I've got no beef with zinc, but it's not a heirloom product, not like brass or stainless steel. You're better off getting a weber or ikon feather or ATT on the high end if you want your grandkids to fight over who gets PaPa's razor when he dies. Thanks everyone. This is very helpful! Go vintage. Unparalled quality and longevity. Gabeson said:. Apparently the is the only razor Merlur make that is nickel finish. Different to the HD.
I have read this on several websites now. Would nickel be better? People appear to be saying it's better for this reason. I like 2 piece over 3 piece razors. On the cheek area that would be from side to side. Most safety razors have a fixed angle of around 30 degrees. Using anything above or below this may result in nick and cuts.
Once both sides of the double edge razor are filled with shave cream and gunk, rinse it in the sink or running water. This will help keep the blades clean and free of hair. For most men, a two or three pass shave would suffice plus clean up passes on some spots. One method that expert wet shavers use when they feel their hands are slippery is rubbing alum on the fingertips.
This hack gives you a better grip for holding the razor or stretching skin. You can use an alum block or stick. The process is pretty similar to shaving the face but with some minor tweaks. Tools that you use may also vary so choose one accordingly. My biggest beef with disposable razors is the price, mainly if you use Gillette. More so if you buy it retail.
The main selling point of multi-blade cartridge razors is convenience and speed. You can buy this at just about any convenient store and use it without having to learn the proper technique.
With the multi-bladed design, companies like Gillette claim that you will get a close shave with just one pass. Shaving with more blades will result in more irritation.
Having a 2 pass shave on a 4-blade Gillette Fusion equates to an 8 pass have in a safety razor. Another disadvantage of a cartridge would be clogging. Any razor with more than 3 blades is prone to clogging up. A clogged razor is terrible for your skin. It will pull, tug and spread bacteria around and a potential source of infection. These blades are hard to clean. First, when you compare the cost of a DE blade and a cartridge razor , the difference is night and day.
Fourth, with only one blade and the ability to disassemble the razor you can easily clean it. This reduces the risk of irritation and infection. The beauty of this double edge safety razor is you can dictate how aggressive the shave is with the blade you use. Put an aggressive blade like a Personna and it will mow down even a multi-day growth with ease.
Beginners can put in a less aggressive blade to help them master the technique first. Check Availability. For men looking to wet shave for the first time , the obvious choice would be the Merkur 34C.
It is actually one of the cheaper options of the seven DE razors, but the quality is one of the best. Speaking of versatility — the Merkur Progress is the most versatile safety razor with 5 settings to work with. It is an excellent second safety razor for men looking for some flexibility with their shaving to go from aggressive to mild and vice-versa.
The only reason for men to buy these two is if they have really tough facial hair and want a tool to shave close efficiently. But I'm not here to judge individuals or their sites. There were some that I knew right away they would go away, and some that will stay. There were some that I wanted so bad to work for me, but didn't. So, they left. Like my E2 Schick injector. It's a tad aggressive, and doesn't give me as close and comfortable shave as the Schick adjustable with a twin blade.
And all of my Milords My '41 Ranger Tech? It'll have to be pried from my cold, dead hand. The last V3 Super Speed I got is still trying out different blades, and I'm hoping it'll be a keeper. I'll hang on to the toggle just 'cuz it's a toggle. I'm really hoping this old German razor will find a place in my rack. Saturday, July 22, Razors with teeth. When I first saw an open comb razor, it intimidated me. I pictured my face being shredded into a bloody mess.
Gillette "NEW" with common bar handle "long comb". Gillette "single ring" "short comb". More blade is exposed, too, leading some to feel the open comb razor to be more aggressive than the solid safety bar razor. I tend to agree. Other folks swear by them, though. Gillette "Goodwill". Gillette continued producing open comb razors when it introduced the first "twist to open" TTO razor, the Aristocrat, in This, along with the Sheraton and Senator as well as several British models , continued until the advent of the Regent and its solid bar around GEM Micromatic open comb.
GEM Damaskeene open comb. Note: The early Gillette open comb razors were susceptible to cracks forming in the handles at the base and near the neck, as they were hollow tubes with the base and neck fittings pressed into them. Saturday, June 3, Schick Krona: All but forgotten. Gillette, it seems, has ruled the twist-to-open double-edge razor scene since its introduction in with the one-piece, open comb Aristocrat.
But there was one that, performance-wise, gave King Camp's razor a real run for the money. In fact, it was rather plain and unassuming First-generation Schick Krona. TexasGunSlinger said:. I had a custom grip printed for my MPA and can tell you it's not cost effective to do a one off.
Basically the right way to do it from the guys I spoke to, is to print a base grip to make a mold and you can drive your price down through molding vs printing, but the initial costs on the printing and molds don't make sense to do custom grips for everyone.
My takeaway from watching the video with Phil, is that they will have more variants of the 3 main grip components for the new chassis and that shooters would be able to essentially create their own custom grip based on the number of different combinations.
Jun 24, 49 San Jose, CA. Jul 29, 3, 2, Tyler Kemp said:. Reactions: Simia Dei. That's light! Jokes aside. I've hunted with AIs. Or prone gun. Or comp gun. Or do it all with a proof and lighter scope if you dont mind a little more weight. Reactions: b6graham. SD carpenter Sergeant of the Hide Belligerents. Apr 28, 69 San Diego. I went with MPA because they could accommodate my shorter Length of pull and made me a custom buttplate.
I asked MDT, and unless I went with a buffer tube setup Everyone in Canada is over 6'2". Apr 24, 56 34 San Marcos TX. Does anyone know the pricing on these? Dthomas said:. In on the pre-order. Winny94 Major Hide Member Belligerents. Nov 19, 1, That's fine. Personal preference is why we have so many options in the precision world today. And I don't mean this as a knock against MDT, they make a really good product.
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Home Contact.Nov 06, · Howdy all, I have searched high and low and can't seem to find much on this topic I understand the basic differences between a 2 piece and a 3 piece Safety, but I am looking buying my first DE (I currently straight shave) and I would like to buy either the Merkur 34c HD or the Merkur