Merkur 37C Slant Double Edge Safety RazorMerkur
Ah, Merkur... Is there anyone who doesn’t know or love Merkur brand? Chances are your first double edge safety razor when you start traditional wet shaving a Merkur will be your first razor. Merkur Stahlwaren GmbH & Co. of Solingen, founded in 1986 has been producing various safety razors all have a place in traditional wet shaving fans hearts. This experienced company is accepted as one of the most important names in the market. Every model has their own disciples, and most of the models are must have razors both for daily use or collecting in mind.
Merkur offers a wide range of safety razors including open and closed comb heads, slanted heads, classical designs, modern designs, 2 or 3-piece models, adjustable razors, long or short handles, aggressive or mild models. You name it, Merkur has it.
The German producer of fine safety razors, offers great craftsmanship, plating, balance and handling. 37C model is no different. In traditional wet shaving world, there are some safety razors became cult objects with their own worshippers like the Edwin Jagger De8 series, Merkur Futur, Merkur 34C or this one, the 37C. The 37C or simply known as the “Merkur Slant” has a very special slanted head which holds the razor blade in a guillotine like bent fashion. This strange approach isn’t new in traditional wet shaving world, but there are only few models can be found right now. The logic behind this design; as the blade cuts the whiskers in an angled way, resulting a very smooth and close shave with fewer passes compared to regular safety razors. It can cut any types of whiskers with ease. But this is a design which is quite aggressive in its own way, and only suitable to experienced users. You’ll need to be more careful and respectful when using this safety razor. A proper angle with zero pressure is a must. Also slanted heads are not suitable for everybody. Some skins get along very well but some don’t like it.
The 37C is a special razor. It’s a 2-piece unique design, with a short but thicker handle, very good balance, deep knurlings on the handle for a secure grip and an affordable price. 2-piece razors are much faster when it comes to blade changing than 3-piece razors. We recommend this razor the experienced users who are looking for an effective cutter. It’s also a beautiful collectible item.
Chrome plated, made in Solingen, Germany.
Merkur 37C HD Slant Bar Double Edge Safety Razor specifications:
- Overall height : 82 mm
- Handle height : 76 mm
- Weight : 75.4 gr
- Handle : Knurled and thick brass handle with chrome finish
- Razor head : Chrome plated head with slanted blade guard