The 23C model by Merkur, introduced in the 1920s, draws inspiration from the classic 1905 razor and is highly regarded for its precision and reliable quality. This razor is designed to revolutionize the shaving experience, featuring a straight edge and a longer handle for a more effortless and seamless shave. Its enduring appeal has established it as an iconic and timeless classic in the world of shaving.
The 3pc razor is a classic double edge safety razor. It is a non-adjustable safety razor. The 3pc model means when you unscrew the handle, the razor is divided into 3 parts: the top plate, the comb, and the handle.
The Close comb:
The closed comb razors are perfect for a wet shave. It is the most popular among the safety razors. It has a straight bar which helps to control the degree of exposed skin and in stretching the skin as the blade moves across the shaving area. The ideal handle length provides you with the best shaving angle and with the immediate shaving results. The spacious blade gap allows the razor head from clogging with cut hair or lather residue. The closed comb is very helpful when you want to have a mild shave
The Long handle:
Known to deliver a smoother shave, the long handle adds to the comfort of the razor. The 23C is used for a close shave. The handle adds on to the key feature of this model. It is 4.2 inch in length Usually preferred by people with big hands as it would fit perfectly and give them a classic shaving experience.
The 23C model has a knurled handle which serves as an excellent grip. Even during the wet shave, when your hands get sticky, this knurled handle will give you the perfect grip.
It’s popular among the fans for its moderate aggressiveness. Since this razor is rather heavy it’s really intended for a smoother shave. This level of aggressiveness is helpful for shaving various types of beards ranging from a thick, coarse beard to a light, sensitive beard. For an aggressive range, you can choose a sharp blade, or you can dial it down a little and use a rather mild blade for a smooth shave.
How to use?
First, you should wash your face with warm water. This opens the pores and makes shaving easier. Start by generously coating your skin with shaving lather. Give the lather 5 minutes to soften the beard hair. Then, you set your safety razor at an angle of 30 - 45° and guide it over your face without pressure. To free the razor head from cut hair, simply hold it under the tap every few strokes.