Wonderfully close shave
I have just upgraded from the Merkur 23C. I thought I was getting a close shave before, now that I have used the Futur I am enlightened. Even at 1.5 I get much smoother shave with less razor burn than ever before. I have been using personna blades and they seem to work great I have a sample pack coming to try out some feathers and others. People speak of being slippery, I shave only in the shower and get almost same grip on Futur as the 23C, maybe I have dry hands but there is no worries. I do take my time with this one more then before but usual 3 pass does a great job.
Royal look and shave
This razor looks amazing and beautiful. Using size 2 gives me a good shave. I am still learning how to use the DE safety razors. Highly recommend to own it or as a gift.
Exelent heavy razor.
Merkur Futur in gold finish
The Merkur Futur is my favorite razor--that's why I bought this second one in gold. It's a beautiful razor with its glossy gold finish and it gives the same comfortable, close shave I've come to expect from the Futur. And, as is true with my other Futur in the chrome finish, its smooth surface presents no trouble with the grip. Also, with my large hands, I love its heft and size. Wonderful feedback as only the Futur can give.
Pretty nice razor
Good razor and very nice, but a little too big and aggressive for my tastes. Those are just personal thing though. I would recommend it to anyone who is highly experienced in DE shaving.