The Merkur 34C Heavy Duty (HD) Safety Razor is an extremely popular razor. It is widely hailed as the ultimate beginner razor. Durable, high-quality construction and a forgiving, but excellent, shave make it a tremendous value. This isn’t the least expensive razor you can buy if you’re just getting started, but it’s a proven razor from a highly-reputed company that will last your whole life. It is a fantastic balance between price and quality.
The 34C is a two-piece razor which means that there is only the handle and head. The head unscrews from the handle and the razor blade sits between the handle and the head.
This razor’s hollow handle is shorter than the typical cartridge razor available today with a more traditional length of about 3″ which gives it a forward leaning balance. The handle is thicker than most (hence the “heavy duty” in its name) but hollow so it falls somewhere in the middle-range for heft. The handle has cross-hatch knurling for improved grip in wet conditions.
- Made in: Germany
- Color: White Chrome
- Material: Chrome finished Zamak
- Weight: 2.75 oz (78 grams)
- Length: 3.3″
- Compatibility: This razor is compatible with all razor blades offered on this site.
- Guarantee: Merkur’s 10-year warranty on defects and Guido’s “Perfect Shave” Unconditional Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee.