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Merkur HD Barber Pole 38C Safety Razor Chrome

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Merkur HD 38C Barber Pole safety razor. The barber pole 38C safety razor is a longer handled version of the Merkur HD 34C. Built to the same high quality as the 34C the additional length alters the weight and balance of the razor.

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Merkur of Solingen have been producing high quality safety razors and shaving equipment for over seventy years. Regardless of whether you prefer a thorough clean shave or want to give your beard the right contours, when you purchase Merkur products you acquire a piece of highest shaving culture for a cultivated start to the day. Merkur offers the right model and appropriate accessories for every beard type, thus ensuring the best conditions for an effective wet shave.

Colour Chrome
Brand Merkur
Product Type Safety Razor
Handle Length Long
Blade Change Screw Head
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03/8/2019

Great Razor...

Great razor and one of the best on the market

Personally, i prefer it to the Merkur HD 34C (also a great razor) and Muhle R89 Grande.

If you have larger hands, i 'd recommend the Merkur HD 38C Barber Pole over the Merkur HD 34C.

You can't go wrong with this razor.

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05/14/2016

The best DE Razor that I have ever used without doubt it just glides over your skin with ease even with sensitive skin. I have been using Two Merkur's prior to purchasing this one. You can actually tell how good it is by just holding it in your hand but using takes it to the next level. Very Happy

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09/15/2015

For the past five years, since I started using a safety razor instead of electric shaver, I have been using a Merkur Classic 33C. I have been reasonably happy with it but I needed a new shaving brush and I had read good things about the 38C so I thought I would try one. It is certainly longer, which I find more comfortable in my glove size 11 hands. It is also heavier. I did not think it would make much difference to my shave but I was wrong. It seemed to give me a closer shave with less passes and much less razor burn. Now I know the difference wasn't the blade. I had only used my Astra blade twice in my old 33C so I took it out and put it in the 38C. My technique was the same. Putting the two side by side, it could be imagination, but the 38C looks like it may have a very slightly steeper angle at the comb. Whatever it is I really like this new razor. I just wish I'd got this one to start with. Very happy customer as always !

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01/13/2015

This is my first "old school" type of safety razor, as I usually use disposable razors. I'm really impressed with the quality of the safety razor, it has a nice weight and a good size. I was warned by the wife that I would sustain multiple "nicks" from using this razor, but I just held the razor lightly in my hand and let the blade do the rest. I purchased the razor sample pack too, as I couldn't decide on a blade after reading all the reviews. It seems that everyone has a favourite blade that they like to use, so I think it's a good idea to buy the sample pack. The blade that comes in the pack with the razor does provide a good clean shave, but you do have to practise holding the razor at the right angle to get the right shave. I would recommend this safety razor as I'm very pleased with it.

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01/5/2015

I love this razor, ive switched from disposable to this DE Razor. It tok a few weeks of shaving to get it right, but im now smooth, and rash free every morning now. I wish i new about these razors years ago. Its a shame leeds is so far as id love to visit the shop. Will definatly order blades and cream from this company, the brush i ordered arived in a few cays and a nice touch of some sweets in the package, you dont get that with amazon!

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12/28/2014

I bought it as a present for my brother. He loved it.

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12/19/2014

Excellent quality , nice heavy feel , perfect length - a pleasure to use. Would definitely recommend this razor.

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12/14/2014

I was fed up with expensive cartridge razors, so I decided to go back to Safety Razors. after doing some research I decided on the Merkur HD Barber Pole 38C Safety razor. Razor slightly heavier than I have been used to but very pleased with the results. also purchased a razor blade sample pack to find a suitable blade. Excellent Product.

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04/27/2014

My first safety razor at 51. Had a cut throat shave as a present oh my. Advised to try a safety razor what a difference should have done it years ago. Great advise in your shop at Leeds fantastic razor and so easy.

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04/7/2014

This is the first time I have ever used a safety razor, and my only thought is why did I take this long? This is the best shave I have ever had, and although it takes getting used to and takes longer, it is actually a pleasure to shave in the morning. It is heavier than I thought, but that works in its favour and makes it easier to use. A worthy investment in my humble opinion.

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03/24/2014

Excellent razor, nice weight and head is much smaller than my Merkur futur, making it easier to shave under nose. Merkur blade ok but much better shave with feather blade installed.

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03/16/2014

Bought this for my husband and he says it is one of the best razors that he has used. He's got quite large hands so really appreciates the long handle. He uses it with feather blades and hasn't cut himself with it. Definitely recommend!

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02/20/2014

Excellent razor a quality product and shave

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02/9/2014

I have just returned to safety razor use after years of multi blade cartridge shaving. I have to say the whole ritual of shaving has become a pleasure. The smell of the cream, the feel of the badger hair brush and the wonderfully smooth feel after a three pass shave with this great razor is something special.

I selected this model as it has a nice long handle which suits my large hands. The feel and balance are great, especially the knurled grip on the handle. This is a two piece razor which holds the blade securely and at a perfect angle. When you first take this piece of equipment in your hand you immediately know you have something of quality.

After a month of using this razor and shaving with a DE blade I seriously doubt if I will ever return to a multi-blade disposable cartridge type razor again. I would highly recommend this model, particularly if you are new to this method of shaving or if you have larger hands and are looking for a razor which will be comfortable for you to use.

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06/29/2013

Bought as a present for my son. He says it is fantastic and gives a really good shave

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06/26/2013

Excellent razor - Enjoy taking my time shaving these days. Good weight and quality.

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06/12/2012

No comment.

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06/3/2012

No comment.

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06/1/2012

No comment.

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05/27/2012

No comment.

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04/30/2012

After years of multi blades this will take some getting used to but already finding the accuracy of shaving much improved.

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03/26/2012

Excellent

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03/20/2012

Excellent Product, beautifully balanced very well made

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03/17/2012

Excellent price and service.

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03/11/2012

I only give this razor 4 stars as it was much longer and heavier than I thought it would be. Having said that, it is extremely well made and feels as if it would last for many generations of shavers!

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03/8/2012

Just converted to this safety razor from disposable heads. This shaves better and nicks me less. Couldn t like it more.

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02/20/2012

Much easier to use than my old Futur, which was rather heavy and tricky under the nose. The 38C has a lovely balance and is very manoeuvrable.

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01/14/2012

I lost my safety razor over twenty years ago and this one has brought back to me just how good a shave you get from this type of razor. It is very well made and finished. It is a razor that should last a lifetime.

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01/4/2012

very happy with quality of goods

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12/29/2011

My first safety razor even though I ve shaved for years. Don t think I go back now, very happy with my choice

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12/23/2011

Great

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12/21/2011

Lovely razor, took a little getting used to after my current one but gives an excellent shave.

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12/17/2011

This is my first DE razor and I m more than thrilled to have it. I m glad that I ordered long version because it s easier to grip it. Hope I m staying with this one for life.

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12/12/2011

Bought as a xmas present for my husband so I have no feedback yet on the razor, but I can comment on the ease of ordering and the quick and reliable service of The Traditional Shaving Company.

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11/27/2011

No comment.

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11/27/2011

No comment.

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11/24/2011

excellent

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11/24/2011

No comment.

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11/22/2011

A well-made, quality piece of kit, very pleased.

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11/22/2011

Great razor! Previously used a Wilkinson Sword DE and was a cartridge shaver all this while. With the Merkur, am never going back. Money well spent. Not sure if the 34C would have been better, but the 38C does not warrant a complaint at any level.

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11/16/2011

Beautiful

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10/10/2011

No comment.

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10/9/2011

Great Razor, nice weight, and a dream to shave with. Would definitely recommend

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08/16/2011

Was concerned on the weight of this but now I ve used it a bit I wouldn t change ir for a lighter version.

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08/6/2011

No comment.

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08/5/2011

Very good close shave love it.

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07/6/2011

This is one seriously heavy razor..very solidly constructed ..but let down by machining marks under the chrome at the ends of the shaving head..This is just cosmetic and in no way detracts from the razors excellent performance..

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07/1/2011

Fantastic razor after years of using the gimmicks currently avaialble. My son now wants one!!

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06/5/2011

Very difficult to make a mistake with this razor - excellant.

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06/4/2011

First shave with this razor and the Merkur blade provided....First impressions were of a chunky and heavy razor...a quality product with heavy Chrome and a good finish...you do not need to press on the weight of the razor does all the work....What a delightful clean crisp shave...With no nicks or cuts...you can tell the difference with the first pass of the blade......two or three passes and you have a super smooth finish like nothing I ve ever had before.......and I ve shaved with steel for fifty years...One thing I would suggest is a splash with cold water and a moisturiser afterwards...the shave is very close.....

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04/27/2011

Excellent razor - nice quality with a good weight.

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04/14/2011

I tried a cheap Wilko Sword DE to test my resolve to return to proper shaving, then spent a week reading reviews and choosing the 38C. I ve absolutely no regrets. Its beautifully engineered, looks superb and handles nicely. No worries recommendeing this even to relatively inexperienced DE shavers live me.

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04/2/2011

Very well manufactured, good close shave, seems very hard to cut yourself.

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01/22/2011

Excellent Razor swiftly delivered 5 star

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12/24/2010

Perfect!

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12/23/2010

Just had my first shave with this razor and words just are not enough. It gives a wonderful shave that feels closer than anything i have tried before it....and i am a newbie to double edge razors. No nicks or cuts, just smooth and very close. Best advice i can give, use a quality pre shave, cream and badger brush and you will never look back.

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12/16/2010

No comment.

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12/16/2010

Beautifully crafted and very well put together.

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12/15/2010

No comment.

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12/15/2010

Superb quality, wonderful for larger hands, a delight to use

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11/30/2010

I have found this product produces a superior shave

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11/28/2010

No comment.

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11/27/2010

Beautifully balanced, excellent quality razor.

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09/15/2010

Beautifully designed and weighted, giving a wonderful envigorating shave.

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07/18/2010

excellent product

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07/8/2010

Beautiful weight and balance. The blade sits nice - not too aggressive but still cuts well and I can get finished with two passes. The grip is superb!

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07/6/2010

Good quality product

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07/1/2010

Solid construction and beautiful finish.

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05/29/2010

Great razor.

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05/19/2010

Superb razor, quite heavy but gives an excellant shave even for the traditional shave newbie lie myself. unscrews via lock on the bottom.

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05/14/2010

Excellent razor. Came in good time and I am now shaving every day after not shaving for over 3 years! I didn t have a beard, I clipped my stubble.

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05/12/2010

Really lovely razor. Great finish and wonderfully classic design

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04/30/2010

Quality piece of kit that is a joy to use, a must have.Fact

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04/9/2010

No comment.

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04/1/2010

No comment.

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03/13/2010

Excellent razor and received very quickly from this company.

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03/12/2010

No comment.

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03/10/2010

very pleased

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03/8/2010

Great product at a great price, quickly delivered.

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01/21/2010

No comment.

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01/19/2010

beautifully made and a good weight, it feels very confident

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01/16/2010

No comment.

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HD Barber Pole 38C Safety Razor Chrome

HD Barber Pole 38C Safety Razor Chrome

Merkur HD 38C Barber Pole safety razor. The barber pole 38C safety razor is a longer handled version of the Merkur HD 34C. Built to the same high quality as the 34C the additional length alters the weight and balance of the razor.

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