Merkur 23c Safety Razor
Merkur double edge razor blades made from stainless steel with a platinum coating. A forgiving blade giving a great quality smooth shave. This is a great comparison benchmark blade with consistent quality as you would expect from Merkur. Each blade is wrapped in parafin paper and comes in a cardboard dispenser of 10 blades.
After years of using "new generation" blades (i.e. the disposables) I shifted in the last year to old skool. I started with the default, Wilkinson Blade. But since discovering Merkur, the whole experience has changed. Blade sharpness is everything.
Excellent blades for starting off with DE razors very forgiving would highly recommend
A nice forgiving blade , doesn't go to close which I like myself . Great if you suffer from ingrown hair
Having sensitive skin, I prefer a mild blade and they don't come milder than this. I nick easy but these blades haven't nicked me once. While not as sharp as others, they're ideal for a shave when you're in a hurry. Only down side is they're pricier than most but still worth it.
The first time I used Merkur blades I nicked myself. I was worried the blades weren't of high quality, but it turns out I was going too fast. Installed a fresh blade this morning in my Muhle closed comb, took my time, and it resulted in a close, clean shave with no nicks. Just exhibit some patience, and you'll enjoy shaving with these Merkur blades.
these blades are very smooth but not sharp enough. Excellent customer service from shaving.ie
I am very happy with these blades and I think I prefer them over the Derbys I received. They are working very well in my slant razor.