I've seen a lot of confusion out there on what types of razors are OK to take with you in your carry-on baggage. This post is just a quick and basic attempt to clear up any confusion. Let me just start by saying that electric razors are OK, but straight razors are a no-go.
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These two photos show a safety razor and the removable blade that
they use. They're making a come back thanks to the close shave they
provide and the extremely affordable price of the replacement blades. It
basically unscrews and you can insert a razor blade. Because these
razor blades are so easy to take out, safety razors are not permitted in
your carry-on luggage with the blade. The blades must be stored in your
This is a disposable razor. They come in two types. The kind that is completely disposable (handle and all), or the kind where you replace them with cartridges. These are permissible in carry-on luggage with the blade and replacement cartridges.
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This gentleman is shaving with a disposable razor. Good to go!
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This gentleman is shaving with a safety razor. No-go! (OK without blade)
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This gentleman is shaving with a Samurai sword. No-go! (Swords must be checked with luggage)