Merkur 34C and Merkur 38C: exactly the same head and blade gap ?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by idan, Aug 13, 2017 at 2:53 AM.

  1. idan

    idan Member

    hello gents:
    Everyone says they both have exactly the same head Merkur 34C and Merkur 38C, but
    I checked the list of the blade gap and the merkur 34 has a larger blade gap (71mm), and the merkur 38C has a smaller blade gap (64mm)...
    How can it be that there are differences between them if it is exactly the same head?
    Thank you very much....

    list of blade gap:
    http://www.passfire.com/dotnetnuke/Portals/1/Users/136/36/136/Table of blade gaps.pdf

    https://www.abovethetie.com/blogs/faqs/83514755-blade-gap-comparison
     
  2. Engblom

    Engblom Well-Known Member

    I already answered this question at B&B. These tables you linked to are both ripped from the B&B wiki. My answer:

    I think it should be same gap. Maybe different tools were used for measuring? Or maybe some retooling happened at some point? Really small differences are possible because they are ground after they got cast.

    It would be best if the very same person bought both razors from a recent manufacturing batch, and then measured with the same tool both.
     
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  3. LeGaulois

    LeGaulois Member

    It's the same gap.
     
  4. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 Well-Known Member

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