Posted by Michael on 2nd Jan 2021
Online reviews make this razor sound way more scary than it actually is... my first shave with it wasn’t the best but with a slight adjustment to my technique every shave since then has been brilliant. This is now my favourite razor, it is nearly comfortable for me to shave with than the R89 and it leaves your face BBS every time. I’m glad I took a chance and bought one!
Very efficient shave
Posted by Ben on 4th Dec 2018
This thing is a beast. This thing plows through hair like nothing. I was concerned with all the people that said scary things about this razor. I used a astra SP blade and a shave butter. This is an excellent razor at a really good price. If your on the fence if you should get this razor, do yourself the favour and get the razor! I just did a 1 pass shave and got a really good shave. The price on this site is really good especially considering shipping to Canada was only 4 euros! It arrived very fast! Overall rating 5/5.
I love this razor
Posted by Colin on 16th Mar 2018
Got this razor after reading a few reviews online. Great choice. Nice weight and size. I couldn't wait to get using it. First shave was slow and I did nick myself quite a few times but im used to it now and my skin is no longer irritated. Closest shave iv ever had at home. I wouldn't go back to my old fusion.
Nice weight and good shave
Posted by Steve on 28th Apr 2016
I read several reviews saying how aggressive this razor is and how people just starting to use DE razors should stay away from using this razor because it is so aggressive... not true It is aggressive and I am new and have had less nicks with it than a cheap brand of DE, I wasn't sure if I would even like it and didn't want to spend the extra cash on this razor but am extremely glad I did. Close shave. Still trying to find the perfect match razor blade for it but enjoy doing it.
Best razor i love it :)
Posted by mickael s on 6th Apr 2016
i love the razor it perfect :) i I highly recommend
Posted by MeanjoeGreene77 on 5th Sep 2015
Wow, what a great razor. Definitely as aggressive as all the reviews say, so only a super-light touch is necessary. The Muhle R41 is definitely not as scary as people make it out to be; just take your time and you'll be fine.
The razor itself is beautiful and has a perfect weight to it, almost like a Merkur 34C. It shaves great and is a real joy to use.
Shaving.ie had the perfect price and shipping was great, too. I will definitely be buying from them again.
Goes through stubble like nobody's business
Posted by Tanguy on 31st Mar 2015
Absolutely fantastic for a three-day growth - after using this for a few shaves my slant bar razor feels positively tame by comparison. Not something I'd use every day, and it's best to have the time to take it nice and easy at first. This is my first Muehle razor, and the fit and finish is just top notch.
This Is Best By Far
Posted by Larry on 8th Mar 2015
When I received this excellent razor I was anxious to put it to the test. As others noted, I too approached my first shave a bit nervous but bravely placed the Muhle blade that came with the razor and carefully began the nicest shave I ever had. I was careful but was rewarded with a smooth nick free shave.
Posted by Con on 17th Feb 2015
Tight tolerances, great heft, fantastic finish, perfect level of aggressiveness to cut through multiple days growth. All my other DE's are money on the back of the shelf now.
Agressive but smooth.
Posted by Kafka45 on 10th Feb 2015
I've been using a EJ DE89 since I started DE shaving last June. Since the price was so good here I ordered the R41. It definitely is more aggressive...but boy does it do a good job. I need to get a heavier handle, but love the result. Just pay attention and you'll be amazed how smooth your face will feel. Combine with Trumpers skin food... A++
Great razor for coarse hair
Posted by Jamie on 7th Feb 2015
I started with a much milder 23c and came to the point where I needed to try something more aggressive. I did my research and chose the r41. First few shaves I got some irritation due to ATG passes trying for the perfect shave but after a week and using lighter strokes and a good angle I can get a super close shave with this razor. You can definitely feel the razor blade on your face but I've only got one weeper after 20 shaves and that was just under my nose. I don't use it everyday but I probably could if I did just one pass plus touch ups since it cuts so effectively. Bonus to this order was the lowest price I've found on the web. Thank you Shaving.ie for helping me step my razor game up!
Elevated shave experience
Posted by Chad on 16th Dec 2014
This razor absolutely elevated my shave to the next level. Its super aggressive which makes me use a light touch. The light pressure has allowed me to eliminate my remaining irritation. Beware, if you do not exercise caution when using this razor it will punish you.
Absolutely a must
Posted by Oscar Gine on 22nd Sep 2013
40 days ago I was shaving with a Gillette Fusion 5+1 blades (very expensive and good but not excellent shaving). I decide to to try with classic shaving and I bought a Muhle R89: the result was astonishing. I spent a month improving my technique and learning more about DE shaving. Last week I ordered a R41 and today I've had my first shaving with it: an incredibly wonderful and awesome BSS shaving. Since now: my first razor. Sure!
Dynamite like a laser beam
Posted by Alan Murray on 22nd Sep 2013
I heard a lot about the R41 over the last few weeks. It is surely the most talked about razor on the market at the moment and there are some very contrasting reviews. Some say it's the best razor ever while some say it's a piranha waiting to bite. Well, curiosity certainly started to bite away at me over the last few days. I took my time to make a decision, I read every scrap of information on it, finally I pressed the button, and here it is today in my hand, rather promptly thanks to Shaving.ie. Firstly, it looks amazing and it feels like pure quality. I couldn't keep my eyes off it until I loaded it with an Astra SP, then it looked like a natural born killer! I hit the shower, prepped up and scrubbed up and I could see it waiting by the sink through the foggy shower unit perspex. I couldn't help thinking 'What if this goes wrong, I'm only DE shaving since December". I stood in front of the sink and lathered up and I applied Proraso green using my new Semogue 830 Boar. I took a deep breath. This was it, I was ready. I began my first WTG pass, slowly and with extreme caution. This beast was loud and I knew there was a sharp blade against my skin during every second of the shave. I finished the first pass in absolute amazement for I had no nicks, cuts or burn and I was left with a BSS! Surely I was dreaming? One pass BSS? Ok, I did a little touch up under my chin but that was it. I never before had a shave this close. I have been using an EJ DE89L and while it is superb, you do need three passes and a sharp blade to get a BSS but the Mühle R41 is definitely closer and takes less time. I feel now that this is the razor for me. It an amazing piece of engineering by Mühle. I am so glad I bought it now. Listening to all the talk I felt it would be a challenge and I feel every man should have one! I will carry this around with me for the rest of the day to show people, the greatest razor in the world today, minus the blade of course!
Posted by Cormac on 22nd Sep 2013
I looking for a closer shave than the closed comb DE razor I have been using for over a year now. I was told the R41 was quite an aggressive razor. I bought the R41 and I am delighted with it. It is more aggressive but shaves so closely with such ease its actually easier on your face and your skin. It has taken DE razor shaving to another level for me. Pity I waited so long!!
Posted by WC-Ente on 22nd Sep 2013
This is the best safety razor I've used so far. No pulling or tugging! Even the blades used in this open comb razor suddenly appear to be sharper than hitherto, i.e. when used in a closed comb safety razor. The R41 gives a very forgiving, yet close shave. Works well with Astra Superior Platinum and Personna blades.
Forgiving Open Comb
Posted by Jeff on 22nd Sep 2013
Razor has nice light feel and gives quite a forgiving shave, one of my favourite razors so far was pleasantly surprised as heard open comb can be quite aggressive. Handle grip wouldn’t be as good as the Merkur 34C HD even with the etched handle.
Not a Toy
Posted by Afonso on 22nd Sep 2013
I only have five weeks of DE shaving and consider the FatBoy/Slim with number 9 and the SlantBar are toys. Attention because Muhle R41 (2011) is not a toy!
R41 very close shave
Posted by Shavemeister on 22nd Sep 2013
I have been using this razor for over a month now. There is a learning curve involved but I think it is worth it. It is a totally different experience to the closed comb. The shaves are extremely close and you will have to pay more attention to your technique. I had a bit of soreness for about two days until the skin adjusted. Like all the Muhle products the construction and materials are second to none.
Top quality razor
Posted by Damien Lyle-Stirling on 22nd Sep 2013
I wanted to try an open comb razor as my Merkur Futur doesn't get close in under the nose. The Mühle does. Right now I'm using it with a Derby blade which came with it and I get a very close shave. The Derby is a very sharp blade. Early impressions are that the Mühle is a very fine razor and highly recommendable.