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Merkur 38 - slant

efsk

Sky high and six thousand miles away
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During the 1950s-60s (possibly 70s, too) Merkur made more slants than just the 37 and 39. One of those was this beautiful 38, a modelnumber that has since been reused for an ordinary DE.
This however is the vintage slant, which resembles a 37 except the handle is much sleeker, the handle is silver, the head is chrome and the topcap, as with all vintage Merkur slant, is not scalloped.
Of all Merkur-made slants, this is the model that I like the most: superb handling, great balance, and it looks good, too! Too bad the outer tube is prone to splitting, mostly I guess from over tightening.
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The King

SU-Patron Gold
Do you wonder why this model is no longer produced, because many people think it is the most beautiful model and that it shaves even better than the 37C?
 
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