Merkur Futur...first use..!

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After three years of DE shaving I have upped my game and got myself a Merkur Futur and used it for the for the first time today.

I can only say "wow"

Tabac soap and an Astra Superior Stainless blade made up the team.

Having been warned to be careful with this razor, I made sure my prep was on point and had read to not get too excitable with settings.

Set to number 2 it gave me the finest shave from the very first stroke. I have never found shaving so simple and so comfortable.

Absolutely blown away by the result, the ease of use, the quality of the razor and the smart advice that I followed. Highly recommended!
 
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After three years of DE shaving I have upped my game and got myself a Merkur Futur and used it for the for the first time today.

I can only say "wow"

Tabac soap and an Astra Superior Stainless blade made up the team.

Having been warned to be careful with this razor, I made sure my prep was on point and had read to not get too excitable with settings.

Set to number 2 it gave me the finest shave from the very first stroke. I have never found shaving so simple and so comfortable.

Absolutely blown away by the result, the ease of use, the quality of the razor and the smart advice that I followed. Highly recommended!
So this morning I've changed it up.

I used an Arko shaving stick for the first time ever and after watching a geofatboy video on Youtube nailed it first time.

I cannot believe how simple this all could be and actually think this maybe my future.

Shave was quick, comfortable and stress free with a wonderful finish.

Just one question, how many shaves should I use this blade for ? Usually I use them for 5/6 shaves but wondered if the Merkur would alter that
 
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Don't over think it. Each Blade will differ. Go by the feeling of the blade - you'll know if it's on its way out.
Chris is spot on

I generally use Astra SS and (most) DE blades 3 times, beyond that they lose their edge a little (for me at least),some people happily get 10+ shaves from them
They're better than the SP variant for longevity
At around 10 - 15 pence per blade they're cheap enough to replace

Good to hear you are getting on so well with your Futur, it's a good razor and very well made
I like how it holds the blade so rigidly, so no chatter
 
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