Merkur 23C Chrome Long Slim Handle Closed Comb DE Safety Razor

5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


Made in Solingen, Germany

5 in stock

Product Description

The Merkur 23C Safety Razor is a fairly light safety razor with a long slender handle. It has a polished chrome finish with long slim handle. The handle is knurled which gives it a great grip that won’t slip. Made in Germany.

Weight: 2.2 oz (62g)
Length: 4″ (10cm)

2 reviews for Merkur 23C Chrome Long Slim Handle Closed Comb DE Safety Razor

  1. 5 out of 5


    So many websites refer to the Merkur 23C (aka 180) as a good “starter razor” for “wetshaving beginners,”…
    However, I have been using this razor exclusively for almost 5 years now, and it simply provides great shaves without being too mild or aggressive — and I have used different blades like Merkur, Astra SP, and Feather.

    In particular, I love the long handle (I have broad hands,) the “knurled” no-slip grip, and the fact that it isn’t too heavy (you can still let its weight do the work and not apply any pressure during passes.) Also, I have a rather thick stubble (both in terms of density over an area of facial skin as well as individual hair thickness) and the Merkur 23C shaves it very well. Of course, proper prep and technique are crucial — I use pre-shave oil, a good cream lathered directly on my face with a badger brush, and 3 passes (WTG/XTG/ATG.) Rinse with warm water, then cold water, gently pat dry, apply some witch hazel, let evaporate, then some after-shave lotion. Then let the ladies swarm!

  2. 5 out of 5


    I can’t really reference this to another DE razor because this was my first, but I think its great! It has a good weight, the handle feels comfortable, and it has provided a great shave with all of the blades I’ve tried with it.

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