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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 5 in stock.

The MERKUR 23C was originally developed in the ‘20s. Its reliable quality makes it a timeless classic: the long handle and straight foam edge ensure a particularly smooth shave. The MERKUR specific spacious blade gap allows a high soap flow and also makes cleaning noticeably easier.

Material: Brass handle, die-casted zinc razor head, galvanized surfaces, bright chrome-plated
Product Details: Closed comb, straight
Locking system: Short screw, three-piece safety razor
Dimensions: 1.62 in x 1 in x 4.15 in

Made in Solingen, Germany

MATERIAL
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. In order to ensure a comfortable weight distribution, we only use brass for the handle. The chrome finish protects the razor from corrosion and underlines the high-quality design.

PRODUCT DETAILS
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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  • Maggard Razors will make every effort to ship out orders on the same day placed before 12pm EST Monday-Friday. On Saturday, most parcels should ship if placed before 10am EST - otherwise it will ship the following Monday.  Orders will be shipped in the order in which they are received. If it is an unusually busy day your order may be delayed no more than 1 business day. 

  • Unused items (except samples) may be returned within 10 days for a full refund or store credit. For orders that qualified for free or reduced shipping, if a return causes the resulting total order size to be under the free shipping threshold (currently $59.00), the actual cost of shipping we paid will be reduced from your refund. Used products may not be returned, and all sales are final on Samples.

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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!