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Merkur 45 Bakelite

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The Merkur 45 Bakelite is as you might guess an extremely light weight razor topping out at 14 grams. The head appears to be designed after the Progress and uses the same blade bend. The aggressiveness is about a #3 on a Progress. This is a 3 piece razor which is not quite all plastic as the bottom plate screw appears to be brass. The blade snugs down nice and even so no concerns there. I could easily get away with 2 passes but I do 3 as a matter of habit. There is nothing left of my beard after using this razor. It hard to believe a toy like plastic razor can accomplish this but it does without any fuss.

I am using a Kai blade at the moment

Latest reviews

Pros: absolutely stunning to look at
Cons: light weight
First off, this is a stunning looking razor. It looks cool and should be prominently displayed in anyone's collection. I was a bit put off by how light weight this razor is, but it was very easy to use and I got a decent shave with 2.5 passes on a Personna Blue blade. I miss the heft of the brass and stainless razors so I probably won't be using this much, but it is one of the best looking razors in my collection.
Grip
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Price
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Balance
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Quality
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Adjustability
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User Friendly
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Aggressiveness
3.00 star(s)
Ease of Blade Replacement
3.00 star(s)
Pros: Very effective little razor
Cons: Colour (color) scheme a bit "iffy"
Got mine without a case (don't need one) for about €12. Fantastic as a light, effective travel razor and great at home, too. Gives me a good shave every time. Very easy to use. If I lost it, I would get another. Also makes a very good first timer's razor. Colour scheme a bit on the "unusual" side to create the Bakelite effect. A plain colour would be nicer but it's a small point.
Grip
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Price
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Balance
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Quality
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Adjustability
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User Friendly
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Aggressiveness
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Ease of Blade Replacement
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Pros: Light weight
This razor is a genius idea! Awesome shave... I also have a 34c HD so I went from heavy to feather light lol. If you are thinking of buying this go for it. From beginner to the seasoned shaver you will enjoy adding this to your rotation. A+!
Grip
5.00 star(s)
Price
5.00 star(s)
Balance
4.00 star(s)
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Adjustability
0.00 star(s)
User Friendly
5.00 star(s)
Aggressiveness
3.00 star(s)
Ease of Blade Replacement
5.00 star(s)

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