Merkur 45 Bakelite DE Razor First Use & Thoughts (Head Shaving)

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hey people so i used had my first ever use with the merkur 45 bakelite de razor which i paired with a gillette silver blue which i also used for the very first time

i had 3 days worth of growth an bare i mind i have very thick coarse hair too,
the razor made light work of it, now the razor is very light, nimble and i found it to be a superb efficient shave, honestly i absolutely loved it

my experience with de/se razors is that you have to take shorter strokes,
but with this merkur 45 you can literally take long strokes and theres no blade chatter and dont need to worry about cutting or catching your skin,
i assume it may be due to the way the blade is held in place maybe? i dont know someone correct me if im wrong

where i think this razor excels is ATG and i think it might be due to the blade angle,
i mention the blade angle as a lot of youtubers even commented on it having a bit of a steeper shaving angle
kinda reminded me of a more aggressive, efficent version of the medium henson de razor i got, of course like anything YMMV

anyways i would defo recommend this razor, however im not sure what the availability of it is like
 
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Is this the red bakelite model? I used to use one on trips but found it a bit rough even with several excellent blades. I changed to a cheap Feather razor. I'll root the Merkur out and have another go with it although only use it for face shaving.
 
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Is this the red bakelite model? I used to use one on trips but found it a bit rough even with several excellent blades. I changed to a cheap Feather razor. I'll root the Merkur out and have another go with it although only use it for face shaving.
Yea the reddish/black colour one,
Surprised you found it rough, I found it smooth, very smooth in fact

here's a pic...

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