Ask Aaron Q/A: Which is better – The Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Classic or the Merkur 38C Barberpole?

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Tariq Khandoker, from the UK, asks:

“What is the diffrence between the Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Classic and the Merkur 38C Barberpole? Which is better?”

Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Classic
Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Classic


“Mr. Khandoker,
The only difference is the length of the handle, and a slight addition of weight. One is not necessarily better than the other, but depending on your preferences, you might want one or the other. If you like a very hefty razor go with the 38c. If you have large hands the length of the pole on the 38 will help you maintain a good grip on the razor. Otherwise, the head is just the same and will provide the same shave. Hope this helps!

Smooth shaving! Aaron”

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