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Our selection or razors includes straight razors, safety razors, strops, mugs, brushes, blades and more. Razors have been identified from many Bronze Age cultures. These were made of bronze or obsidian and were generally oval in shape, with a small tang protruding from one of the short ends. Straight razors with open steel blades, also commonly known as cut-throats, were the most commonly used razors before the 20th century. The first safety razor protected the skin from all but the very edge of the blade and was invented in 1762 by a Frenchman, Jean-Jacques Perret, who was inspired by the joiner’s plane. Perret’s design was essentially a straight razor with its blade surrounded by a wooden sleeve