04-04-2016, 03:12 PM
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Hello All,


Not sure if I'm being a little too neurotic here but here goes:


I have both the Merkur 34c and 38c and love them both. Recently I washed and polished both of them and mixed up the handles with the caps.
The handles were stamped with the #1 on the baseplate of the 34c and #3 on the 38c. The caps were stamped with a #3 and a #2.

I assume that the #3 goes with the #3 and that would mean that the #2 goes with the #1???


To further the confusion, I took some electronic calipers out and there's about a 0.10 mm difference in the size of the baseplates, although the difference isn't consistent along the length of it. I guess that the tolerances aren't that strict. There's a smaller difference in the size of the caps.

I guess I'm wondering if there's a better way to tell which handle goes with which cap........and, does it really matter?
Thanks a lot.

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 04-04-2016, 03:15 PM
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It is my understanding that the heads are "identical" (within tolerance).  As such I don't believe mixing the top caps would cause any issues. However, not being a merkur man, I don't know to 100% certainty.

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 04-04-2016, 07:13 PM
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(04-04-2016, 03:15 PM)chromedometone Wrote: It is my understanding that the heads are "identical" (within tolerance).  As such I don't believe mixing the top caps would cause any issues. However, not being a merkur man, I don't know to 100% certainty.

Thanks a lot for your response. That's what I'm hoping.

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 04-05-2016, 03:29 AM
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I think they're the same as well.  I'm kind anal too, so I would match the 3s, even though I don't think it matters either way.

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 04-05-2016, 04:16 AM
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(04-04-2016, 03:12 PM)loubal Wrote: [...].......and, does it really matter?

In a word... no! Smile

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 04-05-2016, 01:31 PM
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Thanks for the reply guys. Got an email from Merkur today. They said the heads are interchangeable. So basically, go shave and stop worrying!

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 04-05-2016, 06:47 PM
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(04-05-2016, 01:31 PM)loubal Wrote: Thanks for the reply guys. Got an email from Merkur today. They said the heads are interchangeable. So basically, go shave and stop worrying!

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