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Merkur 34C DE Safety Razor (Closed Comb)

Merkur 34C DE Safety Razor (Closed Comb)
Product Code: DM34C
Excl. VAT: £26.62 Incl. VAT: £31.95

Availability: In stock

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  • Merkur 34C DE Safety Razor (Open Comb)

  • Made in Germany

  • COMPATIBLE WITH ALL STANDARD DE RAZOR BLADES

  • One Merkur Super Platinum DE Razor Blade included

  • Overall length: 85mm

  • Handle length: 75mm

  • Weight: 76g

Details

Founded in 1906, Dovo Merkur are a German based company producing some of the most renowned shaving implements in the industry. The Merkur 34C DE Safety Razor (Closed Comb) is a double edge closed comb safety razor.

  • Overall length: 85mm
  • Handle length: 75mm
  • Weight: 76g

Closed comb style razors are the most popular type of double edge safety razor on the market. Closed comb refers to the fact the safety bar, aside from potentially having small grooves running along it, is relatively straight. This feature offers what is referred to as a ‘mild’ shave, one that restricts blade exposure but still offers a close and precise shave. The milder shave achieved makes it the perfect choice for those new to using a DE and the go-to for daily shaving for new and experienced shavers alike.

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.

The handle features an attractive cross hatch knurl patterning for enhanced wet grip. It is a relatively heavyweight razor that is nicely balanced and a pleasure to use. It is often referred to as the Merkur HD (heavy duty), renowned for its top-quality performance.

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 have long been respected in the shaving industry due to the many years of quality craftsmanship they use 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.


Customer Reviews


Great little razor
I have been using the chrome Wilkinson sword butterfly DE razor ant TBH was not expecting much difference, how wrong I was, so much smoother, perfect for the beginner, there’s a reason this is a No1 seller,
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Review by Macca / (Posted on 22/08/2020)
Worth every penny!
I’m reasonably new to shaving using a DE safety razor and couldn’t shave without lots of razor burn. After some research, I found the Merkur 34C and bought it based on all of the excellent reviews. Well I wasn’t disappointed!
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Review by Matt / (Posted on 26/06/2020)
Very fast delivery.highly recommended.

Very good razor. Easy to handle and I got used to it quickly. The razor does feel quite small compared to a cartridge razor but when you use it it actually helps.
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Review by David / (Posted on 24/06/2020)
Amazing DE razor from Merkur
Provides a very smooth, close shave (paired with Feather blades) with little to none irritation on my sensitive skin. Very nice size and weight
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Review by Mr M / (Posted on 16/06/2020)
My Favourite!
I saw rhis razor on one forum and it was Love at first sight. I am very happy with it, beautiful and effective good to shaving with it. I got my packet after 11 days to Serbia.
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Review by Imre / (Posted on 15/06/2020)
Great razor
Great razor and performs very well. The short handle length improves the manoeuvrability of the razor and it’s comfortable to use. The fit and finish is good but not as good as the Edwin Jagger DE89. Overall I like the razor and English Shaving offer it at the best price on the net.
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Review by Freddy C / (Posted on 07/06/2020)
GREAT RAZOR, GREAT SERVICE
Got the DE razor from TESC. Great razor. I already had to other razors, but this one gives the smoothest shave. In the beginning I thought the handle was too short, but now I’m used to it and I like it. By being short you can steer it easily in any way you want.
The service of TESC was also fine. No long waiting time (despite COVID-19 and despite is was international shipping). The price was also very nice, in fact the cheapest of all webshops.

Overall great razor, great service. TESC Keep up the good work and stay safe all
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Review by A Dutchman / (Posted on 01/05/2020)
Great first safety razor
This is my first safety razor and after much research I am very pleased. It is a good weight and the angle of the blade is not too severe for a beginner. I have cut myself a few times which is only natural when learning, however I am getting the hang of it now.
It feels great quality and looks great also.
One downside is that the handle is a little short. It could do with another inch. Other than that I would highly recommend.
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Review by SamF / (Posted on 24/03/2020)
Great de razor
The Merkur HD is a great razor. Not as heavy duty as you imagine but gives great control with its nicely balanced knurled handle. I've had many de razors in my time but this rates amongst the best. Highly recommended. Great price from The English Shaving Company too!
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Review by Pete41 / (Posted on 08/03/2020)
Lovely to use
I’ve been using cartridge razors for too many years and finally got fed up with the cost of cartridges. This is a great razor, well made, feels good and so easy to use. Apply no pressure just let the razor do the work.
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Review by Half pint / (Posted on 04/03/2020)
Best DE safety razor,
Very professional service,my recommendations.
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Review by Vlatko / (Posted on 01/03/2020)
I contacted the English Shaving Co for some advice with regard to the purchase of a safety razor
I telephoned the English Shaving Co for some advice regarding my decision to return to shaving with a safety razor . With their help I chose the Merkur 34C DE to start and have been thrilled with my results . Thank you.
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Review by Kit / (Posted on 29/02/2020)
Very fast service from a reliable company.

Solid construction and simple to change a blade. Shaves nice and close without being aggressive. Knurling is adequate, could be a little deeper but hasn't caused me any issues. Slightly different shaving angle to my de89.
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Review by John H / (Posted on 21/02/2020)
Fantastic, make the change.
This razor is absolutely superb. Top quality, beautifully engineered. Been using cartridge razors for over 30 years and, like many people, got fed up with extortionate prices. Transition to safety razor simple. Cant recommend highly enough, only wish I had changed years ago. Looks good in bathroom too !
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Review by keith / (Posted on 12/01/2020)
Excellent shaver
Returning to wet shaving so looking for an easy to use shaver and this delivers, excellent build quality and easy to use. It gives a reasonably mild shave and is comfortable in the hand
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Review by ashtoncol / (Posted on 09/01/2020)
First time using a DE razor, no problems getting used to it. Nice weight and well designed. Quality product.
Great buying experience all round. Would buy from here again.
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Review by Phil / (Posted on 28/11/2019)
Does the job.
Very heavy duty for a very small razor.
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Review by Dibel / (Posted on 24/11/2019)
Will last forever!
A great razor, very well made. Will last a lifetime. Easy transition from cartridge systems and although it’s a mild razor you still get a very close shave, even on strong stubble.
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Review by Harp / (Posted on 17/10/2019)
Merkur 34C chrome DE razor
Very well made, and simple to use. It gives a lovely shave... job done!
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Review by Chap / (Posted on 17/10/2019)
Great razor, very well made
Great razor, very well made
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Review by Summone / (Posted on 25/09/2019)
A razor that's great!
The merkur 34c lives up to the hype. Very easy to give yourself a very good bbs shave. My only criticism is that the blade can align to leave maybe 0.3-0.5mm more on one side than the other. It doesn't effect the shave though.
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Review by Stephen / (Posted on 10/07/2019)
Impressive
Easy to use, fit together and clean . Blades are super sharp and gives great results. Definitely recommended
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Review by Ben / (Posted on 06/07/2019)
Great razor for DE beginner
Loving using this razor. Have previously used Mach 3 and decided to switch because of the plastic waste from cartridge blades. Very easy to get the hang of using this razor with minimal nicks and cuts. Good, solid feel to it and very well made. Very satisfying to use too. Highly recommend.
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Review by Rupert / (Posted on 04/07/2019)
Good quality razor at a decent price
Pleased with this purchase. I’ve used DE safety razors a long time ago, in the seventies. Took a little getting used to again but I soon got “The knack”. The razor is well made as expected and came with one vládě. Also available at a fair price, cheaper than on Amazon. I will be ordering extra blades soon.
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Review by Tony M. / (Posted on 16/06/2019)
Amazing razor
This is an outstanding razor.
I am new to shaving with a safety razor and I thought the transition from cartridge razors would have been difficult, not so with this razor.
I have really enjoyed shaving with this razor I wish I had switched to a safety razor years ago.
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Review by Graham / (Posted on 02/06/2019)
Very, very impressed. Great razor
This is a great razor. A revelation to me. I've used a number of razors of decent quality and worked on my technique. I thought i was nearly there. Just some irritation on my neck left, and very odd nick. I tried this a couple of days ago and cannot believe it. I get closer than ever before and no irritation on my neck. I am genuinely thrilled. Its hard to believe. I have a sharp blade in it, a Bic Chrome. The only down side is i probably don't need to keep on buying razors hunting for the best shave as i believe i pretty much have it here. Really, really, impressed. Excellent price here too. Many thanks.
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Review by Barry / (Posted on 03/04/2019)
a very good razor
Does the job very well. If to compare with Feather AS-D2 and a Rockwell 6s , I would say that the Merkur 34C looks more than decent even though it costed me much less. Mild and at the same time leaves clean strokes.
If not to consider stainless still models which should be noted nothing better when it comes to shaving quality, than this is a great choice.
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Review by Leonard / (Posted on 09/03/2019)
handle
Love the 2 piece design, but prefer the standard handle length...
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Review by David / (Posted on 17/02/2019)
The best ?
After some research I plumped for this razor. There so many on market, I was gonna go for a muhle kosmo in resin finish, more expensive. However not disappointed. the 34c is truly superb. Quality simplicity, and, it does a great job too. With all the super reviews for this model. Ie quality, price, functionality, it could very well be argued that this is the best on the market. I believe it is.
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Review by Gazzatron / (Posted on 12/02/2019)
Daily Driver
I am not newby to the classic shave, but the Merkur 34 remains in my rotation, despite the fact that I have quite a few premium class razors in my use. Thoughtful ergonomics, mild and clean shaving allows this razor to be the only one if you do not want to spend a lot of money and at the same time get a high-quality and pleasant shave.
Perfect as a beginner in a classic shave, and an experienced user who can reveal all the outstanding features of this simple-looking safety razor.
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Review by Pavel B. / (Posted on 08/02/2019)
Old dog new tricks
New to wet shaving at the age of 64 always been an electric shaver user.So far pleased with the results not to many nicks just perfecting the technique to get a really close shave.combined with astra blades
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Review by Paul / (Posted on 08/12/2018)
Merkur 34C
I've had this razor for a couple of weeks now and I really like it. I'd read numerous reviews before deciding which to purchase, eventually settling on this one and I'm happy that I did. I must admit that, even though I'd read that this was a short handle, I underestimated how short it actually was which came as a bit of a surprise when I opened it. However, it is long enough and didn't take any time to get used to. I've not had any slips or drops, which were my concerns, because the knurling on the handle provides plenty of grip without being uncomfortable.
Delivery from TESC was quick and this was the cheapest I'd found this razor anywhere at, if I remember correctly, about £7 cheaper than Amazon at the time.
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Review by Niall / (Posted on 30/11/2018)
Excellent Razor for every wet shaver.
The merkur 34C is the standard safety razor in the wet shaving community. It's recommended by almost all wet shavers whether experienced or new and for good reason. I was really impressed by how comfortable shaves I get with this razor. Absolutely deserving the hype.
I think every wet shaver should have it in his collection.
Very good quality and incredible value for money. Highly recommended.
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Review by Mohammad / (Posted on 29/11/2018)
Good classic
Very good razor both for beginners and experienced shavers, a little bit more agressive than Edwin Jagger DE89, in my opinion, but just a tiny bit. I like the small handle here, and the finish is good.
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Review by Andrey / (Posted on 12/05/2017)
The best razor I have ever used, very mild and excellent weight.
The best razor I have ever used, very mild and excellent weight.
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Review by Ashraf / (Posted on 09/05/2017)

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