Archive for the ‘Merkur Razors’ Category

Dealing with the Merkur Progress Annoyances

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Merkur razors are great, even excellent, but they are not perfect. There is no exception for the Merkur Progress which presents some annoyances (check our Merkur Progress review). The detailed video below shows how to grip the Merkur Progress Safety Razor and how to calibrate the adjustement scale. With so much help, you should be fine and enjoy a great shave with this great double edge razor.

Review: Merkur 570 Chrome “Progress” Safety Razor

Friday, April 10th, 2009

The Merkur 570 Chrome “Progress” Safety Razor is made by Merkur (DOVO) in Solingen Germany, one of the worlds finest manufacturers of shaving equipment. This fully adjustable 6 way safety razor is ideal for travelling as it’s small and comes in a Merkur branded cardboard box with a single Merkur blade. This safety razor is finished in Chrome which, as well as looking rather nice and shiny, has excellent rust resistant properties. The balance and the weight of the Merkur 570 Chrome “Progress” make it an excellent choice for beginners and experimented double edge razors users. Remember to have a look at our guide for the maintenance of merkur razors to make sure your Merkur “Progress” will last longer!

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Merkur 570 Chrome "Progress" Safety Razor - Yours for £34.99

If you are interested to purchase this excellent razor, you can order the Merkur 570 Chrome “Progress” for £34.99.

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Merkur Futur review: Dovo’s Double Edge Safety Razor

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Merkur Futur 760 Safety Razor with Satin Chrome Finish

Merkur Futur 760 Safety Razor with Satin Chrome Finish

To summarise in one sentense the Merkur Futur safety razor: Classic double edge razor for the perfect shave. The Merkur Futur, the little brother of the Merkur Vision 2000, is a classic among double edge razors. Engineered and manufactured to last in Solingen in Germany, Dovo Merkur has a reputation for producing razors of the highest quality with premium steel, a beautifully crafted tool worth every penny. The Futur Brushed Steel Razor is both stylish and practical with the traditional steel blade providing a perfect shave days after days. Purchasing a Merkur Futur Razor, it’s a garanty of having the best shaving tool available to join your shaving brush in your bathroom!

This double edge razor is available in 3 finishes:

- Merkur Futur Safety Razor with Brushed Steel Finish - £42.95
- Merkur Futur 760 Safety Razor with Satin Chrome Finish - £44.99
- Merkur Futur 761 Safety Razor with Chrome Finish - £44.99

You could also get the luxury Merkur Futur Shaving set in Chrome or Matt, containing a shaving soap bowl, a luxury Pure Badger hair shaving brush, Merkur Futur safety razor and a shaving stand (Merkur Shaving Sets are priced at £159.99).

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The complete Dovo of Solingen Merkur catalogue

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

This is simply one of the best find I’ve made for a long time: The complete Dovo of Solingen Merkur catalog. This catalogue shows all Merkur razor from sophisticated technologies to standard systems with practical benefits. You will also see the different metal finish available, such as chrome-plated, chrome-plated & polished, titan -look, gold-plated and nickel-plated:

Merkur metal finish

Merkur metal finish

Then, come the full range of Merkur Vision, with the stylish razor, the brush and the shaving set with the shaving bowl.

The complete Dovo of Solingen Merkur catalogue

The complete Dovo of Solingen Merkur catalogue

Enjoy this great catalogue !!!

Dovo Merkur Trademarks history

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

I love logos since I am very young as they express a lot about a company with only a few lines and characters. As you already know, I also like Dovo of Solingen, the manufacturer of the famous Merkur Razors. This is a collection of Dovo’s logos / trademarks through history. Enjoy :)

To have a better quality, click on the image or here.

Merkur Stainless Platinum Safety Razor Blades

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

It’s been a while since I bought new blades for my safety razor. I like the Merkur razor blades as they are made of stainless platinum, providing a great shave and stay sharp longer than other brands.

Stainless Platinum Safety Razor Blades 10 Pack - £3.85

Stainless Platinum Safety Razor Blades 10 Pack - £3.85

I’ve found this interesting price (£3.85) for these Merkur Stainless Platinum Safety Razor Blades, individually wrapped and come housed in a plastic safety dispenser.

Remember to have a look at the history of the safety razor, and the best shaving brushes at low price.

Merkur of Solingen Shaving Sets

Friday, December 19th, 2008

I’ve just find this 2 shaving set from Merkur, one with a chrome finish, the other one with a matt chrome finish. For Merkur lovers, these sets are a must have !!!

Merkur Shaving Sets - Chrome

Merkur Shaving Sets - Chrome

From Merkur of Solingen, specialists in manufacturing only the finest gentlemen’s shaving and grooming products for years, this is a luxury top of the range chrome shaving set with or without a chrome effect. This premium quality set comprises a shaving soap bowl, a luxury Pure Badger hair shaving brush, Merkur Futur safety razor and shaving stand. (more…)

Critical review of the Merkur Vision 2000

Friday, December 19th, 2008

I felt on this review left on a notorious site regarding a well known safety razor, the Merkur Vision 2000. The Merkur Vision 2000 review is so harsh, it’s priceless:

I bought this after years of mucking around with Mach 3, Fusion and all the other gimmicy rubbish on the market. What I wanted was a really good, simple shave. This razor is billed as the dogs danglers - well made etc. Actually its build quality is very dissapointing - looks like it came out of a East German car plant circa 1963. Rough edges and an uneven gap between the blade and the razor edge. The blades made by the same company are also rubbish - Gillette or Wilkinson are miles better and half the price. I am now (after a month) going to replace this heap of junk and will melt it down for use as a spare ash tray for a Trabant.

Remember, this person wasn’t used to safety razors, and it takes time to train and perform a good shaving with this quality tools. So go around and read other reviews, you’ll see that the Merkur Vision 2000 is a great razor!

It has been said that this razor is unwieldy. I disagree: it is weighted and balanced so that you only need the lightest grip. Let the razor do the work! i find it very satisfying in the hand. The shave is astonishingly good, (read: a little terrifying to the beginner!) especially if you take the time to fiddle with the tension settings until you find what suits you best. It is, however, too easy accidentally to change the tension setting in the course of the shave, so take care. Also, there is an awful lot of razor between the sides and edges of the blade and the skin, which can make some detail work tricky…

Merkur 38C in a gift tin and blades

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

You know my love to Merkur razors, so today I decided to do a quick review of the Merkur 38C from Dovo Solingen. A few words to describe this razor: Heavy duty, long handled razor from the German craftsmen! Merkur have combined the best features of their most popular razors to come up with this year’s most anticipated shaving tool!

Merkur 38C - Heavy duty safety razor

Merkur 38C - Heavy duty safety razor

Features:
- Chrome plated solid brass core
- Long handle (3.75 inches) with stylish barber pole design
- Weighty (4oz) and solid design that feels great in your hand
- Two part razor with turning knob at the base of the handle that releases the screw rod for razor replacement
- Comes in stylish Merkur presentation tin
- 10 Free Merkur double edged razor blades included

This heavy duty razor is a must buy for those serious about using the very best in workmanship. You can buy the Merkur 38C for £29.99.

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Christmas coming: Penury of Merkur Razors in UK

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Merkur Vision

Merkur Vision

Many people contacted me regarding the penury of Merkur Vision and Merkur Future razors. I had a look around, there are still some on the following sites available to purchase:

- Mankind
- Shaving Shack
- Executive Shaving
- Charles Nicholls

I wish you good luck to find one of these great Merkur razors a few weeks before Christmas.


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