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First Safety Razor - Best Razor I've ever had,
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I've shaved with electric and disposable razors for decades. I have recently used the 3 and 4 blade wonders for as long as they've been out. I've never been satisified with them. Hard to clean, seem to dull fast.
I recall my dad had a similar razor to this Merkur when I was a kid. I decided to buy it and give it a try. Wow, what a difference. Close shave first time. Didn't have to go back over areas, it was a BREEZE to clean! Keeping the blad clean and dry seems to be a cinche with this. You have to shave a LOT slower and take your time. I'll have to get used to that. But, amazing.
About this model in particular. After all these years using the 3 and 4 blade models, I've been used to longer handles. This has a shorter handle. It has a good feel, nice weight to it, but my next razor like this will be the long handle. The models I remember my dad using had a twist release on the bottom of the handle. These are the "butterfly open" razors. This is not. With this model, the handle unscrews from the top and separates into three pieces for you to change out the blades. This is not a good or bad comment, just a comment so you are aware of that. It's simple, not much to break. I give this a 5 star. Very very pleased! I'll NEVER go back to those cartridge razors. HUGE waste of money. Buy a safety razor!