What a difference a high-quality razor/handle makes. After using a smaller, lighter, less precise razor and feeling meh about it, I got the Merkur on a recommendation and it’s crazy how much better it is to shave with!
I like the feel and weight of it, but as a tall guy I was surprised at how short the handle is and glad I didn't opt for a standard model. I haven't used yet as beard season is ongoing since there currently are snow flurries in the air, but I'm excited to use it soon. It shipped quickly and was well packaged.
Very well made. A lot like my father's razor which is 50+ years old.
I prefer the heavier weight and extra length. Feels like I have better control.
I feel confident using it after only a few saves.
Thought I would cut myself a few times. No cuts at all. This is a great safety razor. I highly recommend it.