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Merkur Heavy Duty Classic Safety Razor, Model 34C 1 ea

 
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Made with Old World Quality and Craftsmanship
Merkur offers the right model and appropriate accessories for every (beard) type, thus ensuring the best conditions for an effective wet shave.  Regardless of whether you prefer a thorough clean shave or want to give your beard the right contours, when you purchase Merkur products you acquire a piece of highest shaving culture for a cultivated start to the day.


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Merkur Heavy Duty Classic Safety Razor, Model 34C, 1 ea
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Effective (11)
  • Good value (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (11)
    • Men (8)
    • On-the-go (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Brand buyer (7), Budget shopper (5)
      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 10 minutes (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    One of the best razors out there.

    All that can be said about this razor is wow! If you have never used a safety razor before, you are in for a real treat. Unlike all of the modern multi-blade wonders...Read complete review

    All that can be said about this razor is wow! If you have never used a safety razor before, you are in for a real treat. Unlike all of the modern multi-blade wonders that clog up between the blades and leave your face irritated, this is something you can be proud to keep on your vanity and never have to worry about it's performance. It gives an incredibly smooth shave using just the weight of the razor. I know the initial start up cost might seem expensive but whenever you compare it to the cost of just the replacement cartridges for modern type razors, the value is obvious. I order my blades by the hundred and while the least expensive quality blade that I have found, Derby Extra, can be had for 100/$8 delivered, one of the best blades you can buy, Feather, is only about 100/$30 and I get at least 1 week from each blade shaving daily....try that with a fusion. Shaving is more of a luxury than a chore using this type razor. If you have a problem with facial irritation it will literally resolve and you will see a noticable difference in your skins appearance. On a side note, my wife tried this on her legs and could not believe how smooth and nice her legs looked afterwards. And no, there were no cuts or irritation. Do yourself a favor and order one of these. You won't regret it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Defective product

    This item is poorly constructed and fell apart as soon as my husband tried to use it.

    This item is poorly constructed and fell apart as soon as my husband tried to use it.

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    5.0

    Going Green never felt so good

    By Gibber

    from Long Island, NY

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Merkur Heavy Duty Classic Safety Razor, Model 34C, 1 ea:

      Always used a Gillette DE razor until the blades became hard to find. With internet access to blades and products I decided to return to basics. So glad I did. Merkur HD Basic 34 C razor gives a great shave. DE blades are inexpensive and good for the environment as they can be recycled. Highly recommend to all even if you never used a DE Razor before.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      When you want the best, Merkur 34C...

      By Aceman

      from Maryland, USA

      describe yourself Brand Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Excellent Craftsmanship
      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Comfortable Close Shave
        • Daily Use
        • Men
        • On-the-go

        Comments about Merkur Heavy Duty Classic Safety Razor, Model 34C, 1 ea:

        This Merkur 34C "Heavy Duty" safety razor is outstanding! Excellent quality & craftsmanship. I got a very close, comfortable and smooth shave with this razor, and I used a "Wilkinson Sword Classic" DE razor blade. I got both items at a great price from Drugstore.com. I highly recommend this Merkur 34C. You won't be disappointed. Thank you.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Best short safety razor

        By Longtime Shaver

        from Sacramento, CA

        describe yourself Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Men

          Comments about Merkur Heavy Duty Classic Safety Razor, Model 34C, 1 ea:

          Just takes longer to shave.

          (0 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Very disappointing

          By Andy

          from Scranton, PA

          describe yourself Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Merkur Heavy Duty Classic Safety Razor, Model 34C, 1 ea:

                The handle is too short. You don't get many shaves out of a blade. The shave isn't close, and there's too much irritation. You can do a lot better, and there's a good reason why guys abandoned this type of razor.

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 10 Minutes

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awsome Shave

                By Stevie

                from Santa Clarita Ca

                describe yourself Brand Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Close shave
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Value
                • Well made

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Men

                  Comments about Merkur Heavy Duty Classic Safety Razor, Model 34C, 1 ea:

                  Take your time shaving and enjoy a great shave I wish I would have switched to a safety razor years ago.Also Drugstore.com had a great price on this razor delivered fast great service.....

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 10 Minutes

                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Defective product

                  By Freddie

                  from New Jersey

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Complicated To Use

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Merkur Heavy Duty Classic Safety Razor, Model 34C, 1 ea:

                      This item is poorly constructed and fell apart as soon as my husband tried to use it.

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Best double edge razor I've used

                      By Jaded in OC

                      from Orange County

                      describe yourself Budget Buyer

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Effective
                      • Feels sturdy
                      • Good Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Men

                        Comments about Merkur Heavy Duty Classic Safety Razor, Model 34C, 1 ea:

                        This is the best double edged razor I've used. It is durable, feels very solid in the hand, is easy to use, and looks great next to the sink. I recommend this as a first DE razor for beginners (it's easy to learn with), and it would be my only DE razor if I had to use only one for the rest of my life.

                        This costs more than a disposable up front, but if you buy blades in bulk you make up the cost. Strongly recommended.

                        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                        • 10 Minutes

                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        None better

                        By Matt

                        from United States

                        describe yourself Brand Buyer

                        See all my reviews

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Effective
                        • Good Value
                        • Solid Build

                        Cons

                        • Does Not Dispense Whiskey
                        • No Built-in Radio

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Men
                        • On-the-go
                        • Weekly Use

                        Comments about Merkur Heavy Duty Classic Safety Razor, Model 34C, 1 ea:

                        A survey done a few years ago on several shaving forums found that, across all forums, the Merkur 34C and Edwin Jagger EJ89 were the two most-recommended razors for beginners being currently manufactured. I purchased a Gillette Fatboy from 1967 as my first safety razor, and only recently purchased a Merker 34C. Having already owned a Merkur 38C I was familiar with their quality, but even still, the 34C stood head and shoulders over the 38C. The 34C is surprisingly heavy for its diminutive size, which lends itself well to being easily manipulated. Unlike with cartridge razors, no pressure is used when safety-razor shaving, the weight of the razor does the work. Obviously, a heavier razor is better, and the 34C delivers!

                        Both the 34C and the 38C are two-piece razors: the bottom knob unscrews so the head can be lifted off, a new blade put on the removable head, and the whole thing screws back together. Without breaking out a set of tools, there is no way to accidentally screw it up other than breaking it, and if you do that then, as far as I am concerned, you deserve whatever happens. None of my experience with Merkur has been anything other than fantastic, other than Merkur's brand of safety razor blades. There are much, MUCH better blades out there.

                        As others have said, this is a slightly expensive razor when compared to Gillette's high-tech Fusion, but look at it this way: this razor costs as much as 8 disposable cartridge blades. A pack of 100 Gillette 7 O'clock safety razor blades costs $20. For the cost of an 8-pack and 4-pack of cartridge blades you could buy TWO YEARS' worth of blades, plus the razor that could be handed down to a grandchild, which I intend to do.

                        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                        • 10 Minutes

                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Better than cartridge razors

                        By Westcoast75

                        from California

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Closer Shaves
                        • Good Value
                        • Less Irritation

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Use
                          • Men
                          • Sensitive skin
                          • Women

                          Comments about Merkur Heavy Duty Classic Safety Razor, Model 34C, 1 ea:

                          My BF hated shaving because his sensitive skin was always troubled with razor bumps, weeping nicks, and irritation. Now that he uses this double edge safety razor and shaving cream (as opposed to aerosol shaving foam which doesn't lubricate enough), he doesn't mind shaving. As an added bonus, he can experiment with razor blades (20~60 cents per blade) from different brands to pick the ones that's best suited for his skin/facial hair. Smoother shaves, less irritation, cheaper blades, and less plastic packaging...what more can you ask?

                          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Well Made!

                          By Rich

                          from Arizona

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Effective

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Merkur Heavy Duty Classic Safety Razor, Model 34C, 1 ea:

                              This is an expensive razor but very well made. I would prefer the more expensive one that is adjustable and has butterfly doors to load the blade in to, but that one is three times the price.
                              All in all it will last a life time and is well balanced.

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