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    Evening Gents,

    Today I received my new chrome Merkur Futur DE Razor. As soon I got in from work and had a cup of tea ( Lady Grey) after hard days graft. I was very keen to get the shave underway using the new tool.
    I have been using a E/J 89 DE for the last few weeks which was my first razor after getting rid of the cartridge blades, and that has been going well even getting some BBS shaves.
    I did not really expect the Merkur to be that much different. How wrong I was, the shave was soooooooo much better than using the EJ 89. I only had it on a setting of 3 then 2 to get the feel of it and got a BBS shave with very little effort, a really great shave it made my day.
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    Glad you enjoyed it. What blade did you use?
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    For the first shave I thought it only right and proper to use the Merkur Blade. I shall be buying more of those.
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    I've heard good things about the Futur but I was always a little leery of that smooth finish, making grip somewhat problematic. However, I know Catrentshaving has one, and he has reassured me on several occasions that it's not a problem. What's your take on the grip issue?

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    The Futur is a good razor and IMHO has good build quality. Glad you found it easy to use. Congratulations.
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    Congrats! Always wanted one...
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    As Ryan said I own a Futur and it's a great razor. Throw a Feather Blade in it and it's second to none, the adjustability of it comes in handy at times. Congrats and glad you're enjoying yours.
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    Morning Ryan82, I to was a little concerned that the grip would be a problem, but it was not it provided the perfect grip no problem. Go ahead treat yourself.
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    I second Stevie17 in treating yourself. I have owned one for years now, and can't speak highly enough of it. When I just do not feel like straight razoring, I use my Futura and love it. My own beard does not grow heavy enough to justify using Feather blades so I just use Astra's, and love them. If you like the Murkur blades you will love what ever you move to. Murkur seem a little rough compared to others I have used. really as far as De's go I do not think a Futura can be beat

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    Yes I also have one of these and I love it.

    Roger
    Have a great shave.

    Roger

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