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Merkur 23C Long Handle Safety Razor

139 reviews |
Original price $44.99 - Original price $44.99
Original price
$44.99 - $44.99
Current price $44.99
  • Traditional safety razor from Merkur
  • Long handle for comfort & control for those with large hands
  • A bestseller at WCS

We've got good news! A razor for man-sized hands: Merkur 23C Long Handle Safety Razor. In 1896 when Emil Hermes went to register his new blade company he found the name "Hermes" already taken. So, he took as his brand Merkur, the Roman equivalent of the messenger of the gods, Hermes. One hundred years later and the name is synonymous with quality men's grooming. Yep, the world got the message and so can you.

Like the classic Merkur DE safety razor, this tool provides exceptional control, comfort, and design. At 4" long, it is perfect for a comfortable and safe grip with its long, knurled handle, especially for those with larger hands. Keep up the perfect shave with the perfect blade. Try one of our sample packs to find the one that it right for you.

"Man Hand" men rejoice. This is your razor: Merkur 23C Long Handle Safety Razor. Don't keep it to yourself; spread the word about this best-selling grooming essential.

Length: 4.2 inches

Weight : 60 grams

Made in Solingen, Germany

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dan C.
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Great Shaver

The long handle is just right, I can't imagine using a short handle.

Russ P.
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Best shave ever!

It felt like there was no blade in the razor.

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James H.
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Great product and worth every

Great product and worth every penny! A NY Times article brought it to my attention. You should use that somewhere on your web site. I had been looking to move back to a safety razor after the shock of the cost of the injector razor blades and lack of a good shave from their use. This safety razor improved both significantly.

William D.
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new safety razor

good solid product, however to change the blade, the top assembly has to detach from the handle (screw on/off) and the top separates into two pieces to expose the blade.

Charles S.
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This is the first safety razor I ever owned, after using cartridge razors for 60+ years. My complaints about this specific model are that I would like it better if the handle were longer, even though it is described as a "long handle" razor; and that I would like it better if the handle were bigger around (had a bigger diameter). To increase the diameter, I got a piece of clear plastic tube, cut it to the same length as the handle, heated the tube to soften it, and pushed it over the handle. The plastic is a bit slippery, so I rinse it after every few strokes to solve that problem. The shave is not as close as I expected. I don't think the shave is as close as my old Gillett Sensor Excel. I don't think there is any thing wrong with the razor, because I think the blade is the most important part. I bought the blade sampler pack I intend to keep on trying different blades.