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Rating: 9.0/10 (2 votes cast)

Never buy another razor in your lifetime with the Merkur Futur safety razor. The Merkur Futur is built to last and well worth the price. This razor gives a clean, smooth shave every time and is an excellent choice for those with sensitive skin. The Merker Futur has good heft to it, is well-balanced, and it feels steady and sure in the hand. As with all safety razors there is a slight learning curve but proper technique will make all the difference.

In addition, the Merkur Futur is an adjustable razor. This means that the bar next to the blade can be adjusted to offer more or less protection from the blade depending on how aggressive you want your shave to be. It allows you to choose a variety of settings that range from one up to six. It is also easy to change the blades on the Merkur Futur. Pull the head up, switch the blades, push the head back into place and you are good to go. The Merkur Futur will turn shaving into an art that is easy, fun, and fast.

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Pros & Cons

prosSolid and well made.
consSome might prefer a textured handle

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Merkur Futur Double Edge 9.0 out of 10 based on 2 ratings

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  • by Larry B on January 27, 2016

    This is a fine razor. It has both the weight and the balance to allow for little or no hand pressure during the shave. It is capable of and does deliver BBS shaves with a wide variety of blades allowing you to dial it in to your skin type, beard type and desired outcome. It’s fairly easy to find the right blade angle of attack for you but first time DE shavers who have this razor should start slow, on setting 1, with a smooth blade and short strokes.

    With a relatively massive blade gap the cutting edges remain clear when the beard and lather is thick and deep. The razor shaves well with Astras, PolSilvers, Kai and GSB blades but YMMV. I am BBS for about 12 hours after a 3 pass shave with 1 cleanup pass. My favourite blade right now is a Wizamet Iridium Platinum which, for all intents and purposes, is very close to the PolSilver. (very close).

    One thing I absolutely love about this razor is the audible feedback it gives during the shave. You KNOW when you are cutting and you know when your done. I think this has to do a lot with the blade exposure and the vibrations in the blade cased by cutting through the beard. You can almost hear each hair giving in!

    I like this razor as much as my fat boy but they are different in terms of aggressiveness (Futur can be much more aggressive), weight and size. Futur is a much bigger and heavier razor.

    None the less I use mine for head shaves on setting 3. Face shaves are progressive going from 1 then 2 then 3 for the final pass. The result is glorious, close, smooth and I love the way my face feels.

    I typically finish with Witch Hazel, aloe and a shea based balm or skin cream.

    It takes some time to get used to the size, the weight and changing blades but when you do it’s the number 1 or perhaps 2 modern adjustable from my perspective.

    Gave this razor a 9 overall because of the steep learning curve and the blade access. Neither are fatal depending on how many units of, in my case, O+ you have handy that first week or two.

    Cheers!
    LB

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