Is it just me or is the Merkur Futur and Vision UGLY

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by jpb437, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    I used to think they looked hideous...but for some reason I ended up changing my mind and if there's ever a Vision 2000 on the cheap I would be very tempted to pick it up
  2. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    To the OP:
    They're different, no doubt. The designs are avant-garde, however
    If someone gave me either one of those razors, I would keep it. :thanks:
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  3. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I would certainly take one as a gift, too.
  4. GeneralKinetics

    GeneralKinetics Well-Known Member

    I wonder if you think the Lamborghini Aventador looks ugly too, haha. I just think that they both look futuristic and exotic like most European supercars and hypercars are supposed to look. It's like the Bugatti Veyron of DE razors. Absolutely massive, 1000 hp, Way too many cylinders, way too much curb weight, but worth the price tag for its level of awesomeness.
  5. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    Futur doesn't bother me, although I would prefer it in the satin finish. I actually really want to try one as I like an aggressive razor.

    To me the Vision looks like something one would use to shave a poodle.
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  6. HoosierTrooper

    HoosierTrooper Steve-less in Indiana

  7. Raven312

    Raven312 Well-Known Member

    It's great in the satin finish; not slippery, efficient as always and nice to look at.
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  8. SmurfK

    SmurfK Member

    I was pretty intrigued when i first saw a Futur. I like it. Slick design, it looks clean. Vision is a little too bulky, i don't like it too much.
  9. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    I photographed this chrome Futur not long before I sold it. Slick & shiny!
    It may not appeal to those who like the 'vintage' look of an old Gillette, but as far as clean, simple modern design aesthetic, I find it both functional in design and visually appealing.
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  10. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    The OP hasn't been seen since last summer.
  11. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    He never had a futur(e).
  12. LaSalle82

    LaSalle82 Well-Known Member

    I've never tried one but I too don't like their design. I have too many razors to even consider one of these. Who knows, I may be missing out but I'm perfectly content with the 10+ razors that I have................
  13. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Prolly secretly bought a futur, and is to ashamed to admit it.
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  14. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    ^^Nailed it^^
  15. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

    The Futur is definately aggressive. First shave with mine today and I started with it set on 4 and found it too much. At 2.5 it was perfect. I could easily have gotten away with one pass.
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  16. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    No, both you and the razors are ugly. :happy102:

    (sorry, couldn't resist...:happy097:)
  17. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    You are SO not helping. I feel that I want one now :)
  18. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

    I actually pulled off a one pass decent shave this morning with the futur. This razor is well balanced and a pleasure to shave with.
  19. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

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  20. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    I have both and love the industrial futuristic look of the Futur. I like agressive and heavy razors and the Futur is one of my favorites. The Vision is not in the same leauge of agressiveness as the Futur and it is a monster of a razor in terms of size.

    I'm not nostalgic about shaving and not into vintage razors, maybe that is why I think the Futur is a good looking razor. Now vimtage straights on the other do look cool too.
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