Muhle Safety Razor Review
The Muhle company is a German company that has been manufacturing wet shaving products since 1945.
Known for their high quality products and use of the best possible materials, Muhle Safety razors have become increasingly popular.
Their models come in a high quality chrome finishing which adds to the elegant look of these safety razors. The material used is corrosion-resistant and it will last you a long time.
The blades are easily replaced by unscrewing the top and once fitted properly you won´t any movement in the blade unlike some of the other safety razors.
Its a matter of personal taste but I find the engraving on the handle give it a nice look and feel. The engraving also give these razors a firm grip without any slippage.
They are by no means a low price products but you have only got to see the quality and the shaving results and you would know that its worth the price.
Their practical size and weight make them a great traveling companion.
Here is my in depth review of some of the most popular Muhle Safety Razors.
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Muhle R89 Closed Comb Double Edge Safety Razor Review
The Muhle R89 closed comb double edge safety razor has a head like the Edwin Jagger razors ( Muhle actually makes some of Jagger’s razor heads) and has the following features:
- 80 mm long.
- Weighs 70grams.
- Textured handle for a more secure grip.
- Comes with 1 free razor blade and instructions.
The Muhle R89 safety razor is a well designed safety razor made to last for years of use.
It has a precision made head and the blade is centered perfectly. The chrome plating and the overall finishing gives it a look of elegance.
It is a very non aggressive razor and suitable for experienced shavers as well as newbies. You will get a smooth and gentle shave even if you have a sensitive skin.
What I like the most is the close shave it gives without any irritation. I also found that it gives a good grip even with wet and soapy hand.
What the Reviews Say
Ratings and reviews for the R89 are extremely good. Users like this razor and many chose it over other better known brands simply because it promises to give a close aggressive shave.
Features customers like include:
Construction: Users find the Muhle R89 to be an extremely well constructed and nice looking razor.
No Irritation: Men find that this razor shaves so close that they don’t need more than one pass to get a close shave which means that they experience less or no irritation or razor burn whatsoever.
Weighted Handle: People like the weighted handle and feel that it makes a nice balanced razor that is easy to use.
Muhle R89 also available in Rosegold handle.
Muhle R89 Grande Chrome Handle Safety Razor Review (Closed Comb)
The Muhle R89 Grande safety razor is identical to the R89 with the exception that it is somewhat longer and weighs a bit more.
This is a great safety razor for those men with larger hands who want a longer handled razor.
Features of it include:
- Large oversize handle which is 107 mm long.
- 3 piece razor.
- Chrome plated metal.
- Weights 80 grams.
- Handle diameter is 14mm.
While the Muhle R89 Grande is designed to give a close shave, it is a more forgiving razor than many of the other Muhle razors, making it ideal for those people new to DE shaving.
What the Reviews Say
Reviews for the Muhle R89 Grande are extraordinary with most users finding this razor to be the best DE razor they have ever tried.
Features they especially like are:
Great Grip: Customers find that the R89 Grande feels good in the hand, and the larger textured handle provides them with a good grip when shaving.
The ability to grip the handle firmly allows for more control when shaving, which is essential with a double edge razor.
Easy to Change Blades: Users also like the fact that changing the blades on this razor is easy. There is no fighting to get the new blade in or out and the blade seats properly without any need to adjust.
Muhle R41 Open Comb Double Edge Safety Razor Review
The Muhle R41 Open Comb Razor is considered to be one of the most aggressive razors manufactured by Muhle.
Features of this razor include:
- Finely engraved finish.
- Weighs 62 grams.
- Measures: 95mm X 53mm.
- Comes with one razor blade and instructions.
The Muhle R41 is best suited for those who have at least some experience shaving with double edge razors and are looking for the closer shave that an open comb razor allows.
What the Reviews Say
Consumer reviews are extremely good although some users feel that the handle could be less slippery and better balanced.
However, most users do feel that this razor gives them a good shave and they like the following features:
Solidly Made: Men feel that this product is solidly constructed and well made and that it gives them many years of quality shaves.
Great Shaves: Customers also commented that this razor gives them exceptionally close shaves without irritation, razor burn or bumps.
Whether you are new to Double Edge wet shaving or an old pro, if you are looking for a well made razor that will give you a close shave, the above Muhle safety razor review may help you to narrow down your choices.