Merkur Futur Clone....My thoughts.

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Rich Daverson, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    Is it a Hong Long? Has a turn ring just under the head?

    Looks like this?
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  2. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Ahh, the cold water shaver razor.......
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  3. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    Does it work better for cold than hot? Or you just want to sooth the burn afterwards? (I haven't tried it yet. I'll do it when I have a calm day)
    (edit - brain fried today. Five different "Why aren't you HERE, we need everything fixed now!" calls, and I've only gotten to three of them.

    Hot water to make it fall apart. got it)
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  4. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Talked her down, as in Made An Offer and the seller accepted first time?

    If the Qshave quality is acceptable that'll be the one I order.
    Any Nays? Yeas? Like I need another DE.
  5. drwevil

    drwevil Well-Known Member

    That's it ... I still have it .... it looks so pretty....


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  6. sky pilot 83

    sky pilot 83 Active Member

    Definitely... From what i read, the qshave goes through one more inspection or something that the ming shi doesn't. I think that's bogus however. Definitely worth it, even at 30-40 bucks it'd be worth it.

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  7. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    Yup. $1.18 shipped on E-Bay. I picked up a few of those at random to try them out. Haven't gotten that far yet; I'll probably do it when I finish the VDH and go back to Arko.
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  8. drwevil

    drwevil Well-Known Member

    I wonder what happened that there are so many so cheap. Is it a canceled order or did someone copy the design or what.

    It's the same with the Blue's shave soap it's really good but there is a lot of it. What is the story behind that?

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  9. sky pilot 83

    sky pilot 83 Active Member

    Never heard of blue's shave soap.

    The patent on the futur expired so now it's fair game for anyone to make them. In china they're making them for a more reasonable price than merkur is in germany. Mainly because labor and materials are cheaper.

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  10. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Yeah, they're both made in the same factory.
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  11. drwevil

    drwevil Well-Known Member

    They look like this they are on eBay for about $6

    It smells faintly like Lemon Lime Bitters and performs really well better than Arko.

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  12. MetalHead88

    MetalHead88 Well-Known Member

    Interesting. I'm a fan of arko. It's one of the better performers at any price point in my opinion.

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  13. drwevil

    drwevil Well-Known Member

    Similar smell and a harder soap. Just the scent isn't strong. Well worth a try. My 15 year old son likes it.

    It's much better face lathered

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  14. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

  15. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

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  16. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

    I got my Ming Shi today and gave it a test run for a head and face shave. Used Ingram shave cream with my WD HM Badger brush. Used the Ming Shi blade that came with it. I first tried it on 3 and found it mild for my taste. So I went crazy and cranked it to 6. That was more my style. Found the shave to be smooth and nick free. Pretty good razor. :)
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  17. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    How would you compare the blades to others?
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  18. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Wow, you must really like Williams Shave Soap. I have some NOS Williams(3 yrs old), I can let you have for a song(tenor song that is). But, you have to give me a week or two, to grow some mold on it first, since I know that's how you like it. :happy097:
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  19. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    I did not need another razor, but y'all enablers caught my attention. I paid $14.99 for mine and had it in three days.

    I don't know that I will ever use it. I did not care much for the Futur, I thought the Progress to be the better of the two. I will probably throw it in the next raffle.
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  20. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I bought them at $8 a piece, because the wife wanted to give them away to her female relatives, after I bought a $14 Qshave for her. . She has been shaving with vintage razors for three years now, and she said this is her favorite one of all, so far.
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