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The Merkur 1904 Classic Double Edge Safety Razor has a six sided etched handle giving it a nice look and added grip when shaving. This attractive razor with a faceted handle is modeled after the original design of the 1904 double edge razor invented by King Camp Gillette. The razor has a nice weight to it allowing for an effortless, irritation-free, shave.
For over 100 years Merkur has been producing quality crafted razors using only the highest quality materials.

- Weight: 62g
- Length: 7.5cm
- It accepts all standard double-edge blades.

Made in Germany by Merkur of Solingen - makers of the finest traditional safety razors.

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Brand: Merkur

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Abbey O. (Auckland, New Zealand)
Great shaver

This was my first safety razor so I was a bit nervous when purchasing. However, It's actually easy to use and gives a really nice shave! The only reason it's not 5 stars is I would prefer a longer handle but that's just my personal preference.

Eric B. (Auckland, New Zealand)
Pluses and minuses

A rather mixed bag with this. The pros: it is a relatively inexpensive german made saftey razor that should carrier the indefinite merkur durability, it's handle has a really good grip and looks really old school. The cons: I find the three piece **** to not be as smooth as with the Muhle, and this is little too mild for me. Even with a feather blade I was still having to go back over trouble spots for a bbs finish.

Worth the money, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Brian D. (Auckland, New Zealand)
Merkur 42C

I found the shave a bit harsh but will try a few more times before I decide if I will continue to use.
The service from Fineshave was great.

David E. (Tauranga, New Zealand)

Very pleased with my purchase
Wish I’d bought years ago

Eric H. (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Merkur 42C Safety Razor

Excellent German safety razor. Great shave.

Adam W.

Its an exceptionally beautiful and well crafted razor. Something that can last 2 lifetimes. Its has a non agressive angle and the short weighty handle is a huge plus

Alistair R.
Merkur 42C Safety Razor

…….in 40+ years of wet shaving this is the best safety razor I’ve ever had. Beautifully balanced, nice weight, easy to handle, and it gives a very smooth shave. Highly recommend it.