Classic 3-Piece Razors:
Sheaths, Cases, & 'Dopp' Bags:
General Merkur Info, Double Box Option, Policies, & Contacts;
Cheaper DE safety razors are often fine. But pairing with the perfect Merkur for you becomes oddly satisfying in an emotional context. An engineering joy, though not made to Mühle and many other small brand's fit and finish. Chrome plating's not their trump suit; enviable egineering is. Far from an ideal brand for 'razor fetishists' given their 'utilitarian' standards of packaging and production, Merkurs are, however, bestowed with droves of terrifically enviable thiking. Some models have remained the same over 60yrs, so they must be doing something right. Like a Simpsons Chubby, everyone should try one.
Don't be afraid to make one of the adjustable models your first razor; if you're pragmatic it could be your last! (yeah, right) They vary exposure between blade and guard-so if these'll be your maiden voyage with a safety razor, you're best off by setting them very mildly and leaving them there a try or three (99% of beginners will be unable to resist the urge to immediately fiddle with the mechanism, obviously). Shave with the grain, at the most aggressive setting for you, upon the first pass. Then perform an across the grain pass with a less-aggressive setting. If your bold, go for a final against-the-grain pass at a very mild setting of the razor for ultimate closeness.
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DOUBLE BOXED PACKAGING OPTION:
(Merkur sends the razors in 'modest' and thin cardboard packaging. If gift-giving and wanting a "crispy" paper carton, click below;)DOUBLE-BOX ANY MERKUR RAZOR ($2, US ONLY) $8, Worldwide)