The hype for traditional and classic razors has returned to this century. People are now turning back to those days when accurate shaving solely depended on skill and the simple design of the razor. Straight razors and double-edged razors are usually the type of razors that experienced shavers use. Not only do they provide a very clean and close shave, they also cost a whole lot cheaper than those modern multi-bladed and electric razors. They are more eco-friendly as well.
Merkur Heavy Duty Double Edge Razor #34C is one of those very traditional and straightforward DE razors. It’s made from stainless steel and manufactured all the way from Germany like most of the metal razors by Merkur.
The handle of the razor is designed to provide the best grip. It is quite short compared to the common safety razors. This is for users who are accustomed to the original designs of traditional razors. A Merkur platinum coated razor blade goes with the razor.
- Quality: 9/10
The razor made by a popular manufacturer of top-of-the-line traditional razors. The stainless steel material of construction makes the razor very sturdy and able to handle impacts.
- User Friendly: 8/10
With its short handle and double edge design, it requires amount of work and practice to fully learn how to use the razor. Once you know how to properly use it though, it would be well worth it. The smoothest and cleanest shave is known to be achieved by using traditional razors.
- Grip: 10/10
Although the handle of the razor is quite short which makes some uses have a hard time using it, the grip on the handle is really good. This prevents dropping the razor by accident. If the razor is dropped, it is strong enough to bear the impact. Some users have talked about how the razor maintained its shape even though it’s been dropped to a hard surface.
- Ease of Blade Replacement: 9/10
Standard DE blades will fit into the head of the razor. Other types of blades and other sizes of DE blades c can’t be used with this razor.
- Aggressiveness: 8/10
Inexperienced users of this razor often get nipped and cut although most DE razors cause more frequent cuts than the newer designs. But this can be remedied by getting used to the razor and knowing how to use it without getting cut by the blade.
- Adjustability: 9/10
The only thing that can be adjusted with this razor is the type of blade put into it but since the parts of the razor can be taken apart, the head can actually be attached to a longer handle.
- Balance: 10/10
Merkur DE razors are popular for their balance. They are very easy on the hands and allows for smooth control when shaving.
- Value for Money: 10/10
At around $39, the razor is a worthy life companion. It can last for almost a lifetime and can be used as long there is a sharp blade inside it.
- Overall: 9/10
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