Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Classic Double Edge Safety Razor w/10 free blades + free sample £28.91 delivered @ The shaving shack
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Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Classic Double Edge Safety Razor w/10 free blades + free sample £28.91 delivered @ The shaving shack

£28.91£34.2516%The Shaving Shack Deals
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Found 5th Jun
This is a great deal if you want one of the best safety razors around.
Normally ~£35 for the razor only.
This deal gives you the Merkur HD 34C + 10 Bluebeard Revenge blades for £25.91 + £3 p&p = £28.91 + a free sample ...... Pretty smooth!
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machomansavage51 m ago

Don't know about this DE been trying for two months and cut myself far …Don't know about this DE been trying for two months and cut myself far more than ever did with cartridge razor


probably forcing it - let the blade "rest" on the jaw / neck line - guide with your hand ...but let the weight of the blade do the work - do not push it tug it or force it against the jaw .. sweep the razor WITH the growth of the hair - not against it (maybe on a 2nd pass if you get experienced) - I never take a 2nd pass BTW

check out only the first 3 minutes of this video

(This razor is one of the finest on the planet BTW - and at a great price)
Edited by: "dmm1000" 5th Jun
Am I wasting my time if I buy one of these? It sounds like you need to take time and care. I never have enough time. I need a quick shave. Probably this is blasphemy to the posters here
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Good price, ordered two for family members.
Thanks
Great price and a great razor. Good Spot OP.
Heat just because it's a safety razor rather than that Gillette rubbish.
ben536330 m ago

Heat just because it's a safety razor rather than that Gillette rubbish.

Don't know about this DE been trying for two months and cut myself far more than ever did with cartridge razor
machomansavage23 m ago

Don't know about this DE been trying for two months and cut myself far …Don't know about this DE been trying for two months and cut myself far more than ever did with cartridge razor


Did you try my suggestions?
machomansavage51 m ago

Don't know about this DE been trying for two months and cut myself far …Don't know about this DE been trying for two months and cut myself far more than ever did with cartridge razor


probably forcing it - let the blade "rest" on the jaw / neck line - guide with your hand ...but let the weight of the blade do the work - do not push it tug it or force it against the jaw .. sweep the razor WITH the growth of the hair - not against it (maybe on a 2nd pass if you get experienced) - I never take a 2nd pass BTW

check out only the first 3 minutes of this video

(This razor is one of the finest on the planet BTW - and at a great price)
Edited by: "dmm1000" 5th Jun
machomansavage1 h, 0 m ago

Don't know about this DE been trying for two months and cut myself far …Don't know about this DE been trying for two months and cut myself far more than ever did with cartridge razor

Try different blades, ironically I use Gillette ones. And change them every 2/3 shaves and get an alume block to stop the bleeding.
Am I wasting my time if I buy one of these? It sounds like you need to take time and care. I never have enough time. I need a quick shave. Probably this is blasphemy to the posters here
jasee3 m ago

Am I wasting my time if I buy one of these? It sounds like you need to …Am I wasting my time if I buy one of these? It sounds like you need to take time and care. I never have enough time. I need a quick shave. Probably this is blasphemy to the posters here


I spend about 30 odd minutes .. it's become a relaxing ritual.

If I rushed I would be done in 10.
I would stick to what you're using to avoid blood shed.

Time is never enough...
Thirty minutes - crikey. Ok it's therapeutic I can understand that, fair do's.

I used to really take my time but I'm ok nowadays just to get a decent VG shave with aspects of baby's **** in five minutes. Five razors and counting - I'd be considering this one but seems very similar to an Edwin Jagger DE89, same price range and I'd definitely have the Merkur if I didn't have the DE89.
Edited by moderator: "Edited out swearing" 5th Jun
badheadday18 m ago

Thirty minutes - crikey. Ok it's therapeutic I can understand that, fair …Thirty minutes - crikey. Ok it's therapeutic I can understand that, fair do's.I used to really take my time but I'm ok nowadays just to get a decent VG shave with aspects of baby's **** in five minutes. Five razors and counting - I'd be considering this one but seems very similar to an Edwin Jagger DE89, same price range and I'd definitely have the Merkur if I didn't have the DE89.


I do like to avoid the family when I take a long shave :-) .. they give a paracetamol a headache. Kids fighting over slime ... As I close that door the noise lessens to silence .. I reckon I'm going to be rumbled soon.

I aim for a BBS everytime or as close to
depending on how my skin is behaving.

I was tempted on this but my lovely DE89 with a feather just works!

I'm trying not to become a razor clepto but it's hard with so many nice razors to choose from.
jasee46 m ago

Am I wasting my time if I buy one of these? It sounds like you need to …Am I wasting my time if I buy one of these? It sounds like you need to take time and care. I never have enough time. I need a quick shave. Probably this is blasphemy to the posters here


Yes, takes a little more time(maybe 10-15min), stick with the cartridges if you dont have the time and you are happy with them. I tried the DE mainly because I got sensitive skin and always was getting a burning irritation after a close cut with normal cartridges. Later, I realize that I enjoy more the DE process.
Can't use feather far too sharp I like derby but tried all types.
I also prefer the slant over this but this us a good starting razor
ben53631 h, 23 m ago

Try different blades, ironically I use Gillette ones. And change …Try different blades, ironically I use Gillette ones. And change them every 2/3 shaves and get an alume block to stop the bleeding.

Hi thanks I've recently changed to Astra and they seem abit better. I was using the cheap Japanese Gillette that are supplier in the box but since moving to Astra they seen better perhaps I'll just practice a bit more
machomansavage5th Jun

Don't know about this DE been trying for two months and cut myself far …Don't know about this DE been trying for two months and cut myself far more than ever did with cartridge razor


What blades do you use, I bought a sample pack and there are a few blades I don't get on with.
jasee1 h, 48 m ago

Am I wasting my time if I buy one of these? It sounds like you need to …Am I wasting my time if I buy one of these? It sounds like you need to take time and care. I never have enough time. I need a quick shave. Probably this is blasphemy to the posters here


Sacrilege to say this on a DE thread, but I don't do the whole ritual, I just use shaving oil. Once you get used to shaving with this type of blade, it can be done in a short time.
Looks like a potato peeler
Have you tried using Personna Blue blades. Having been DE shaving I have found Astra and Derby too rough after a couple of shaves. Personna Blue last me a week. Feathers are nice but can nick you as very sharp.

Takes some time getting to know the directions of hair growth on the face. That definitely helps.
jasee3 h, 24 m ago

Am I wasting my time if I buy one of these? It sounds like you need to …Am I wasting my time if I buy one of these? It sounds like you need to take time and care. I never have enough time. I need a quick shave. Probably this is blasphemy to the posters here


No it's not blasphemy. You are asking the question because people can make it sound difficult. Sometimes shaving can sound like high science. Soap up well, go with the flow. There is no need to make a big deal of DE shaving. Stroke don't press. Five minute shaves are perfectly possible. I use Arko shaving sticks which are very cheap and last ages. Blue Diamond Super Max blades. Go on, try it. You won't need a blood transfusion, I promise.
I started on a Muhle as my first DE razor and cannot recommend it enough - I would never go back to the disposable rubbish, and besides the set up looks cool with a razor and brush holder.
A good brush, some good shaving soap (lasts for ages) and the shave is smooth and clean.
Thanks Op - I may now try this Merkur
machomansavage5 h, 38 m ago

Don't know about this DE been trying for two months and cut myself far …Don't know about this DE been trying for two months and cut myself far more than ever did with cartridge razor

It's been about 2-3 months and I think that I am finally getting the hang of it. At least I'm not shredding myself anymore. Not sure about this price though. There are very good razors that come with free blades for 10 pounds on eBay. Apparently the one I have is made by Maggard under a different name. I have to admit to still preferring the lube razors but from what I have read, these are better for your skin. So now that I am used to it I will stick with it, at least until the razors run out.
Edited by: "Enet" 5th Jun
Countyforever1 h, 5 m ago

No it's not blasphemy. You are asking the question because people can make …No it's not blasphemy. You are asking the question because people can make it sound difficult. Sometimes shaving can sound like high science. Soap up well, go with the flow. There is no need to make a big deal of DE shaving. Stroke don't press. Five minute shaves are perfectly possible. I use Arko shaving sticks which are very cheap and last ages. Blue Diamond Super Max blades. Go on, try it. You won't need a blood transfusion, I promise.


I don’t know if I’m doing it wrong, but I didn’t get on with the Arko sticks - I found they ‘gunked’ up the razor which meant I constantly have to take the blade out to clean it. Now I just stick to gel.
Edited by: "ktm666" 5th Jun
I'm struggling to get a cut free shave with my DE89 as well.

I'm using feather blades and change them every 5 shaves or so.

I feel like I do let the weight of the razor do the work but I still end up nicking my neck. Always my neck and under chin, I can never ever get that area smooth either.

No matter how many times I go over my neck and chin, if I rub against the grain, its still audibly rough.

Not sure what I'm doing wrong to be honest!
ktm6661 h, 11 m ago

I don’t know if I’m doing it wrong, but I didn’t get on with the Arko stick …I don’t know if I’m doing it wrong, but I didn’t get on with the Arko sticks - I found they ‘gunked’ up the razor which meant I constantly have to take the blade out to clean it. Now I just stick to gel.


I find that this can happen for me when I spend too much time shaving and forgetting to rinse. Simply put, the hairs and soap have to go somewhere, ie under the blade. When I remember to rinse more frequently the problem is generally solved ...until the next time I forget. The sticks work well and very economically, just rinse frequently.
if your new to this,and cutting your self,when you open a new blade,
run it once through the paper it came in.this will help dull it slightly.
b.t.w.best shave ever,only open razor with steamed towels better it.
Thank you mdta. I bought a £5 plastic DE razor from Boots to see if I could get along with one and it gave a far better shave than my multi-blade cartridge razor so I needed a good deal on a weighty metal one. This seems like an excellent buy for a beginner like myself.
I started shaving (yep no gilettes) on this merkur 34C with feathers and run this setup to this day. After loads n loads of practice you develop finesse with the razor.
Cheers OP. I just purchased the Merkur 34C Double Edge razor and 200 x Wilkinson Sword double edge blades.

To sweeten the deal they threw in a free stainless steel cut-throat razor and free 10 x Bluebird Revenge double edge razor blades.

This all cost a total of £52.89 including the 10% discount.

Let's hope the Wilkinson Sword blades are good!
Enet10 h, 29 m ago

It's been about 2-3 months and I think that I am finally getting the hang …It's been about 2-3 months and I think that I am finally getting the hang of it. At least I'm not shredding myself anymore. Not sure about this price though. There are very good razors that come with free blades for 10 pounds on eBay. Apparently the one I have is made by Maggard under a different name. I have to admit to still preferring the lube razors but from what I have read, these are better for your skin. So now that I am used to it I will stick with it, at least until the razors run out.


I agree however the best cartride razors i like r mach 3 and hydro 5. They're unbelievable good! Bought de for a few people and 4 outta 5 gone back to cartridge razors including my granddad who used de back in the day. So just goes to show...

Some people juat prefer the new technology that makes shaving a breeze
djbenny110 h, 12 m ago

I'm struggling to get a cut free shave with my DE89 as well.I'm using …I'm struggling to get a cut free shave with my DE89 as well.I'm using feather blades and change them every 5 shaves or so.I feel like I do let the weight of the razor do the work but I still end up nicking my neck. Always my neck and under chin, I can never ever get that area smooth either.No matter how many times I go over my neck and chin, if I rub against the grain, its still audibly rough.Not sure what I'm doing wrong to be honest!



Feather blades are not for everyone, and definitely not for those who have just started DE shaving; my first time with one was a picture of death by a thousand cuts . My personal experience is they last just about 3 shaves, maybe one more at most. Having said that, the same blade in a Feather AS-D2 gave me a fantastic shave. It took me 6-8 months to figure out what combination of blades and razor worked on my face. Right now, my daily razor is a Merkur 23C (aka 180) along with either Kai or Gillette Black blades. I am now awaiting the Rockwell Model T adjustable razor.
is this a butterfly version ?
This with the feather blades make a really good clean shave combo for me
Nice, I have been using a safety razor for a few years now and it is staggering just how much better they are. All these multiblade cartridge razers are just a triumph of marketing.
This was my first DE razor about 10 years ago, now have half a dozen but this and the futur are the two I use most, Works best for me with Astras, I did use feather for a number of years but find the shave is as good with Astras, they are also a third of the price of feathers and don't get as many nicks and weepers
Edited by: "mozbud" 6th Jun
reggy2461 h, 14 m ago

is this a butterfly version ?


No, it's a two piece
djbenny112 h, 3 m ago

I'm struggling to get a cut free shave with my DE89 as well.I'm using …I'm struggling to get a cut free shave with my DE89 as well.I'm using feather blades and change them every 5 shaves or so.I feel like I do let the weight of the razor do the work but I still end up nicking my neck. Always my neck and under chin, I can never ever get that area smooth either.No matter how many times I go over my neck and chin, if I rub against the grain, its still audibly rough.Not sure what I'm doing wrong to be honest!


i couldn't get on with feather blades either. i switched to the ones they have in wilkos for less than a quid a pack (10 blades) and never looked back

i found using shaving oil instead of soap/foam also helped massively
I used this razor with feather blades and worked great for me. Very well made. Good price.
I always thought blades should have a grading - cheese grater (rip your face to shreds) through to Highlander (real close shave) and a few more inbetween.

Do I really need another razor?
Gillette adjustable along with supermax titaniums for me.
Blades are very comfortable and last ages. And i love being able to adjust the razors exposure
Mulling over this for the face. Can't help but think I'm likely to give myself a skin graft if I use it on my head. Maybe this for the face and keep Mach3 for head. Don't suppose anyone has tried shaving their head with one of these and lived to tell the tale.
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