Merkur DE Throwdown

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by hyperwarp, Jul 12, 2007.


Merkur DE Throwdown !!!!

  1. 1904

    2 vote(s)
  2. Long Classic

    3 vote(s)
  3. Classic

    0 vote(s)
  4. HD

    11 vote(s)
  5. Slant Bar

    16 vote(s)
  6. Progress

    8 vote(s)
  7. Futur

    8 vote(s)
  8. Vision

    6 vote(s)
  9. 12c

    1 vote(s)
  10. 38c/Barber Pole

    8 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. hyperwarp

    hyperwarp New Member

    Vote for your fave Merkur mowing machine.

    Heck Vote Early & Vote Often....Multiple Votes allowed to Smackdown for your favorite Fixed Blade model & SlamDunk your fave Adjustable model while you're here.

    Comment on your choice to help educate other members.
  2. TraderJoe

    TraderJoe Pink Floid


    #1 Slant Bar

    Would never be without it. Great mowing-machine

    #2 Progress

    Had it, sold it. Will buy it again.

    Futur (didn't vote on, but .02-->) - Had it, sold it, got another one.....still evaluating, but again not sure if I like it. Too heavy?
  3. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    I voted 38C and it's my goto when I need a break and my HD slant is my #1 used razor but I have a 12C on the way. Who knows. :D
  4. hyperwarp

    hyperwarp New Member

    Am going back 'n forth on my 1st adjustable....Prog, Fut, or many fine choices...But if you've had it, sold it 'n got it again, that's a purdy good sign !!!

    Then again, i wanna 38C too !!!!!!!
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  5. TraderJoe

    TraderJoe Pink Floid

    Yeah, its a good sign alright.........a sign that I am a sick, sick pup :happy001
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  6. rick

    rick I'll make ya SCream!

    SLANT !

    ......jury's still out on the Futur :eek:
  7. herzi

    herzi Active Member

    Voted HD and Futur. The Futur is a very nice shaver and I had a HD but I sold it. Now I miss my HD. I will probably get another
  8. DragonBoy

    DragonBoy Team Player

    I voted Slant and HD.. Dont wanna live without either one..
  9. moviemaniac

    moviemaniac Tool Time

    HD for me - the only one I've tried ;)
  10. johnniegold

    johnniegold New Member

    23c. The Long Handled Classic. This is the only razor I've used that I felt compelled to write a review about. For me, it is my favorite razor. Something about the longer handle helps me attain a better blade angle, perhaps more appropriately stated, provides easier manueverablity at the right blade angle than shorter handles. All the Merkurs I have are excellent shavers (Futur, HD, Slant, EJ B&B) but it seems that I always look forward to getting back to the 23c. YM... ah heck, you already know that.

    * awaiting the arrival of the Progress from Vintage which will probably end up a Mergress.
  11. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    You should try the 38C or 12C then if you like the 23C so much.
  12. icemncmth

    icemncmth New Member

    I have three that I use in rotation...

    LHC...Slant..and Mergress!
  13. hyperwarp

    hyperwarp New Member that I think about it SLANT used'ta mean sumtin' a whole lot different 2 me !!! But then I was young, single, well-off 'n living in lotus-land (California), am old, married, broke 'n living in the Third World part of South Florida -- SLANT's a RAZOR....It figgers...
  14. johnniegold

    johnniegold New Member

    Sorry. I excluded the 38c from my list. I do have that one and my preference is still for the 23c. As to the 12c, I do not own any open combs. Ummmm.... no, no snap out of it.
  15. Padron

    Padron Active Member

    I voted slant, I don't have an HD or 38C yet :(
  16. hyperwarp

    hyperwarp New Member

    FLASH ALERT !!!! MERKs R JUNK ????

    If you haven't read Mike Sandoval's stunning, indeed, shocking interview with Charles Robert's, you are really missing something good. Something very good.

    Here's the link. Clik it & proceed to QUESTION #5 for a real (imho) controversy. Then weigh in with your thoughts & opinions based on your Merkur experiences.
  17. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

    Moderator Supporting Vendor
    Everyone is welcome to their opinions. No need for controversy.
  18. hyperwarp

    hyperwarp New Member

    Level of Expertise often elevates an opinion

    to the realm of controversy.

    Nothing wrong with controversy. Great things come of controversy. When a highly regarded Shavist classifies the complete line of razors that most of us use as unworthy & clownish, that's controversial to me....:eek: and very stimulating.

    If I'd have expressed the same opinion, it wouldn't be controversial because it's just an opinion from an average joe that doesn't mean doodly squat. Coming from one of the great living Shavist's, an icon of modern shaving, it's deliciously controversial & provocative. Agree or disagree this is something to really SAVOR & RELISH.

    Mike's interview was absolutely top notch & "extractive" in a way that hardly any professional journalist's are able to achieve. They'd love too but they usually just end up failing to do so.....Mike really rose to the heights by asking great questions that got great responses from his subject.

    I'll be reading and re-reading it many times in future....Just hope another installment is coming from his pen...
  19. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    Unless of course the person making the comments was maybe planning to create their own line of razors or selling competing razors or maybe got locked out of selling the razors by the manufacturer. :D I'm not saying this is the case at all. I'm just playing devil's advocate because I own a very competitive retail business and see all sides of our product industry. Razor industry would be no different.
  20. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

    Moderator Supporting Vendor
    I guess if that is how you look at it.

    By the way, questions were submitted by TSD members, relayed to Charles by Mike, and answered by Charles. Mike does deserve a great deal of credit, but so do others.

    Thanks everyone for a great interview!

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