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Like my Father's
Beautiful finely crafted shaving machine just like my father's of the 1940's. Very close clean shave. Perfect feel and size. Grip does not slip in soapy hand. Nice size. I was brought up shaving with safety razors in the 1960's but somehow succumbed to the multi-blade disposables. I find this traditional safety razor to shave much closer and don't have that 5:00 shadow. Wonderful gift.
Great razor. I have 2 Merkur razors. Wanted a gold one. Excellent quality, nice weight and sharp looking. Look no further for the razor you’ll hand down to your son.
About 3 years ago I purchased my first DE razor; the Merkur 34G chrome. It was pretty good but since there are many to choose from, I tried many others. I tried Rockwell, Muhle, Feather, and Edwin Jagger. I also tried Feather blades, Gillette, Astra and sone others but until I finally realized I had sensitive skin with a course beard that I needed the right combination of preshave, shave soap and after shave balm. I use the Prorasso preshave, Prorasso shave soap, a post shave balm and Prorasso shave balm. I can now use a mild razor; Merkur 34G, Astra, Merkur or Gillette blade and get a great shave with no razor burn. It also helps to map the grain of your beard to find the right shave path initially. Trust me, find the grain, go with the grain first and then do what you will with pass 2 and or three. Personally, 2 works best for me. From the mouth of a surgeon I once sold to; “the enemy of good is perfect”. Just go for good enough and take your time. If you’re in a hurry, go back to disposables.
I've been using safety razors for nearly three years and I feel like I've found the perfect shaver. This razor is the perfect balance in everything you're looking for in a quality shaver. Mild yet efficient and a pleasure to use.
First safety razor
I found the safety razor to be a great alternative to disposable razors. They are eco friendly and enjoyable to use. The merkur razor I bought is fun and easy to use, and very stylish looking. I enjoy the good finish. My shave experience has enhanced greatly.