Merkur Heavy Duty Double Edge Razor (Blade Included)
- Double Edge Safety Razor
- Stainless Steel
- Imported From Germany
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Use with your favorite safety razor and shaving cream for a great shave.
Top Customer Reviews
The Merkur HD is my first razor. Using Art of Shaving products and Merkur blades, I'm able to get a close shave with no razor burn/bumps. Occasionally I'll get an in-grown but I blame my technique (I still cut myself every now and then...usually when I'm in a rush). This razor definitely has some weight to it and I find the blade loading/unloading simple although not as cool as the "butterfly" razors.
I highly recommend this product for a beginner. Blades are equally as important. I have found Merkur blades to be the happy medium between quality and sharpness although Feather's clearly are samurai sword sharp. Make sure you get a good quality badger brush and shaving cream/soap. Good luck!
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.Read more ›
If you're considering making the switch to a safety razor:
1. Smart move
2. Consider the longer handle if that's what you're used too, I estimate the 34C to be approximately the length of a typical disposable
3. Consider a model such as the 34C that has a fixed safety bar. There are more advanced safety razors that have the ability to be adjusted but the advice I was given was that a novice should stay away from those as you'll spend more time fidgeting with the adjustments then learning how to shave properly with the new tool. Having just made the switch I can say that I'm glad I didn't have an added variable in adjust-ability. It's amazing how much you can do by simply changing the angle of the blade against your face and allowing the weight of the razor to do the work.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Top quality at a fair price. I feel this is one of the best safety razors out there and a great brand to boot.Published 11 hours ago by Amazon Customer
What a great razor , but watch the prices a lot of places overprice this razorPublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
This was a gift for my husband.. The handle was too short for him.. So I kept it for myself! Now, I don't have to use the cheap throw away, I use the regular blades and haven't... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Donna Anderson
The razor has a solid weight and feels good in your hand. Double edge razors take a little time to get used to, but the Merkur is nice.Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
This razor has a classic firm feel to it. The mechanism puts a tension curve to the blade that gives great controlPublished 5 days ago by JM Parks
My first DE razor, I am very happy with it. To those looking to buy this however, I would recommend the long-handled Merkur (23C I think) over this one, the long-handle makes it... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Will