Merkur Solingen Heavy Duty Safety Razor HD (34C)

Merkur Solingen Heavy Duty Safety Razor HD (34C)

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The Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Safety Razor (also known as the Merkur HD or the Merkur Hefty Classic Double Edge Razor) 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.

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Excellent Review by: Mark 22/12/2019
I recently shaved off a beard that was 3 years old. So it was time to shave again, so I got the trusty electric shaver out and I was not happy with the result. Maybe that’s why I grew a beard. So after a lot of reading and a call to Mens Biz, I went with the 34C. It was a slow process, but it was probably the best shave I have every had. The weight is good as it stops you from using to much pressure.
Great product - great shop! Review by: Pete 2/04/2019
I used to buy cartridges in Japan because they are so expensive in Australia. Finally had enough, decided to get this razor from Men’s Biz and give DE shaving a go. Will never look back! Great product! Quality that will last a lifetime.

I’m getting a closer shave with less irritation, and buying new blades is very economical. And, it looks stylish in the bathroom!

If you are reading this, just get it and start shaving like a man! Spend the money on a brush. Get a shaving cream or soap, and have a great shave and have a great day!

Men’s Biz is my new favourite shop! Ultra clean and easy to use website! Great product mix for any budget. All quality! Every product have a detailed description and "how to use". Free samples, fast shipping... ask yourself where else can you get that?
Wonderful Razor for a Noobie Review by: gumrichard 18/03/2019
Bumped into DE razors one day on the internet and thought I should try it out. It seems like a life skill I've avoided for 53 years. So did some research on this and other web sites and got this one from Men's Biz and the variety pack of blades for an additional $20.

It arrived in 2 days! I tried some preshave and Nivea sensitive shave foam (I'm yet to get a brush, shaving soap and a bowl). The razoring technique was easy to pick up and gave me and amazingly close shave. (It was better than the cartridge Mach 3 Turbo.) No nicks! I did two passes and that was all that was needed to get baby soft and smooth skin. The razor is of excellent build quality, well designed and easy to clean. Strongly recommended.
Badk to the dad old days. Review by: Pat 20/12/2018
I first used a double safety razor when I was a spotty teen and Brut 33 was the rancid aftermath. I thought Norman Gunston was better at shaving and better looking than me.

Since then I've been conned by the sleek advertising depicting vacant, chiselled men staring stupidly into mirrors in between the laughable implied sexual conquests, using the multi-bladed grilles better suited to Chevrolet than shaving.

I bought the Mekur because I'm trying to kill off unnecessary plastic in my life, in this noble quest discovering the shaver is terrific. It does exactly what it's supposed to do, is robust and easily handled.

Working through the smorgasbord of blades in the sampler is a lot of fun and frankly, I really can't tell the difference between brands. They all do the job, shaving an entire head that's seen better days and needs all the help it can get.

The bonus? They work out being much more economical than the plastic layered grilles and shave just as well.

I'll be using this for a long time.
Starting Point Review by: Si 14/12/2018
This is probably the best DE shaver for beginners. Easy to hold and handle. The shaver is made of good quality material and will probably last for a very long time. This shaver has lots of positive reviews. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to start using a DE shaver.
Excellent Service Review by: Jodie 11/12/2018
I bought this for my husband and he loves it! As for me, I loved the service & fast delivery! Thanks Men's Biz
Excellent for first DE shaver, Review by: STN 7/11/2018
Bought this for my partner and it has taken him only two times to use it quickly and without any cuts. He is extremely happy with the product and found it very easy to use. The shaving is very close and he really loves it.
Good start Review by: Michael 1/08/2018
I purchased mine when I began my DE experience, (not at Men's biz). Prefer this model due to the weight and blade replacement mechanism, simply turn the bottom and the top is removable. Having discovered Men's Biz I purchased the long handle 3 piece, which is difficult, unless I am missing that thing that is simple and obvious to everyone else, to replace the blade without cutting (bloodlessly) the skin on the thumb and forefinger. One needs to grip the ends of the blade assembly to tighten it.
FIRST TIME USER Review by: Anton 5/06/2018
After reading the reviews and having a moment, with the razor being from my home country of Germany, I decided to take the leap and make it my first razor.

I have not been disappointed, aside from the fact it looks amazing in my bathroom, using it is an absolute breeze and does not come anywhere close to using a Gillette razor.
First Choice - Great Razor Review by: Andrew 1/06/2018
After reading many reviews I decided to get this as my first DE razor. Hasn’t disappointed and I’m finally ,after over 30 years, enjoying shaving.

Great razor, great weight, just wish the handle was a little longer but I do have large hands.
Why bother with anything else? Review by: Matt 2/05/2018
This beautiful, solid performer was my first DE razor. I've since bought different ones to try them out, but I always come back to this "old faithful" one.

Perfect for starting out with DE (wet) shaving, and great value for money too. The short, hefty handle feels great, and it's easy to use as there's not too much of the blade exposed, making this a less aggressive razor choice.
Perfect travel razor Review by: Jeff 23/03/2018
I purchased this razor to be left in my travel kit. Having just returned from a 3.5 week trip it ticked all the boxes for being compact, a good weight, and easy to clean. It would not be hard to think this may become my everyday home razor.
Great product ... great service Review by: Gerry 16/03/2018
I'm 71 & haven't used a DE razor since the late 70's. Now a pensioner (obviously)and always looking at ways to save a dollar I stumbled onto "Menzbiz". Purchased the Merkur Solingen 34C and a sampler pack of blades. In short I wish I had done this years ago, I get a better shave and loads cheaper than using the Mach varieties of blades that flood the market. Still trialling the sampler pack & looks like I may be choosing Astra blades but will wait & see.
Many Thanks to Menz Biz for great variety, quality and pricing of their products.
Gerry 16/3/2018
Love it! Review by: Gigi 8/02/2018
I bought this brand because it is made in solingen, they have been making metals since the medieval days. Very happy with my purchase.
Great for beginners, great for experts Review by: Josh 2/01/2018
I started off with this razor 7 years ago after reading an endless amount of review saying it is the best.

Over the past 7 years I've tried many other razors, some for extended periods of time hoping i'll adapt to them, but none have been as enjoyable to shave with as my 34C.

Believe the hype, get this razor, you will not regret it.
Really nice razor Review by: James 1/01/2018
If you're like me and wanted something a little better feeling than a plasticy cheaper DE razor, this is a great place to start looking - this one feels like the real deal, and it's pretty reasonably priced!
Great razor Review by: Glen 31/12/2017
I purchased this based on reviews and they weren't wrong. Feels great in the hand, decent weight behind it and coupled with feather blades its my go to daily razor.
I likes it so much i purchased another as a gift for a mates 30th.
Great for beginners Review by: Brian 19/11/2017
I was surprised at how easy this was to use as a first time safety razor user. The handle is on the short side which is what I wanted and will be just right for travel.
Fantastic razor for DE beginners Review by: ALECZANDER 26/10/2017
It takes some time getting used to it (especially if you're very new to DE razors like me), but once you get the hang of it, you'll love it! Shaving no longer feels like a chore to me when I have to do it. Perfect size for travelling. Heavy handle puts just the right amount of pressure on your face. Just let it glide and work its magic.
Great razor at great price Review by: Paul 30/09/2017
I have a Feather AS-D2 that I use every day. I recently bought the 34C as my travel razor (since I couldn’t justify the price of another Feather just for travel).

I’m very impressed with the HD. The shave is excellent and the razor feels very good to hold. It would be good if the handle were slightly longer but that’s only because I have big hands.

I’ve knocked one star off the rating as you need to pay a bit of attention to making sure the blade aligns properly, it can load slightly out of alignment. It’s well made but it’s tough to compare anything to the AS-D2.

Still the, 34C is a great razor that I happily recommend.
Redefining Review by: Danny boy 17/08/2017
It's everything you read it was, a slow, close beautiful shave. Affordable to boot.

Unless you're in a rush this will redefine your shaving experience, I assure you.
Quality razor Review by: Dave 7/08/2017
First time DE shaver so choice was made primarily on reviews. I am very happy with the quality of the razor and am certain it's going to last me out. Weigh and balance feels good and had no trouble using it with only minor changes to technique. Only issue with it is I think the handle is a little short. I've got big hands so that could be a factor in why it sometimes feels awkward. Maybe consider the 38c if you have large hands.
Great, comfortable shave Review by: Ricardo 16/07/2017
First time I've used a safety razor. Took a few goes to get the technique, but now get the best shave I've ever had - no nicks, cuts, pulling.
Perfect for newbies and veterans! Review by: Andrew 9/07/2017
Excellent razor, perfect weight and very forgiving for beginners. I highly recommended this product for anyone new to wet shaving, or if you are looking for a great, comfortable razor!
You will love this razor. Review by: Jason Neuendorff 12/06/2017
The 34C is great for a first-time user of a safety razor. One can also feel the German-made quality. Love this product. I will never use a disposable razor again.
Great razor Review by: Mark 9/06/2017
I bought one as my first double edge razor. I don't have anything else to compare it to but for a first timer I have found it to be comfortable and very easy to use and gives a great shave. Changing blades is easy and it's also very quick and easy to keep clean.
Ordering online from Men's Biz was excellent too. My gear came in a few days.
Still going strong after 2 years! Review by: Mathew 8/06/2017
This was my first purchase and experience with DE shaving. Since purchasing this razor it has changed my shaving habits for the better. Making shaving fun. I honestly can not go back. This DE razor has made shaving fun in the sense that I can experiment (cost effectively) with different blades. Going further, by going the DE route it has also opened up my interest in exploring different shaving cremes also endorsed and sold by Men's Biz.To date I have experimented with creme samples and blade packs. Going back to this product, my initial decision was based on other reviews- so paying this review forward as other's help me to arrive at the same conclusion. Thanks again.
First DE Razor Review by: Jeremy 11/04/2017
This is my first DE Razor, and without being able to compare this to anything at all I've been very pleased with it. The quality of the razor itself is great, it feels really solid and is weighted well, which means I really have to apply no pressure at all when shaving, as the razor does most the work!

I've found it a great introduction razor, I haven't really run into any issues with transitioning from using Cartridges to this, which I'm sure is a good testament to the razor.

Definitely recommend to anyone looking at transitioning to using a DE Razor.
MADE THE SWITCH Review by: Jason 19/03/2017
I've made the switch as I was sick of the skin on my face always reacting badly to using disposable razors. Did a lot of research and settled on this one and boy am I glad I did. Inserting blades is easy, it has a great weight to it and best of all, I've had no problems with my skin. Especially if you are starting out with wet shaving, I would definitely recommend this razor.
User Friendly Review by: Hayden 18/02/2017
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
Great shave and is the perfect weight and size, highly recommended!
I love it too Review by: Robert 24/01/2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. 8/03/2016
Great shave and looks and feels good in the hand.
Style and substance Review by: David 28/02/2016
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
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
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
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.


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