016 08:01 AM
The great Gillette double edge safety razors ruled for decades before the modern safety razors such as the Merkur, Muhle, Edwin Jagger, Parker and others appeared. In the past few years, with the growing trend in traditional wet shaving, we’ve also seen a small explosion of stainless steel safety razors, both double edge and single edge. The Feather, Pils, Tradere, iKon, Weber and Cobra were some of the earliest. Then came a parade of other stainless steel and aluminum razors: Above the Tie, Mongoose, Alumigoose, Wolfman, Timeless, Rockwell and The General, among others.
Stan Hickam, of Tennessee, launched Above the Tie stainless steel safety razors in 2011. These are superb shaving razors,