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Merkur 34C "Heavy Classic"  Double-Edged Safety Razor

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Merkur 34C "Heavy Classic" Double-Edged Safety Razor

Handcrafted and chunky shaver is a perfect throwback for experienced wet shavers and newbies alike.

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*Winner of 2013 GL Handsome Award*

Keeping classic shaving alive, this handcrafted, chrome-finished, double-edged razor is the perfect revival for experienced wetshavers and grooming newbies alike. The model's extra weight allows the user to apply less pressure than its multi-bladed counterparts, resulting in a smooth, comfortable and ultra-enjoyable shaves with less irritation and fewer nicks. Razor includes one blade in the box to get started.

Size: 3 1/4"
Weight: 2.8 oz.

Safety Razor Set Includes (see image above, Set saves $7):
• Merkur Blades
• Parker Pure Badger Shaving Brush
• Permabrands Chrome Safety Razor and Shaving Brush Stand
  1. Great Review by DS
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    I previously alternated between junk razors and electric razors, but I have been consistently shaving with this razor now and enjoy it more each time. There is a bit of a learning curve (not for shaving safely, but for getting a close shave, due to the angle you need to hold the razor), but once that is learned a close shave can be achieved with no irritation.

  2. great razor Review by timothy
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    This is a great razor, well balanced with good weight. The weight of the razor just lets the blade glide right through. I'm never shaving with a cartridge again.

  3. upset my hair doesnt grow faster Review by jordan
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    Well.....I feel like an old school 50's guy now. I have gone out and bought all the necessary products to start doing the wet shave thing (razor, brush, cream, oil). I used to think of shaving as a inevitable chore that came around twice a week if I could push it. I used to put it off as long as I could, now I can't get my hair to grow fast enough. I love this new appreciation for shaving that you cannot get from an old Gillette gel and disposable razor. this razor is a perfect size and weight, I was told you may cut yourself the first few times, but this one has very good construction and allows a smooth shave without nicking yourself. love how close of a shave you get from this razor, I will not be going back to the old Gillette.

  4. Don't know why my fathers generation ever stopped shaving this way. Review by Jay-C
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    Using this razor has been a very enlightening experience. Like so many young men I was taught to shave with the standard Mach 3 and Gillette spray can foam. I have always dreaded shaving to often as it would cause me to break into rashes. I always thought I had sensitive skin until I changed the way I shaved.
    Now not only will I not go back I have now introduced my father to this and I would recommend it to anyone else I know.

  5. Darndest lil thing! Review by rc
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    So...I have been buying the expensive gillette and schick razors since a kid...read long long time! I came across the Groominglounge site while looking for a beard trimmer and saw this DE shaver. I've been watching it for a long time and took at look at how to use it. Ordered it up and I am loving it...not only does it look vintage...I am getting a better and more cost effective shave! LOVE IT!

  6. just switched shaving habits forever Review by first time user
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    i have used 5 blade systems as long as I can remember (i'm 41 now). so glad i discovered this site and this particular razor. Didn't break the bank an was a safe introduction to shaving properly...

    thanks.

    Aley

  7. A little disappinted in the shave... Review by Glenn
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    While this is a rugged feeling, nice heavy razor, I'm not getting a particularly close shave with it. I guess that's more of a reflection on the razor blade, which is the Merkur stainless steel blade that came with the razor. To tell the truth, the shaves I'm getting are no closer than with my old Norelco electric shaver.

  8. Dependable Review by Vincent
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    Excellent entry level safety razor. Durable and reliable.

  9. Greatest razor ever Review by Michael
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    I shaved with plastic before. Got sick of it. Tried this razor. Will never shave with anything else. Just shaved a weeks worth of growth off in one pass with minimal stubble. Razor is high quality material. Weight is awesomely perfect. It's not surprising it's currently out of stock at the time of this writing. Weather you use a safety razor and looking to buy another or replacement. Or, tried of shaving with so many blades it can't fit under your nose. This is the razor to get. Yes, it is SHARP. It will cut you if your not careful your first time around. This was my first time using a safety razor. And, it was the best shave ever. I look forward to getting better at it.

  10. Best Safety Razor Hands Down! Review by Mikhail
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    I'd used the long handled Merkur for about a year when i started doing a wet shave. After some time i noticed my hand creeping further up the handle to get better control over the razor and weigh distribution. It was then that I realized that maybe it was time to try the classic one with the short handle. I did and i'm never going back. Once you get the hang of using a safety razor, this is the one you'll want for everyday use.

  11. Outstanding Review by James
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    Been shaving for over 30 years. Switched to D/E razor for first time just two months ago and this is the one I chose. Great choice! Heavy and well-balanced. The weight does most of the work. Very effective with short learning curve. Super easy to clean.

  12. I love this razor, closest shave I've ever had. Review by Big Dawg
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    I am glad I return to using a double edge razor. This razor has given me the closest shave I've had in years. I would recommend this razor for everyone. The weight and feel of the razor is very good, it is easy to hold and using a good razor blade like a personna makes my shaving experience very enjoyable. I am old school, 64 years old and using this razor has taken me back to days of old. Some things when they are build right need no improvement, this is one of them.

  13. Great instrument Review by Brodi
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    Being in the military, I have to shave every day. I would let my facial hair grow on the weekends to help cut down on razor burn. However, our regulation has changed and now I have to shave everyday including weekends. On duty or off duty. With this new change, my neck was getting eaten up. So, I searched for an alternative and read about using a DE. I decided to purchase this off of all the reviews and all I can say is that this instrument has saved my neck. I am very pleased with this razor and will continue to improve my skill using it. From here on out in my life, I will only wet shave!!

  14. All around awesome Review by Jordon
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    Highest possible quality shaving instrument. Once you get the hang of it, you'll be getting the best shaves of your life for a fraction of the cost of multi-blade razors.

  15. BEST SHAVE EVER! Review by Gary
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    This is my first DE safety razor and I'll never go back to the drug store kind. Closest shave I've ever had. MERKUR 34C is just the right size for my hand. Only one nick with the first shave but that was operator error.. Grooming Lounge is great to deal with!

  16. Excellent choice Review by Wolfhaven
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    My first safety razor and despite the single blade I'm getting the best shaves I've ever had. Took a few shaves to get used to the weight and short handle. Had some concerns about control but that hasn't been a problem at all and I have bigger hands. I have this razor for over a month and I am pleasantly surprised that regular rinsing keeps it clean. When I change out the blade I don't find any soap or whisker residue.

  17. All skill level Razor Review by kingdinz
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    Purchased this razor as my FIRST safety razor. This was my time shaving with such an instrument. No cuts, no knicks. The weight of this really makes it easy to transition to shaving with one blade. Close smooth shave! Great quality! Love this razor!

  18. First and only Review by TONY
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    This is the first DE razor I bought and from the quality of it I'd say its the only one I'll have to buy very good quality. Pair it with quality blades and good shave soap and you'll get a barber quality shave every time in the palm of your hand. Its a little bit smaller than I anticipated but don't let that fool you this is a precision shaving instrument. This is a must have for any serious middle budget wet shaver. Always remember quality products produce a quality shave.

  19. Solid purchase Review by David
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    This is my first razor. It's obvious right away that it's built like a tank. I like that it's consistently rated very well and it wasn't a huge investment to get into DE shaving.

  20. Perfect First DE Review by mockidol
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    After doing my research online I came to the conclusion that the Merkur 34C would be a fitting first DE razor fr myself and was not disappointed. Even the first shave felt familiar! While the price of all DE razors feels expensive at first the value is great in the long run and this particular model is very modest for a beginner. It comes highly recommended by me and many others. I'll b buying a second one soon for my father's birthday!

  21. Graduating To A True Shave Review by Michael NYC
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    It takes a little getting used to, especially after years of shaving like an amateur, but once adopted, this is the best shave of my life. I combine it with the best practices of shave oil, shave cream and post shave balm. If you are serious about looking good and treating yourself in the best manner possible, adopt the habits our grandfathers practiced and switch to a saftey razor with all the right stuff. This razor will prove the best shave of your life!

  22. Great value safety razor Review by JMartin
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    This is my first safety razor. I was concerned that the transition wouldn't be painless, but so far, so good. I use the Grooming Lounge oil and shaving cream - and proceed with caution, but 3 weeks in, and not a scratch. Avoiding the downside is good... but the upside: amazing. Even when I shave before bed, I wake the next morning with a baby's butt smooth face. Wonderful. All in all, this may also be my last safety razor. Long live the Merkur 34C!

  23. Good razor, sharp looking and heavy Review by Johnnyb
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    Gives a good shave, the only drawback is the extremely short handle. I thought I was missing a piece, but I'm sure I'll get used to it eventually.

  24. NoComplaints Review by JayDee
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    This was the first true "safety razor" I have ever purchased. I was a little intimidated at first when using it, but this is the closest shave I have ever received, especially coupled with a shaving oil/cream cocktail. Thanks GL!

  25. For my needs,this gem of a razor was the Top Choice. Review by Nick
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    My First time shaving with a double edge razor I was more than delighted, from the first stroke,to the last.One pass,no missed hairs, the skin on my face had never felt so smooth.I have ordered a second 34C for the office,you never know when some thing could Pop up")

  26. Great experience Review by Convert
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    Decided to try old school shaving and must say that the splotchiness I had with fusion razor is gone and the shave is much better. Using Proraso products and they are the best, especially the pre and post shave cream. Although it takes me longer to shave I actually look forward to shaving and really enjoy the ritual. I recommend it for those with sensitive skin who have been searching for the right shaving tools. Also, go to YouTube and watch the wet shaving videos by the guy wearing a do rag. He lathers and rinses 2 or 3 times during the shave and it works.

  27. Best razor ever! Review by John
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    This is without a doubt the best razor I have ever used. It gives such a closer shave than anything else I have tried and with it being double sided it saves a good amount of time.

  28. Awesome razor! Review by Adam
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    I have played around with several razors, and determined I am not a straight-edge guy. The razor has great weight, which helps produce a smooth shave. The blades are real easy to replace.

  29. Great razor Review by Frank
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    This razor is a winner. Keep in mind that it's on the shorter side, so it may take some getting used to. Still, it's heavy and doesn't require a lot of pressure to get a great shave.

  30. Back to basics Review by Girolamo
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    The first time I used a double-edged razor was my fathers as a teenager , but as a kid I wanted to be diffident so I went with what ever was new and in.

    A few weeks ago I found my dads old double-Edged Safety razor which I had keept after he passed away to remember him by and I tried it to see why he loved it so much and it sold me. Now I can say that I have become my dad a mam who knows the best things in life are not always the newest and latest.

    Girolamo

  31. Never going back to multi blades! EVER! Review by Steve
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    This little tool is awesome!!! This razor seemed tiny at first, but when I started shaving I realized I had unbelievable control over the razor. I always had trouble around the jaw line with multi blades and kept missing spots, but with this razor I can get every hair and feel smooth without the frustation of repeatedly going back to tough to reach areas. The razor is perfectly balanced in my opinion and if you take care of this razor it seems like it can last a lifetime!!! I use this with all of the GL greatest shave ever kit products for astonishing performance and comfort!!!

  32. Merkur "Heavy Classic" Review by FreshGent
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    Just got this about a week ago, and have loved shaving since. Since starting to shave in high school (now 27) I always used the 3-4-5 blade razors...while my father and grandfather always swore by the safety razor or straight razors. I feel stupid for not listening, and converting sooner! Indeed the best shave I have had. The weight is perfect and does allow you to shave with less pressure. This razor does have a shorter handle if you can not tell by the picture, but none the less a perfect razor. I will use this one to travel, as the smaller handle makes it easier to pack and save room, and I am going to buy the Merkur Long Handled 38C for my home use. You will not be disappointed!

  33. beautiful!!! Review by jgonc
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    The greatest razor I've ever used. I've been using Gillette razors forever and no matter how many razors they can combine, it does not match the closeness of a single safety blade. It is completely obvious how close the shave is after one day. Your 5-o-clock shadow shows up a day late. i highly recommend this blade. Definitely worth the price if you hate shaving.

  34. Solid Review by Bryan
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    This is my first DE razor, and so far I'm pretty happy with it. It takes some adjusting and practice to get a good shave, but it's worth the patience. The hardest thing for me to adjust to was the lack of a pivoting blade, but that lasted maybe 4 shaves. It cleans really easily as well. I won't go back to a multi blade razor again. Well made, but stubbier than I thought it would be. It's not a problem if you have thin, spiderly fingers like me, but guys with banana hands might get frustrated. Overall: recommend this to everyone, especially if you want your lady (or friends) to think you're a badass.

  35. Merkur asdas Review by sultan al-orini
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    What a lovely shaving tool purchase this items with Merkur Super Platinum Stainless Double-Edged Blades. Watch out around the throat and don't wipe the blade rise with water shake it to dry.