This Merkur 23c is perfect for my weekly headshave, much more controlable than my HD 34c. I just like the legnth of the handle and feel of the handle.
I was nervous to try out a traditional safety razor, but I'm so glad I did.
I have very sensitive skin and I'm clumsy, so I used to shave with five-blade disposable razors. I hated throwing them away -- they're expensive and wasteful.
This works just as well, it's cheaper, and it's much better for the environment. I bought this and a 50-pack of Astra Platinum blades and now I'm set for the next 4 years!
Some tips for beginners like me:
To insert the blade, just twist off the handle and drop the razor blade on top of the pegs inside the head. You don't need to use pressure like with a disposable razor; just run it gently along your skin. You DO need some kind of shaving cream or lather so it glides nicely.
I especially recommend this for people who shave their legs because the handle is longer and textured for a better grip.
Thrilled with this razor and thrilled with New England Shaving Company. I ordered yesterday and it arrived today with a bonus pack of blades! Thank you