Double edge (DE) safety razors have been in use for over a century and continue to be popular today among those who prefer a traditional, close shave. Merkur/Solingen has been at the forefront of DE safety razor design and manufacturing for over 125 years. There are several styles of Merkur razors available, each with their unique features and benefits. Here are the most common types of Merkur double edge safety razors:
Types of razor construction
Two-piece razor: A two-piece razor is similar to a three-piece razor, except that the baseplate and handle are joined together and the top cap screws into the handle. This type of razor is easy to assemble and disassemble for cleaning and blade replacement.
Adjustable Razor: Adjustable razors allow you to adjust the blade's angle and exposure to suit your skin type and hair thickness. These razors have a dial or knob that can be turned to adjust the blade. Adjustable razors are the most flexible as they allow use with any skin tone and facial hair thickness. Also, skin tone and hair thickness can change over time and adjustable razors allow for resetting the blade angle to find the most comfortable shave at any given time without replacing the razor. Adjustable razors are the best style for a long-term investment in your razor.
Merkur double edge safety razors come in various styles, and each type has its unique features and benefits. Choosing the right one depends on your preference, hair type, and level of experience with wet shaving.