Reddit Reddit reviews Merkur Mk34c Double Edge Razor with Heavy Duty Short Handle

We found 17 Reddit comments about Merkur Mk34c Double Edge Razor with Heavy Duty Short Handle. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Merkur Mk34c Double Edge Razor with Heavy Duty Short Handle
Extra thick handleReliable gripMade in GermanyAllows for a close, comfortable shave
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17 Reddit comments about Merkur Mk34c Double Edge Razor with Heavy Duty Short Handle:

u/Official_Legacy · 11 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

I bought last week a good quality heavy DE razor (Amazon Link), Taylor of Old Bond Street shaving cream (Link), 50 Astra Platinum blades, 50 Gillette Platinum blades, a 6-7$ shaving brush and a nice wooden shaving bowl.

Im at my fourth shave and I still didn't cut myself. You just need to prep-work your skin with a hot towel or a shower. I don't know about the shaving cream since I'm a beginner but I watched a lot of tutorial on YouTube to build a good lather. My first lather was shitty, but my second was already better.

One double edge blade is 10 cents. If you change your blade every two shaves, it will cost you approx. 10$ in blades for an entire year.

I don't know why I waited so long before making the switch.

u/arbarnes · 11 pointsr/wicked_edge

You're looking for something that doesn't exist. The only modern TTO adjustable was the Merkur Vision, which was discontinued a few years ago because it was plagued with design and usability problems. Rockwell's Model T fits the bill, but it isn't available yet, is ridiculously oversized, will cost more than you have, and won't be sold on Amazon.

The only modern adjustable that's worth a damn is the Merkur Progress. You'll have to come up with another $14, though. (I don't count the Rockwell 6S as an adjustable, any more than any other 3-piece razor with multiple heads and/or a collection of shims.)

If you really want a TTO adjustable, find somebody who will cash you out on your Amazon credit and buy a Gillette Slim (my favorite - the Fat Boy and Super Adjustable are also good options). Otherwise, if you have to shop on Amazon, buy an Edwin Jagger Kelvin or a Merkur 34c. Either one will serve you well.

u/scarletphantom · 7 pointsr/CrappyDesign

Buy a merkur razor and a cheap set of derby or feather blades off amazon. $50 for years and years of shaves.

Razor: MERKUR Classic MK-34C, 2-Piece Double Edge Safety Razor

Feather: Feather Double Edge Blades, 50 Count

Derby: Derby Professional Single Edge Razor Blades, 100 Count (Pack of 2)

u/DONT_AMAZE_ME_BRO · 5 pointsr/ZeroWaste

Guy here

you want the best shaving cream with the least waste?

Go this route

Shaving Soap

Shaving soap container

Safety Razor it will last you a lifetime and its nothing to be feared. You wont cut yourself if you always shave down and never side to side

almost a lifetime of razors for $9

follow that up with one of these holders

and the shaving brush

I have to buy new soap every so often but after the initial investment you will only ever pay pennies for each shave

u/zbeptz · 5 pointsr/navy

Merkur razor. Here is a nice starter. ($32.34)

Feather Double Edge Blades, 50 Count ($11.77)

A year's worth of shaving for one month of Dollar Shave Club

u/Evan_the_Canadian · 4 pointsr/wicked_edge

Making the switch to a safety razor is a big step that typically requires a bit of investment: soap, brush, razor, blades. If you're willing to make the switch, I'd look at the Maggards starter kits. [Bacis]( comes with a razor and soap for ~30$ and the [Standard]( comes with razor, soap, a brush, and blades for ~35$. For Canadians, to avoid international shipping, the cheapest option I know of is Italian Barber's [starter kit]( for ~20$. Please note that some people on here are wary of them yet I haven't had an issue with my BC Silvertip brush nor with their Wunderbar Slant. Your mileage may vary, however.

For Amazon, I'd suggest a [boar]( brush as it's cheaper, breaks in quite nicely, and has a decent amount of backbone for face lathering. I personally use a Semogue 610 as a daily driver. I've heard that the [Merkur 34c]( is a good starter razor. Personally, I went from a 2$ eBay buy to a iKon 102 I found cheap so I skipped over the majority of the "starter razors".

Blades are a different story. Each blade acts differently in each razor differently for each person. I like Gillette Nacets in one razor when I want a quick shave but cut myself horribly when I put those blades in another. I use Vokshods in a second razor when I want a nice, smooth shave but get irritation when I put those blades in the first razor. So take all blade advice with a grain of salt and always retest blades you'd previously condemned if you pick up a new razor. With that said, I would suggest Vokshods as a first blade.


Edit: Not sure how to fix links.

u/twozerothreeeight · 3 pointsr/FDNY

Best bang for your buck is to learn how to use an old school safety razor. I switched over a decade ago and am still working through the 100 pack of blades I got back when I first bought in. If you want to do it right you need to spend some money on a decent razor ( I got Merkur Mk34c Double Edge Razor with Heavy Duty Short Handle ), but after that the blades are super cheap. Also I always try and shave immediately after showering. Everything is warmed up and it’s a much smoother shave.

u/chasteta · 2 pointsr/crossdressing

Hair that grows back is always going to be prickly because it's so short. Only way to avoid that would be laser treatment.

Best way (imho) to avoid razor burn is to use good products.

I shave with a safety razor and use a nice shaving cream. You'll need a shaving brush and a small shaving bowl as well. I change the blades frequently (available online or at drug stores) and pretty much every time before I do my legs.

I will never go back to disposable razors and canned shaving cream. I had to use both on vacation recently and it gave me the shittiest shave and worst razor burn.

Now shaving for me is less of a chore and more like a mini spa trip. :]

Full Disclosure: using a safety razor takes a little practice and I promise you will nick yourself a few times before you get it right. Be patient, it's totally worth it.

edit: I also find this helps with razor burn, bumps, and ingrown hairs: I exfoliate, shave, exfoliate (again), towel dry, use moisturizer.

This will leave your skin soft and smooth and also helps prevent bumps! :)

Good luck!

u/Bamboo_Harvester · 2 pointsr/shaving

Are you trying to use these with a safety razor or what?

What you ordered will fit in a double-edge safety razor. Not a straight razor... or a Gillette razor like you can get at the grocery store.

If you’re trying to delve into wet/DE shaving you’ll need a razor to go along with those blades. There are tons of choices but here are a couple of good places to start:

Weishi Butterfly Razor

Merkur HD

EJ safety razor

u/1Screw2Few · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Everyone is touting safety razors for a reason. Here is what you want...

Pick up a Merkur Classic safety razor.

Then buy some Feather refill blades (they are the sharpest I have found without dragging)

Get a nice silver tip badger shaving brush

A decent quality razor and brush stand

A good shaving cup to get a nice lather

Then grab some Tabac or Taylor of Old Bond Street shaving pucks. (I prefer Tabac since it reminds me of my father and grandfather. Traditions die hard I guess)

Taylor of Old Bond Street

u/Kusatteiru · 2 pointsr/PersonalFinanceCanada

The one I bought is the Merkur 34C, it is pricy and if you have larger hands. The Merku4 34C will feel small. Select the 38C, as it has a longer handle.

The other one I have seen people recommend it the Edwing Jagger DE89lbl. I think either one will work fine. If you can get to a House of Knives or a Tommy gun's I think they will have them on display so you can handle them.

Please note, unlike your normal cartridge razors, these razors are top heavy. It takes a bit of practice to be able to shave well, quickly and not cut yourself. Since the weight is at the top, you need less overall pressure to shave. Also I would really recommend that you sign up for one of those razor blade clubs, that way you have a large selection of blades to try. Not all razor blades are the same. I use feather because I read they are really good but aggressive blades. I had no idea what that meant. It just means you gotta be careful. My SO kept going "i see you cut yourself again" for a good 3 months. While I learned how to shave with both the razor and the blade combination. The razor itself will come with a blade, and the others you will have to try on your own. Looking back, I should have signed up for a "gift box" of blades to try a couple of brands instead of just going "I'll just use Feather because the internet said it was good."

Good Luck.

Also not using alcohol based aftershave and shaving foam has been great for my face. I use shaving soap, and some baby oil.

u/greath · 1 pointr/Advice

What they are saying with a better razor right right, but may be only half the battle. I would suggest /r/wicked_edge

A good DE safety razor will end up being more expensive up front, but cheaper in the long run. You only replace the blade and not the whole razor head, and the blades are cheap. Something like this:

And then a blade pack like this:

Soaps/creams a lot of people will recommend different things and your mileage will vary, but I think an after-treatment may be more important in your case. Some type of alum after-treatment works as a disinfectant and prevents ingrown hairs. I am guessing your "boils" will be more affected by an alum block than anything.

u/pluub · 1 pointr/wicked_edge

This is the same razor for $15 less.

u/Henesta · 1 pointr/UKFrugal

The Merkur 34c link tightens the blade down at the bottom of the handle. I grown a thick beard and after a weekend I'll tighten the blade until it's just tight then back it off a tiny bit (like 2-3 degrees) this leaves a little slack between the head and the razor so it doesnt "pull" when I shave. If it "drags" just tighten it back a little.
I also have a handle that tightens at the top and it sucks for me on Monday because I cant leave that space.
I have no doubt that this razor will last a better part of my life. It is made well and I can't think how I could break it. Hopefully that clears things up

u/bambooclad · 1 pointr/wicked_edge

If you're set on the Merkur 34C, get it on its own from Amazon. The 34C is much cheaper on Amazon.

Next, you'll need a shaving brush, soap, and blade.

B&M Seville soap

B&M brush

2x TryABlade's Top10 Sampler

If you want a razor stand, get it on AliExpress in a couple of days. They will be having their 11/11 Sale.