Merkur’s has been developing new designs for safety each with unique and innovative features. One common drawback among safety razors is their limited adjustability. The blade is exposed at a standard setting and angle. Shaving with straight razors is really effective because you could adjust how the blade is tilted when it hits your skin or hair. This is not present in common double edge safety razors. Merkur has found a way to counter this drawback. The Merkur FUTUR is a product series that the company has created to offer the same effective shave as that of a DE safety razor and the adjustability that was once only present in straight razors.
The Merkur FUTUR style Safety Razor is an adjustable razor. The angle of the razor blade can be changed into 6 different settings that correspond to increasing angles. You can choose which setting you will use to achieve that very close shave without having to irritate or cut your skin. The mild setting is at 1. This is perhaps the most commonly used setting. It’s the easiest and also the safest. It takes great skill and dexterity to use straight razors and safety razors with tilted blades require the same skill and dexterity. Experienced shavers and the ones who use the other settings to get the best shaving results.
This FUTUR safety razor has a chrome finish. There is a Merkur FUTUR safety razor which has a satin finish. The finish is important to keep the razor from corroding. It also gives the razor its distinct appearance. The satin finish looks muted while the chrome finish looks shiny and polish. This shiny appearance is a concern for some people who are considering to get this razor. Unlike the satin finish which looks rough and textured, the chrome finish gives the impression that the razor could be slippery when wet. Safety razors are used for wet shaving and a slippery razor is worthless. But this razor provides the same sure grip as that of the satin finish. The handle of the razor is designed to have a shape that will let the fingers grip securely. The finish itself is textured to prevent it from slipping during shaving.
This razor is intended for people who want a razor that just works and can be adjusted for better shaving results. It packs all the features of an excellent DE safety razor. Compared to its satin counterpart, this one costs less. With other regular safety razors, this one costs a bit more although the innovative design makes the price reasonable. The razor has been designed to perform well, the only thing that must be done to achieve its full potential is to use the right razor blade and learn how to make use of the settings. With constant practice complemented with the right shaving products, this razor can be considered the best razor.
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