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    I think it's excellent that you decided to start with a safety. If and when you decide to start straight razor shaving, you will have an excellent fall-back device that you can use to either clean up your shaves with the straight, something to use if you don't have time to use your straight, or just plain variety.

    Eventually, as you learn to use your straight, you may come upon a time when you don't need your safety to clean up your shaves with a straight. Even so, I'm sure you'll always find time for your DE.

    Congratulations.

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    Here's a pic of it, it looks the same of as the Merkur20c but no black,, i just can't find it anywhere in gray? it has a head symbol on the bottom of the handle so im guessing its a true? JR

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    If its a Merkur, I surmise that it is a good razor. I have a 34C Hd Heavy Duty, my first De razor, and I love it.

    After six months of shaving with it, I switched over to straight razor shaving. However, when I'm in a hurry I always grab my trusty Merkur.

    I even bought a Merkur Progress adjustable for my son for Christmas.
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    Has anyone tried a Merkur stash trimmer, or know how big the head is? JR

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    Quote Originally Posted by themadplumbarian View Post
    Here's a pic of it, it looks the same of as the Merkur20c but no black,, i just can't find it anywhere in gray? it has a head symbol on the bottom of the handle so im guessing its a true? JR
    Hmm. I've never seen that one before. Now that you mention yours isn't rubber, I'm actually not sure if the black one is rubber in the first place. I've never seen gray before, though.

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    Has anyone tried a Merkur stash trimmer, or know how big the head is? JR
    I haven't tried it personally, but I have heard people say that it's not worth it because the blades are so bad (people are not generally fond of Merkur blades.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by THG View Post
    Hmm. I've never seen that one before. Now that you mention yours isn't rubber, I'm actually not sure if the black one is rubber in the first place. I've never seen gray before, though.



    I haven't tried it personally, but I have heard people say that it's not worth it because the blades are so bad (people are not generally fond of Merkur blades.)
    As ive been looking around for info on the Merkur, ive herd that the black one is not rubber just color, and just a deep groove, that makes it a good grip, thats were they come up with rubber. and ill vouch for that on mine, it dont move, even in the shower.

    And thanks for the input on the trimmer, JR

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    merkur actually does make a flat silver long handled model, but I am not sure that is one. All the DH long handles i've seen have had a sort of round/flanged kind of end, where yours is bullet shaped. Could be new or a model I'm unfamiliar with, however. Is it a 2 or 3 piece razor? I'm curious, but it doesn't really matter that much. Ultimately the brand matters less than whether a razor gives you great shaves (sometimes I use a Yuma).`

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sargon View Post
    merkur actually does make a flat silver long handled model, but I am not sure that is one. All the DH long handles i've seen have had a sort of round/flanged kind of end, where yours is bullet shaped. Could be new or a model I'm unfamiliar with, however. Is it a 2 or 3 piece razor? I'm curious, but it doesn't really matter that much. Ultimately the brand matters less than whether a razor gives you great shaves (sometimes I use a Yuma).`
    Three, I think, the top,middle, and handle? It has on the end of the handle a stamp of merkur head, I'm just curious cause I can't. Find it in the gray, but its the same thing as the black one, maybe they forgot to paint it, lol. JR

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    I wasn't aware that merkur had colored handle versions of it's long handled 3 piece razors, but that does seem to be what it probably is. If so, it should be similar to their better known 38c (which actually comes in the matte/grey color), but probably be a little lighter and more agile. Should indeed be a heck of a shave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sargon View Post
    I wasn't aware that merkur had colored handle versions of it's long handled 3 piece razors, but that does seem to be what it probably is. If so, it should be similar to their better known 38c (which actually comes in the matte/grey color), but probably be a little lighter and more agile. Should indeed be a heck of a shave.
    In the post above I put a pic of a merkur 20c in thus is a black handle, yet mine is not, but I can't find it anywhere plain like mine. I must say it is very light weight except the head! That I have to get used to, but sooo worth it, I can't wait to shave again, and I was never one who liked it! Needless to say I have another puck and a mug on order, should be here tomorrow, I wanted a scuttle, but just can't find what I'm looking for.. JR

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