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Merkur 38 Black Barber Pole Handle Closed Comb DE Safety Razor

SKU MER-38-Black
We currently have 8 in stock.
by Merkur
1 review
Original price $63.75 - Original price $63.75
Original price
$63.75 - $63.75
Current price $63.75

The MERKUR 38C black handle razor was developed in the early 2000s. The special feature of the black handle is its black anodized aluminum handle, which gives it a modern and elegant look. Thanks to its heavy weight, you can accurately control every movement. The standard MERKUR spacious blade gap enables excellent soap flow and easy cleaning.

Material: Handle of brass and black anodized aluminum, die-casted zinc razor head, galvanized surfaces, bright chrome-plated
Product Details: Closed comb, straight
Locking system: Long screw, two-piece safety razor
Handle Diameter: 1.2
Dimensions: 1.65 in x 1 in x 4 in

Made in Solingen, Germany

The head of the safety razor is manufactured using the zinc die-casting process since it creates instruments with maximum precision even for complex shapes. The handle is made of black anodized aluminum and brass to give the razor a stylish look and a perfectly comfortable and natural feel when held. The galvanic coating protects it from corrosion and completes the design.

A safety razor with a closed comb is the all-rounder for classic wet shaving. Intuitively, you will feel the best shaving angle for your safety razor and immediately achieve ideal shaving results. The generous blade gap allows high soap flow protecting the razor head from clogging with cut hair or lather residue.

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Doing business with Maggard Razors has always been a great experience for me. Reasonable prices, diverse selection, my orders have been promptly sent-out to the shippers and arrive in less than a week from the Midwest (Maggards) to the Pacific Northwest (me). The Merkur 38 uses the same head as the Merkur 34c "Heavy Duty"/"HD". The difference is the length and style of the 38's handle. The black barber pole handle has a smooth finish. Occasionally wipe your fingers on a cloth or alumn block and support the bottom of the handle on your little finger while lightly gripping the upper portion of the handle between your thumb and index finger. I have never dropped any of my smooth handled razors using this technique. I soak my razor (with blade loosely loaded) in Barbicide *before* each shave, soak in 90% rubbing alcohol *after* each shave, and lightly buff polish the razor, when dry, with a soft cloth. After several months of this treatment, the black and silver finishes of the razor remain unmarred by the chemical soaks and the cloth buffing. As a head shaver, I prefer long handles, and the ball end of the barber pole style handle is, for me, just right for gripping and pulling the razor across the grain and against the grain of the nape of the neck. As for going with the grain, an inverted two fingered grip at the razor's balance point works well. The key is to tilt your head forrward (chin to chest) and let the weight of the razor do the work. This particular Merkur 38 is a two-piece razor. As with my other two-piece Merkur razors, the stem of the top plate is much longer than other brands in my collection. I find the longer stem keeps more of my fingers away from the blade when handling the top plate and blade during blade changes. The silver bottom of the handle twists to unscrew the top plate. The bottom is held in the handle by a tension ring while the top plate lifts out. When tightening or loosening the razor, keep your finger grip about mid-way down the handle, safely away from the exposed edges of the blade. There is a bit of blade overhang on the ends of the razor, no more than is typical for other razors in my collection. A bit of fiddling to get the blade alignment; no worse than any other razor of mine. To me, the Merkur 38 Black Barber Pole DE saftey razor falls squarely into the medium range of aggressiveness. For a milder shave (shaving daily or a touch-up before going out for the evening), I use a milder blade like Derby Extra or Treet Classic. For a more aggressive shave (I have a couple days' growth or want a BBS shave with fewer passes), I'll use a more aggressive blade like Feather or Astra SP. For those who enjoy DE safety razors, I would say the Merkur 38 Black Barber Pole is a solid investment. As a beginner's razor, though not cost prohibitive, the price point is a bit high, in my reckoning. For those who are unsure if DE saftey razors are for them and don't want to spend a lot or the money just isn't there in a responsible budget, I would recommend Maggard's own brand of similar, mid-range aggression razor, the V3 with any of Maggard's brand of long, heavy, "MR" handles for shaving experiences comparable to those from the Merkur 38.