Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Classic (Case and 10 Blades) £27.44 (+ 8% Quidco/Free Gift) @ Shaving Shack
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Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Classic (Case and 10 Blades) £27.44 (+ 8% Quidco/Free Gift) @ Shaving Shack

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Found 7th Nov 2008
Durable Razor for the Real Man! Shaving becomes a treat, not a chore!

Sometimes you hold a razor in your hand and it feels just right. The chrome finish 34C is one of those razors. The combination of weight, craftmanship and looks make it the perfect entry into double edged razor shaving. A true heavyweight classic! Comes in plastic presentation box and includes 10 FREE Merkur double edged razor blades

All orders over £9.99 also gives you a free gift selection (30 blades £5.99 or shampoo and shower gel £9.98)

Initial cost seems high but in the long term it is a lot cheaper as 30 blades cost £5.99 (free delivery on all blades from this site!)

Choosing 30 free blades means you will have a razor plus 40 blades for this price!

Compare this to 8-10 cartridge blades costing £5-10 (Mach 3, Quattro etc...or if you like them costly, Fusion/Fusion Power)

Double edge razors give better shaves (closest shave and less irritation/razor burn/ingrowing hairs) but obviously more care needs to be taken

If you like risking your neck then check out their cut-throat razors

They also have good 'Credit Crunch' deals on other razor kits
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21 Comments

Is this real? it looks like something you would use to climb a mountain.

Ice scrapper?

Tad on the topside, but a great 'real mans' razor, teaches you how to do it properly, getting the angles right and all that.! ;-)Cheaper in the long term too.:thumbsup:

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shoppaholic;3402202

Is this real? it looks like something you would use to climb a … Is this real? it looks like something you would use to climb a mountain.Ice scrapper?



Probably could be used to scrape your windscreen and still be ok :thumbsup:

Merkur of Solingen is a German company making the highest quality razors. These will last a few life-times (great father-son/grandpa-grandson :gift:).

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moorjock;3402213

Tad on the topside, but a great 'real mans' razor, teaches you how to do … Tad on the topside, but a great 'real mans' razor, teaches you how to do it properly, getting the angles right and all that.! ;-)Cheaper in the long term too.:thumbsup:



Videos on how to use double edged razors on youtube (don't want yourself or the person you give it to look like this :oops:)

Tip 1. Don't pull it around your face like you would mow your lawn (not a Mach 3 and guaranteed to get you into A & E). Use small strokes

I woudnt let another person shave me, trying to persuade the fiancee otherwise, this razor will do a great/better job than most out there, like all else you just have to learn how to use it.

Pah! Real men use a chainsaw or get it chewed off by a wild boar!

Rubisco;3402932

Pah! Real men get it chewed off by a wild boar!

????:oops:

This is a fantastic razor and a great price.

DE shaving is miles cheaper than multiple blade razors as well (credit crunchtastic) and blades are easy to pick up (wilkinson sword 10 blades at 49p Home Bargains).

Shaving shack are really good as well and you get Quidco, a free gift and they have a loyalty programme. BARGAIN

Far far far better (and cheaper in the long term) than any of your modern Gillette rubbish (in my opinion).
Sure, shaving with one of these takes a bit more effort than a cartridge razor but the end results are much better, especially when you use a quality shave brush, such as a Shavemac, together with a quality shaving soap or cream.

I'd recommend that anyone thinking about switching to DE shaving checks out [url]www.badgerandblade.com[/url] for tons of really useful info. There are also a load of videos on youtube by a chap called Mantic that are well worth watching.

I suppose the crunch question though is that does this produce a closer shave? And how does it compare to the fusion on skin condition after shaving?

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carleast;3404806

I suppose the crunch question though is that does this produce a closer … I suppose the crunch question though is that does this produce a closer shave? And how does it compare to the fusion on skin condition after shaving?



YES!

The Fusion and other plastic razors using cartridge blades do not come close to double edge razor shaving in all areas (just need to use proper technique to avoid nicks)

Evil_monkey cited a great place ]http//ba…php (check out the reviews for this razor and Fusion)

Merkur HD ]http//ba…778

Fusion ]http//ba…625

I think 95% of people will use it for a week or two, then drift back to whatever they used before, maybe getting it out now and again for special occasions! I can't remember the last time I used soap & brush, let alone a safety razor - so I can't even find that now! I personally can see some of the attraction, but I am biased toward multi blade razors, and I am lucky in that they are great for me, and I can even shave against the grain without ANY problems of in-growth -which is unbeatable for effect, although I know most people don't get away with doing this! :-)

I don't think I am alone in giving up with this sort of thing though, in fact I am more likely to persevere with things than most people I know; in which case, surely common sense would dictate a cheaper one as a better starting point to see if they will get on with it - its good enough to clutter a shelf!
shaving-shack.com/sho…e=1 comes out at less than £14 delivered from the same site for example
(just plucked at random, there may be lots of better or cheaper examples)

Remember the other bits & pieces needed too... and a proper badger brush is going over the top if it is going to sit around too, whereas a budget one is a lot cheaper, and will hardly be a waste if you do end up using it all the time it can always go in a travel bag - in case you leave it in a hotel as I have done before with razors!

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nihcaj;3406676

I think 95% of people will use it for a week or two, then drift back to … I think 95% of people will use it for a week or two, then drift back to whatever they used before, maybe getting it out now and again for special occasions! I can't remember the last time I used soap & brush, let alone a safety razor - so I can't even find that now! I personally can see some of the attraction, but I am biased toward multi blade razors, and I am lucky in that they are great for me, and I can even shave against the grain without ANY problems of in-growth -which is unbeatable for effect, although I know most people don't get away with doing this! :-)I don't think I am alone in giving up with this sort of thing though, in fact I am more likely to persevere with things than most people I know; in which case, surely common sense would dictate a cheaper one as a better starting point to see if they will get on with it - its good enough to clutter a shelf!http://www.shaving-shack.com/shop/product.php?productid=2727&cat=142&page=1 comes out at less than £14 delivered from the same site for example(just plucked at random, there may be lots of better or cheaper examples)Remember the other bits & pieces needed too... and a proper badger brush is going over the top if it is going to sit around too, whereas a budget one is a lot cheaper, and will hardly be a waste if you do end up using it all the time it can always go in a travel bag - in case you leave it in a hotel as I have done before with razors!



I got mine today and I have to say I am very impressed. I chucked my Wilkinson Sword Quattro Titanium straight away (also got rid of my Gillette Mach 3 Turbo)

Read other peoples experiences with a double edge razor compared to the plastic/mass produced razors and make up your own mind!

Even better is to give it a go and if it's not for you then sell it on ebay

You don't need all the extras (brush etc...I just shave after a hot shower and use my regular shaving gel)

I was thinking about the Parker 90R but you don't get the 40 free blades (10 Merkur plus 30 blades on orders over £9.99)

I also wanted to post a deal with what I thought was the best value for money shaver (high Merkur quality and performance/cost) and the best possible first experience with a double edge razor

gg1pl;3410485

I got mine today and I have to say I am very impressed. I chucked my … I got mine today and I have to say I am very impressed. I chucked my Wilkinson Sword Quattro Titanium straight away (also got rid of my Gillette Mach 3 Turbo)Read other peoples experiences with a double edge razor compared to the plastic/mass produced razors and make up your own mind!Even better is to give it a go and if it's not for you then sell it on ebayYou don't need all the extras (brush etc...I just shave after a hot shower and use my regular shaving gel)I was thinking about the Parker 90R but you don't get the 40 free blades (10 Merkur plus 30 blades on orders over £9.99)I also wanted to post a deal with what I thought was the best value for money shaver (high Merkur quality and performance/cost) and the best possible first experience with a double edge razor



Couple of things - you don't NEED any of the extras but you'll be doing your face a favour if you get some decent soap/cream instead of the canned gel. If you're near a branch of Superdrug it's worth getting a tube of Palmolive or Ingrams cream - You will notice the difference even with these cheap creams. You should also be able to pick up a Wilkinsons brush for less than £5 - not the best brush in the world but well worth a go.

Also, what blades did you get with the razor? I have heard that the Merkur ones aren't great.
Tesco own brand blades are good value and give a smooth shave. Less than £2 for a pack of 10! OP - If you want to try some Derby blades then drop me a PM and I'll pop you a pack in the post.

gg1pl;3410485

IYou don't need all the extras (brush etc...I just shave after a hot … IYou don't need all the extras (brush etc...I just shave after a hot shower and use my regular shaving gel)



In which case, I don't see any advantage at all!
(I agree with the shower or bath before - when i used to train, a soak in the steam room was even better!)
Standard safety razors are something I grew up with, my Dad used them (I am 50) so I had not really used them since teenage - and I am sorry, but I don't think it is worth the effort - modern multi-blades work better for me, although as I have said before, I have very good skin, and find I can get away with a real severe shave including against the grain, without removing half of my face unlike some of my friends! :-)

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Evil_monkey;3412722

Also, what blades did you get with the razor? I have heard that the … Also, what blades did you get with the razor? I have heard that the Merkur ones aren't great.Tesco own brand blades are good value and give a smooth shave. Less than £2 for a pack of 10! OP - If you want to try some Derby blades then drop me a PM and I'll pop you a pack in the post.



You get 10 Merkur blades and 30 Israeli Made blades (better than the Merkurs).
I was thinking about getting some Derby blades as I read only good comments about these. Getting some new blades is a crossroad I'll get to later as I've got 40 to use :whistling:

Real men do not shave !!!!!

gurujosh;3423833

Real men do not shave !!!!!



No shave = no bedroom playtime for me, i shave twice a day, everyday, (sometimes after dinner too):w00t:

(And i am a lumberjack!):?

I use a Merkur HD, worth every penny, although the blades are shyte for me, I use Gillette Platinum's, with the brush and a proper bowl of soap my shave is much closer than a Fusion, plus I don't get anywhere near as much drag now, I feel like the blade cuts the hairs as oppose to pulling them of

Heat added!

moorjock;3439172

No shave = no bedroom playtime for me, i shave twice a day, everyday, … No shave = no bedroom playtime for me, i shave twice a day, everyday, (sometimes after dinner too):w00t:(And i am a lumberjack!):?



I struggle to shave every 2 days, as it feels like I'm sawing of my face if I try every day!

I realise we are talking about the Merkur 34C, but I recieved my Merkur Futur on Saturday, I had used a Mach 3 before and if I honest I was really quite dubious about the benefits of DE shaving, but also desperate because I suffer from really bad razor bumps /rash whatever you call it.

I have had 2 shaves with it and already I am seeing the benefits.
First and foremost, no razor rash wich for me is reasonenough to dance a jig secondly it is nowhere near as difficult to use as people make out just take your time. I am using the Merkur blades that came with it, having never used razor blades before I dont have a reference point but the Merkur seem good enough to me, I will buy a Sample pack when these run out.

I also bought some Geo F Trumpers shaving soap and a badger brush I think that this made a difference as well. what I would say is that unless you have sensitive skin or problems with Shaving rash it is not imperrative that you buy shaving soap and a badger brush however, shaving with a DE razor and some canned foam is like going to a gastronmic resaurant and ordering beans on toast.

The whole thing about DE shaving (Other than not getting shaving rash) is the experience of a quality shave, again something that I was dubious about until I tried it.

And good call that man on Badger and blade great site

By the way a sample pack cost Small £17.95 / Large £30 for the UK Pack (125 / 250 blades) as you can see, ridiculously cheap in comparrison to a Mach 3

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