The Merkur 41C has a traditional design that takes inspiration from the early Gillette safety razors. It has a hexagonal-shaped handle as opposed to the circular designs offered by most Merkur razors. Also, the handle is chunky and has a fantastic diamond pattern that looks great but also improves grip.
To change blades, it has a screw-head mechanism. You can simply unscrew the top plate and insert a new blade. This also means the razor is easy to clean. The head and handle both have a chrome-plated finish which add to the durability of the razor, but also the style and retro design.