Merkur 47C DE Safety Razor

  • Merkur 47C DE Safety Razor
  • Three piece razor with removable top plate and base plate
  • Solid brass core with chrome plating
  • Extra long handle
  • Total weight 86g, total length 101mm
  • Engine turned with textured lined handle
  • Polished chrome end cap and collar
  • Closed comb DE razor head
  • Includes one Merkur platinum coated DE razor blade
  • Presented in Merkur cardboard box packaging
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RRP £34.95 £29.12
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  • Product Description

    Merkur 47C DE Safety Razor is a solid brass, engine turned double edge safety razor. Its extra long handle has been chrome plated and features fine lined detailing providing better grip and handling. The razor head, collar, and end cap are finished with polished chrome. Also features 'Merkur Solingen Germany' detailing on the base of the end cap. This is a three piece razor, where the handle, base plate and top plate can be separated allowing for easy blade insertion and razor maintenance.

    This closed comb razor is ideal for all types of shaver, including beginners.

    Without a blade inserted, the Merkur 47C DE Safety Razor has a total weight of 86g, and a total length of 101mm.

    Presented in a Merkur branded cardboard box packaging including a single Merkur Super Platinum DE razor blade. 

    Offers a superb shave when paired with the Merkur Super Platinum DE Razor Blades.

    Razor Care

    Most Merkur razors are made of die-cast zinc (top plate, comb) and brass handles. The surfaces are coated in three layers of copper, nickel, chrome.

    Throughout the world, tap water often can often be ‘hard’ – contain a higher concentration of dissolved minerals like calcium and magnesium which can lead to limescale build-up – and, to some extent, chlorinated. In combination with the often fatty shaving soap residue, the durability of the razor can suffer from contact with these mediums the danger of material corrosion increases.

    This makes regular maintenance very important - using a soft brush to remove light build-up and occasionally degreasing with hair shampoo or washing-up liquid prolongs the lifespan of the metal razor and removes matt spots. Separating, rinsing and drying the component pieces after each shave with also extend the lifetime of the razor.

    How to use

    At the beginning of the 20th century, safety razors with a double edge blade succeeded straight razors as the choice for everyday use. DE razors offer a close and smooth shave and although handling of the open edge requires a bit of practice, it is a skill that can be acquired quickly.

    The safety razor shave is achieved through gentle scraping movements vertically towards the cutting edge. Horizontal movements of the blade should be avoided as they can lead to injuries. The edge of the comb serves to stretch the skin tight, so all whiskers are reached. The weight of the razor facilitates the gliding motion without the need for additional pressure. As with a straight razor, it is optimal to move the blade in a 30° angle to the surface of the skin. It is generally advised to hold the razor close to the head, but different handle lengths and weights allow for experimentation.

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