Poll: Merkur 34C VS 38C
 07-09-2017, 07:52 AM
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Which razor do you prefer???

Merkur 34C or the Merkur 38C ?
the Merkur 34C is with short handle(8.4 cm of length with 78 grams of weight), and the 38C is with long handle and much more heavier(10.15 cm of length with 113 grams of weight).
what your choice ?
Thank you very much ....

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 07-09-2017, 08:13 AM
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It's been a few years since I tried either of those two razors, but, for me, I preferred the 34C. I prefer shorter handles in general and the 34 had the better balance.
The same can also be said of the 37C and 39C, the slant equivalents.

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 07-09-2017, 08:30 AM
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I used to own both and prefer the 34C.

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 07-09-2017, 10:18 AM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen,
I used the 38C a long time ago and liked it. The 34C, however, a razor that I consider legendary, should be part of every shave den. I have had the 34C for years, and use it from time to time. I prefer it to the 38C, and to many other razors, I might add.

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 07-09-2017, 10:20 AM
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  • nikos.a
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34C must be the best selling model of Merkur.

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 07-09-2017, 10:38 AM
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(07-09-2017, 10:18 AM)Obie Wrote: Gentlemen,
I used the 38C a long time ago and liked it. The 34C, however, a razor that I consider legendary, should be part of every shave den. I have had the 34C for years, and use it from time to time. I prefer it to the 38C, and to many other razors, I might add.

I agree.  I see it as an ideal starter razor, yet one which will serve you well forever.

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 07-09-2017, 12:15 PM
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  • Obie
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(07-09-2017, 10:38 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(07-09-2017, 10:18 AM)Obie Wrote: Gentlemen,
I used the 38C a long time ago and liked it. The 34C, however, a razor that I consider legendary, should be part of every shave den. I have had the 34C for years, and use it from time to time. I prefer it to the 38C, and to many other razors, I might add.

I agree.  I see it as an ideal starter razor, yet one which will serve you well forever.

Right you are. The Merkur 34C, in its class, and with its distinct characteristics, is about as close to the perfect razor ever made. In many ways, it reminds me of the great Gillettes of bygone years, and especially my favorite: the Aristocrat.

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 07-09-2017, 12:24 PM
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(07-09-2017, 10:18 AM)Obie Wrote: Gentlemen,
I used the 38C a long time ago and liked it. The 34C, however, a razor that I consider legendary, should be part of every shave den. I have had the 34C for years, and use it from time to time. I prefer it to the 38C, and to many other razors, I might add.

Agreed, I still own my 34c after all these years. It's a classic, a razor I can turn to as a default.

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 07-09-2017, 12:41 PM
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I prefer the lighter weight and shorter handle of the 34C

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 07-10-2017, 05:19 PM
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  • Quando
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I love the 38C.

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