Merkur 23C DE Safety Razor

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Long handled DE safety razor with a closed comb head and chrome plated finish.

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The Merkur 23C is a long handled DE Safety razor with a closed comb head. The razor offers a mild shave, making it the ideal razor if you’re just starting out with DE safety razor shaving. The long handle, 95mm, makes the razor more suited to those with larger hands or if you’re using the razor to shave hard to reach areas, such as the legs.

The slim and hollow handle makes the razor lighter than most other DE safety razors (of similar size), at 61g.

  • Polished chrome finish
  • Knurled handle
  • Made in Germany
  • Supplied with one Merkur blade
  • Handle length: 95mm
  • Weight: 61g
  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    tara.celtic (verified owner)

    Slightly nervous this is my first DE safety razor. I needn’t have worried it give a closer leg shave than the all singing all dancing multi bladed vibrating cartridge razor I had been using. I feel a lot more confident using the 23C. Combined with the Razorock brush and Taylor of Old Bond St shaving cream the 23C just glides over the skin . Perfect handle length and nice weight. I’ve got the daily leg shave down to a fine art, completed quickly with no mess, no cuts and super smooth legs. Girls if you want to cut out plastic by switching to to DE razor do it. The Merkur 23C will last a lifetime and the blades are so much cheaper. So glad I switched. Anthony has been so helpful and items arrive very quickly.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sophie P.

    Great product!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul M.

    Got this as an everyday razor. I have a Parker 99R which is very aggressive compared to this so requires more time and concentration to enjoy a really close shave. The 23c I fitted with a Feather Blade and just swiped away. Just what I wanted for those quick shaves before heading out to work against the clock. No cuts, nicks or burn and bumps. If you’re after a speed razor this is one to consider.

  4. Rated 2 out of 5

    Alex C.

    Sadly not the cheap alternative to 5 blade shave I was hoping for, cut my face, and did not give a very smooth shave. Recommended only for the most manly of men.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike L.

    A nicely finished and well balanced razor. Gives a good clean shave. I like the long handle. Didn’t much rate the blade that came with it though.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    I decided to try a safety razor for 3 reasons: 1) Being in my thirties, unlike most women it seems (according to the likes of Gilette) I am not aesthetically drawn to things the colour of a My Little Pony, 2) I am fed up with the exorbitant cost of regular replacement blades and 3) I am trying to reduce the amount of landfill waste I produce (therefore disposable razors are not the answer and pretty crap). After much research I plumped for the Merkur 23C. I’d watched several You Tube Videos about ladies using safety razors to shave legs and other bits and was a bit concerned about the amount of rigmarole with shaving soap, brushes etc etc… Decided to just try it as I usually do – in the shower, with a slather of conditioner. After a tentative first couple of strokes I quickly and successfully de-fuzzed legs, armpits and er, other areas with not a nick in sight. Lovely smooth finish and comfortable to hold (the curved shape dictates the angle you approach the skin). Not sure what all the fuss is about – it is as easy and safe as a high street cartridge razor and a slick of conditioner seems to do the job brilliantly. Changing the blades is simple when done with a little care. Been using for about a week now. All in all, really delighted. Just wish I’d bought one years ago.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alan W.

    Takes me back twenty something years in a good way. Shaving is now more of an experience and a much less expensive one at that when compared to the ridiculous prices of the ‘new generation’ of ‘fusion’ razors I’ve been using for the last few years

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have big hands and using this is a dream, I’ve played about with smaller handled razors and I can’t grip them properly. I’ve had perfect shaves since buying it, I look forward to waking up and performing my morning ritual now. (Something I avoided at all costs with cartridge razors.) If you have bigger hands, and want to have a much better shaving experience, then invest in this. Your skin will thank you later.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tony P.

    I’m new to using safety razors and have only just stopped using multi blade razors. The reason I opted for this safety razor was the ‘long handle’, although it is still much shorter than what I’m used to I feel as though it has made the transition easier than it would of been going straight to a normal length one. It weighs a little less than I thought it would, but I was basing that purely on my imagination so it’s neither a pro or a con. Works really well and even after my first shave with it, I noticed a big difference in the condition of my skin compared to using a multi blade razor. And with each shave since then my skills are improving and so is the final product. Highly recommended

  10. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jordan Y.

    I’m new to wet shaving so I don’t have much experience to draw off however I’ve found this to be exceptionally good and I’ve noticed an excellent change post shave on my face. Overall this is a great product and would recommend anyone to get it if they are new to wet shaving like myself.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert J.

    High build quality light weight and long handle make this a very versatile razor suitable for beginner or experienced user alike. Head is interchangeable with Muhle R41 should you fancy an upgrade later on.
    Great service from Shave Lounge as usual.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tom V.

    Nice packaging, premium build quality, razor looks great, really great shave. Long handle makes transition from cartridge razor easier imo.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Yufan C.

    Bought as a birthday present for my partner and he was very pleased with it. It seems well-constructed and will be used for many years to come.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike S.

    Very happy, excellent product. Super shave.

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