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Merkur 33c Classic Double Edge Razor

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This razor was and is my first DE razor. It gave me a nick-free, irritation-free first shave. It neatly slices the hairs of a well hydrated face and with proper angle it is very forgiving. The blade replacement is not the same as that on a HD since this is a 3-piece. The head is rather large compared to the body but it does not affect the balance a whole lot. You can usually find this razor for 30 dollars online, and is a great price for a tool that can last a lifetime.

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Pros: Well balanced, not overly aggressive
Cons: Blade changing
This was my first foray into DE shaving and I purchased this razor after doing a fair amount of research. Overall, this is a good first razor. It is well balanced and easy to grip even with wet, soapy hands. The quality of the shave is very good, not too aggressive or too mild. I do find that have to pay close attention to my technique however, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The biggest drawback is the blade replacement. The blades tend to stick on the posts a little bit and they can be a little tricky to get off. But this is probably true of most three piece razors. Overall, I would recommend this razor for anyone who is starting out.
Grip
4.00 star(s)
Price
4.00 star(s)
Balance
4.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Adjustability
0.00 star(s)
User Friendly
4.00 star(s)
Aggressiveness
4.00 star(s)
Ease of Blade Replacement
3.00 star(s)
Pros: Cost, Closeness of Shave
Cons: Balance, Agressiveness
This was my second DE razor after my Merkur 34C. I use the 33C about 40+ percent of the time, my 34C about 50 percent, and the other 10 percent or so is for when I'm out of town (Gillette Good News Disposible) or using my Sabi Gen TTO.

While I like the 33C, and I will continue to use it, there are a couple things I would change:

*I would prefer a heavier handle. The truth be told, if the 34C were a 3 piece razor, I would be set for life.

*Even though most people find the 33C to be as agressive or even less agressive than the 34C, I find the reverse to be true. Using the same blades in both, the 33C seems to require just a little more attention to detail from me to avoid a nick or razor burn. The good news is that the 33C consistently gives me a closer shave than the 34C.

I've developed a liking for 3 piece razors because they have fewer moving parts and- in theory- have less that can go wrong with them. The 33C has reinforced my belief. Other than looking for an after market handle to satisfy my need for a heavier grip, I plan on keeping my 33C for a very long time.
Grip
3.00 star(s)
Price
4.00 star(s)
Balance
3.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Adjustability
0.00 star(s)
User Friendly
5.00 star(s)
Aggressiveness
3.00 star(s)
Ease of Blade Replacement
4.00 star(s)
Pros: Cheap, compact, light
Cons: not very aggressive
This is my first and so far only DE razor. I'm impressed with how much better it is than any mach 3 or gilette fusion and it will serve me well for years to come, however I'm not that impressed with how agreesive the razor is. I usually need 4 passes plus touchups to get real BBS shaves. I will try feather blades to see if a 3 pass shave is possible. I'll definately keep this razor for travel because of how light it is, but I'm already looking for a more aggressive stablemate for it.
Grip
5.00 star(s)
Price
4.00 star(s)
Balance
4.00 star(s)
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Adjustability
0.00 star(s)
User Friendly
5.00 star(s)
Aggressiveness
2.00 star(s)
Ease of Blade Replacement
3.00 star(s)

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