Merkur is a division of Dovo, a family-owned business proudly founded in Solingen, way back in 1906. They make a variety of safety razors that are affordable and yet embody the German spirit of detail-oriented excellence in craftsmanship.
What is unique about Merkur is that they offer safety razors in a variety configurations and angles of attack.
So go ahead, find the one that works best for you (get in touch if you're not sure!) and start your day with the reassuring craftsmanship and purposefulness of German engineering.