Merkur Double Edge Safety Razor, Straight Cut, Extra Long Handle
This was my first razor when I transitioned to the single blade safety razor several years ago. Merkur Razors are the best. They are well crafted and don't have small parts. The basic Merkur design is 3 components- the handle, and the 2 sandwich plates that hold the blade and handle together. This feature means that if you want to try other Merkur handles or plates you can as most of the parts are interchangeable. Don't let the extra long handle confuse you. The handle length is 3.75 inches or approx 10 cm in length.