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Merkur Classic 1904 / 1906 Safety Razor, Open Tooth

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Original price $31.49
Current price $25.19
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SKU RZ-MER-41
  • Chrome faceted handle
  • Classic 3-piece safety razor
  • German engineering

If you spend any time at all on our website, you will discover that many of the WCS bestselling razors bear the Merkur name. That's because Merkur is synonymous with great tools. From its inception in 1896 to today, Merkur has served their customers with quality and distinction. In this Merkur Classic 1904/1906 Safety Razor with Bar, they stormed the archives to bring you a truly traditional shaving instrument. When Gillette first introduced this safety razor animal in 1906, it might have looked a lot like this. Merkur introduces it with all their expertise behind it.

This grooming essential is a chrome-plated beauty in a 3-piece design. The traditional 3-piece design allows you to quickly change the blade by unscrewing the handle from the two-head plates. Sandwiched between the two plates is your favorite DE blade. Simply switch them out and screw back together. You will be shaving again in no time.

The faceted handle is beauty and function. While it graces your bathroom vanity with aplomb, it also provides grip in wet environments. . . like wet shaving! Features the open tooth safety bar for thicker beards and a more aggressive shave.

Make Merkur your go-to: Merkur Classic 1904 / 1906 Safety Razor, Open Tooth.

Made in Solingen, Germany

 

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10/02/2021
Dhani T.
United States United States
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Easy Shaver

This is the mildest razor I've used so far. That being said, it shaves great with the sharper brands of blades without worrying about irritation (I like it with Nacets). Feels good in the hand and on the face.

E
09/21/2021
Ed795
United States United States
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Aggressive But Smooth

This is quite an aggressive razor. I was surprised at first, never having used an open comb before. However, it gives a very smooth shave and balances well in the hand. I prefer the shorter handle because it is somewhat easier to control. It is good for a more experienced shaver or those with a thicker beard. I like it overall because of the closeness of the shave it gives and it's controllability.

E
08/27/2021
Ed795
United States United States
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Should Have Switched Sooner

While this razor is not for beginners, it makes a world of difference. It is more aggressive than a closed comb and gives a considerably closer shave. If you have some experience with closed comb razors, this razor might be a step up for you if you want a closer shave. Merkur makes an excellent product.

MR
04/05/2021
Mike R.
United States United States
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Way better than the merkur progress

Had been using merkur progress for a while - this is WAY better at producing a smooth, close shave with only one or two passes, especially on thick stubble or infrequent shaves. Wish I'd switched to open comb years ago.

JM
11/14/2020
John M.
United States United States
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Merkur Classic 1904 / 1906 Safety Razor, Open Tooth

I saw the Merkur sale here, and having recently heard a rumor that the company was in bankruptcy, I thought I should buy a couple, specifically this one and the Progress. I'm a vintage razor collector, and this 1904/1906 attracted me due to it's appearance: head styled like a Gillette Old Type, and hex handle looking a bit like an Eversharp 1912-patent single-edge. A modern aesthetic hybrid of two great classics! I prefer an open-comb razor for channeling lather to the blade edge. Beginner wet-shavers who want to experience the open-comb difference have nothing to fear from this beauty. It's mild as milk and will save you some skin while you're learning. The blade gap is tiny, and the blade exposure is neutral or maybe even negative...you'll have to work hard to get a nick. I'm a BBS-chaser, so I use a shim or two depending on the sharpness of the blade (make a shim by barely trimming the sharp edges of an old blade, and mounting it between the shaving blade and the base-plate). The handle has plenty of grip for my taste, and I'm enjoying the shaves.