Merkur 39C Sledge Hammer

So I have been man shaving for almost 1 year now. I have tried multiple Safety Razors using only Vintage Gillette’s ranging from the 1900’s to the 1970’s. My pride and joy is the very beautiful 1930’s Gold Aristocrat. It’s just the one razor I go to time and time again and always get that great shave. However lately I have been very pleased with the performance of the Merkur 39C Sledge Hammer. I picked this razor up from a trade recently. It usually sells for about $50-60 USD depending on where you find it.

The sheer weight of this razor and the way the double edge razor blade sits in the head, is what I believe accounts for its stunning shaves. Weighing in at a whooping 4oz, this is the heaviest razor I have used to date. Also the solid finish and texture of the barber pole makes it very easy to hold when your hand is wet. While I may have never spent the money to try this razor out I am very satisfied and also happy that this was my first modern razor I have used. If your in the market for a nice Safety Razor this is a great one to add to the collection.

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