Maggard Razors Safety Razor Head V3M (Mild), Chrome Finish

3.87 out of 5 based on 15 customer ratings
(15 customer reviews)


Chrome Plated Zinc Alloy

621 in stock

Product Description

We’ve sourced a new head design that provides an extremely efficient shave with an incredibly mild feel.

These heads are designed similar to a vintage Gillette Tech in that there are not alignment pegs – the blade is aligned with corner notches in the top cap.

There is a substantial gap between the blade edge and the safety bar – -but, at the same time there is very little exposure.   This creates an extremely comfortable, efficient shaver that runs through multiple days growth with ease but is so comfortable you’ll barely feel the blade!

Standard M5 x 0.8 threading

Materials:  Zinc Alloy, Chrome plated.

Warranty:  6 months from date of purchase

15 reviews for Maggard Razors Safety Razor Head V3M (Mild), Chrome Finish

  1. 3 out of 5


    This is most certainly NOT a mild head. Yes, the angle is very shallow and the blade exposure is nominally minimal, but the blade gap is enormous, and it will happily slice off any sort of bulge or fold of skin that gets in it. In particular, I would recommend NEVER using it for body shaving, I got the nastiest cut of my life that way! Is it the worst razor I’ve ever used? No, far from that. With enough care, it could be used quite successfully, and it certainly represents great value for the price. In skilled hands it can give good, consistent shaves; it’s got the build quality for that. But it’s not mild, and not beginner-friendly at all, and it’s just too much hassle for me, when I can get great shaves from other razors that don’t need as much careful handling and with less irritation at the end.

  2. 2 out of 5


    Definitely not a “mild” razor for me! My first Maggard razor (the “standard” in chrome) was excellent, but this one seems to catch every imperfection in my face and really irritates my skin with even the gentlest of handling. I’ve tried it for numerous shaves, tried different blades, soaps and preshave products, but I’m afraid its destined for the waste basket. The head is anyway–The long stainless steel handle I selected for it is a keeper. It will replace the handle on some other razor.

  3. 2 out of 5


    I really had high hopes for this head but it just doesn’t work for me. I can think of adjectives to describe it but “mild” isn’t one of them. Seems like too much blade exposure for my face. I would describe it as very efficient and very harsh. It’s well made but I just can’t use it.

  4. 4 out of 5


    The V3M is not quite as mild as expected, but it’s a perfectly functional razor. It looks like a Tech, but feels a bit more aggressive. For those that are familiar with Maggard’s other in-house razor offerings, the V3M is in the same realm of aggression as the standard V3. The difference here is that the V3M has a slightly different feel and angle.

    The V3M also offers a few upgrades to the V3, such as covered blade tabs and perfect blade alignment. Anyone who has shaved with a V3, V3A, or Maggard Slant head has encountered instances in which manual blade alignment was required. All of Maggard’s razors shave great, but with the V3M, you get a great shave without any blade fiddling. Due to the improvements in design, this razor sits at the top of the heap for Maggard branded razors.

    So, who is this razor for? It’s not for folks who want an ultra-mild Merkur 34C or Gillette Tech style shave. Buy if you are looking for an efficient razor that aligns perfectly every time. Impressive entry for such a low cost razor option. This is a perfect travel razor, but could easily be a daily driver.

  5. 1 out of 5


    One of the worse shaves I have ever had. You get what you pay for and the price was paid in blood!! I have over 20 razors and this one will go in the trash.

  6. 5 out of 5


    The head arrived this morning, shipping to Italy very fast. The finishes are excellent, mounting on a MR1 Handle is perfect. There are no tolerances, everything is perfect. Congratulations also to the Maggard staff for their cordiality, availability and professionalism.

  7. 1 out of 5


    I have the V3 and V3M razor head. Both feel rough and aggressive. definitely not mild/medium. It’s very hard to line up the blade. The finish is ok, but not perfect.

  8. 5 out of 5


    Great razor head it is mild to medium but very efficient. I prefer the blade tabs to be covered as this head does and also has perfect alignment. I would directly compare it to the Fine Marvel which is more aggressive but this just as efficient with less aggression. Just buy one at this price!

  9. 5 out of 5


    This head was part of the 4 head deal (I purchased this along with Slant, V3A and V2 Open Comb). Was very happy with open comb and thought it couldn’t get any better. Wrong. The V3M is just as nice to shave with. Comfortable and able to get BBS with 3 passes. With this razor I’m able to press a bit without any fear of cuts. Very mild and can easily be an every day razor. Using a Voskhod with Snake Bite soap. Up next week, the Slant….

  10. 5 out of 5


    I was mistakingly sent this head with my MR1 razor and they told me to keep it. I have never been more happy about a shipping mistake and I hope my future orders will make up for the 7 dollar loss because I do feel like I made out like a bandit!

    I had 5+ days of growth (with fast growing hair) and this thing took it down with zero issues! I should point out I am still very new to wet shaving so I can’t really compare this to much but when I compare it to my Merkur 34C, it’s really hard to say which is “better” yet, but I already feel like I’ll be reaching for this one more often than not for some time to come. I love my 34C but this was so impressive on it’s first shave that I just can’t see going back anytime soon. I used Astra SP blades with this head on the MR1, all new items for me, and I was left with a smooth and cut-free face!

    Thank you, Maggard Razors!

  11. 5 out of 5


    Very smooooooth. I wasn’t expecting much from a head at this price, BUT I’m very impressed.

  12. 5 out of 5


    I was recommended this by a friend and since i was already ordering another item i figured why not add it to my order .. i must admit for under seven bucks i was very skeptical and was not expecting much. I am amazed at what a great shave this head gave, i was very near bbs after 2 passes and with hardly any effort at all. This is a definite keeper and i will be using it often. I had to get on here and leave a review cause for the price of this you will not find a better shave! TRY IT

  13. 5 out of 5


    This is an excellent medium head – but not as mild as a Gillette Tech, which it was apparently based on. It has those locating square pegs on the underside of the head to keep the blade even and secure. The blade gap is greater than a Tech but the blade feel is mild and smooth like a Tech; conversely it is more efficient and the shave is closer. The base plate is not flat like a Tech, but curved like a Merkur 34c. The blade angle is thus similar to a Merkur, which for me works better than the flatter blade angle of vintage Gillettes. The main problem with Merkurs is that the round pegs do not hold the blade even without fail – never an issue with Gillettes.

    My favorite razors are the Merkur Progressive, the Gillette Slim, the Merkur 34c and 23c, and a Tech for travel. This head will definitely replace the Tech for travel but it has also become my new daily driver for a while. This is a great combination of the Gillette blade bed and the Merkur blade angle. The finish is great too. Unbelievable for the price. Next time shipping is free for $15 I am getting another (and more soap).

  14. 5 out of 5


    This head is excellent. It is mild, but efficient; perfect for daily
    shaving. I have to shave 12-15 hours apart frequently for work. I
    don’t have to be bbs, but it has to look pretty close. My beard comes
    in quick and coarse, but like most, I get skin irritation form shaving
    so frequently. This head is very smooth, but because it’s so efficient
    I don’t get irritation from buffing or multiple touch ups. I’m very
    pleased with this purchase. It’s everything I hoped it would be.

  15. 5 out of 5


    For just under 7 bucks, I was not expecting much, from this razor. I sure was surprised, when this thing knocked down 4 days of growth, like it wasn’t even there. I wish this would have been my first razor, because it would have been my last. Smooth as butter.

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