- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 5 x 1 inches ; 3.2 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- ASIN: B006JPP3BG
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
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Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor, Matte Finish
- Beautiful Long Handled Safety Razor by Merkur
- Comes with a Matte Finish Handle that has a beautiful Dovo Merkur logo engraved on the bottom
- Comes with a free Merkur sample blade
- Makes an excellent gift
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Design: I own the Matte version of this product. The only piece on it that isn't shiny is the handle itself with the design on it. The design on the handle is like a spiral around the entire handle of the razor, and makes holding onto it a great boon. Make no mistake, this razor is heavy for such a small thing, and the last thing you would want is for it to slip out of your hand!
Cleaning: The razor is very easy to clean, coming apart in four separate pieces. I have had this razor since Christmas of last year and have yet to see any rust develop on it, despite my carelessness of not drying it more than a few times after use. If you use shave soap, occasionally it will develop a cloudy film over the shiny parts; this is very easily wiped off with a dry towel.
Consists of four solid parts: The handle, the blade head, the blade chasis, and the bottom weight. This particular product also comes with a pack of 10 blades which are easily switched out.
I have recommended this razor to several friends and shipmates. I would love to extend that recommendation to you.
+ Solid construction
+ Unique handle
+ Easy to keep clean
+ Comes with 10 Mekur blades
+ So far, Rust resistant
+ Very cost effective
This razor is outstanding! I tested it against my Gillette by using the same blade. Meaning, I took the blade I had been using out of the Gillette and put that same blade into the Merkur. Amazingly, the Merkur shaved better in one pass than the adjustable Gillette. The Gillette is like shaving with a snowplow. The angle of the blade pushes my flesh away and drags the blade across my skin regardless of how it's held or adjusted. The Merkur actually shaves.
There's more. Hearing the Merkur had a long handle made me think it would be like shaving with a rake. Untrue. The handle is perfect. It's just a little longer than the Gillette yet knurled better than the Gillette. I'm amazed at how much easier shaving has became as a result of these features. I simply didn't realize shaving was a challenge until I started using something better.
I also thought the Merkur would be heavy and bulky. Like trying to shave with a small brass mallet. Again, false. It is lighter than the Adjustable Butterfly Gillette. Perhaps that's because it has no moving parts. Ultimately the lighter weight, longer handle and better knurl make it easier to hold and control reducing my stress.
The physical dimensions of the Merkur's shaving head are also less bulky. It may seem silly, but that little extra bit of visibility has also made shaving easier further reducing stress.
In summary, it shaves better from the very first stroke, offers a better sense of feeling even in wet soapy hands and reduces stress. Wouldn't we all like to have something like that.
No more switching back to cartridge razor.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you are still using one of those 4-5, 10 razor things then you need to take a step back in time to the Merkur. Read morePublished 20 months ago by kickassbrit
I bought this thinking I would move to safety razors. This actual product is well made but I went back to an electric razor combined with a disposable as this just didn't seem to... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Ego Rogo
Been using as my primary shaver. Works great and have had no issues with various brands of blades. Highly recommend.Published on June 5, 2014 by Hoyafan
Love the finished of the material, the weight, how it feels on my hands, not to heavy not to lightly, simple as good.Published on February 16, 2014 by Andres Cruz
This razor is amazing. I upgraded to this after wearing out a cheap $10 razor I purchased last year. The quality is fantastic.
Other reviewers complain about it rusting. Read more