My Next Merkur

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by qhsdoitall, Jun 21, 2007.


What is my next Merkur DE Razor purchase?

Poll closed Jul 12, 2007.
  1. Merkur Progress Adjustable DE Razor

    5 vote(s)
  2. Merkur HD Classic Open Comb DE Razor

    7 vote(s)
  3. Merkur 1904 DE Razor

    5 vote(s)
  4. Other Merkur DE Razor

    6 vote(s)
  1. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    OK, what's my next Merkur going to be. :D

    1) Merkur Progess
    2) Merkur HD Classic Open Comb
    3) Merkur 1904
    4) Other Merkur
  2. Will

    Will Nevermind

    1904, It just looks cool. :cool:
  3. Padron

    Padron Active Member

    I voted progress, they look cool with the custom metal knobs :D
  4. fritz

    fritz New Member

    My gosh, after peeking at your Medicine Chest, the best thing I could say is the 12C, the open-comb version of the 38C. Presuming you want to maximize variety, although you have two razors identical except in both chrome and gold!
  5. DragonBoy

    DragonBoy Team Player

    I voted for the OpenComb HD... I think OC is very underrated.. Go for it...
  6. Bronco

    Bronco Mac Daddy

    I voted open comb as well. I do really enjoy my 1904 and it does come in open comb. You could kill two birds with one.........errr........
  7. moviemaniac

    moviemaniac Tool Time

    Get the 1904 :D
  8. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    I did that on purpose because I want to, I don't normally collect , collect the gold ones and use the polished ones. I need to pick up an HD Classic polished but that does not count for this list. :D
  9. madmedic

    madmedic Resistance Is Futile

    I find the 1904 rather 'tame'. Go for the HD Open Comb.
  10. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    This idea has a lot of merit. I'm curious to the weight difference between the HD open comb and the 1904 open comb. Anyone know?
  11. Bronco

    Bronco Mac Daddy

    You may be able to find it Here
  12. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    Thanks. If I am reading that right then it's 1.7 oz versus 2.75 oz.
  13. Bronco

    Bronco Mac Daddy

    Looks that way to me. I don't have a HD to comare the 1904 with so I can't help you with the shave comparison. Not to mention no OC's. :(
  14. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    I have the HD in slant and classic so I know the weight on those. I have Parkers and they are light so maybe that would be a fair comparison. I'll have to weigh a Parker. However, I find the Parker razors a bit light for my taste.
  15. Bronco

    Bronco Mac Daddy

    I find the 1904 to be comparable in weight to a SS although I have not weighed them. It handles pretty much like a tech but has a more aggresive shave. YMMV I had one Parker (before it fell apart) and found it way to light.
    Rich, now that you have me investing in Merkur I find myself wondering what I will get next.:D
  16. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    Would I do that to you? :D

    I'm with you on the Parkers. Too light for me but a number of people are going to find them a good fit.
  17. TomH

    TomH Welcome Wagon

    Voted for "others"...
    I think I would buy a Vision or a Progress because I really like these adjustable razors...;)
  18. herzi

    herzi Active Member

    Voted for the Progress. And it will be a golden one!!!!
  19. moviemaniac

    moviemaniac Tool Time

    a golden progress is also on my to-buy list :D But they're getting scarce now that they've been discontinued...
  20. johnniegold

    johnniegold New Member

    23c. You won't be sorry.

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