Merkur Safety Razor: A Manly Razor, An Awesome Tool
I have a new love in my life: the Merkur Safety Razor.
I received my Merkur Barber Pole Razor this weekend, and for once, I couldn't wait to shave!
Sorry, Braun Pulsonic. You are still the ultimate shaving gadget, but the Merkur isn't a gadget. It's a tool. A manly tool. No buttons, no gimmicks, just a great shave and a step back in time...
The Merkur feels great in the hand - solid and hefty, like a good tool should. It's a thing of beauty. I put the blade in (the blades feel like they weigh nothing, paper thin), lathered up, and with the first stroke, I fell in love.
Do you wonder what makes such a difference between a classic razor and a Merkur Razor? All new razors are made of plastic, have multiple blades and other vibrating functions. Do they provide a good shave? Not really! Merkur Razors are designed with stainless steel and a single razor blade for a close and comfortable shave based on the balance provided by the razor handle. Using this high quality tool, you will reduce considerably ingrown hairs, post-shave pimples, or razor bumps.
The construction is very solid, so there is no flexing, or twisting when shaving and the satin finish allows it to just glide along the skin. The razor's body is fairly heavy, almost no pressure is needed to shave. Merkur Razors are well built and will become your lifetime shaving companion.
Without a doubt, this will be the finest razor you will ever used!
I'm still learning the ropes of shaving with a double-edged safety razor, but I found some great info here: How to Use Your Double-Edge Safety Razor
If you pick up a Merkur safety razor for yourself or a friend, you won't be disappointed!
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Posted by Derek Markham at May 18, 2009 11:45 AM