Merkur, a German company, was founded in 1896 by Emil Hermes. But, as there was already a local company registered under the name Hermes, the name Merkur was chosen. It's the Roman equivalent of the messenger god Hermes. This safety razor features an extra long, black handle. More importantly, it's known for providing an extra close shave.
The Merkur 20C is a 3-piece razor featuring the well known and extremely popular Merkur DE head. The handle is has a unique texture providing a firm grip. It is slightly head heavy allowing the weight of the head to do the work. Plus, it's made in Germany.