Only had it after weeks but it is well made and works perfectly
I've been shaving with DE blades for about 5 years. The Merkur closed comb models provide a non-irritating, smooth and adequately close shave. It is a fairly mild razor. I find this perfect for a quick shave without cuts or irritation. If I need a super close I can buff a little with this razor and get that and still have no irritation. This model has nice heft and looks great. I use Astra blades and Proraso soap or cream. All are great products. You might also enjoy the Merkur 47C which is slightly lighter with the same comb in a 3 piece unit. New England Shaving Co. has great delivery and price. Thanks!
I got my first safety razor at a Target, and it did the trick. But I wanted to get a higher quality razor. And this razor is so much better!! Much better than I imagined.
This is my first safety razor and it has far exceeded my expectations. The Merkur 38C has great weight to it and feels like a very high quality piece in the hands. I was nervous about beginning to shave with a safety razor but after only a few days of using my new setup, I can honestly say that I'll never go back to cartridge razors again. The Merkur 38C is a smooth operator and provides a very good shave that is much more comfortable, both during and after, than any product I've used in the past. My face feels fantastic every day and I honestly really look forward to shaving now because there is no zero irritation when using the Merkur. I'm so glad that I switched to this safety razor!