Merkur 1904 Safety Razor 42C

Merkur 1904 Safety Razor 42C

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The German-engineered Merkur 1904 includes the same head design as Merkur Classics, but pays homage to the original 1904 Gillette safety razor in its handsome, diamond patterned handle, which is six-sided for an extra-sure grip. The 1904 is available in both standard and open comb varieties.

Length: 3"
Weight: 65 grams

Note: Razor comes packaged with 1 Merkur double edge blade

Customer Reviews

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Best Shave Ever, Everyday, 12.8.2014
Reviewer: Chris (, )

I am a fairly new convert to the old-fashioned wet shaving method. This was the very first razor I'd ever purchased that was not a cartridge-style. I never had shaves before like the ones that I get consistently from the Merkur 1904. After I shaved with it the very first time, I was so impressed that I IMMEDIATELY disposed of my cartridge razors (and my aerosol shaving cream, but that's another review). No nicks, no irritation, and not to mention, it's excellently priced. I find myself recommending this razor to other men often when I hear them upset about the quality of their shave. If you buy this razor, and I promise you will not be disappointed.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack & Master of All Trades, 3.1.2014
Reviewer: Larry (Goshen, NY)

Small enough for travel, large enough for home rotation. This razor is beautiful. It is maneuverable enough to do touch ups, while being big enough for the main shave. Most versatile razor in my collection and I won't risk losing it in travel. It will out shave your current favorite razor.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Best!, 2.15.2014
Reviewer: Kevin R. (Lansing, Kansas)

I have been a long user of double edge safety razors; Fat Boys and Kronas. Got the, open comb, my first, based on reviews. After about a week I am completely amazed about this razor. Unbelievably close shave with no nicks. Puts my other razors to shame. Take my word you will not be disappointed.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 First DE , 2.4.2014
Reviewer: DB (Pass Christian, MS)

At 55 I was looking for a change from the toss away overpriced junk. Never having used a DE and not wanting to spend to much I ordered the 1904 to give it a try. After 3 shaves with the Murker blade I'm sold. Takes a little more time but no nicks and my face is smooth as butter. The 1904 looks kind of cool also. Paired with my Cremo shave cream I'm a convert. Thanks

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aesthetics and shipping, 12.5.2013
Reviewer: Chris (Covina, CA)

To preface my review, I would like to say that I have not used the razor, as I purchased it as a gift. This review will be on aesthetics and the transaction with Royal Shave ONLY. As far as appearance, this thing is a beauty. Its stantard-sized barrel is really easy to handle with the hex design (I pulled it out of the box and mirrored some strokes). It has a nice weight and seems to be of good quality. As far as performance, I can only imagine it will stand up to Merkur's reputation. The transaction with Royal Shave was awesome. I know my brother had purchased a Dovo straight with some accessories for me as a gift a few months back and was thoroughly impressed. I trusted that my purchase of this Merkur with a few accessories would be just as smooth, and surely it was. Although the quick shipping should be expected, as I am only about 30 miles north of Royal Shave, I was still very happy as the order was placed on Tuesday afternoon (one day after cyber Monday), and the package was received on Thursday afternoon. All items were received in safe packaging, and just as described on the website. Thanks guys/gals at Royal Shave!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 KISS THOSE MUTLI BLADE CARTRIDGES GOODBYE!!!!!, 11.19.2013
Reviewer: Doughboy1917 (Fresno, CA)

Today this wonderful safety razor a reproduction from 109 years ago from 1904, had arrived at my door and so it was good timing because I got the chance to use it and I had the right items to correctly use it the brush, the mug, ect, so I knew how to put the blade in "using common sense", and i put it in the mug of hot water ( so it won't likely to cut you )and did the whole process and once I got to put this safety razor on my face, it's like the Rolls Royce of its class smooth and elegant on how it feels, just letting the weight of it do it's job and not putting no pressure and going with the grain and what will you know its smoother. And I approve this message , Kiss those tugging, expensive, multi blade cartridges good bye and buy one these and save money, you'll be glad you did. THANKYOU Royal Shave

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Outstanding, 10.26.2013
Reviewer: Carl Carbo (Scotrun, Pa.)

A wonderful addition to my collection. This is my seventh razor purchased from Royal Shave. I received this razor from Royalshave in two days with free shipping. There is no better company to deal with. Outstanding in every way. Thank you.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike M., 9.11.2013
Reviewer: Michael Miller (Tampa, FL)

I love this single edge razor. After decades of treating my shave as a chore, I now do it as a pleasure. I was using cheap dollar store plastic double edge razors for years and hated them, but put up with it because I didn't know better. The double edge blades always got clogged up between the blades and became ineffective. The single edge doesn't have this problem. And the weight of the razor feels good in the hand. I just wish I had been doing this all along.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 I LOVE THIS RAZOR!!!, 6.5.2013
Reviewer: BoyQueen (oakland, CA)

So I've just recently started shaving my face (I'm a trans man) and I was not happy at all with the cost/effectiveness of razor cartridges. I decided to give safety razors a try. I was intimidated, but after reading all the reviews I felt like I could handle it. I am so happy I switched to safety razors, I am never going back! I get such a clean and sharp shave with the single blade. The handle is small, like everyone has said, but I actually quite like that. It forces me to be more delicate as I use it. The weight of the razor is great and it's just a stunning vintage-looking piece. I adore it, and it's already paid for itself with how much I've saved by no longer buying cartridges. My only heads up is that this does NOT have a "butterfly" opening. Which means that, though it's not super complicated or anything, you just have to be a tiny bit more careful not to cut yourself as you load/unload the razors. I HIGHLY recommend this razor. I'm very pleased.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 I like saving money., 8.22.2012
Reviewer: Jay (, )

This is probably one of the lower priced razors available and it's even a Merkur! I'm not too fond of the handle, but for less than $30, I'm not going to complain.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Perfect, 6.4.2012
Reviewer: andrew (Flint, TX)

I just got into the art of wet shaving and this is the perfect double edge razor. It is stylish and has a good weight to it. Very high quality. I am really glad I went with this one for my first. And it may be my last!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 saved tons of money, 8.1.2011
Reviewer: Tom (Ardmore, OK)

I bought this razor 2 years ago to save money on those expensive cartidges i was buying for my gillette,i love this razor it shaves very close and replacement blades are very cheap compared to the cartidges for my other, its very well made and your getting a whole lot of razor for the money the razor payed for itself after the first 3 refill packs i bought for it .

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Old School shaving at its best with this one, 6.27.2011
Reviewer: Michael (Connellsville, Pennsylvania)

I learned how to shave on my dads old Gillette Adjustable Safety Razor and it was a tedious at first for me to do shave with it, but found pleasure in shaving with it then, but after moving out and since I've been using disposables, and been trying to reuse cartridges to save money. I did a little surfing on the web to see if I could find a cheaper cartridges and however came along Royalshave.com and was just astounded with the products they carry.. and I came along the Merker "1904" 42C... call it nostalgic.. call it old school.. Upon seeing the design of this beauty, I thought I'd give it a try.... AND I DID.. This razor is immaculate in design and in action..(although it's a 3 piece). The handle may be a little short for my preference, but still offers an awesome and close shave that can not compare to disposables. but mostly the razor reminded me of how I started shaving with the old mans Gillette. A great buy, cuts the cash all together on disposables.. If you're reading this.. GET ONE.. you won't be disappointed....

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Outstanding Razor, 4.19.2011
Reviewer: Roger (Seattle, Wa)

This Razor should cost alot more for the way it looks and shaves. I had no trouble shaving with this razor from the first time I used it. I have never wet shaved before. I highly recommend this razor. Especially for the mony