Merkur is one of the most popular brands among beginners. Most men start out with one of their fine razors and build a brand loyalty with them. Unlike some of the other brands on our list, Merkur blades can be readily found in most retail shops. This is really good for those times when you just can’t wait for an order to arrive. One of the worst things you can do is forget to order your blades in time and have to wait. Merkur blades are best for men with thinner facial hair. Considering the blade is much duller than the Feather brand, you will feel more of a tug with thicker hair.