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Merkur 23C Chrome Long Slim Handle Closed Comb DE Safety Razor

by Merkur
6 reviews
$38.50
SKU MER-23c
We currently have 9 in stock.

The Merkur 23C Safety Razor is a fairly light safety razor with a long slender handle. It has a polished chrome finish with long slim handle. The handle is knurled which gives it a great grip that won't slip.

Made in Germany.

Weight: 2.2 oz (62g)
Length: 4" (10cm)

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02/19/2021
ankg42
Customer review

This is widely recommended as one of the best razors to start wet shaving with and that's exactly why I bought it. It was the perfect introduction with the long handle feeling similar to a cartridge razor. 5 years and another 5 safety razors later, I still find myself reaching for it for about 75% of the time.

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12/08/2020
Gerald D.
Customer review

I like the Merkur 23C. The length, weight and balance are perfect for someone new to double edge safety razors. Yet is also suitable for experienced shavers as well. My only complaint is the the chrome plated zinc alloy head doesn't last. After a few years the chrome starts flaking off & the zinc metal corrodes rapidly. This is a problem with all the plated zinc alloy heads. Still I would recommend the Merkur 23C aka the Long 180. You'll get your money's worth out of it.

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12/08/2020
Gerald D.
Customer review

I like the Merkur 23C. The length, weight and balance are perfect for someone new to double edge safety razors. Yet is also suitable for experienced shavers as well. My only complaint is the the chrome plated zinc alloy head doesn't last. After a few years the chrome starts flaking off & the zinc metal corrodes rapidly. This is a problem with all the plated zinc alloy heads. Still I would recommend the Merkur 23C aka the Long 180. You'll get your money's worth out of it.

GD
12/08/2020
Gerald D.
Customer review

I like the Merkur 23C. The length, weight and balance are perfect for someone new to double edge safety razors. Yet is also suitable for experienced shavers as well. My only complaint is the the chrome plated zinc alloy head doesn't last. After a few years the chrome starts flaking off & the zinc metal corrodes rapidly. This is a problem with all the plated zinc alloy heads. Still I would recommend the Merkur 23C aka the Long 180. You'll get your money's worth out of it.

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03/31/2015
AJ
Customer review

So many websites refer to the Merkur 23C (aka 180) as a good "starter razor" for "wetshaving beginners,"... However, I have been using this razor exclusively for almost 5 years now, and it simply provides great shaves without being too mild or aggressive -- and I have used different blades like Merkur, Astra SP, and Feather. In particular, I love the long handle (I have broad hands,) the "knurled" no-slip grip, and the fact that it isn't too heavy (you can still let its weight do the work and not apply any pressure during passes.) Also, I have a rather thick stubble (both in terms of density over an area of facial skin as well as individual hair thickness) and the Merkur 23C shaves it very well. Of course, proper prep and technique are crucial -- I use pre-shave oil, a good cream lathered directly on my face with a badger brush, and 3 passes (WTG/XTG/ATG.) Rinse with warm water, then cold water, gently pat dry, apply some witch hazel, let evaporate, then some after-shave lotion. Then let the ladies swarm!