Replaced the Merkur Futura with the Parker
I just recently replaced my Merkur Futura with the Parker 90. I switched to a safety because the cost of the cartrdge razors was appaling, you are paying for marketing costs. The Merkur was a great razor, lasted me 7 years before the blades started to mis-align, never marred or scratched the entire time. I bought the Parker to try something new and was very impressed; it just gave my skin a much closer shave. The Merkur seems to be a "safer" razor, easy to use and smooth on the skin. The Parker more aggessive (in a good way for me at least) and cuts much closer. Especially better for around the lips, under the nose, and the edge of my chin. I have only used two safety razors and my choice is now the Parker.