WITH THE RECESSION LOOMING OVER OUR HEADS, MANY OF US ARE KEEN TO CUT OUR COSTS AND SHAVE ANY UNNECESSARY EXPENDITURE FROM OUR OUTGOINGS.
Rather than growing a beard, you might wish to remain clean shaven, which means buying razor blades. We’ve all bought the latest multi-blade razor with the lure of exciting marketing, tempting packaging and a free blade only to be stung by the cost of replacements. A pack of new razor blades often costs many times that of the razor – as much as £2.20 per blade!
Brands such as Gillette or Wilkinson Sword might sell the razor for little or no profit, simply to get you hooked on their own particular fitment and design of razor blade – where they make the real money. After all, if you don’t buy any more blades, your new razor will be useless and a waste of money!
A classic safety razor can not only provide an improved shave, but also a cheaper shave. Consider this; a 4 pack of Gillette Fusion razor blades costs around £9.99. A pack of 10 Merkur safety razor blades is just £4.95. Even more impressive, £9.95 will buy you 100 Derby Extra double edge razor blades or 25 times as many Derby razor blades than Fusion blades,with change to spare!
What does cost a little more is the razor. When you buy a safety razor, you’re not buying into a “shaving system”, locked into one type of blade by one manufacturer who can then charge heavily for the blades. You’re investing in a razor than can accept a wide range of razor blades, with different properties to suit your beard and skin type, to give you a better shave.
The range of safety razors provides another opportunity to tailor your shave to you. Our range of safety razors includes adjustable models – which increases the angle and exposure of the blade to the skin; slant bars – with an angled head which slices through the beard; non-adjustable razors – ideal for beginning with; travel razors; short handled designs and long handled designs.
Prices for our Merkur safety razors range from £19.95 to £64.95 for the hand-assembled Merkur Vision adjustable razor. Rather than being a piece of plastic, Merkur safety razors are manufactured from steel, chrome, nickel and brass in Solingen, Germany – the German equivalent of Sheffield – renowned for steel making.