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[Amazon.ca] [DEAD] Merkur Futur Adjustable Double Edge Safety Razor - $57.10

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[Amazon.ca] [DEAD] Merkur Futur Adjustable Double Edge Safety Razor - $57.10

Not an all-time low but a decent discounted price for a well-reviewed safety razor (though I can't speak to this personally, as haven't entered the DE shaving world yet - only SE shaving).

https://www.amazon.ca/Merkur-Adjustable ... 000G0JZYQ/

Edit: Price has gone down to $65.28 --->Now $57.10

Edit #2: Price has gone back up to $74.xx
Last edited by toguy on Dec 6th, 2018 10:30 am, edited 5 times in total.
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I love my Merkur Futur. One of the best purchase decisions I've made.
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Excellent razor! Bought mine 2 years ago (matte finish) and can't ask anything more of it. Very easy and quick blade changes and excellent on the fly adjustability, good size and weight as well. I likely would have juped on this deal again if the gold one were on sale, but currently I'm waiting for the Rockwell 6S. Just a disclaimer, I haven't tried any other DE razor so I've got nothing to compare it to, just went with the reviews on badgerandblade and have not been disappointed.

I was a DE noob when I picked mine up along with the forums favourite 100 Astra SP blades, even without prior DE experience and using canned gel I still got a far superior shave to my old Mach 3 and Fusion. I didn't have any of the issues reviewers have mentioned like hard to use under the nose and slippery, just use common sense, take your time, and don't apply pressure.
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Merkur changed my life. I was in debt close to bankruptcy from the costs of Gillette razors. I took a leap of faith and attempted to take out a payday loan. I was declined as Gillette had cost me oh so much. I was tired of being a slave to a large company like Gillette if I didn't want to look like someone stranded on an island growing out an epic beard. I figured since Gillette costs an arm and a leg I would borrow from someone much nicer. There is a guy nicknamed Bullets in my city. He is a banker and loans people money all the time in dark alleys. He doesn't have a fixed address but without him there's be nowhere to turn. He told me if I didn't pay my arm may get hurt. I think he means I'll have to work a lot of overtime labor and my arms will be sore to pay it off I'm sure. He seemed like a nice enough guy.

I took my borrowed money and got a Merkur, soap, pre shave lotion, and some blades. I then shaved and while it wasn't as easy as a Gillette and didn't shave quite as close I was happy. I was finally free of the rothsch... Gillette controlling my life. Two weeks later Bullets came to remind me the interest on my loan was due. He was banging on my door a bit loud. I was in the middle of my shave and I shouted 1 minute. Suddenly my door broke from the knocking. It must have been a defective door. Bullets came in asking why I'm dodging him. I told him I'm in the middle of a shave and showed him the razor as I was wearing a towel around my stomach and naked.

He told me he doesn't care and the integrity of the bank requires I pay. He grabbed my shoulder which I always saw as a term of endearment among guys. I told him to be careful or someone might accidently get cut as I'm holding a razor. He complimented my I intelligence when he said "you wanna be a f...... Wise guy huh?". I said thanks and he suddenly knocked the razor from my hand. It hit the floor and the blade flew out and sliced his arm and I had to call an ambulance for him. Bullets must have saved my life. I think the unit may have been defective and he stopped me from getting hurt. I talked to Merkur and they promised me a replacement asap. Such good customer support. I will need to visit Bullets later in the hospital to thank him for saving me.

Overall 5/5 for this razor.
Also I have less razor burn with de shaving.
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An old jean leg and a single Fusion razor gets me going for a month easy. And I can shave in less than 3 minutes including prep time! I could probably push to two months with zero irritation if I hone the blades longer but I think one month is a good sweet spot.
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Good price. If you're looking at this one another adjustable to look at would be the Merkur Progress. I have the progress but the long handle version. Works great but if you're just getting into DE, I would suggest a trying a fixed setting one over an adjustable. The angle of the razor is more forgiving and does not cut as aggressively. My progress is not forgiving. It will eat your face for breakfast if you are slightly distracted and not paying attention.

I have my razors all on feather blades. Sharp as hell and gives one hell of a close shave. Other people's experience will differ. You will need to try some blades out before settling on one. They all cut a bit differently. I know people rave about the Merkur and derby blades but I can't stand them. They drag along too much for me.
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X24Secret wrote: An old jean leg and a single Fusion razor gets me going for a month easy. And I can shave in less than 3 minutes including prep time! I could probably push to two months with zero irritation if I hone the blades longer but I think one month is a good sweet spot.
The SE blades that I use cost me about $0.75 each and last about a month. I will probably maintain a Fusion just as a backup/for quick touch-ups afterward, though in the majority of cases, I wouldn't need it. The thing I don't like about the Fusion (and other multiblade cartridges) is that a lot of dirt/debris gets trapped between the blades, some of which you will be able to see and some you can't see. This is not exactly the most hygeinic situation and is part of what leads to skin irritation.

I always tell people who are apprehensive about making the switch that you don't necessarily need to go slow, but you do need to take the time to learn the technique and once you have that down, you should be able to go as fast as you want.

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I highly recommend to everyone at least looking into DE shaving. You don't need to go all the way down the rabbit hole either. I started out pretty hardcore buying expensive soaps, etc. Now I have settled into a much simpler routine with just one razor (Old school Gillette Fatboy Adjustable) a big assortment of razors. I buy an alcohol free Dove shave lotion at the grocery store for about $3. Shaving went from costing me hundreds of dollars per year with disposables to what I have to imagine is less than $20 per year using the DE. And the shave is so much better.
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Something I noticed with shaving products is that they generally work best if you have thin/not as much hair as me... Can any of my minority friends with a lot of thicker facial hair comment on this product?
Thanks.
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sajeesh wrote: Something I noticed with shaving products is that they generally work best if you have thin/not as much hair as me... Can any of my minority friends with a lot of thicker facial hair comment on this product?
Thanks.
I am 3/4 Sasquatch. I use this as well as a functionally identical Chinese knock off.

If I miss a day's shave, during the next shave I will have to dismantle the razor and clean it out before my second pass. That's it. That's my only annoyance.

There are double edge razors with slants and combs etc. Those may offer a better shave for some fellas. This unit works for me.
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I am using the aforementioned "functionally identical Chinese knock off": Merkur Futura Clone

It's way cheaper than even this reduced price and I am still completely happy with it several months later.
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I was contemplating to buy this last week, about $56 if I recall.
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I bought the real one after trying the clone. The Merkur holds its setting a little better and feels a little bit heavier. Neither of these would be a selling point for me on their own.

I've also got a weird white blemish across the head after leaving my chinese razor in barbacide overnight. The Merkur has lived in my barbacide jar for over a year, with no trouble. That's the biggest difference for me. Also, yes I know you are only supposed to leave tools in for 30 minutes.

The knock off is just as good, but I like the quality of the Merkur a lot more for everyday use. The knock-off goes with me on trips, and gets used without a blade when my kid feels like pretend shaving.


While I'm at it, does anyone have a link for a hard plastic travel case under $10? I don't feel like buying a combo, just the case.
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