Traveling with Your Safety Razor: Tips and Suggestions

You’ve made the wise decision to invest in a beautifully designed and expertly crafted safety razor. You appreciate the way it leaves your skin feeling smooth and the superior quality it offers over a cartridge razor. Naturally, when you’re traveling, you’ll want to take your trusty razor with you.

But here’s the thing: if you’re traveling by plane or, in some cases, buses like Greyhound, carrying a container full of loose razor blades is not the best option. You might end up getting stopped by the TSA and have your blades confiscated. And let’s face it, arguing with airport security is not in your best interest. The last thing you want is to see your high-quality safety razor being removed from your carry-on. To ensure a hassle-free trip, here’s everything you need to know about traveling with a safety razor.

Remove the Blades

The good news is that there’s nothing wrong with taking your Rockwell Safety Razor with you on a flight. You can even add it to your carry-on (or carry it in your pocket if you’re traveling light). The key is to remove the blade from the razor. It’s the blade that might raise eyebrows at the security checkpoint.

However, even if you’ve taken the blades out and don’t have them with you, you may still be stopped. So be prepared for it. Security will see the safety razor during the bag scan and will want to ensure that there are no loaded blades inside.

As a precautionary measure, security will flag you and go through your bag to inspect the razor. They may also check the rest of your bag to see if you have the blades with you. If, by chance, you accidentally left the blade in the safety razor, security will most likely remove it and return the razor to you.

Where to Put the Blades?

Once you’ve removed the blade from your safety razor, the next step is to decide where to store the blades. If you’re traveling with a checked bag, you can simply place the blades in there. In fact, if you’re planning on checking a bag, you can leave the entire safety razor, with the blade inserted, in your luggage.

However, if you’re traveling with only a carry-on, you cannot carry razor blades in the cabin of a plane. In this case, you’ll have to leave the blades at home and purchase new ones when you arrive at your destination. Fortunately, finding double-sided razor blades at a local drug store or ordering them online should not be a problem.

Protecting Your Safety Razor

It’s essential to keep your safety razor separate from your clothing and other luggage, especially if it’s in your checked baggage and the blade is still inside. A toiletries case is a good option, but you might want to consider purchasing a specialty razor travel case designed specifically for your safety razor.

These cases keep your razor (and any additional shaving size settings) securely protected. Some even come with additional storage inserts for fingernail clippers and grooming scissors. The Rockwell Genuine Leather Sheath is an excellent choice that not only protects the head of your razor from scratches but also prevents the blade from bouncing around and coming into contact with other toiletries.

Investing in a carrying case designed for your Rockwell Safety Razor is crucial for two reasons. Firstly, if the blade remains inside, you don’t want it to come into contact with your toothpaste, lotions, creams, or gels. Secondly, in the event of a spill due to cabin pressure changes, liquids like shampoo or toothpaste can damage your razor, which is likely the most expensive item in your toiletries case. It’s better to be safe than sorry, especially during long international flights where the blade remains exposed to the spill for an extended period.

If you choose to include your safety razor in your checked baggage, remember to wrap it in a cloth to protect it from any spills, although this shouldn’t be a concern due to the controlled cabin pressure.

Always Have Your Rockwell Safety Razor with You

When you rely on a close and reliable shave, you’ll want to have your Rockwell Safety Razor with you at all times, even when you’re on the road. If you’re checking luggage, make sure to pack your razor blades in your checked bag at the very least.

If you prefer to travel with only a carry-on, you’ll need to leave the blades at home and purchase new ones when you reach your destination. Whatever you decide, rest assured that you can enjoy the comforts of your Rockwell Safety Razor as long as you follow these tips and suggestions.

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