The Merkur Slant Bar Double-Edge Safety Razor has an amazingly crafted angled blade guard that performs a slight slicing movement while you are shaving, resulting in an unbelievably close shave. Rather than chop the hair, a slant slices through it - akin to a giottiline!
But worrry not, this style of razor is also great for those with sensitive skin. The reason is you can get a close shave with less passes because the slicing acton is extremely efficient at comfortable hair removal. This particular razor is also perfect for guys with thick, coarse, heavy, curly or hard to tame beards! This razor will accept all standard double edged blades. Features HD Barber Pole long handle for an easier grip- great for guys with big hands!
Weight: 4.05 oz (115 g)
Length: 4 1/8"" (105 mm)
Made in Germany
I'm a relatively new wet shaver. This is my second safety razor, the first being a Merkur Futur. Both are far superior to any disposable I've used. According to barbers that have shaved me I have a very tough beard and tender skin compounded with a beard that is curly with no grain. (Lots of in grown hairs.)
As I'm learning to use the Merkur 39C, I'm liking it a little better than the Futur though I would not rate the Futur any lower than the 39C. They both have a nice balance, feel, and are well made. I can get a much closer shave due to my being able to adjust the Futur but also am much more likely to nick/cut myself. The Futur also works better when I have a longer beard.
For my normal shaving, about every 2 days, the 39C is my go to razor. I can get a comfortable shave that's close, but not so close that I get in grown hairs. If I want a baby's bottom shave I do a second shave with the Futur.
I'd also add that I purchased a razor sample pack and have found that the Feather blades work best for me; there is a big difference between blades.
I have used it only so far with Merkur blades; the razor is excellent and provided a pleasant job without irritation and mows very well. Highly recommended.
I really like the long handle Merkur razors. The slant cuts really clean and gives a great shave!