The Ultimate Razor Guide

The Ultimate Razor Guide

Here at MÜHLE, we are dedicated to providing the perfect shave for all of our customers. This means that as well as creating classic double-edged safety razors, we also partner with Gillette to supply our beautiful razors in both Mach3 and Fusion cartridge models. Whether it be personal preference or ease, Gillette cartridge razors remain a favourite for many. Therefore, after our recent razor blog exploring the difference between types of double-edged razors, we’d thought we’d delve further into the MÜHLE range and compile the ultimate razor guide: DE razor Vs Mach3 Vs Fusion!

The Double-Edged Safety Razor

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MUHLE R89 Safety Razor

A MÜHLE classic, the traditional safety razor is formed of three parts; the handle, top and bottom plate with a blade sandwiched between the two. Once the technique is mastered, the DE razor is renowned for its exceptionally close shave. Available in both open and closed comb, the design of the bottom plate controls the blade exposure and closeness of the shave with open comb providing a closer, more direct shave ideal for those with thicker hair. The MÜHLE R89 closed comb is widely considered one of the gentlest DE razors on the market making it an excellent choice for both novices and pros alike. Great for sensitive skin, the single blade generally causes less irritation through demanding fewer passes. Plus, cheaper by far compared to the cartridge razor (replacement blades for a DE razor are only £4.50 for a pack of 10!) it's hard to see how the cartridge razor could compete.

The DE Safety razor is available across all MÜHLE sets and ranges.

The Gillette Mach3 Cartridge Razor

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best Mach3 razors

Offering a clean, effortless shave the Mach3 was one of Gillette’s first multi-blade cartridge razors. Consisting of three anti-friction blades and microfins that help to stretch the skin, the razor also features a small lubrication strip for a smooth shave. Readily available from retailers everywhere and in special variants such as Mach 3 Turbo power, and Mach 3 Sensitive power, it’s no wonder that the Mach3 is one of the most frequently used shaving systems in the world.

The Mach3 cartridge razor is available across RYTMO, VIVO, KOSMO, STYLO, PURIST and SOPHIST ranges as individual items and sets. Also available with chrome stand for Mach3 and Fusion razors.

The Gillette Fusion Cartridge Razor

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best Mach3 razors

Slightly more expensive than the Mach3, the Gillette Fusion features five blades over the three of Mach3. Allowing for a closer shave, the additional blades do have their benefits and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many claim a better shave from the Fusion. If, however, you have particularly sensitive skin this may not be the choice for you. Passing the skin five times instead of three or even once, the extra blades of the Fusion tend to make it less suitable for those who suffer from razor bumps or neck irritation. Another downside of the Fusion is that whilst the larger head allows for a quicker shave, some also find it harder to control than the Mach3, with many finding the blades clogging quicker due to the smaller blade spacing. Like the Mach3, however, the Fusion is available in special variants such as the Fusion Proglide. Complete with Flexball technology, some of the handling issues present with the standard Fusion model are eliminated.

The Fusion cartridge razor is available across RYTMO, VIVO, KOSMO, STYLO, PURIST and SOPHIST ranges as well as EDITION as individual items and sets. Also available with chrome stand for Mach3 and Fusion razors.


What our customers say

★★★★★

After 40 years of wet shaving, and using the same type of cheap razor, I decided to buy something a little more professional, the MUHLE R89.

Paul G.
★★★★★

Good quality and feels very nice to use. Definitely a more pleasant experience than using razors from other brands.

Jake B.
★★★★★

I've used MUHLE razors for over a decade. Good quality and simple design A very worthwhile investment.

Harry R.

Best Selling Razors

MÜHLE RYTMO Fusion Razor in Mint
MUHLE RYTMO Fusion Razor in Mint
Regular price £46.00 Sale price £23.00
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Gillette Fusion

Gentle, safe and reliable. The five superimposed blades of Gillette Fusion enable a careful and thorough shave that is also gentle on the skin. A precision edging blade ensures precise contours, while comfort lubrication strips guarantee an even smoother result.

Thanks to its simple and safe handling, this system is ideal for newcomers and replacement blade cartridges are available from major retailers. Also compatible with SkinGuard, Gillette’s latest product development.

As a Gillette Trusted Partner, MÜHLE only uses Gillette Genuine Parts.

Gillette genuine parts

High-grade resin

A high-quality synthetic material, the surface of which is processed and refined separately.

To begin with, the aesthetic basic shapes are turned out of solid rods. Then each individual work piece is polished in several passes to give the surface its special gleam. This processing method lends the models a pleasant feel and secures their beauty for many years to come.

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MÜHLE COMPANION Unisex Safety Razor
Regular price £39.00
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Cord colour

COMPANION

The first safety razor designed with the needs of all users in mind, regardless of gender. The details of the razor head give the razor a very smooth finish and significantly reduce the risk of cuts when shaving the body. A special design feature is the slightly longer handle. This means that the razor lies particularly well in the hand and is ideal for all body parts (legs, intimate area, armpits and chest). A cord made of pure cotton is attached to the end of the handle of the COMPANION, available in various colours.

Developed for people on the lookout for a genuine unisex product, without compromise – also in terms of sustainability and zero-waste. Pure, durable materials combined with a contemporary design that caters to everyone’s needs.

Classic razor blade (closed comb)

The MÜHLE safety razor with closed comb promises a thorough yet gentle shave. In combination with a slightly steeper blade angle, this safety razor promises a particularly gentle shaving technique, which is also suitable for beginners with a little practice. The finest contours and clear lines at the base of the beard are just the icing on the cake.

Blades are easily replaced by unscrewing the head of the Safety Razor. Replacement blades can be purchased from us, we recommend the rust-proof MÜHLE razor blades, a perfect match for this timeless razor.

Width: 49mm

Length: 112mm

Weight: 88g

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MÜHLE PURIST Ebonite Fusion Razor
MUHLE PURIST Ebonite Fusion Razor
Regular price £125.00 Sale price £87.50
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Gillette Fusion

Gentle, safe and reliable. The five superimposed blades of Gillette Fusion enable a careful and thorough shave that is also gentle on the skin. A precision edging blade ensures precise contours, while comfort lubrication strips guarantee an even smoother result.

Thanks to its simple and safe handling, this system is ideal for newcomers and replacement blade cartridges are available from major retailers. Also compatible with SkinGuard, Gillette’s latest product development.

As a Gillette Trusted Partner, MÜHLE only uses Gillette Genuine Parts.

Gillette genuine parts

Ebonite

Featuring strong contrasts of deep blacks and strong reds, the hard rubber mixture, which is produced of natural rubber and sulphur, is reminiscent of ebony.

The gently rounded silhouette of PURIST handles, harmoniously picks up the curve of the grain, while the chrome-plated base and the wider collar provide a fitting counterpoint.

Width: 44mm

Length: 135mm

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MÜHLE RYTMO Mach3 Razor in Petrol Blue
MUHLE RYTMO Gillette Mach3 Razor in Petrol Blue
Regular price £40.00 Sale price £32.00
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Gillette Mach3

A global bestseller: Gillette Mach3 and Mach3 Turbo are among the world’s most widely used shaving systems. Three blades set one on top of the other guarantee an effective shave. Skin guards to protect your skin get the beard hair just right, while the lubrication strip reduces irritation of the skin. Replacement blade cartridges are available from major retailers.

As a Gillette Trusted Partner, MÜHLE only uses Gillette Genuine Parts.

Gillette genuine parts

High-grade resin

A high-quality synthetic material, the surface of which is processed and refined separately.

To begin with, the aesthetic basic shapes are turned out of solid rods. Then each individual work piece is polished in several passes to give the surface its special gleam. This processing method lends the models a pleasant feel and secures their beauty for many years to come.

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MÜHLE TRADITIONAL Black Chrome R89 Safety Razor - Closed Comb
Regular price £36.00
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Chrome

The material is corrosion-resistant, very long-lasting and has a luxurious, alluring lustre.

Classic razor blade (closed comb)

The MÜHLE safety razor with closed comb promises a thorough yet gentle shave. In combination with a slightly steeper blade angle, this safety razor promises a particularly gentle shaving technique, which is also suitable for beginners with a little practice. The finest contours and clear lines at the base of the beard are just the icing on the cake.

Blades are easily replaced by unscrewing the head of the Safety Razor. Replacement blades can be purchased from us, we recommend the rust-proof MÜHLE razor blades, a perfect match for this timeless razor.

Width: 42mm

Length: 94 mm

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MÜHLE HEXAGON Closed Comb Safety Razor in Forest Green
Regular price £60.00
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Anodised Aluminium

The handle made of anodised aluminium is wonderfully light, but feels good in the hand. The perfect contrast is ensured by the high-gloss, chrome-plated surfaces of the product.

Classic razor blade (closed comb)

The MÜHLE safety razor with closed comb promises a thorough yet gentle shave. In combination with a slightly steeper blade angle, this safety razor promises a particularly gentle shaving technique, which is also suitable for beginners with a little practice. The finest contours and clear lines at the base of the beard are just the icing on the cake.

Blades are easily replaced by unscrewing the head of the Safety Razor. Replacement blades can be purchased from us, we recommend the rust-proof MÜHLE razor blades, a perfect match for this timeless razor.

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MÜHLE VIVO Plum Wood Mach3 Razor
MUHLE VIVO Plum Wood Gillette Mach3 Razor
Regular price £49.00
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Gillette Mach3

A global bestseller: Gillette Mach3 and Mach3 Turbo are among the world’s most widely used shaving systems. Three blades set one on top of the other guarantee an effective shave. Skin guards to protect your skin get the beard hair just right, while the lubrication strip reduces irritation of the skin. Replacement blade cartridges are available from major retailers.

As a Gillette Trusted Partner, MÜHLE only uses Gillette Genuine Parts.

Gillette genuine parts

Plum wood

Designers, turners and carvers have long since discovered the wood of the plum tree. They use the material for writing utensils, furniture and musical instruments. We have included it in our collection because of its intriguing colouring and vivid grain.

Another sustainable advantage is that it is an indigenous wood which is both hard and robust. To protect the wood against water, the surfaces are sealed once again with oil. The resulting soft gleam is a deliberate and highly attractive side effect.

Width: 44mm

Length: 128mm

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MÜHLE ROCCA Matt Stainless Steel Closed Comb Safety Razor
Regular price £90.00
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Stainless Steel

Stainless steel stands for cool elegance and robustness like hardly any other material.

Classic razor blade (closed comb)

The MÜHLE safety razor with closed comb promises a thorough yet gentle shave. In combination with a slightly steeper blade angle, this safety razor promises a particularly gentle shaving technique, which is also suitable for beginners with a little practice. The finest contours and clear lines at the base of the beard are just the icing on the cake.

Blades are easily replaced by unscrewing the head of the Safety Razor. Replacement blades can be purchased from us, we recommend the rust-proof MÜHLE razor blades, a perfect match for this timeless razor.

Width: 42mm

Length: 103 mm

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MÜHLE TRADITIONAL 'Twist' Chrome R89 Safety Razor - Closed Comb
Regular price £49.00 Sale price £39.20
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Chrome

The material is corrosion-resistant, very long-lasting and has a luxurious, alluring lustre.

Classic razor blade (closed comb)

The MÜHLE safety razor with closed comb promises a thorough yet gentle shave. In combination with a slightly steeper blade angle, this safety razor promises a particularly gentle shaving technique, which is also suitable for beginners with a little practice. The finest contours and clear lines at the base of the beard are just the icing on the cake.

The R89TWIST’s blade is released with a simple turn of the small wheel found at the base of the handle. The closed comb remains firmly attached to the handle and used blades can then be safely removed and replaced.

Blades are easily replaced by unscrewing the head of the Safety Razor. Replacement blades can be purchased from us, we recommend the rust-proof MÜHLE razor blades, a perfect match for this timeless razor.

Width: 42mm

Length: 94mm

Weight: 64g

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MÜHLE PURIST Mach3 Razor in Black
MÜHLE PURIST Mach3 Razor in Black
Regular price £80.00 Sale price £56.00
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Gillette Mach3

A global bestseller: Gillette Mach3 and Mach3 Turbo are among the world’s most widely used shaving systems. Three blades set one on top of the other guarantee an effective shave. Skin guards to protect your skin get the beard hair just right, while the lubrication strip reduces irritation of the skin. Replacement blade cartridges are available from major retailers.

As a Gillette Trusted Partner, MÜHLE only uses Gillette Genuine Parts.

Gillette genuine parts

High-grade resin

A high-quality synthetic material, the surface of which is processed and refined separately.

To begin with, the aesthetic basic shapes are turned out of solid rods. Then each individual work piece is polished in several passes to give the surface its special gleam. This processing method lends the models a pleasant feel and secures their beauty for many years to come.

Width: 44mm

Length: 135mm

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MÜHLE SOPHIST Ironwood Fusion Razor
MUHLE SOPHIST Ironwood Fusion Razor
Regular price £120.00
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Gillette Fusion

Gentle, safe and reliable. The five superimposed blades of Gillette Fusion enable a careful and thorough shave that is also gentle on the skin. A precision edging blade ensures precise contours, while comfort lubrication strips guarantee an even smoother result.

Thanks to its simple and safe handling, this system is ideal for newcomers and replacement blade cartridges are available from major retailers. Also compatible with SkinGuard, Gillette’s latest product development.

As a Gillette Trusted Partner, MÜHLE only uses Gillette Genuine Parts.

Gillette genuine parts

Ironwood

Its name speaks for itself: ironwood is one of the hardest woods in the world. Its extremely high density makes it incredibly resistant. Its dark brown colour in combination with the fine grain guarantees its silky and shiny appearance.

Please take into consideration that this is a natural product and that there may be colour variations and different grains.

Weight: 56g

Width: 44mm

Length: 143mm

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MÜHLE ROCCA Jet Black Stainless Steel Safety Razor
Regular price £105.00
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Stainless Steel

Stainless steel stands for cool elegance and robustness like hardly any other material. But MÜHLE even goes one step further with the jet-black coating of diamond-like carbon - many times harder than steel.

Classic razor blade (closed comb)

The MÜHLE safety razor with closed comb promises a thorough yet gentle shave. In combination with a slightly steeper blade angle, this safety razor promises a particularly gentle shaving technique, which is also suitable for beginners with a little practice. The finest contours and clear lines at the base of the beard are just the icing on the cake.

Blades are easily replaced by unscrewing the head of the Safety Razor. Replacement blades can be purchased from us, we recommend the rust-proof MÜHLE razor blades, a perfect match for this timeless razor.

Width: 42mm

Length: 103 mm

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MÜHLE COMPANION Unisex Safety Razor in Rose Gold
Regular price £45.00
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COMPANION

The first safety razor designed with the needs of all users in mind, regardless of gender. The details of the razor head give the razor a very smooth finish and significantly reduce the risk of cuts when shaving the body. A special design feature is the slightly longer handle. This means that the razor lies particularly well in the hand and is ideal for all body parts (legs, intimate area, armpits and chest). A cord made of pure cotton is attached to the end of the handle of the COMPANION, available in various colours.

Developed for people on the lookout for a genuine unisex product, without compromise – also in terms of sustainability and zero-waste. Pure, durable materials combined with a contemporary design that caters to everyone’s needs.

The rose gold coating of the metal razor gives it a special, elegant look. The practical, replaceable cotton cord at the end of the handle comes in a warm, sand-coloured beige hue in the new COMPANION version.

Classic razor blade (closed comb)

The MÜHLE safety razor with closed comb promises a thorough yet gentle shave. In combination with a slightly steeper blade angle, this safety razor promises a particularly gentle shaving technique, which is also suitable for beginners with a little practice. The finest contours and clear lines at the base of the beard are just the icing on the cake.

Blades are easily replaced by unscrewing the head of the Safety Razor. Replacement blades can be purchased from us, we recommend the rust-proof MÜHLE razor blades, a perfect match for this timeless razor.

Width: 49mm

Length: 112mm

Weight: 88g

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