Merkur Solingen Futur Safety Razor: Polished Chrome

Merkur Solingen Futur Safety Razor: Polished Chrome

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The Merkur Futur Double Edge Safety Razor allows you to adjust the angle of the blade inside the razor head to suit your personal preference and beard type. With the turn of a dial, the Futur can be configured to perform the way you want it to - from ultra tame (1) to super aggressive (6). Solid and well constructed, the Futur features a Duoclip head that clips on and off when changing blades. Polished chrome finish. Also available in satin chrome or gold plated finish or as part of a set with matching brush and stand. Made in Solingen, Germany and covered by a 2 Year Australian Warranty.

LIMITED OFFER: This razor includes a FREE Mini Blade Sampler Pack to get you started. Replacement blades sold separately.

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WILL FIT THE FOLLOWING STANDS

Merkur Futur Razor and Brush Stand

RECOMMENDED FOR

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

TIPS AND ADVICE

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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Excellent and Mensbiz service first rate Review by: MarkS 7/10/2014
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I have used this razor for the past month and whilst still finding the right setting for me, this is an excellent razor.
No issues with adjustment or changing blades and a quality product.
Had problem with my badger brush breaking and Mensbiz replaced no questions in no time, thank you for excellent service and products.
Smoothest shave next to a cut throat razor Review by: Tewaarathon 12/05/2014
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I've had this razor for over a year now, and I really like it. I learned to shave using a gillette super adjustable, and my Father's straight razor, but started using schick ultras while travelling in the 80's. I used them until the prices went over $1 a blade and I saw I could get good DE blades at 20c a piece. I decided to go back to using an adjustable razor, as you can keep it gentle for most of the shave and then crank up the aggressiveness for the difficult patches. I could not find a gillette adjustable in a good condition for a reasonable price, so I selected the chrome Future. It was nowhere near as aggressive on setting 1 as forums suggested. It is very comfortable at 1, but 6 can take your moles off! With that said I still crank it up to 6 to get the difficult spots smooth in a single pass. Later I picked up and replated a Gillette Slim, and as much as I love the slim for its nostalgia, James Bond connections, etc, it is not as good as the Future. The Future is so well balanced in the hand, it gives an audible feedback when it hits the whiskers, and it is so smooth. I do not find it too slippery in hand. I only find it too agressive if I have a bit of sunburn, and hence I wish it went down to the equivalent of a 7 on the slim, otherwise it is perfect. I should add that my first Future had a small amount of chrome flake off one of the numbers, but MensBiz replaced it straight away. The current one is fine. It really is an excellent razor.
Excellent Razor Review by: Corey 7/01/2014
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Delving into the world of DE shaving, I chose the Futur for longevity's sake. Meaning, as a beginner I would be able to dial the razor onto 1 and then progress further as I become more and more experienced.
I love the option of being able to change the amount of blade exposure, and often alternate and drop it lower when going against the grain.
As far as Paul mentioned with the slippery dip, I wouldn't agree entirely. Yes, it can be slippery if due diligence is not shown. Whilst shaving I have had NO problems whatsoever with slip, th weight balance is simply perfect.
When rotating the dial, do take care as this is where you may go wrong. Ensure your hands AND razor are dry, as your hands can slip over the blade. This is very easily counteracted by holding onto the head with the same towel I use to wash my face after each run, so absolutely no dramas there.

I've come to love the ease in which you're able to change blades. To begin with I was a bit apprehensive in lifting the head cap so close to the blade, but it really is a non issue. Just make sure your hands are dry first - best be on the safe side eh.

Overall, I love this Futur, it has brought me much pleasure in shaving, it's lovely to look at, the chrome is nice, it has a beautiful, solid feel and weight in the hand.

Oh and just in case you're wondering whether the head is too bulky to shave up around the nostrils, it's ok, it does just fine!

Happy shaving!
Wow.. This is one heavy razor! Review by: Anthony 14/10/2013
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This is one heavy razor. That being said, its Fantastic!

After reading a lot on this razor, there were some concerns about the chrome finish being slippery, however, I can confirm I have not had any issues provided I dont have any soap on my hands.

Loading the blade is quite different to what I am used to, however, its very easy, and a lot quicker than typical razors.

This is one nice looking and performing razor, and can be set from being very mild to being quite aggressive! I love it!

I own both the Progress and the Vision 2000, but the Future is part of my regular rotation.

Be aware that this razor is quite heavy and also quite large to handle on the face, but once you're used to it, its very nice!

Thanks Mensbiz for the free samples! I also bought the leather holder which keeps the razor nice, snug and protected.
Best Razor yet ! Review by: David 3/09/2013
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Most expensive razor i've ever bought, but is well worth the money in such an investment
works really well & the adjustable blade angle is great. Highly recommend this item - makes shaving a breeze....
Great quality razor! Review by: Tony 6/08/2013
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I Simply love the look and feel of this razor, its one of my best!

The weight of the razor is just right, and I have had no issues with it "Slipping" because of the polished chrome finish.

Changing the blades can be a bit of a hassle, but once you've mastered it, its no big deal.

Shaving with this razor is a dream! Having it adjusted to what suits you is awesome!

I highly recommend this razor! Great value for something thats finished off so well and is solidly built!
Superb Review by: Paul 15/06/2013
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Superb finish, a close shave with no nicks or cuts, slightly more aggressive than first thought however I was warned. Take your time and this razor will reward you with a superb shave. No issues with the chrome finish being slippery and oh how it shines.

Love my Futur!,
Beware slippery handle Review by: Paul 19/11/2012
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Ignore other reviews that say the handle is not slippery because it is! It rotates and slides far too easy in your fingers despite the groove that is not positioned in a spot that suits everyone. Like me you won't find out until you have used it and then it's too late to return. $95 wasted, buyer beware!
Much better than Modern Cartride Shavers. Review by: Vic 27/09/2012
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After 30 Years of using expensive modern Cartridge Shavers, I decided to go back in time and use the Double Edge Razor, I can remember my Grandfather Shaving with a DE Razor. All I can say is if you take your time and use the correct shaving technique, the results will be a smooth lovely shave with no skin irritation, rashes etc. The Gillette Fushion Pro Glide runs a distant second to me now. I will never go back. Enjoy, get a DE Razor and do the Zen Shaving thing.
Love this razor. Review by: Donna 7/10/2011
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From day one I love the razor. It is simple and wonderful. I can't believe I never needed all the marketed features of your average Gillett razor. Definitely makes me feel like a man. The different settings is good for starting out. I started out on setting 1, and now I'm using setting 2 and finding that to be a good setting for me.
My new favourite Review by: Vince 23/07/2011
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I decided to buy a Merkur Futur to get a slower, but closer shave on the days when I could take the time for a bit of face pampering. My reading of the "Badger and Blade" wikipedia aggresion tables for DE razors indicated that the aggressiveness of the Futur started where that of the Merkur HD ended. Basically, I chose the chrome plated model because that was all that Men's Biz had in stock at the time. I had some concerns about the claims of some members of Badger and Blade forums that the handle on the chrome model was slippery when wet. I have not had any problems with handle slipperiness. The narrow section of the handle provides a subtle but effective grip point that coincides with the optimum balance point. Did I mention that the Futur is an aggressive razor? Well it is and it isn't. When you open it out to its widest setting it looks extremely fierce, so I have not gone that far yet. I started on setting 1 and have slowly opened it out over a period of six weks. I took it to a number 3 setting and then came back to a 2.5. At that setting it can provide me with comfortable, baby butt smooth shaves. It is a heavy and large razor and I had some minor nicks in the tight spots until I learned to modify my shaving techniques to this razor. Just the standard advice, go slow, go light and use short strokes. Doing it that way always gives me good results now. As to blades, I found the best all round results for me were, from best to not best, in this order: Merkur, Personna, Astra and Feather. The Merkur Futur has become my favourite razor now.
My new favourite Review by: Vince 8/03/2011
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I decided to buy a Merkur Futur to get a slower, but closer shave on the days when I could take the time for a bit of face pampering. My reading of the "Badger and Blade" wikipedia aggresion tables for DE razors indicated that the aggressiveness of the Futur started where that of the Merkur HD ended.

Basically, I chose the chrome plated model because that was all that Men's Biz had in stock at the time. I had some concerns about the claims of some members of Badger and Blade forums that the handle on the chrome model was slippery when wet. I have not had any problems with handle slipperiness. The narrow section of the handle provides a subtle but effective grip point that coincides with the optimum balance point.

Did I mention that the Futur is an aggressive razor? Well it is and it isn't. When you open it out to its widest setting it looks extremely fierce, so I have not gone that far yet. I started on setting 1 and have slowly opened it out over a period of six weks. I took it to a number 3 setting and then came back to a 2.5. At that setting it can provide me with comfortable, baby butt smooth shaves.

It is a heavy and large razor and I had some minor nicks in the tight spots until I learned to modify my shaving techniques to this razor.
Just the standard advice, go slow, go light and use short strokes. Doing it that way always gives me good results now. As to blades, I found the best all round results for me were, from best to not best, in this order: Merkur, Personna, Astra and Feather.

The Merkur Futur has become my favourite razor now,

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