Wet Shaving, Luxury Grooming and Smiles

The Merkur Futur Safety Razor is all things modern: It has a sleek, matte design. It has a unique two piece head system that pops off and pops in without any threading: a more simple way to load the blade. And most importantly, it is adjustable, which allows you to change the blade gap affecting how much blade is exposed to your skin.

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Most Modern Safety Razor Reviews
I have had a Futur razor for 5-6 years and find it an excellent functional product. The blade change is quick and I'm always in a hurry. The razor stays on my preferred setting. It has a nice weight and feel in the hand. it has an initially higher price tag, but buying replacement blades and switching every 2-3 shaves is a heck of a lot cheaper than the products offered at the supermarket. A great overall product.
Quality razor
This is the first safety razor I've used. Typical of anything German, this razor feels high quality and is over engineered. I've been using it on settings 1-2 and get a great shave without any blood loss. The head is larger than some other safety razors, but I'm still able to get around my nose without any issues. The blade gap on this razor makes it (at least on paper) one of the most aggressive razors on the market, however I've been using it from day 1 and really, really enjoy the shaves I get from it and don't feel that it's overly aggressive.
German Engineering and Luxury
Ever wanted to have a 500 series Benz . . . (me too) . . . well, this razor will give you that quality feel and performance. I purchased it as a gift for my brother (I already own the gold plated version of this razor). The price is incredible for the quality/value. Make sure you learn to take it apart/dismantle the adjusting mechanism (great YouTube video) so you can lubricate it once every few months . . . so you don't cut your hand or fingers trying to adjusted. The finish is superb and the feel in your hand lets you know you have the best quality razor. Just be careful with the more aggressive settings . . . because it is real and you don't want to find out the hard way. Enjoy your shave.
Merkur or Merkur
After 4 years of using a Merkur 38c I purchased the Futur. I quickly learned NEVER to adjust the blade angle with wet hands, sliced my finger nicely, took days to heal. The shaver works well and i tend to leave it on 5 and seldom adjust it. Blade changes are easy. The shave is consistent. Thick Spanish beard shave 3-4 times a week. Merkur super platinum blades work best in this shaver. 2015-06-26
Fine shave indeed!
Roughly about 8 years ago I switched to a DE razor and the Futur was my first DE razor. I started off at a setting of 1 and eventually turned it all the way to max, exposing the blade as far as you can go. Gives an excellent shave and after a while I was able to shave very fast when in a hurry, only cutting myself twice that the last 8. It will always be one of my favorites.
Misunderstood Masterpiece
Either you love this razor or you don't - I'm firmly the former. With a good blade, nothing else has come close to the performance of this razor for me. Aggressiveness for those weekend-long beard growths or mildness for daily shaving when you want it - all in one razor. Either way it's amazingly efficient - often the first pass is a DFS. It does help to do some regular maintenance by taking it apart and cleaning it, lubing the adjustment screw threads (I use a Chapstick, believe it or not). At first it can be intimidating - even a little scary until you get the feel and angle. After that, it's smooth sailing and probably will become your favorite razor. Give it a shot. Finish and mechanics have held up perfectly for me for over a year (so far). The heft is great.
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