The Safety Razor gets its name from the fact that only the blade's edge is exposed. In 1901, King Camp Gillette invented the safety razor with disposable blades. This allowed people to safely and effectively shave themselves at home, rather than having to go to the barber for a shave or to sharpen their blades. Two years later, King Gillette manufactured his first safety razors for sale. By year's end, he sold 51 sets and 168 blades. Since that initial invention, Gillette has continually been at the forefront of virtually every shaving innovation.]]>

The Safety Razor gets its name from the fact that only the blade's edge is exposed. In 1901, King Camp Gillette invented the safety razor with disposable blades. This allowed people to safely and effectively shave themselves at home, rather than having to go to the barber for a shave or to sharpen their blades. Two years later, King Gillette manufactured his first safety razors for sale. By year's end, he sold 51 sets and 168 blades. Since that initial invention, Gillette has continually been at the forefront of virtually every shaving innovation.