Merkur-Razor Double Edge Safety Razor Extra LOng Handle
- Stainless steel extra long handle (3-3/4")
- proven quality
- Stylist approved
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At the same time, my sweet bride decided she would also like to change over to the single blade, so I bought her an Edwin Jagger DE 89lbl Safety Razor. She raved about it from the beginning and still loves it.
After a year, I got tired of the time commitment to shaving with a straight razor, so I broke down and tried my wife's DE Safety. It did great! Much better than I anticipated. Close shave, not a nick. I immediately began my search for my own, and after a few days research, decided on this quality instrument.
I have no complaints with the purchase. It is exactly what I was hoping for. It is heavy. It feels good in the hand. It is consistent - cuts well on both sides, with no surface abnormalities. I have used it with a variety of blade brands (great deals to be found on Amazon.com for variety packs!) I saw no concerns with the manufacturing (checked all joints with it dismantled, etc.). It is a well-made quality shaving instrument. The only minor dislike I have is that it is not 100% stainless... but I knew that going in to the purchase. I have gotten the closest shaves ever using this instrument. And, a few days ago, I went ahead and shaved a 2nd time "up" after the first time "down"... my rugged face was a smooth as a baby's hiney. This is a quality piece of manly equipment.Read more ›
This razor has a reassuring heft. The heaviness allows me to let the razor's weight and the blade work in tandem for a very smooth shave - I simply guide it along my face without pressure.
During my research I came across the term "aggressive" being used to describe razors. Thankfully the 43C does not fall into this category. I've been able to get a close shave without sacrificing my skin during the process. It cuts so smoothly that it had me thinking I was holding the razor at the wrong angle. But upon rinsing the razor, the sink was full of removed hair. In fact, it cuts so gently that when I apply my post-shave witch hazel there is minimal burn, nor have I experienced any post-shave facial irritation.
I withheld a star because the handle can be slippery if your hands are damp - this can be scary for a rookie. While a towel drying one's hands does address this, I feel that a bit of texture is warranted for grip.
All in all, I'm very happy to have abandoned the cartridge cartel, and this has proven to be a fine tool with which to do so. I use one razor a week, but now that I've taken to drying the razor after shaving, I may be able go two weeks before changing the blade.
Update: It wasn't beginner's luck: after weeks of use, still no nicks, shaving bumps or razor burn. Couldn't be happier with this purchase.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a very nice razor, my first safety razor after many years with Gillette. Won't go back!! Even though it is not an "adjustable" razor, the shave can be adjusted by... Read morePublished 7 days ago by WilNCope
This is our second Merkur Razor, one for home and the other for the gym locker. Excellent balance, gives a great close shave, especially when using Feather blades.Published 6 months ago by avid rita
My third Merkur razor and by far the heaviest. I like it a lot. Very well made and a pleasure to shave with.Published 6 months ago by Morrison Braren
I should have bought this size instead of the 3" long version by Merkur.Published 6 months ago by Sidney
I have been on the road for years and just lazy about my razors. So now that I am entering, lets say a form of retirement, I finally bought a razor. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I purchased this Razor in January 2015. After years of dissatisfaction with "multi-blade" shaving I returned to the "Old School". I was not disappointed. Read morePublished 8 months ago by AL