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.
I am a long time user of Merkur razors. I bought this one to add to my collection and because I recall my grandfather using a gold plated safety razor similar to it. The gold plating adds a nice touch to an otherwise utilitarian item.
Before I even thought of buying this razor I didnt want to jump the gun becuase I wasnt sure if I was going to enjoy DE blade shaves. But now my shaving routine is a part of me. I started with the merkur 23c and built the confidence to buy the 34g. First of all let me say this. the leagnth of the razor gives an advantage of maintaing the right angle when doing multiple passes at once. The word smooth doesnt give justice to how good of a shave I get with this razor (I use feather blades). And the gold finish just outstanding it makes the experience of shaving what it is. its your face so you want the best and this is it.
Gold is the way to go
Still getting the hang of this razor. I'm still fairly new to DE shaving. My first razor was a Merkur 23C LONG, so the shortness and weight of the 34G is taking some getting used to. The finish is bar none exceptional and I'm looking forward to seeing it age as I age (no rush though).