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Merkur Solingen Heavy Duty Double Edge Razor HD (34C)
Merkur Solingen Heavy Duty Double Edge Razor HD (34C)
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The Merkur Heavy Duty Double Edge Razor (also known as the Merkur HD or the Merkur Hefty Classic) is one of the most popular razors in the Merkur line. The thick handle and fixed blade exposure make this the ideal first razor for a beginner. The Heavy Duty is similar to the Classic, but comes with a slightly thicker, heavier handle and a more sophisticated 2-piece construction. Stylish chrome finish. Also available in gold. Made in Solingen, Germany and covered by a 2 Year Australian Warranty.

Includes one free Merkur Super Platinum Double Edge Razor Blade to get you started. Replacement blades sold separately.

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WILL FIT THE FOLLOWING STANDS

eShave Nickel Plated 'S' Shaving Stand
eShave Nickel Plated 'T' Shaving Stand
Merkur Futur Razor and Brush Stand
Merkur Vision Razor, Brush and Bowl Stand
Truefitt & Hill Chrome Razor and Brush Stand
Truefitt & Hill Curved Razor and Brush Stand
Truefitt & Hill Razor & Brush Stand with Bowl (Not a perfect fit - will sit loosely)

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Double Edge Razor, Double Edge Safety Razor, DE Razor, Sensitive Skin, Ingrown Hairs, Razor Bumps, Wet Shaving.

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If you're new to wetshaving or you're contemplating buying you're first double edge razor, we strongly recommend adding a Double Edge Blade Sampler Pack to your order.

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User Friendly Review by: Hayden 19/02/2017
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I have made the switch to safety razors because of this razor very smooth action and easy to use easier to clean also in comparison to disposable razors.
ONE OF THE BEST Review by: Christopher 15/02/2017
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Great shave and is the perfect weight and size, highly recommended!
I love it too Review by: Robert 25/01/2017
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Just like everyone else, I love this razor. Had been using Schick twin blade disposables and electric shaver for over 30 years, always found it hard to get a nice close shave with 1-2 day's growth. I have fairly sensitive skin and not a thick beard, whatever I tried seemed to tug on the beard and give me razor burn and/or not a very close shave. So I put the Merkur 34C on my Christmas present list and decided to give DE shaving a go. Took a few shaves to get the hang of it due to the different multi-pass technique required (well, maybe my technique was even wrong for the Schick and electric), but now I have it down pat and it's working great. Shaving has become an absolute joy - I never thought I'd say that. Perfect result every time, no nicks or cuts and no razor burn or ingrown hairs. Am working my way through the sampler pack of different blades that I also got from Men's Biz - only on the third out of five so far (started on least sharp, working up to sharpest), as the blades get sharper, the shaves are getting better for me, or maybe I'm just honing my technique better. Two passes works for me, WTG and then ATG, slow and gentle, giving the blade time to cut without pulling. So, speaking as a beginner (odd to realise that, in my mid-fifties I'm a beginner!), I can say that the Merkur 34C is a great razor and everything I could ever imagine I'd need or want for shaving. It's a thing of beauty and it feels perfectly weighted in my hand, very easy to handle. I daresay many of the other DE razors on the market are also good, but now that I've found perfection, I've no reason to look any further. I now look forward to shaving! If you haven't got a DE razor, do yourself a favour and order one today, and you can't go past a 34C. Great service from Men's Biz too - delivered to Sydney in 24 hours.
Amazing razor at a great price Review by: Sean 11/11/2016
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This razor is my holy grail of razors. The shorter handle suits the way I hold the razor while shaving, and the added weight from the handle's thickness makes it easy to use the right amount of pressure, you just let gravity do the work. I only wish I spent the money on one of these earlier, rather than suffering with a poor quality cheap DE razor.
Great product Review by: Brady 4/10/2016
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I wish someone had told me about DE razors when I first started shaving. At 21 I grew a full beard, and since my purchase I have hon back to shaving every day. I also bought a few sample packs at the same time as I didn't know much about any of this and so far am utterly stoked with the results. My only criticism is that the handle could be a bit longer as I have fairly large hands and it can be a bit fiddly, but other than that it is a great razor.
Great Product Review by: John 27/09/2016
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Wish I had of gone back to a double blade razor years ago much better shave than all those multi blade razors.
Beginning of an obsession Review by: Greg 19/09/2016
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This razor makes shaving a pleasure. I spent years trying to cater to my sensitive/reactive skin, and the 34c has been my holy grail. I now look forward to shaving, and for me that's a big deal.
Good choice Review by: Maj 4/09/2016
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This razor gets a lot of positive reviews and rightly so. I decided to upgrade and give this razor a go. The weight and quality of the razor is as expected. This razor fits nicely into my hand. If you have large hands than you may have difficulty keeping hold of the razor. Overall a good solid razor and a keeper I look forward to many years of use. The sample Jack Black soothing gel is awesome I will definitely be purchasing some of that.
Great razor Review by: roger 25/08/2016
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This is my first safety razor and i won't go back! it was recommended by a friend ad i have to say that i love it. Has a nice weight and fits well in the hand.
Lives Up To Reviews Review by: Greg 22/08/2016
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This razor came with Mens Biz standard wet shave kit, as this is only my second DE razor and replaces a very cheap wing style, I am not sure how to compare . So I will offer this it shaves me so very well hardly ever any burn, feels safe and comfortable in the hand, the quality of manufacture is superb, and would have every confidence in recommending this anyone, I find it hard to believe anyone being disappointed with this razor.
Excellent Review by: Leigh 15/08/2016
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I ordered this razor along with some D.R Harris Windsor soap, a Vulfix brush, and the sample razor pack. Everything was delivered in 3 days and is all amazing. Being my first safety razor it's a bit of a learning curve but the results have been great so far and even starting at the 'bluntest' (and that's a loose term) of the sample razors the shaves have been super close and it just glides across my face.

Leigh, Sydney.
Great Gift! Review by: Andrew 18/05/2016
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I got this shaver for this past Christmas. I'm so glad that I was convinced to make the change.
I shave once every 2 days I now hardly get an ingrown hair or 'razor rash' and is definitely a closer shave. Definitely much better for smooching my girl.
5/5 would 100% back anyone (and do) to make the switch!
Andrew, South Yarra.
Awesome DE Razor Review by: Theo 2/05/2016
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I finally made the switch from the cartridge to the DE razor, and I’m glad I did. Not only is it more cost effective, but I get a much better shave and feel much better afterwards. Merkur HD 34C is easy to use and its nice and heavy so you don't have to apply any pressure just let the razor do the work. Handle is short which it fits perfect in my hands. I have a fairly coarse beard that grows fast. Now, I feel like my shave is cleaner for about a day longer. I’m fully converted to DE shaving and I should have done this 20 years ago.
This is how a man should shave.. Review by: JP 26/04/2016
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Ahhh, those Germans sure understand quality! This was my first foray into the double-edge razor market after dumping the standard razor cartridges, and I'm so glad I did!

Man up and ditch those commercial razors!
That only thing that needs to change is nothing Review by: Jakeb 22/03/2016
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The 34c is my second DE razor
My first shave with it came as a bit of a shock. I loaded it up with a feather blade and went away. I can't feel this razor I though to my self. Is it even cutting. I felt my face and to my amazement it was indeed reducing my facial growth.

Several shaves on and a range of bladed later I've come to really enjoy this razor so much so that I've tried going A day without shaving and I just can't because it's so smooth and gentle on my face while effectively reducing facial growth with each pass

I use proraso White and Mitchels wool fat shave soaps
Feather and personna blue blades
Nice Precision Tool Review by: Gerald 11/03/2016
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Really nice Razor however with the same head as the 1904 and only around 10gm heavier and the same handle length I wonder is it really worth an extra $25.00 just to have a slightly heavier 2 piece?
Excellent Razor Review by: T. 9/03/2016
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Great shave and looks and feels good in the hand.
Style and substance Review by: David 29/02/2016
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As a covert from cartridges, I have found this razor to be all that it is touted to be. The shave I get from it is excellent. It feels well balanced in my hand and is beautifully crafted. This has taken shaving from a chore to a enjoyable morning ritual. Thanks.
Brilliant Review by: Bryce 17/02/2016
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This razor is excellent. Built like a tank, still looks like new and i've never had any issues with it. Shaves like a dream, particularly with Astra blades on my face. Highly recommended!
Pure and Simple Review by: Michael 6/01/2016
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What can I say about this razor? The craftsmanship is second to none from the German's. I upgraded my classic long handle as I wanted it shorter with more weight and heft. The razor is well balanced in the hands with a good knurled grip machined from the factory. I've coupled up this razor with a 200 pack of Feathers blades and have not looked back. Has not missed a beat, no nicks, no cuts!
This Razor is a Holy Grail Review by: Jason 8/12/2015
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I'm completely gobsmack first time ever in my life that this Safety Razor Merkur 34C is the world best razor for a beginner like me, because I've decided after 20 years to change over from cartridge razor to safety razor and it a lot cheaper in the very long term future trust me it will save you lots of money.

Any way first time ever with a 34C along with a Personna platinum blades also using a Cella shaving soap and a Men's Biz Super Badger Shaving Brush, and off I went giving myself a great shave. It was the best shave I've ever had in my life and I didn't cut myself thanks goodness, than suddenly when I finish shaving and so on when I looked at my face it turn out to be smooth as a baby bare bum.

Guys it time to throw away all the cartridge razor, electric shaver and shaving foam cream, and start using Safety Razors it going to save you money in the very long term trust me.
Simply Brilliant Review by: David 2/12/2015
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I thought I might purchase this razor to add to my collection which consists of Gillette Fat Boy, Slim, Edwin and Jaeger, Gillette Rocket etc. After using it for a few days, this razor has become one of my very favorites. It has great heft and has a genuine feel of quality in the hand. I have big hands but this is easy to hold and maneuver. I would highly recommend this for an every day razor. Goes great with Harris Sandalwood shave soap!
Love the DE Razor Review by: Kwanie 1/12/2015
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Feels really solid, great finish to it as well. Absolutely recommended buy!
Great first DE Razor Review by: Paul 26/11/2015
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Read about DE wet shaving and the 34C in numerous online forums. I actually look forward to my morning shave as it has become a bit of me time rather than a rush. Great service form Men's Biz - delivered to Sydney in 24 hours. Brilliant.
Buy both Review by: William 11/11/2015
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I bought the 34C and the small Solingen padded leather case to go with it. Just brilliant, a perfect combination.
Excellent Review by: Peter 28/10/2015
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This is an excellent razor. I've used the 34C for a year and recently bought another to give as a gift.
EASY TO USE, GREAT SHAVE, LOOKS GREAT Review by: Angelo 8/09/2015
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After 20 years of wet shaving with disposable razors I came across mensbiz.com.au, decided to try a DE and on the basis of reviews here & on other sites I ended up with the 34C.

And I wish I'd bought one years ago...

If you're thinking of buying your first DE and are a bit concerned about nicks and cuts - don't be. I haven't cut myself once in the 4 weeks I've owned this DE and I've used it on a daily basis from the start. It's easy to learn to use a fixed head. Furthermore, the 34C isn't just a "beginners" razor - it gives a good close shave and can be aggressive depending on the blade you use, so you'll get years of use out of this one. Great product. Looks small when you first open the box, but has some weight to it and feels solid.
Best shave EVER Review by: Justin 17/01/2015
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This is my first DE razor. I've used it twice and no nicks or cuts,the best shave I've ever had. I have been using the Merkur blade that came with it,my next purchase will be the sample pack so I may even find a better shave with a different blade. Mensbiz is going to be the only place I get anything for shaving as the service and delivery is second to none. I can't praise either one any higher. Goodbye Gillette fusion Hello Merkur34c.
Beautiful Review by: Adrian S 26/12/2014
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First time offender for me as a DE safety razor. What a beautiful shave. I can't believe I have been missing this type of shave for the last ~17 years. The closeness is something unique to a DE safety razor. I am really looking forward to a long relationship with this razor. I do suggest a good after shave moisturiser.
Brilliant Razor Review by: Greg 24/11/2014
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This is an excellent German made razor. I really love using it and it is of the best quality. Do not hesitate buying one of these at it will last your lifetime.
SPECTACULAR Review by: Peter J 4/11/2014
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My first HD razor, my first HD shave.
Having a very thick growth i was absolutely blown away how easy this razor was to use and how close the shave was. With Feather Blades i have just had my closest shave ever with no nicks or cuts. Seriously easy to use will never use an expensive disposables agin.
Thanks Men's Biz.
love this Review by: David 3/10/2014
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It took me a little while to learn to use properly, but even the learning period was much better than using cartridge razors.

And you don't need all the other brush/cream/bowl stuff... this is a great place to start with a safety razor.

It'll last for ever and it's nice to hold something high quality.

For the first time in my life I look forward to shaving.
Perfect. Review by: Stevles 20/08/2014
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Okay so I'll start by saying that I haven't tried DE razors before this. This was my first choice after reading countless reviews.
Turns out, the reviews were damn accurate.
Best razor for beginners and there really is no need to buy anything else, ever.
Perfect design from the weight, balance, length. Everything about it is perfect. The one and only problem I had with this is the blade that comes with it. My face looked like it had been put through a blender. Sure I was new to the razor, but I was very careful and I believe the blades are just absolutely god awful. I mean, I shaved maybe twice with that blade before switching to Gillette 7 O'Clock Sharpedge and I haven't cut myself once since then.
But yeah the over all design of the Merkur 34C is perfect.
Great for beginners, intermediates, experts. It is all you will ever need. Well, that and blades to go with it. Buy a sample pack, a brush, soaps and a bowl to go with it.
outstanding Review by: Gavin 1/08/2014
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this razor is an outstanding shaving tool...i dont like the phrase good beginners razor but i can say, if you are just starting out or uyou have de shaved for years, You only need one razor..this one...will you want another shiney de razor ofcourse you will lol....will you need another de razor...a resounding NO...just do yourself a favor & buy a merker HD
Great first DE razor Review by: Rob 20/07/2014
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Originally went with a really cheap DE razor but only had a couple of shaves with it due to poor quality. Decided to upgrade to a better quality razor and glad I did. Only new to DE shaving and this razor is great. I have sensitive skin and this razor allows me to shave more often than cartridge or electric razors.
Great Razor Review by: John 7/06/2014
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I just bought this razor to replace my Black Merkur Barber Pole razor.

This is a little lighter in your hand and feels less agressive than the barber pole on your skin.

I shave in the shower and found the grip to be great with no slip.

the handle has a hole in the botton making the rinsing better, the barber pole black handle started to come apart after three years use in the shower, but i feel i got my moneys worth out of the old razor.

The HD is a nice unit, and shaves great.

Well worth the investment.

John.

Great Razor, easy to manuver Review by: UncleL 22/05/2014
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I am new to DE shaving, but not new to wet shaving, I actually now prefer a cold water shaving technique (similar to one discussed on the Badger and Brush website) before I shower. I recently was doing some research for some blades for my father in-law who uses a DE razor and so I discovered the old way of shaving which is more economical and fun.

I first tried a Parker 96R TTO razor (because it looked like my dads old razor), shaved OK a bit aggressive and I found the long handle and the big head of TTO hard to manuver around my short neck and lip areas without nicks (I could not keep the correct angle). I have old sensitive skin (I'm in my mid 60s) with a medium beard that grows way down my neck. So after some more research I purchased the Merkur 34c from MensBiz (thank you MB for fast service) and I have not looked back. I now get great no nick shaves from my first shave with the 34c, I find the shorter handle, smaller head and milder aggression of the 34c easy to manuever around my problem neck and lip areas without nicks.

I also own a "shiny" new Muhle R89 which gives a good shave as well, but I find the 34c has a better safer grip on the handle and has a bit small lighter head which is easier for me to manuever around my face. So I now shave daily (mostly) with my Merkur 34c and keep the Muhle in cupboard as a backup. I gave the Parker and Proglide away to my father in-law (he wanted to try out multiblade shaving?).

I have been using the HD exclusively for a month now and I highly recommend the Merkur 34c to anyone wanting to try out DE wet shaving, for the about the price of a couple packs of Proglide blades you can set yourself up with a Merkur 34c razor, sampler blades, brush and shaving soap/cream (and bring the fun into shaving) and watch the "how to shave" Youtube videos by Mantic59 and others. I also recommend this well made razor for someone looking for a more maneuverable razor with medium to mild aggression.
Great shave and Easy to Maneuver Review by: UncleL 17/05/2014
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I am new to DE shaving, but not new to wet shaving, I actually now prefer a cold water shaving technique (similar to one discussed on the Badger and Brush website) before I shower. I recently was doing some research for some blades for my father in-law who uses a DE razor and so I discovered the old way of shaving which is more economical and fun.

I first tried a Parker 96R TTO razor (because it looked like my dads old razor), shaved OK a bit aggressive and I found the long handle and the big head of TTO hard to manuver around my short neck and lip areas without nicks (I could not keep the correct angle). I have old sensitive skin (I'm in my mid 60s) with a medium beard that grows way down my neck. So after some more research I purchased the Merkur 34c from MensBiz (thank you MB for fast service) and I have not looked back. I now get great no nick shaves from my first shave with the 34c, I find the shorter handle, smaller head and milder aggression of the 34c easy to manuever around my problem neck and lip areas without nicks.

I also own a "shiny" new Muhle R89 which gives a good shave as well, but I find the 34c has a better safer grip on the handle and has a bit small lighter head which is easier for me to manuever around my face. So I now shave daily (mostly) with my Merkur 34c and keep the Muhle in cupboard as a backup. I gave the Parker and Proglide away to my father in-law (he wanted to try out multiblade shaving?).

I highly recommend the Merkur 34c to anyone wanting to try out DE wet shaving, for the about the price of a couple packs of Proglide blades you can set yourself up with a Merkur 34c razor, sampler blades, brush and shaving soap/cream (and bring the fun into shaving) and watch the "how to shave" Youtube videos by Mantic59 and others. I also recommend this well made razor for someone looking for a more maneuverable razor with medium to mild aggression.
Great razor Review by: Philip 4/04/2014
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This razor has totally changed my whole shaving routine. So impressed that all my expensive spare multi shave cartridges ended up in the bin. This solid razor provides a smooth close shave with Astra blades. This is achieved after mastering technique which took me three shaves. I only wish I discovered DE shaving many years ago.
Awesome Razor Review by: Daniel 28/01/2014
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This razor has given me the best shaves of my life. The heavy construction means there's no excuse for applying excessive pressure to the face during shaving and that it'll stand the test of time.

Like everyone says, this is perfect for people who are new to wet shaving while also being compact enough to travel with.
Perfect for a beginner Review by: V C 14/01/2014
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I'm new to double edged razors so my experience is limited. However I can say one thing for sure, this razor is great for a beginner like myself. It's forgiving of poor technique, yet allows for shaves closer than I've experienced before. The free blade samples are the icing on the cake.
great buy Review by: leslie 13/01/2014
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new at wet shaving and i get a nice nick free shave . it came with the free sampler pack of blades and still working through them and a sample shaving cream ,maybe my next buy. all that and free over night post will use menzbiz again for my shaving needs
Plastic is no longer so fantastic Review by: Miles 10/01/2014
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My foray into the world of DE shaving was accompanied by this small yet hefty German engineered beast of a double edge razor. Forget nuclear fusion powered ultra sonic vibration technology, all you need is the weight of this great little razor gliding over your beard and you will undoubtedly become a wet shaving convert. A 69.95 investment in this timelessly styled razor is one of the best decisions you'll ever make for your face.
Fantastic Review by: Wawny 1/01/2014
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Love this razor because it is so easily to use and always gives you a great shave. Is well built and definitely has that feel of reliability.

In saying that though it doesn't get anywhere near the smoothness of my cutthroat razors but its just so easy and quick to use its now my main travel razor or razor to use if i need a good shave fast.
Amazing product, great value Review by: tonchas_360 11/12/2013
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My first DE razor, I could not be happier with this purchase. Loads blades very easily and has a sturdy feel to it in the hand. Its weightiness is just right for slicing off hairs without undue pressure.

The short handle takes a little getting used to but equally, it allows for some funky grips and also the ability to support the razor using your pinky finger during use.

I can imagine using this razor for the next 15 years before passing it over to my future son!
I really cannot praise this razor enough! Review by: Trent 4/12/2013
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What more can I say about this razor that hasn't been said a thousand times before. Read any forum or any review on the 34C and they all praise it, and with good reason! I upgraded from a mid-priced DOVO straight razor to the 34C, that's right I class this as an upgrade from the ebony straight razor that has been my on again off again razor since 2011. The truth of the matter is straight razors just consume too much time, which led to me only using the cutthroat on weekends or the night before when I can devote 30+ minutes to something that with the 34C now takes less than 10, including prep and cleanup! This razor gives me the best shave I've ever had, no irritation like the multi-blades, and no cuts like the cutthroat (they don't call it a 'cutthroat' because its quick, safe and easy) while still being just as close a shave. I was not sure if I should get this or the barber pole (38C) but am glad I got the 34C, I don't feel I am missing out on anything with the shorter handle and in fact think the longer handle might get in the way. If you have giant butchers mitts you might need the barber pole, but I would defiantly recommend the thicker handles of the HD or barber poles over the classic.
Excellent Razor Review by: Josh 10/10/2013
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Bought this after using a Merkur Futur for a while now. Very very impressed. Incredibly close shave.

No fuss with the setting (as it is not adjustable), so I would say it is excellent for a beginner.

The shave is great and it is not chewing my face up like some razors have.

It is even performing well with shark super stainless blades which I have previously found to be quite harsh.

It is built like a rock too. Think this one will be around forever.

Cannot recommend this one enough. For a beginner, or a pro who wants a day to day shave that will be forgiving on your face, this is a solid razor.

You owe it to yourself !! Review by: Roberto 9/10/2013
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I recently upgraded to one of this. Best shave ever. You owe it to yourself. Stop wasting your money on cartridges and start shaving the old school way ... the cool way !!!.
Fantastic Razor (First Timer) Review by: Andrew 2/10/2013
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As my first time using a double edge, I was hesitant. I was looking for a much cheaper and more effective method to shave than using cartridge razors ($$$). After reading a number of reviews on both this site and others, I settled on the 34c. I was not disappointed.
I also went for a brush and traditional shaving cream from this site. It's also been very beneficial to get the blade sample pack and work out which ones work best for me.
I also shared my new purchase on facebook and how well it was working and a number of friends commented how they've been looking for one of these. Fantastic razor, fantastic website. Thoroughly recommend.
Great product for a starter Review by: Philip 26/09/2013
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I had never used a DE razor before - I'm glad I got this one, I don't know how it compares to any other, but the important thing is I can use it without shredding myself and I get a much closer shave than with any other razor I've ever used.

Highly recommended, especially with the blade sampler pack. Go for it.

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