Classic double-edge razor has a slick chrome finish and a streamlined design that provides a consistently close shave. Comfortable and extra long handle is designed for a non-slip grip, making it an ideal choice for men with big hands and fingers. Don't you wish you had a longer handle? Razor includes one blade in the box to get started.
If you're thinking about doing a wet shave and moving on past a Gilette, this is a great start. The long handle make it feel more like a modern razor and help you ease into using a safety razor properly.
A friend told me about wet shaving, being an American of African decent, I was skeptical. I realize why he is a great friend, the Merkur 38c gives me the best shaves I have ever had. NO RAZOR BUMPS, of course you must pre/post shave well but this razor has proved to be living up to all the hype. I would recommend ASTRA blades for this razor.
Got lucky as this was my first DE razor. Problem is all the razors I've purchased since have been a huge disappointment. Much nicer fit, finish and shave quality than the Jagger de89. I also have the Merkur HD 34C which I really like but I prefer the longer handle and more elegant design of the 38C. Better quality than the Parker 99R as well. However, the Parker is acceptable if you can get one without the imperfections inherent with its cast parts. In summary, buy this razor and don't look back! Happy shaving...
This razor is a wonderful shaver. I upgraded from the Merkur adjustable to this fixed blade. It is easy to operate and even easier to clean. A great razor if your first or if graduating to a fixed blade.
Merkur knows how to make safety razors and this one is a superb example - with a quality blade and good prep you'll get a super close and smooth shave. The length of the handle and it's heft make it easy to use, and it's spiraled knurling make it a really nice looking piece to top it off. I've converted to DE razors a few years ago and haven't looked back at expensive cartridges since. It'll last you generations of use if maintained correctly, totally worth the money.
I would recommend a safety razor to any man dealing with razor bumps, ingrown hairs or razor burn. This razor gives a smooth clean shave. As a African American Male this razor has been a blessing to me. I don't have to shave everyday. My job requires that I am clean shaven and this razor has done the job.
I decided upon this product because of its title: Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor. Trust me, the handle is not long, especially if you're a giant like me. Easy install off blades, feels decently heavy in your hands... great for beginners. Blade too far from the edge for my tastes. Price to me is on the high end. I don't mind paying more for quality products, but 55 tickets is a little steep. On the positive side, it did just give my gravely italian beard the closest shave I've had in a good while. Very safe shave... contoured edge feels nice on your skin. I hope this review helps.
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