The 37C Slant is Shot:

Well I just tried to fix my Merkur 37C slant to no avail. Out of all the DE safety razors that I've owned, this one got used the most because it was so efficient and had no trouble removing my barbed wire type of a beard. This changed when I got the Phoenix double open comb styled DE safety razor and now it's getting the most use. Unfortunately it looks like another blade change might be in order because in the double open comb razor, the Perma-Sharp blades are not quite enough for it. But that's another story in of itself for a later time:


The knob that you see below is missing a bearing which allows you to tighten the razor after changing the blade out. This is what holds the razor together:


Here's where that bearing is and I can NOT get it out of there to save my life no matter what I try to do. Nothing has worked and from the looks of things, nothing will:


It's pretty much wedged in there and even with the proper tools, it's definitely not coming out period. I hate to toss it, but it looks like I have no choice.

#5 of 2017:

Well all good things must come to an end. Say hello to my 5th soap that I've finished off in 2017. This one was really good and I'm...