View Full Version : Merkur HD Question

11-10-2006, 10:10 PM
Hey all, I just got my Merkur HD, had a pretty good lather and shave, but was wondering how much I should tighten the blade - I don't want to crack it, how much pressure will it take? This was one area that I have not been able to find any information on in B&B.

Thanks in advance for all the responses!


11-10-2006, 10:15 PM
I usually tighten my razors just enough so that the blade is snug...not loose at all. Over-tightening is not advised.

Jack Bauer
11-10-2006, 10:16 PM
I always tighten it as much as I can. I don't think the blade will break.


11-10-2006, 11:27 PM
Blade won't break, but your razor won't like over-tightening. just twist until blade is firmly locked, more is unnecessary.

11-11-2006, 10:42 AM
the blade won't break.. the razor, maybe, but i don't see you ever using enough pressure with just your fingers. maybe if you were using a vise grip and a pipe wrench. i just get mine snug because that's all it needs.

11-11-2006, 11:24 AM
The way Ive heard it explained: as tight as you can, using only the thumb and forefinger of each hand to grip the razor. Pretty hard to over tighten it that way.

11-11-2006, 12:34 PM
I agree with previous posters I doubt with human hands you can over tighten. The blade in mine(derby) looks fairly stressed though.

modern man
11-11-2006, 12:36 PM
i just twist till it stops

not to hard
not to soft

u gota treat them like a woman:biggrin:

BTW this is my 100 post!!:biggrin:

11-11-2006, 12:46 PM
LOL! Thanks a lot and congrats on your 100th post!