The Merkur 1904 or 42C is meant to be a replica of the original 1904 Gillette Safety Razor. It has a beautiful hexagonal handle that is inlaid with a simple but elegant pattern too. This serves a dual purpose as it looks great, but also helps greatly improve the grip.
The head and handle are also chrome-plated which make the razor bright and attractive. Due to the shorter length of the handle, this double edge razor is nimble and easy to use. You can easily get in those difficult to reach places without any danger of cutting yourself. In terms of dimensions, the razor has a handle length of 73mm, and weighs 70g.