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Merkur "Heavy Classic" Double-Edged Safety Razor 34c

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242 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • Classic shaving tool for experienced wetshavers and newbies alike.
  • Hand-crafted, chrome-finished, double-edged razor.
  • Extra weight allows for extra smooth, super comfortable shave.

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Product Description

Keeping classic shaving alive, this handcrafted, chrome-finished, double-edged razor is a perfect revival for experienced wetshavers and grooming newbies alike. The extra weight of this razor allows the user to apply less pressure than its multi-bladed counterparts, resulting in a smooth comfortable and ultra-enjoyable shave.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • UPC: 798256460920 797978439139
  • Item model number: 34C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (242 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,795 in Beauty (See Top 100 in Beauty)
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97 of 100 people found the following review helpful By Camper, Hiker, fisherman. on January 24, 2011
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So, really, I don't see how you could rate this lower than five stars. It's solid, well made, and it holds a razor blade at an appropriate level. The materials are rust resistant, the threads are spaced enough in the tube to make screwing the head on or off easy and fast.

It's plenty heavy, so you won't forget it's there when you're shaving, and can, in fact, use the weight of the razor to shave for you. You just sort of guide it along.

I've seen a few reviews of this and other razors complaining that the handle is too short. I don't see how--I have big hands, and it feels fine, though this is my first safety razor, and I've never used one with a longer handle. Also, since this is my first safety razor, I have no basis of comparison for models that are somehow adjustable. I'm not sure I understand how that would work, exactly, but I seem to be shaving just fine with this one, and in fact, am sold on giving up cartridge razors entirely.

One thing that I didn't realize with this razor when I bought it: shaving is no longer a quick thing. Using this razor makes shaving into a daily ritual--one that I love, and here's the things you should be aware of if this is your first:

1. You have to shave twice. The second job is just a once over the face again to get that super, baby-skin-soft close shave, which is worth it, but be aware, it takes a little more time.

2. Using canned shaving cream with a safety razor is a travesty. Shaving soap is cheap and lasts forever, and, even better, it's soooo much more luxurious and functional than the canned stuff. However, this adds a couple more things you need to order--a brush and the shaving soap.

3. You can't just wet your face, glop on the cream and go.
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58 of 61 people found the following review helpful By JAYSIND on February 24, 2011
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I must start out by saying I am one of those men with a beard that seems to be made of wire and skin that is incredibly sensitive - shaving has never been fun, easy or without issues since I was a teenager. The majority of my life has been spent shaving with those lovely cartridge razors that burn your skin and your wallet leaving you unhappy and with a dread of shaving; something that in today's world is nearly a must in all professional circles.

I decided to purchase this razor after 3 weeks of research into wet shaving and in all honesty with much reluctance to try something that held a razor capable of leaving you in need of stitches. In essence this was a "last resort" in an attempt to get that close shave that lasted more than half a day and didn't leave me feeling uncomfortable.

When my razor arrived, I inserted the Merkur blade that comes with the razor, lathered up and began to shave after taking a deep breath and resigning myself to potential nicks and scrapes...I was so wrong in thinking this way. The 34c provided a smooth, comfortable shave with no pulling of my beard, no unpleasant burn after each stroke and surprisingly it was even fun.

The 34c is brilliantly designed and the chrome finish and heft make it a pleasure to own and to use. The knurled handle offers plenty of grip, loading the razor is incredibly easy and it feels sturdy and stable in your hand.

My very first shave was closer than any I've ever had before and so much more pleasant. My wife is amazed and incredibly happy with my shaves now.

If this is your first DE razor you are on the right track. I must offer a bit of advice though: Do not think that the short handle is going to be a burden, this design actually makes it easier to use and to apply the proper technique.
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93 of 103 people found the following review helpful By G Man on November 4, 2012
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I have now been Double Edge shaving with a safety razor for around three years. I haven't had too many razors, but I have been consistently using an Edwin Jagger De89lbl Double Edge Safety Razor Chrome Plated Lined Detail, Chrome with Feather Hi-Stainless Platimum Double Edge Razor Blades 50 Ct for a little over a year. I think this Merkur HD razor is great for beginners, as you will need to perfect your skills before you use more advanced razors and blades. Stay away from the Weishi cheap razors as they appear to be flimsy and I sold mine on E-Bay after a few shaves. Not worth the money.

I am of African American decent and have had issues with razor bumps and razor burn in the past. I no longer have this problem since I started DE shaving. However, after one shave with this Merkur razor I felt as if I needed to have more pressure put on the razor since it's not as aggressive as my Edwin Jagger DE89L. I've only shaved with this razor once and noticed some razor burn and a few small bumps within a few hours after the shave. I am using high quality shaving products such as Geo F. Trumper's Limes Skin Food, 200ml (for both pre and post shave) and Geo F. Trumper's Coconut Oil Shaving Cream Tube 75g. If you're totally new to DE shaving, also try Truefitt & Hill, Taylor's of Old Bond Street, and DR Harris products.
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