Merkur Classic Straight Safety Razor
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This razor has a classic design, made of very high quality stainless steel, and is heftier than it looks. It's not a cheap knockoff - not in any way.
I bought this along with a 100-count box of Personna double-edged blades (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0077LAJT2/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_11) and combined, it's a superb shave. Please note, gentlemen, that it's a lot harder to nick yourself with a razor like this. But your grandfather used one like this, and if it didn't make him look good, you wouldn't be here. Follow the logic.
Finally, something that's not a complaint, just an observation. The handle on this razor is significantly shorter than the zillion-blade cartridge razor you're probably used to. See attached photo for comparison. That, combined with the weight of the steel, means you'll have a (short) period of adjustment. But you'll quickly learn that the short handle is intentional - you'll get better balance and control of the razor.
If you want a classic shave, this is the way to go. I'm not saying this as post-icon retro hipsterism, but simply as a dude who enjoys a good, close shave.
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The item is as described, arrived in a timely manner. Would buy from seller again. No issues at all.Published 12 days ago by Steve
Love this razor. It has weight to it and provides a close, comfortable shave. Why anyone would continue to shave with the garbage gets out there today at such crazy prices is... Read morePublished 15 days ago by frank kearney
Exactly what I was looking for. This is a great razor. The classic short handle allows for a light touch. Shaving is about finesse and that's what this razor is all about. Read morePublished 28 days ago by John C.