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Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Safety Razor

178 Reviews
  • Best selling safety razor
  • German made 
  • Industrial design with chrome finish

One of our most popular items, the Merkur 34 C Heavy Duty Safety Razor is a chrome finished 2-piece DE razor. The comfortable handle is approximately 3" long and is designed with a thicker grip with non-slip knurling. It's shorter than something like a Fusion, but the shorter length actually makes it more maneuverable and is typical of the old Gillettes. One of the most well known wet shaving products on the market.

Due to the popularity, this item has taken on a number of names over the years such as Merkur HD, Merkur Heavy Duty, or 34C and combinations of all of those names as well. It's all the same product and it's remained unchanged since...
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A West Coast Shaving Customer
Mark W.
United States United States
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Great Razor

This razor consistently gives a close, smooth, comfortable shave. There is a reason it is consistently a best seller. Very highly recommended.

Paul S.
United States United States

34c is the foundation for a newbie

Having not wet shaved in over 30 years - read the reviews, watched Youtube and make the following selections: Merkur 34c Porasco - re shave , tube of cream, after shave; and after shave balm Samples of about 10 different blades Yaqui - Ferrarri brush -synthetic - about $18 Been at it for about a month now. The results are amazing. Regarding blades - tried the 10. For me - the Gillette super blue, Nacet and wilkinson seem to work the best. Plan on getting techniqe down before trying others. Word of warning - even though what I have is grea and so much better than the 5 blade cartridges I used - the videos are very tempting to gop buy more even what I have now is just great.

A West Coast Shaving Customer
Andrew W.
United States United States
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Great Razor

I enjoy shaving with this razor.

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Excellent razor for face and neck

I was having problems getting the right blade angle on my neck because the razor I was using had a long handle and the result was lots of irritation. I contacted WCS customer service to ask for advice on using a shorter handle model and Evelyn suggested the Merkur 34C as one option. That was good advice and I'm finally getting a clean neck shave without irritation because it's much easier to maneuver and control the 34c on my neck's contours. The handle is only 3" long so it almost feels like you're guiding it with your fingertips but that works for me because my neck has indentations and tendons showing.. The build quality is solid and it's a snap to clean. Good razor and I highly recommend it if you're OK with a very short handle.

William R.
United States United States

Small but mighty

Bought it for a travel razor High quality metals and robust weight It’s cute...about as big as my ring finger Fits nicely in the WCS Leather Safety Razor Case, Brown