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Thread: New Merkur 20C and 30C?

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    Hello,

    I was just browsing an online shop and a new Merkur razor appeared: the Merkur 30C and 20C. The knurled handle seems to have some kind of "anodizing" treatment.
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    Anybody already tried it?

    It looks great imho...

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    They appeared on the New Items list in Dovo's official website and in the 2011 catalog. There is also a matching set with a brush and a stand.

    Last edited by Sir Walter of Mount Royal; 05-26-2011 at 10:34 AM.

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    I think this is somewhat attractive, would be cool to see a thicker handled one in the same finish.

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    Interesting but not the best lookers.
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    The black part of the handle looks like some sort of rubber material.
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    I actually kinda like it.....
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    Looks pretty cool.. Looks like some rubber on that handle. Reminds me of the Bump Fighter handle.

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    No rubber, all metal. I think it looks pretty cool.
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    It really like it actually. Did you pick one up?

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    Is there a vendor in the US that carries this razor?

    I couldnt find one
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    I wonder if these are two piece, or three piece razors??
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    Did someone tried those razors?

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    I like the looks, but for approximately $40 shipped for the 30C and $43 shipped for the 20C, I would rather buy the new Muhle R41 for about $50 shipped to have a new and different type of head. I wish Merkur would make an all metal razor with the same head design as the 45 Bakelite razor. I bet that would sell like crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michiganlover View Post
    I wonder if these are two piece, or three piece razors??
    My first thought was that they're 3-piece, but looking at the bottom, it appears to be a twist knob. So maybe 2-piece?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merkur25 View Post
    Is there a vendor in the US that carries this razor?
    I couldnt find one
    Phil @ Bullgoose said he will be getting them sometime in July

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    I have tried one and reviewed it in the Review forum.

    It's good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theologist View Post
    I have tried one and reviewed it in the Review forum.

    It's good.

    Yes, I saw your review :
    Excellent fit 'n' finish. Great value for money.

    Shaves as good or better than the Muhle safety bar razors, and closer than the great (but costly) Feather SS.
    I have several questions :


    • What type of razors do you usually like?
    • Overall dimensions?
    • Weight?
    • Centre of gravity (balancing point)?
    • Are the 20C/30C essentially 23C/33C with new handles ?
    • Does it have the same blade gap as the Merkur 23C/33C ?
    • More or less aggressive than the Muhle/Edwin Jagger DE89 heads ?
    • More aggressive than the Feather AS-D1 ?
    • Is the blade a little bit off centre (more blade exposure on one side) like many other Merkur ?
    • How is the chrome compared the Muhle/Edwin Jagger razors ?
    • Any picture along side with the Muhle and Feather ?


    And I would like the opinions of other proud owners of the 20C.
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    I think it's about time Merkur stopped the old Lee Iacoccoa smoke-and-mirrors trick by having essentially one type of razor head with different handles. Chrysler Corporation sold their famous K-Car as coupes, sedans, luxury models, and mini-vans. They also had the economy Omni/Horizon and their truck platforms as Merkur has it's Bakelite and adjustable head models.

    Just enough to truly advertise some sort of variety in the product lines but essentially BORING. I bought a 34C, liked it, PIFed it to my friendly local gorilla, and bought a 38C for the longer handle. Both are good products but the same otherwise.

    Since I don't want an adjustable, I have no reason to buy another Merkur. If I decide to get another ax to fill the one remaining spot in my rack, it'll be another brand for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ras120 View Post
    I wish Merkur would make an all metal razor with the same head design as the 45 Bakelite razor. I bet that would sell like crazy.
    No kidding. I'd buy two (one for insurance) and sell most of my other razors.

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    I just ordered the 20c from WCS. $33 bucks.

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