Pils Stainless Steel Double Edge Razor, 101NE

Pils Stainless Steel Double Edge Razor, 101NE

Customer Rating:

sku 401-084-00
Out of Stock

The Pils 101NE Safety Razor is 100% solid stainless steel with a satin matte finish. All Pils products come from a small factory in Germany with nothing but the highest quality machinery and best artisans to turn out these technical marvels. The design behind this Pils two piece razor is different from others. The head of the razor spins freely for replacing blades and shuts when screwed close. We recommend using only high quality stainless steel razor blades with this razor as carbon steel blades may cause rust.

Total Length: 100mm
Handle Length: 90mm
Handle Diameter: 10mm
Handle Collar: 12mm
Weight: 115g

Note: This razor comes with a 2 year manufacturer's warranty.

For more information on caring for your razor, please click here

Customer Reviews

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Best DE razor, 12.9.2014
Reviewer: knldgskr (Emery, SD)

For years I used the Merkur Futur (set at 3) and was very happy with it until I decided to splurge on the Pils. Pils' heavy head makes it glide across my face and neck. It is very expensive but it is worth it. It makes the Future feel like an old stick shift car. Ask someone who loves you to give it to your for Christmas.

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Solid Craftsmanship and Good Performance, 12.18.2013
Reviewer: Dallas H (Mechanicsville, Virginia)

Like others, I purchased the Pils 101NE so that I could compare it to other double edge blade razors I own and routinely use. First impression... The razor arrived reasonably well packaged but in a somewhat flimsy brown paper board box. While acceptable, I really expected (and would have appreciated) a somewhat more robust box to better protect and contain the razor. The Pils appears to be well designed. I was a bit disappointed, however, with the razor's surface finish. The outside part of the razor that "shows" is well executed, but there are visible machining marks on the inside of the head... Unexpected, but (I guess) acceptable. I found the razor to be effective for shaving. It has a "head heavy" feel which is perhaps amplified by a handle that is smooth and thin. I was half expecting the handle to feel slippery when soapy and wet but, fortunately, that is not the case. It feels secure in my hand. I haven't had any issues controlling the razor while shaving my face. I do, however, find this razor difficult to control while shaving my head. I attribute that more to the blade angle than to the balance of the razor itself. I'm glad I own this razor. While the Pils is a very good shaver and worthy of a place in one's razor rotation, it is not my favorite. That honor still belongs to my Feather AS-D2.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Best of the Best, 12.16.2013
Reviewer: Bob (Schaumburg, Illinois)

I absolutely love my Pils. It is the finest razor I have ever owned, both in terms of construction and application. The thin handle takes just a little bit of time to get used to, but the results are worth the effort. Be sure to use the best blade that you can to enhance the action of the large head. A good quality shaving cream helps too.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Best Shave Ever, 8.28.2012
Reviewer: Dennis T. Fair, Ph.D. (Mars, PA)

I just got this razor today. Previously, I have been using a Feather Artist Club straight edge and a Merkur 33C Classic. Let me say unequivocally that this is one fine razor. I loaded a Feather blade, and then did a first pass with the grain, and a subsequent pass against the grain. The head on this razor is heavy, and I didn't apply any pressure. The weight of the Pils was all that was needed. My face is barber shop smooth. I have a winner, and would like to thank Royal Shave for carrying this remarkable double edge razor.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 cutting, 6.29.2012
Reviewer: mike shade (garner, NC)

this razor is such a high quality and well engineered shaving tool that evev the smallest slightest mistake will cost you a bit of blood, most of the time you wont even feel it cutyou. use with caution!!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Excellent safety razor, 2.6.2012
Reviewer: Charlie A. Stuht (Haworth, NJ)

This razor, Pils 101NE, is worth the money. It gives a very close shave. I usually shave once every 2 or 3 days. I used this razor 3 days in a row and it still gave me a nice smooth close shave. the blade in the razor at that time, was a Wilkison Sword blade. I also have a Feather stainless razor , an Ikon Oss razor and a Merkur Vision razor. Still trying them out. The Pils is the best out of the lot,so far. I have used the others but not enough to give an opinion on each one.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 This is some razor, 1.3.2012
Reviewer: jumpfromplane (Philadelphia, PA)

I just received my PILS 101NE. I have owned many merkurs years ago and gave up at one point and rode the triple razors for years, besides fact stores are constantly out of them, as well as you over shave the blades because they are so expensive they just don't feel manly as you see same ones with pink handles one aisle over. So I jumped back in buying a Merkur Mergress, which is a good razor, although it gets me consistently. I read anything and everything on the PILS, and I just couldn't fathom the comments made about craftsmanship etc, frankly I though there can't be that big a difference after all both are made in Germany known for good work. Well whats been said is all true, out of box, I was just stunned by it visually, even the coloring screams quality. The heft of it is considerable, the handle feels amazing. Its just truly impressive. Now like a kid with a unsupervised toys I dropped a feather blade in spin it like the video do it over and over cause its just cool, and nic my little finger as deserved. band aid on, I keep spinning. Now its mid day, I'm dressed and wanna ret this marvel of german engineering, so being lazy, I go for it without soap, (spot a trend here) first pass it cuts nothing as the angles off, second I adjust and it glides across my face so smooth I lack the adjectives. I feel the area and its baby bottom smooth. I completely dry shave and feel no burn nothing. not one cut, well my finger but we covered that. I compare it to the Merkur which is a really nice razor and its no comparison. Heft, quality, just the way its made, strikingly different in workmanship. This isn't a knock on Merkur either its just a statement of how fine a razor the PILS is. PS Royal Shave quality group as well

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 My Go-To Razor, 12.7.2011
Reviewer: James M. (Eagle River, AK)

I absolutely love this razor! I find it to be of high quality and heavy weight. As someone else said, the weight of the razor does the work. I enjoy the aggressiveness of this razor and it does wonders for the difficult spots under my nose. It produces a beautiful shave and I consider it a work of art in my shave collection. Heed the warning about blades and rust, I noticed a small spot of rust where the flat part of the blade meets the razor head. It cleaned off nicely and easily (so do not let this put you off). Just use quality stainless steel blades and you'll be fine. I would buy this razor in a heartbeat if it is in your price range. I love it!

1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pils 101NE, 10.6.2011
Reviewer: Ron Herbster (Yardley, PA)

I have had this razor for a week and have used Feather, Iridium, and Gillette Swede blades. This is by far the worst razor I have ever owned. Using these 3 excellent blades I find that it is like shaving with a very dull blade and also the shave is not at all close. I bought this razor after reading all the great reviews. I own 2 Ikon modern razors (an almost exact clone to the Pils) and they are wonderful shavers. After getting this kind of performance out of the Ikons, I was really looking forward to using the Pils and have wound up extremely disappointed.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Best safety razor, 6.7.2011
Reviewer: Douglas B. (Charleston, SC)

I just received my Pils yesterday. The first shave with it was a pleasure. The weight of the head does all of the work. The look of the Pils is very nice. I would recommend this razor to anyone.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Excellent Razor, 5.5.2011
Reviewer: George (Encino, CA)

I like a razor that sets heavy in my hand while shaving. I have the Merkur 43c Stainless razor weighing in at ~148g, the Merkur 38c weighing ~111g and the Pils 101NE weighing ~125g. I ordered the 101NE prior to taking a vacation and received it from RoyalShave within 3 working days of placing the order and was able to take it on vacation. The razor is packaged by Pils in a manner that emphasizes the fact you have purchased a premium razor. I found the razor to balance ~5/8 inch below the underside of the head. This configuration distributes a satisfactory amount of head weight that easily overcomes bristle friction with little effort on my part. I have a heavy beard and found this razor a pleasure to use. Of the three razors mentioned above I find the Merkur 43C and the Pils 101NE to be my preferred razors. The appearance of the Pils 101NE is, in my opinion, superior to the Merkur 43C, including both attention to detail and form. I clean and dry my razor after every shave so I have not experienced any discoloration or rusting. In my opinion, the money was well spent and I appreciate what the cost of this razor represents regarding design detail and craftsmanship. If you want a razor that feels solid in your hand and is superbly crafted, then the Pils 101NE is worth your attention.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Best I have used so far, 5.2.2011
Reviewer: Jason (Baltimore, MD)

To date I have tried several Merkur models (none adjustable) and the Feather stainless safety razor. All are good, but nothing has compared with the Pils. I use it with a Feather blade and find it to be the best and most aggressive in the bunch. My second choice is the Feather stainless safety razor, and I appreciate its fine machining and craftmanship. But it curves the blade somewhat like the Merkurs, and doesn't allow the same degree of control I get from the Pils, which holds the blade straight. Like most shaving products it comes down to personal preference, but for me the control of the angle and the impressive quality of the razor itself have not been matched.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Excellent shaver!, 4.20.2011
Reviewer: Gerald (Stanford, CA)

This razor is beautifully crafted and easy to use. The head-heavy construction allows the user to easily mow through even the most stubborn whiskers. Assembly and dis-assembly is straightforward. The only thing I would possibly improve is blade centering, which ostensibly might go off centre as one screws the top down (doesn't happen if you are careful). I own both this (my second DE razor) and the Feather All-Stainless (my first DE razor), and I don't regret spending so much money on DE razors in the beginning - it just made the transition from Mach3 so much easier!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 No Hair is safe!, 3.14.2011
Reviewer: Harold Morgado (Enumclaw, WA)

Ok, Here we go. This is the Grand Poo Pa of all razors, better yet the Grand Lux of all shaving tools!. If Jesus comes back, he would use this razor! Save your Money and Buy the best from the best Dealer on Earth, RoyalShave! This Razor can be used half asleep, even before my first cup of joe! Graet precision, feel and very smooth. XOXOXO Yes Friends I love it! And you will to! Stop buying all those nickle and dime razors and those wana be Clones, and buy the Best! Pils Rocks!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Finally the perfect shave with the perfect razor, 1.9.2011
Reviewer: Edward Winston (Columbia, Md)

I had tried a Merkur Razor in the past and simply couldn't get a close shave. In fact, after spending close to $500.00 on a Plisson brush and all the finest accessories, I was left very disappointed. The brush is great, but without the right razor, a good shave just isn't possible. Then I decided to try the Pils Razor and I experienced the best shave of my life on the first use. Yes, the razor is beautifully made and although expensive, it's worth every penny. It feels like a true luxury item and is a pleasure to shave with. I have read other reviews that claim this razor is not for the beginner, but I disagree. I didn't notice any learning curve at all, in fact just the opposite, I got a perfect shave on one pass. This razor will surpass your expectations and you wil be proud to own it.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 I would give it 6 stars if I could, 6.24.2010
Reviewer: DC Jones (San Francisco, CA)

This is one impressive razor. I have simply not found another razor that provides me with as close and smooth a shave, as does the Pils. My shave quality has increased exponentially since switching to the Pils, and with less irritation. I did have to make some slight adjustments to my technique in order to find the proper blade angle, but I have been rewarded for my effort. As the blade is held almost flat by the head it has less curvature, which means you end up holding the razor almost perpendicular to obtain the proper angle. Once you do that, you are set. The construction is top notch, the razor has an impressive heft, and it really is a lot of fun to handle and use. Materials are outstanding! Using the Pils reminds me a bit of driving a 911, if that makes any sense. I love it so much I have sold off all my vintage razors, and have ordered up another Pils.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craftsmanship & Feel: Second to none..., 6.16.2010
Reviewer: Jonathan K. (Chicago, IL)

Obviously, this razor is not for everybody... The price itself can be a sticking point for most, so I will focus on its performance as well the tangibles of the piece itself. Quality: Simply put, the construction is impeccable. The razor exudes quality and the feel is that of a precision instrument used by NASA! The excellence of this razor was apparent the first time I held the razor, which was confirmed by its heft and clean appearance. Perfect and even blade gap on both sides ensures you get consistent results (some current manufacturers struggle with this due to bad plating, stamping, etc). Design: The minimalist design goes along very well with the high quality stainless steel - perfect in every way. Again, it might not be appealing to the traditionalist but this razor is everything it appears to be. Ease of use: Blade replacement is a cinch as the head swivels on a threaded insert to release the top piece. In addition, there is next to zero play in the blade as it rests on top of the opened head. Grip/balance/feel: Obviously, the balance/feel of the razor is a matter of preference. It took me about a week or so to get used to the heavier weight, which actually has made shaving seem a little more effortless (i.e. the razor glides easier). However, you might look elsewhere if you prefer lighter razors. The grip is actually pretty solid considering how smooth the handle is. Angle/maneuverability: The sweet spot angle is slightly different than a vintage Gillette or Merkur, but it only took a few minutes to get it down. Also, the agility of the razor is actually quite comparable to most other razors I have used. The head may look bulky to some, but I think having the blade closer to the top end eliminates any clumsiness you might have. Overall: This in my opinion is the best crafted razor money can readily buy. Sure it may not have that charm of tradition youll find with vintage razors, but thats really the point