Jack Black Double Edge Safety Razor Review

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Paul McCarthy

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Manufactured by the safety razor giants Muhle, the Jack Black is a beautifully hand-crafted and luxury safety razor that is easy to use and provides a great shave.


4.2 out of 5 Stars

Product Contents List

  • Jack Black Double Edge Safety Razor
  • 1 blade

Product Overview

German razor manufacturers Muhle have had a hand in creating a line of luxury shaving products called Jack Black.

The Jack Black Double Edge Safety Razor headlines this line of products with its modern sleekness.

The razor isn’t only great to look at, its high-end and effective German engineering, in the same vein as Merkur safety razors, brings you a powerful and effective razor that will get your skin as smooth as possible in just a few passes.

The Jack Black safety razor is handcrafted using the experience and precision of Muhle’s in-house skilled workers and the beauty of the item cannot be contested.

The extra-long handle comes in a gorgeous deep-blue and the chrome-plated head contains custom etchings. The razor is without a doubt a luxurious piece of work and is a great addition to any collection.

The weight of the razor offers good control and is great for a non-aggressive shave, making the razor a good choice for both beginners and regular safety razor shavers.

The extra-long handle works well for those with larger hands and also allows for easier access to harder to reach areas.

The Jack Black safety razor is basically a luxurious shaving device that provides a great shave.​

How It Works

​As with any double edge safety razor, if you are new to the game there will be a learning curve.

But once the technique has been mastered you can be assured that you will obtain a smoother shave than you are used to, and most likely won’t look back.

The Jack Black is one of those razors that really makes you feel like you are treating yourself to a pampering session, both in terms of the quality of the shave and how easy it is to use.

If you are installing or replacing the blade for the first time it is important to make sure that you take your time as you will need to disassemble and reassemble the head following the instructions. 

In this video, you can see the Jack Black products in use:

Once you get the hang of it, it is pretty easy, but first timers need to handle blade changing with care.

Obviously this part should never be done in the shower or with wet hands in case of slippage.

The razor comes with one blade, but we recommend that you find the type of blade that works best for you.

Is It Effective?

In terms of shaving quality the Jack Black safety razor is very effective. You can be assured a great shave with a minimum of technique due to how well the razor is weighted.

You don’t need to apply any pressure at all – the razor really does all the work for you.

The construction is very solid and the blade doesn’t shift when installed correctly, so you are less likely to cut yourself when shaving than with a cartridge razor (as long as you know how to use a safety razor correctly).

One minor complaint would be that while the handle itself is sleek, it gets quite slippery with a little water and it’s easy to lose your grip.

This is something to keep in mind if you are used to shaving with razors with good non-slip grip on their handles.

The Jack Black line contains everything you need to shave, and more, including shaving soaps and creams, face washes, shaving brushes, exfoliators, cleansers, soaps and deodorants.​

What Customers Think

The Jack Black safety razor has a 4.1 out of 5 star rating on Amazon and comes with mainly positive reviews on design and quality.

Most customers like how sleek it is and how well it shaves.

Other reviewers mention that it is a little on the pricy side and that there are better, more affordable razors on the market.​

Some Customer Comments​

"An excellent tool that provides an excellent shave. I've been using this razor for two months now and I see no reason to go back to the multi-bladed razors again. It's a solidly built razor that holds the blade securely."

"Great! I love how it feels in my hand. Great! I love how it feels in my hand. A bit pricey, but works well and looks great in my collection."

Personal Experience

While on the pricier end of safety razors, retailing at $125, the Jack Black safety razor has a great feel to it.

I loved how easy it was to use and how solid the construction was. I had a little trouble changing the blade at first, but once I got the hang of it that wasn’t an issue anymore.

All in all it is a good, sturdy razor, and definitely one for the collection.

In Conclusion…

Things we Liked

  • Sturdy construction
  • Great weight
  • Beautifully engineered and designed
  • Luxurious feel

Things we didn't Like

  • A little pricy
  • Handle has no grip
  • Not easy to change blades

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