Merkur Model 178 Classic Safety Razor, Straight

The Merkur Safety Razor has a chrome finish. Its double edge design provides a very close shave. Its comfortable handle is designed for a non-slip grip. The safety razor has a straight edge especially great for an extra close shave.

Product Features

  • An extra close shave
  • Merkur high quality shaving
  • Chrome finish sturdy razor
  • Straight edge for a luxurious shave
  • Made in Germany

November 30, 2014 - Comment
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3 thoughts on “Merkur Model 178 Classic Safety Razor, Straight

  1. Topher C "Topher-Loaf" says:

    Learning Curve… This razor has a small but important learning curve. If you’re used to using something like a Mach 3 (as that was my first wet shave razor)or any of the multi-blades this will take some getting used to. Small easy strokes with absolutely no pressure except by the weight of this razor are the way to go. Do one stroke with one side, another stroke with the other then rense. One pass with the grain for most is the way to go but if you desire a closer shave then I suggest re-lather, (which is…

  2. scottfwi says:

    great choice for starting wth a safety razor You can hardly do better than a non-adjustible safety razor made by Merkur if you’re just starting out. The only one that might be a better choice is the “hefty” variant of the Classic, but it costs a bit more, too.I’ve been shaving with this razor for a year now and I really love it. Remember: the blade you put in it is even more important than the razor! Your milage may vary, but the Merkur blades are not the best. Try Swedish Gillettes or Derbys, Israelis, or – my fav – the…

  3. Todd Rivers says:

    Why are razor cartridges the number one shoplifted item? Because they’re not worth the money.First of all, to clear away any confusion, the #178 is the same razor as the 34c and the HD Classic/Hefty Classic. Like many people I did a lot of research before deciding to upgrade to using a double edged (DE) safety razor. I’ve used every single type of mass-market plastic razor, from single blade to five blade, none of them remotely compares to the Merkur in terms of functionality, aesthetics, or price. Many people who use DE razors buy…

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