Reddit Reddit reviews Merkur Classic Straight Safety Razor, MK-33C

We found 21 Reddit comments about Merkur Classic Straight Safety Razor, MK-33C. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Merkur Classic Straight Safety Razor, MK-33C
Merkur of Solingen have been producing high quality safety razors and shaving equipment for over seventy yearsRegardless of whether you prefer a thorough clean shave or want to give your beard the right contours, when you purchase Merkur products you acquire a piece of highest shaving culture for a cultivated start to the dayMerkur offers the right model and appropriate accessories for every beard type, thus ensuring the best conditions for an effective wet shave
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21 Reddit comments about Merkur Classic Straight Safety Razor, MK-33C:

u/[deleted] · 57 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Buy yourself a safety razor. It will make you feel like a man, save you money on razors (blades are cheaper than disposables, even if you get the good ones and it makes your morning classy.

u/promet2 · 14 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I'm a huge fan of Merkur razors. Well, at least mine. I bought it a long ass time ago and it'll outlive me, barring loss/theft.

u/PAlove · 5 pointsr/FrugalMaleFashionCDN

Merkur safety razor and these blades (Feather is another good brand of blades, more expensive though).

Bought the combo about 3 years ago, haven't even used half the blades yet. Massive savings.

u/almightywhacko · 5 pointsr/wicked_edge

Weishi razors aren't all that great, and that isn't a particularly good price for one either.

Some razors on you might want to look into include:

  • Edwin Jagger Kelvin
  • Parker 24C
  • Merkur Classic

    If you are willing to shop from other vendors, is a Canadian vendor and they offer some good starter kits at fair prices. The "Super Ridiculous Value Starter Kit" would be my personal pick. You get a good quality razor, brush and soap. The "Eleganza" kit is also a good choice. Both are out of stock at the moment because the brush that they come with is out of stock. It should be back in stock in a couple of weeks.

    If you are willing to pay a little more money to ship up from the U.S. the "Maggard Razors Basic Traditional Shaving Starter Kit" is another amazing value. In fact, I like this kit a little more than the ItalianBarber kits because I like the Maggard soaps better (they're great!) and you can customize your razor and soap selections
u/kahrahtay · 3 pointsr/Frugal

Try a safety razor instead of buying cheaper ones in bulk. You can buy double edged blades for them for like $.10 and they work better once you get used to them anyway.

u/6745408 · 3 pointsr/ZeroWaste

On top of what the others are saying, check out the following:

  • /r/wicked_edge -- a good sub for this stuff
  • For the actual safety razor, I have this Merkur and really like it.
  • -- buy single blades to see which suits you the best. I personally use the Astra Platinums and love them. Get two or three of the top ones. Once you find one you like, buy a box of them from Amazon for under $20.

    The main things to know when using a safety razor:

  • Shave at a 20˚ angle (which you're most likely doing already)
  • Always shave with the grain (you can also shave across the grain for a super close shave, but you'll only do this if you have that thick, carpet-like facial hair)
  • Heat your face and hair, but cool the blade (hot water on the blade will soften it, use room-temp water)
  • Store the razor on its side so it doesn't rust of leave the blades wet

    That's pretty much all there is to it. Using a safety razor is so much nicer than the multi-blade systems that tug and abuse your face.

    Now, if you really want to go deep into low-waste shaving, you can look into a straightedge... but that's not for everyone.. and I'd definitely suggest getting into a safety razor before the straightedge.
u/nailll · 3 pointsr/depra

Непраны, нельзя больше скрывать этот всемирный проктор-н-гэмбловский заговор! В следующий раз когда понадобиться покупать очередные картриджи для денди для бритья, подумайте еще раз.

Вы спросите, почему собственно безопасная бритва, а не попсовый Жилет Фьюжн...

Ну во-первых это красиво! Помимо этого, безопасная бритва легко справляется с заросшим лицом и не причиняет такой ацкой боли как 5 лезвий фужн. Если вы иногда отпускаете бородищу - вы должны меня понять. Субъективно бреет чище.

А во-вторых - это просто выгоднее в долгосрочной перспективе (вы же собираетесь бриться в ближайшее 30 лет, правда?).

И так, минутка познавательной (и очень приблизительной) экономики.
Для удобства и правильности сравнения, я просто взял цены с

При условии что средне-статистический депер бреет 45 миллиметровую щетину 3-4 раза в неделю в течение следующих 10 лет, ему потребуется потратить:

Gillette Fusion:

  1. Станок Gillette Fusion - $10

  2. Сменные касеты (4штк) - $16

  3. Гель для бритья Gillette Fusion - $6

    Допустим гель для бритья в год нужно два балона, не больше - это $12.

    Сужу по себе - одной кассеты хватает +/- на 3 месяца. Итого нужно 4-6 картриджа в год. (около $16-26)

    Итого приблизительно $10 + $16 + $12 = $38 в первый год и $28 последующие 10 лет = 38 + 280 = $318

    Безопасная бритва:

  4. Станок Merkur Classic - $32
  5. Набор лезвий Derby 100 штук - $10
  6. Помазок для бритья Basic Badger - $12
  7. Крем для бритья Proraso - $7

    Из "расходников" в последующие года вам понадобятся только лезвия и крем. В.С.Е!
    Лезвия надо менять чаще чем раз в 3 месяца разумется, но их то 100 штук!

    За последние 2 месяца я едва израсходовал всего 5 лезвий. То есть в год вам потребуется 30штук. И 100 лезвий за 9 долларов вам должно хватить на 3 года! Что говорит о сумме в районе $30-35 за 10 лет.

    Крем - я израсходовал всего треть крема для бритья. таким образом вам потребуется около 2 тюбиков в год.

    Итого, за первый год 32 + 12 + 7 2 = $61, а за последующие 10 лет - 7 2 10 + 10 3 = 61 + 170 = $231


    Использование безопасной бритвы позволит вам сэкономить в последующие 10 лет около $90.

    Надо признаться, сам процесс бритья стал целой церемонией преображения.

    Всем бриться, депраны!
u/_shifte · 3 pointsr/malehairadvice

Thanks! A decent double edged razor really helps with getting those straight lines.

(Shoutout to /r/wicked_edge)

u/AngelicBabyGirl · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I am also having a horrible time finding things for my boyfriend...boy shopping is soooo hard! I did buy him this though and plan on getting this, your boyfriend might like something like it also. If you ask the Etsy seller he might give you 10% off, he did for me! :3

Good luck!

I nominate my boyfriend /u/lynchmob1009! Xp

u/fshklr1 · 2 pointsr/Wet_Shavers

I used the Merkur classic razor with the blade that came with.

I don't have a brush or soap yet, they'll be delivered on monday, so I just used Colgate lime scented shaving cream. I made a batch of bay rum last week, so I used that after.

I think the biggest thing working to my advantage was patience. I didn't get in a hurry and just took it slow.

u/JGexists · 2 pointsr/GNV

You've got to go online, there are a few specialty stores that sell them, but none in town.

Also, not need to buy an actual vintage razor unless you really want a piece of history. (Not that I blame you that is pretty cool)

Merkur still makes brand new safety razors that are built to last a century.

Can't go wrong with the classic design. I love mine

u/Schoffleine · 2 pointsr/AskMen

It's really not that hard. I didn't want to buy a Merkur because it's like $30, but then I figured that, well, the blades are only 10 cents or so, so in a few months it'll pay for the razor. Pretty glad I went with that option.

There's two large differences with a 'safety' razor (this is the one I have but I got it cheaper):

  1. I don't press as much as I did with a gillette. It's technically less room for error but after getting the hang of it, there's just no need to press against the skin as I did before.
  2. I don't have to 'pull' any more. Even with new gilette razors I'd till have to put a bit of force into the actual stroke, which would sometimes cause the hair to pull (and be painful as a result). With the type of razor that we linked above, it's a heavier razor. Mine weighs about 2.5 oz according to my scale, but you can get heavier ones. Anyhow, you let the razor and gravity do the major pulling where as you kind of lightly pull and guide the razor against the skin. That said, my first shave was horrible, because I was still pressing and pulling like with a Gilette. I then went 'surely this can't be right' and Googled a bit, then found out you're supposed to let the weight of the razor itself do the work with these. After that it was smooth sailing.

    Being one of those who used to be like "no way that can be superior" I can see why people don't want to make the switch, and more so fork out the money to buy one, but it's really much cheaper. 10 blades costs $3 instead of $30, and there's a wide variety of just razor blades that you can try out. There's a subreddit you can visit for more information. I think it's /r/wicked_edge or some such.
u/chchad · 2 pointsr/wicked_edge

I have the Merkur Futur and I really like it, but that smooth satin handle gets slickery when wet. If I had to buy another, I would go with something like this.

I also bought this blade sample pack. The difference in blades is huge and it's all personal preference. I would've never known which ones worked best for me without these samples.

Add a My Nik Is Sealed Styptic Pen to your order. It took me 10 shaves before I didn't have to close a wound when I was done :)

u/e30kgk · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

This is what I have, and couldn't be happier with it. Amazon has it for $32, but I don't recall paying anywhere near that for it. I think it was more like $20 when I bought it (3-4 years ago, don't recall where).

u/OldUncleEl · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Multi blade razors are awful. Try a true safety razor instead. No itch because the stubble is cut smoothly. Moisturizer after.

u/plotbe01 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This will greatly improve my way of life, because it will lead to a much cleaner shave and a better looking face. Better face means better interactions with others. Betting interactions with others means better life!

It all works out!

Also, Happy Tax Day!

u/Bernden · 1 pointr/AskReddit

A beard trimmer.

Coffee maker.

If you spend a little more you can buy a safety razor set and save yourself a tonne of money shaving for an unbelievable shave. A 100 pack of blades is $15-20, those gilette razors are just a money grab and complete garbage.

A thermos, you'll save yourself a lot of money not buying coffees from Tim Hortons.

u/simonmitchell13 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

This is the one I started using about 3 years ago. My issue was that the blades in the "modern" razors cost so much, so I was waiting far too long to change them.

I went all the way and got a bristle brush and shaving soap while I was at it, I have not once regretted this change.

almost forgot the link:

edit: Just realized you don't want to purchase online. Not sure where you can get the "handle" but all the other parts, blades, brushes, soap, can be found in any store with a "drug store" section.

u/GarRue · 0 pointsr/pics

Exactly mirrors my experience with old-school razors that some presumably non-bearded redditors like to champion.

Fuck that shit, electric is the way to go. If you have to have a really close shave then Mach 999 or however many blades they're up to are 1000x better.