Maggard Razors Safety Razor Head Standard V3

4.73 out of 5 based on 45 customer ratings
(45 customer reviews)


Chrome Plated Zinc Alloy

2353 in stock

Product Description

We’ve leveraged our buying power to bring a mild-moderate aggressiveness head, perfect for beginners and experienced wet shavers alike,  polished to the nines at a ridiculous price.

  • Highly accurate geometry
  • Consistency from head to head
  • Gorgeous, nearly flawless chrome plating

With a moderately aggressive but comfortable shave, this is a great option for beginners trying out a DE razor for the first time.  Shaves just as well as many of the big name brands with no noticeable difference in quality.

Materials:  Zinc Alloy, Chrome plated.

Standard M5 x 0.8 threading

Warranty:  6 months from date of purchase

45 reviews for Maggard Razors Safety Razor Head Standard V3

  1. 5 out of 5


    This is a really nice razor head. I received it as the standard head on on MR8 razor handle. I bought the handle to use with other heads, but the quality and shave characteristics of this head both surprised me and I have been using it more than expected. The fit and finish are very nice for a sub-ten dollar razor head. IT is well done. Some knock “pot metal” razor heads, but if you research the major razor manufacturers most are still using zinc for their heads, often at three or four times the price of this head.

    As for the shave, it is a mild head. While they describe this is average or standard, I would call it mild. It is not as mild as my old tech or gillette open comb heads, but it is definitely very mild. For me it is too mild when I have more than a days growth. For day to day shaving it is fine and produces a very comfortable and clean shave with 2-3 passes. Shaving against the grain is no problem either. I use more aggressive heads when needed and use this when I have less growth, and for that purpose it has been great.

  2. 5 out of 5


    great head,excellent price. Thanks from Greece

  3. 5 out of 5


    7 days delivery to the UK, fantastic stuff! Great quality and price, shipping to the UK price is very good too. All in all very impressed, you’ve made a new customer from across the pond!

  4. 2 out of 5


    Honestly, it’s a good head but:
    1) The screw was a little bent when it arrived (I have pictures, was
    able to unbend it and then….)
    2) The screw broke after less than a year.

    So, I guess it’s good but not very durable.

  5. 2 out of 5


    Suffers from alignment issues. It takes a lot of effort to get the blade just right it tends to go one way or the other causing one side to shave more aggressive.

  6. 5 out of 5


    I needed a replacement head for my DE89 razor (broken threaded stud, of course). I found the V3 head to be the equal of the Edwin Jagger in finish, flawless. The threads were clean cut and there was no issue with blade alignment. I would agree with others that the V3 is a little more efficient . Pairing it with a Polsilver blade produced a very comfortable and smooth shave. If only Brad would offer the MR20 handle again, I would have my perfect razor.

  7. 5 out of 5


    I have an Edwin Jagger DE razor in chrome. The small screw on the head broke and I had the most difficult time finding a replacement. After numerous searches, I finally stumbled upon Maggard Razors. I browsed around and found a nearly identical DE head in chrome and swiftly made the purchase. The shipping was expeditious and the customer service was first rate! I would recommend Maggard Razors and this product to all that prefer a proper and classic shave!

  8. 5 out of 5


    As others have mentioned, it is a little bit more aggressive than EJ DE89/Muhle and Merkur 34C, but it’s also very smooth and efficient. I have no complaints especially for its price.

  9. 5 out of 5


    Beautiful razor! Every five star ratinf about this razor is spot on. The only thing I have to add is that this razor head,(V3), is it likes slick soaps or creams. If you do not have any in your shave arsenal, I would recommend some preshave oil for a more enjoyable shave. Super, super razor head!

  10. 4 out of 5


    At the price point, this is definitely worth a try. It is slightly more aggressive than a 34C or DE89 but gave me a great shave nonetheless. I do a 2 pass shave, WTG and ATG and for me it was just a hair too aggressive. I think I’ll stick with the 34c for a smoother, more comfortable shave.

  11. 5 out of 5


    Ordered on 24th November and received in the UK on 5th December which is impressive consider there are two weekends between those dates.

    The V3 head itself is excellent quality in terms of build, blade alignment and finish. When paired with 85g Stainless handle and a Gillette 7’o Clock Sharp Edge blade it gave me a great two pass shave.
    For the price of this head i’m not sure i can find anything of equivalent value or quality in the UK.

    I am more than happy to have this as my daily driver and actually want to buy a couple more heads so as to have a spare and to be able to build a razor for my father and get him back into ‘proper’ shaving.

  12. 5 out of 5


    Received the V3 last week and have used it 4 times so far. Beautiful chrome, every bit as nice as much more expensive heads. Compares very favorably to my DE 89, with a little more blade reveal and a touch more aggressiveness. Will buy another for my travel kit. I also got the MRT handle and it is awesome. Great combo!

  13. 5 out of 5


    This V3 head provides an excellent shave. I already owned a DE89, and purchased this as a 2nd head to go on the EJ handle. The 2 heads are identical when I look at them, but the shaves are much different. The V3 is more efficient, while still providing a comfortable shave. This is my new primary razor. This is a 1-pass deal where I don’t have to keep scraping my face. 5-stars.

  14. 4 out of 5


    The V3 razor head gave me a VERY nice shave. However, this is an aggressive razor head. Those just beginning with wet shaving should avoid the V3 until they hone their technique and their skin becomes more accustomed to the process. Otherwise, it’s like jumping in the deep end of the pool.

    The Blade alignment is good, but not spot on. You need to double check to make sure the installed blade is straight on each side of the razor head. There is some play.

    I have a Muhle R89 which is highly precise with blade alignment. With the Muhle, it’s just a matter of dropping in the blade and threading on the handle. Done. Precise alignment every time. No nudging or shifting the blade inside the razor head as I’ve found I need to do with the V3. This is not always an issue with the V3.
    Perfect blade alignment can be hit or miss. Again, it needs to be double checked.

    The threading of the main post could have been better. I’ve tried two handles and the same thing happens on each. When twisting on a handle, the thread stalls/sticks, then continues to tighten. I’m thinking the machining process left a small burr on the thread which causes the sticking.

    Is the V3 at the same level as the Muhle R89? No way.

    A smooth shave, for sure. Again, for seasoned wet shavers only, IMHO.:)

    Four stars. I’m subtracting one star due to the alignment and threading issues.

  15. 5 out of 5


    By far the smoothest head I have used to date. I’m only a year in to wet shaving and haven’t tried any high dollar razors as I’m trying to find the right combo for me. With that said I have 8 razors to date. Never thought shaving would be addictive or even considered a hobby. I guess shaving is to men what makeup is to women. Anyways, the V3 head for me gives me the smoothest shave I’ve ever had from any razor. I do have to do a 3 pass with clean up to get a BBS shave. It’s the first head I’ve owned that I could of 3 passes and clean up with next to zero irritation. It’s an awesome value and gives an awesome shave. Pair it with Maggards MR5 handle and you have the best value you can get in a razor. The MR5 handle rocks! Thanks Maggard for providing quality products and budget pricing.

  16. 4 out of 5


    I initially found the V3 shaving head to be aggressive using Astra platinum blades. My previous razors were multi-blade floating head variety . . apply lather and pull like a paint brush. A youtube video on classical shaving advised using short strokes and holding the handle as if it were a pencil . . . . . . what a hell of a difference by using the short stroke technique . . . . I finally got a smooth shave with very minimal irritation.

  17. 5 out of 5


    Wow! I mean double Wow; I purchased two of these replacement heads for my Muhle R89 Double Edge Safety Razor.
    I could not tell apart the original head from these replacements other than the original still had the broken connecting bolt.
    I am so glad to have found your webpage online. You have a customer for life and I pray God’s blessings on the Maggards. Keep up the good work.

  18. 5 out of 5


    Love this head,works well with many different blades. With MR18 handle it’s a very good choice for everyone.

  19. 5 out of 5


    Great razor best shaver I own. Great service thank you Maggard for a wonderful product.

  20. 4 out of 5


    Does not fit Merkur 34C. Which is my fault because I didn’t examine my Merkur head assembly before hand. Easy fix. I’ll just get a Maggard handle. Other than that, it arrived fast, very well packaged and no signs of dents, scratches or damage.. Can’t wait to try out.

  21. 5 out of 5


    Wow – I have a Parker 96R butterfly razor that sucked. I took the head off and threw it in the trashcan and put this Maggard V3 on it with a Astra blade, very nice. So very much better than the piece of crap Parker butterfly head.

  22. 5 out of 5


    Great value! Shaves similar to my Jagger razor. Purchased as a travel razor with a Maggard handle. At this price point it is a bargain, and a quality tool, also. Would make a fine gift, too.

  23. 5 out of 5


    It took 2 weeks for it to get across the pond but it was definitely worth it. I REALLY wanted to give it a 4.5 because you have to make sure the blade is perfectly parallel to the bar upon screwing. It is a very minor gripe however, for me screwing in a specific way (holding by the dull sides of the blade and the sides of the razor in an OK grip) ends with it aligned almost every time. I must round up because with the close shaves it gives, at its price point it simply can’t be beat.

  24. 5 out of 5


    I was curious about this razor for awhile due to all the high praise on shave blogs. I have numerous other DE razors, but I always circle back to my DE89. I assumed this V3 razor would be a direct clone. It’s close but it subtly different, but I have to say I really like the differences. It is a tiny bit more aggressive but not irritating at all. I can even get away with a single WTG shave with this razor, and a two-pass shave gets as close as anything I’ve ever used. Just a fantastic value.

  25. 5 out of 5


    I bought the maggard mr8 razor and it came with the v3 head the reason I bought it is because I have carpal tunnel syndrome on both hands and it is hard to grip small things and this razor handle is just right at 18mm diameter it is a delightful shave with the added bonus of the v3 head it’s amazing the v3 head shaves as well and as close as my merkur 34c it really is a smooth shave I paired it with a perma sharp blade and it blew me away so if you are a beginner or experienced shaver I would highly recommend this head at the price should be a lot more but you can’t go wrong with this item go ahead and buy one

  26. 5 out of 5


    I’ve been shaving with this head on my Symmetry handle for the past month or so. So far I’ve found that Astra SS and Shark SP work extremely well in it, with the 7 o’clock yellows coming in for a close second. Very close shave, more on the mild side than super aggressive but it’s a very comfortable shave that works efficently. I get a DFS after 3 passes with very little to no irritation or nicks. Very happy with it.

  27. 5 out of 5


    This is a quality DE89 variant. I own a competitor’s version and despite hours of studying them up close, I cannot tell a difference visually. However, the Maggard V3 shaves fantastically while the competitor’s is very disappointing. I credit the microscopic differences to tooling variations or quality control. Get this and the V3A in a bundle and you won’t be disappointed!

  28. 5 out of 5


    I have been using this head on my MR20 handle for about a week now. Fantastic shave, 100% better than the original head that came on my handle. The blade aligns perfectly and no weepers or cuts at all. Its as good as any razor I own and better than most. I get a DFS in 2 passes and I really can’t ask for anything more. This head is a bargan.

  29. 4 out of 5


    I’ve been shaving with this head for about 4 months now. The first head I received had some quality issues. The top cap was not cut evenly, but it was replaced very quick. The second head is great. I get smooth, close shaves and the aggressiveness is perfect. I had to give it 4 stars because unlike everyone else’s experience, I have alignment issues. It seems that no matter what I do, I can’t get the blade even all the way around. Still, and excellent razor for the money.

  30. 5 out of 5


    Fantastic shave head at a great price. Expert workmanship and consistent quality on all their products. Shipping is lightning fast and customer service is wonderful. Brad spoke to me about shaving brushes and was very patient and helpful. This is my only source for shaving needs. Thank you Maggard’s!

  31. 5 out of 5


    This has become my go to razor. I’ve only owned the merkur 23c and now this maggard. I don’t know if I just had the wrong angle or what with the merkur, but this maggard head is 100 times better for me. My shaving improved and I’m having much less irritation. I couldn’t be happier, especially for the price.

  32. 5 out of 5


    I’ve been wet shaving with a safety razor for at least 5 years now, trying out plenty of vintage as well as modern razors, and this is a good one. When paired with my bulldog handle this head works great as a daily shaver, smooth and efficient. No alignment, plating, or any other issues with mine. Just a great razor at a great price.

  33. 5 out of 5


    The finish and blade alignment are perfect. As some of the others have commented, the head is more agressive than the V2. I have a corse beard and tender skin and I experienced razor burn with this head using various blades (persona blue, Astra SS and crystal). I prefer the V2 head over the V3 but everybody’s results will vary based on skin type and beard coarseness. The V2, merkur 33c and the EJ89 heads are the sweet spot for me. This head will be in my rotation and provide a very close shave. Maggard has great products and you can’t go wrong for the price.

  34. 5 out of 5


    I got this head in the mail today. I paired it with a fresh Voskhod blade. Excellent shave. It’s mildly aggressive, no alignment issues and the fit and finish is flawless.

  35. 5 out of 5


    I just received (and used) the V3 head and couldn’t be more pleased. I was looking for an extra head that was similar to the EJ DE89 and this was it. In fact, they are, as far as I can tell, exactly alike. Thanks to the Maggard’s for providing an excellent product at an excellent price. You guys rock!

  36. 5 out of 5


    Have V1 for nearly a year and was very happy with it. I was shaving without thinking it was so nice. I heard V2 was milder so I stayed away.

    For V3 I figured I’d give it a try and it is amazing. Craftmanship is excellent no blemishes and immediately noticeably better than V1. The shave is much closer and much smoother. Only nics and cuts I get are when I get sloppy. Better than my Shavecraft 102 and for so much less.

  37. 5 out of 5


    Wow !!!! what a great product at an unbelievable price. Great shave. I was so impressed, I bought my son one. Thanks to Maggards Razors for making such a great product at a very good price.

  38. 4 out of 5


    I bought the V3 and the V3a as a combo, because I wanted a little bit more aggressive shave head than the V2. Mind you the V2 is a great razor head…it just required me to do a 3 pass plus spend a few minutes more worth of tidying up when I was shaving my head.

    My setup has been the MR5 with the V2 and either Portland General Store soap (love that stuff – great lather from a soild soap), art of shaving cream (I like it, but pricey), or proraso (not a fan), with an art of shaving silver tip and Astra blades. This setup has been great for shaving my neck and head.

    The V2 tugged at my mustache area and required a lot of effort to get my head BBS, but not much effort to get an acceptable shave. Anyway, I order the V3 and V3a because I wanted something more aggressive. The V3 is slightly more aggressive (gave me very slight razor burn the first time I used it), but was great on my mustache and pretty efficient on my head. It was a pretty efficient 2 pass shave (with, then against the grain) plus tidying up here and there. Good enough to supplant my V2 head.

    If you are looking for a little bit more aggressive head the V3 is a great option! Plus Cassie and Brad are extremely timely in their shipping. I love doing business with them. If you’re looking for an even better/closer shave for your head check out the V3A (I’ll write a separate review for that!)


  39. 5 out of 5


    Received my V3 head within two day (very fast shipping for the Holidays – fit and finish on this V3 is the best, cleaned any oils off washed face lathered up and got a great shave. Thank you Maggard Razors my TTO razor is a back up. Ordered a spare and also the V2 head. Robert 12-27-15

  40. 5 out of 5


    Fantastic head at any price. No alignment problems what so ever,beautiful fit and finish and a slightly more aggressive shave than the V2 head ( which I love). I can see these heads taking the #1 spot in my rotation.As usual the only thing better than Maggard’s products and prices is their service. Keep up the great work Brad and Casie, you earned a lifetime customer!

  41. 5 out of 5


    I purchased this on a whim, what a pleasant surprise . The finish is great the blades fit great and to top it off it gives a great shave it is alot better then the V2 maggard head. I will say this , it has a finish like my EJ 89 and shaves as well if not better. It was worth every penny to buy this product.

  42. 5 out of 5


    Maggard Razors V3 Closed Comb Safety Razor Head with a Personna blue gave me a perfect shave. Nicely aggressive without worry. Nick free shave. For the price the Maggard V3 is a super value. At any price it gives a great shave.

  43. 5 out of 5


    I love this head! My experience was similar to Devon’s; this is a tad more aggressive than my Merkur 23C. Since I don’t want to fly with one of my vintage Gillettes, I was looking for a travel razor that was 1) current production 2) reasonably priced 3) reasonably aggressive. This razor fit the bill nicely, and I couldn’t be more pleased.

  44. 5 out of 5


    Simply amazing! I had the v2 and purchased a Paker 99R in the past few weeks. I wasn’t overly happy with the 99r and really missed using the MR9 handle I got from Maggard Razors with my v2… I threw this on the MR9 and have to say that this is the best shave i’ve had in a long time. It is aggressive in the way that it is forgiving of little mistakes but you can tell it is here to do a job.

    My blade fit without any adjustment (Gillette Silver Blue) and the head shows more blade then the v2 did. Overall this is a great product for beginners and seasoned shavers.

  45. 5 out of 5


    Fantastic head for the money. Night and day difference compared to the V2. Ordered 4 and no alignment or plating issues on any of them. It’s a little more aggressive than my Merkur 34C but not scary by any mean’s. So far it’s right in the sweet spot. Thank you Maggard’s.

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