Merkur 38C HD Long Handle Barber Pole Safety Razor Chrome

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The Merkur 38C Heavy-Duty Double-Edge Safety Razor heavy duty with the long-handle in the style of a barber pole design and chrome-plated finish is a true classic Merkur blade and one of the most popular. Longtime aficionados likewise simply call it the Merkur Barber Pole, a nod to American barber poles. Perfect for any classic shaving enthusiast to add to their collection or novice wanting to transition from straight razors. The big brother to the bestselling Merkur 34C, the handle of the Merkur 38c HD is one of the heavier safety razors from Merkur razors (over 4.0 ounces) and it is slightly heavier in comparison to other safety razors.

Tailor-made for those who want an exceptional razor that is big and has a heavy handle with heavy-duty heft. The handle finished in silver chrome plating features the classic barber pole design for extra grip adding to its timeless presence. The longer length and brass body combined, adds maneuverability giving you the aptitude to move around the contours of your beard guiding the blade easily, efficiently, and accurately with precision from the first pass to the second pass. An overall all-around great shave.


The head of the safety razor features a two-piece design (top plate and handle) to maintain blade alignment commanding little utilization of force while shaving which increases the stability of the blade movement and maintains blade angle. In order to ensure a balanced weight distribution for a comfortable shave, a heavyweight brass body is used in the handle for added weight and heavy-duty feel.


A safety razor with a closed comb is the all-rounder for classic wet shaving. Intuitively, you will feel the best shaving angle for your safety razor and immediately achieve ideal shaving results. The generous blade gap allows shaving soaps to flow efficiently protecting the razor head from clogging with cut hair or lather residue.


  • Two-Piece Razor
  • Longer handle (10cm) for those with smaller hands
  • Non-slip barber style pole design handle
  • A mild razor less aggressive overall and smooth shave
  • Less irritation and razor burn
  • Chrome plating protects the safety razor from rust and adding to elegance to its design
  • Works with all DE blades for double edge safety razors
  • Great balance & close shave


Safety Bar: Closed Comb
Aggressiveness: Medium
Used with any standard DE razor blades for safety razors


Length: 4.13 inches (10.5 cm)
Weight: 120 grams (4.23 ounces)
Made in Solingen, Germany


Handle Material: Chrome Plated Solid Brass Core
Razor Head Material: Chrome Plated Finish

*The Merkur razor works well with any standard double edge razor blades such as Astra Blades, Feather blade or Merkur replacement blades

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    Barry S.
    United States

    Fantastic razor!

    Excellent product. Really enjoy shaving with it; my first safety razor !

    Tariq S.
    Pakistan Pakistan

    Merkur Futur

    Excellent razor, unique design and gives awesome shaves!

    United States United States


    Great first razor for anyone! Different color to add to your den with this. I like to use feather and Gillette silver blues. Sharp blades for this mild razor work the best for me.