“The Beast” Rages On? The Muhle R41 Gets A Tweak


Muhle has apparently tweaked the design of their R41 razor that is nicknamed “The Beast” due to its aggressiveness that was causing problems for many, including myself.  The end result is reportedly still aggressive but less harsh than the previous incarnation of the R41.  I just bought a “new” R41 to compare the two.

(Video) The Muhle R41 Razor

The Muhle R41

[UPDATE: HERE is a post about the newer, 2013 R41 head that is not quite so aggressive.] The muhle R41 is one of the latest in a series of recent engineering design changes going on through the double-edged safety razor world (in addition to new razors such as the Weber and the Ikon one-side-open-comb-one-side-safety-bar).  It sports an unusual razor head, a hybrid of the classic open-comb razor and the more recent scalloped safety bar design.  It has generated some interest in the safety razor world recently, particularly in some of the discussion forums, for not only its innovative design but also…