Founded in 1906, Dovo Merkur is a German-based company producing some of the most renowned shaving implements in the industry. The Merkur 39C DE Safety Razor (Slant Head) is a heavyweight double edge safety razor.
With an overall length of 100mm (4"), this is a standard-sized razor, if not on th slightly longer side. Most shavers will find the 77mm (3") handle fits firmly in their hand while offering a good level of manoeuvrability and agility. Merkur also offers a slant head razor with a shorter handle for those who want a more nimble design. At 110g (3.9oz), this is a rather heavy razor, which tends to provide a much smoother shave. Using gravity to your advantage, you can just allow the weighty razor to glide across your face without having to apply any pressure.
The handle features an attractive barber pole style design, which is as practical as it is beautiful. This design offers an enhanced grip, which is especially important when shaving with damp or soapy hands.
Slant head razors have a safety bar that sits at a slanted angle from the top cap. Rather than cutting hairs straight on this allows the blade to slice hairs at an angle, offering a guillotine style of shaving that produces a clean and efficient cut.
This feature offers what is referred to as an aggressive shave, one that allows for more blade exposure. This type of shave is ideal for those with coarser hair or experienced shavers who are more confident with their technique.
This razor includes one Merkur Super Platinum DE Razor Blade to get you started. These blades are known for their unparalleled sharpness that offer a glidingly smooth shave. All DE razor blades are a standardised size and shape and therefore any DE blades you purchase will be compatible with this razor.
To take the best care of your razor, clean the parts with warm water after with every blade exchange and use a soft nail brush if desired. Slightly lubricate the mechanical parts regularly and do not overwind any screws.
The product is presented in a thick cardboard box, featuring the classic Merkur branding for authenticity.
Merkur has long been respected in the shaving industry due to the many years of quality craftsmanship it uses to create some of the highest-precision razors on the market. When you purchase a Merkur razor, you acquire a piece of the highest shaving culture for a cultivated start to the day.
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