Merkur Futur is one of the most commonly used razors in barbershops. It is a razor that has been manufactured by a well-known brand in this industry. Merkur, the brand behind the Merkur safety razors is well known for its range of safety razors that include the 32C, 34C, and now the Futur.

Merkur Futur Style: two-part razor, with six different adjustment levels. It is a double edged razor whose head is easily removable.
Weight: 4.8 ounces

Design and Features

The Merkur Futur safety razor has a modern style, that is characterized by the presence of a sharp chrome finish all-through. The difference between this model and the previous ones lies in the handle. Its handle is flat, as compared to the 32C and 34C that had a beveled handle. Although this does give it a sleek and modern look, it works against the Futur as it greatly reduced its grip.

It is something that can make the razor feel unsafe for use. Apart from this, the razor has a superior quality, as it is made from top of the line materials. You can feel all this from its weight. The Merkur Futur safety razor is a bit pricier than other safety razors, but the material used, and the craftsmanship that has gone into developing this product does warrant the high price.

Weight and Distribution

According to the Merkur Futur review at LuxuryShavingRazors.com, this razor weighs in at 4.8 ounces, which some people may find to be a little bit heavier than what they are used to. However, its weight has been properly distributed across its handle, though the top is a little bit heavier. But this is not easily noticeable.

The additional weight is from its adjustable mechanisms. Its handle is also quite thick, and it does on to its overall weight. The purpose of the thick handle is to assist in balancing out its head, which as mentioned earlier is quite heavy. It is something that has worked out quite well, and many men will not be able to notice the imbalance when using the razor.

Handle and Grip

For this particular razor, Merkur chose to prioritize the razors’ aesthetics as opposed to its comfort and usability. Rather than provide a gripped handle, they chose to go with a sleek, and very smooth handle. Without a grip, it makes it harder for the user to hold the handle when shaving.

Ordinarily, this would not be a major issue, but when the razor is dipped in water, it may become slippery, and this would increase the chances of the shaver hurting himself. When you take a close look at its length, you will notice that it is a bit longer than the others. It is longer than four inches, making it an ideal product for men who have large hands, as well as those who prefer to use razors with longer handles.

Pros

  • Well designed
  • It comes with an adjustable head that allows you to zero in when shaving
  • Its weight will do most of the work for the shaver. There is, therefore, no need for one to bear down when shaving sensitive regions

Cons

  • It has a large girth that assists with a perfect shave, but it may prove cumbersome for men that have small hands.

Conclusion

Its price is quite competitive compared to other adjustable razors. However, the build quality does make up for the higher prices. Even though it does not have a grip, you can easily tell that the designers put in a lot of work, and thought into its design.

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Torsi is a professional blogger.