One of the top FAQs we get on our social media accounts is if the Single Edge is able to shave other parts of the body. Head, arms, legs, you name it.

While most of our advertisements only show face shaving, the truth is that a single-blade razor like the Single Edge is extremely effective at shaving legs. Not only will it drastically reduce any issues of razor burn, irritation, or ingrown hairs, but it is also extremely intuitive to use and find the proper blade angle.

Here's our quick reference guide on how to get the best leg shave out of your Single Edge.


Lather Up

The Single Edge will shave extremely close to the surface of your skin. Since your legs have a very thin layer of skin between your razor and bone structures, it's very important to lather up thick.

We're not talking oil, water, or even your hair conditioner. Grab a quality shaving cream, filled with skin-nourishing ingredients, and whip up a thick lather for your legs. Added bonus, if you apply your shaving cream with a shave brush, you'll exfoliate and prep hairs at the same time. Hello, multi-tasking.


Find The Angle

Shaving with a Single Edge will feel incredibly intuitive if you've shaved your legs before. That being said, if you don't have the correct blade angle on your skin, your razor will either cut zero hair or give you unwanted nicks.

To find the proper angle, place the head of the razor (a fancy way of saying the part where the blade is) flat against your leg. Then, rotate backward or towards you 5-10 degrees. You may need to experiment to find the proper angle. But good news - once you do, the muscle memory will set in and smooth sailing.


Short, Light Strokes

Here's where you may have to adjust your technique. Once you properly lathered and have found the right blade angle, you'll want to take short, light strokes to shave. The keywords to focus on here are NO PRESSURE.

If multi-blade razors have taught us anything, especially in leg shaving, it's been the bad habit of pressing down during a shave to achieve a closer shave. This is not the answer and will only lead to pain and terrible effects on your skin.

The technique will feel like you are sweeping away the hair with the Single Edge. Think about shaving a balloon and how much pressure you would apply. Then, use that same amount of pressure during your shave. If you need a closer shave, then bump up to a more aggressive shave setting.