The Razor of the Week this week is the Merkur Bakelite.
This is a unique little razor. First off it’s lightweight. It’s made out of one of the first plastics. It’s also got a unique “Marbled” look to it. It’s really rather attractive. And on top of that, it’s light.
I did find it a little “fiddly” to get a blade in it. But this is mainly due to the lightweight of all the pieces.
I used to use the Bic Good news razors. These are also lightweight razors. The Merkur bakelite is just as light. This makes it capable of giving a real good shave while not enticing you into allying to much pressure on the razor. This gives a very comfortable shave.
I tried this razor with Cremo and believe that I have found a winning combination. I’m going to make this my camping razor. I have a small bottle to hold some Cremo and with this lightweight razor, I have a nice lightweight setup that only needs water. I’m looking forward to using it this upcoming weekend.