If you want a razor with a more contemporary look, the Merkur 38C with black handle is an excellent option. This razor has a black adonized aluminium handle that contrasts to the typical brass handles of other Merkur razors.
For control and safety, this razor is perfectly weighted and has a top plate and comb that help prevent nicks and cuts. The closed comb is what helps improve safety but still allows for a close shave. It is also easy to maintain due to the simple screw mechanism. The Merkur 38C unscrews into two parts – the handle, and top plate. This means that you can easily disassemble it for cleaning.