Type: Safety Razor
The Merkur 700 Futur is the centerpiece of my shaving kit. It’s not large, which makes it ideal for travel, but there is a reassuring heft to this safety razor. The weight of the razor is key to the gliding action that helps it produce an effortless, smooth shave. Being new to the safety razor shave, I found it thoughtful that Merkur gives me 6 levels of adjustability so that I can grow into my razor as my technique improves. Not only is it a useful instrument, it is truly a beautifully designed and crafted tool.
I love German engineering and this razor is the epitome of German engineering. Very clean design and beautiful to look at and hold. I have the chrome version of this but I want to buy a second one. This razor is heavy at 4.5oz but it's bulk is what makes it a joy to shave with. The weight helps gravity to do it's job and move itself across your face. You can set the razor to be very aggressive and the weight can move it faster than you might like. 1 is the least aggressive and 6 the most aggressive. I first set it to 3 which was a little too aggressive for my first shave with it. My second shave I set it to 1 and then over the next few shaves worked my way back to 3 which is a good setting for me. Now I have the hang of this and I am getting great shaves with it. I also picked up the case for this so I can bring it with me when I travel. You won't regret buying this razor.