The Merkur - Progress Adjustable Safety Razor, Long Handle (510) is the classic razor design with heft and balance that is suitable for all beards and skin type. The fully adjustable head allows you to customize the blade angle for your face for the most comfortable shave with minimal irritation. One of our most popular designs.
- Two piece, fully adjustable design.
- Blade adjusts to different angles in head to customize shave for the face .
- Weight: 3.5 oz, handle length: 3.75 inches.
- Long handle for bigger hands and more comfortable grip.
- Beautiful heft and balance.
- Uses Merkur Super Platinum or any standard double edge blades.
- Chrome plated finish.
I have never used a safety razor before, so this is my first razor of this type and I have just completed my first shave with it. I'm still in disbelief how much better, smoother, and non irritating this shave was compared to a cartridge razor (and I thought I was using the best product the money could buy). I have read a lot of articles comparing safety razors with cartridge razors, but I thought it was just a marketing gimmick. Was I wrong!!! This razor is absolutely stunning in appearance and craftmanship. It simply doesn't allow a bad shave, the way it is constructed, it assures always the right angle between the skin and the blade. As I mentioned above, the results with the included blade (Merkur's own platinum made in Germany) provides absolutely effortless, smooth cutting without any irritation. I have always had problems with my neck getting razor burn if I really wanted a close shave. With the cartridge razor I had to consequently settle on only one pass on my neck with the grain, which left visible hair in place compared to the other areas of my face. With my new Merkur Progress, I was able to adjust to setting 1 and go against the grain on my neck with absolutely no irritation and end up with the closest shaved neck I've ever had. Again, I'm so impressed. I love the adjustable feature. Makes a difference on longer hair (higher number) gets a closer cut, then against the grain (lower number) gets a close irritation free shave against the grain and on extra sensitive areas (all the way to setting 1) super smooth irritation free results. I just can't rave enough about this razor. Thank you for carrying this outstanding product!!! What a huge PROGRESS I have just made in my grooming! :-)
typical german craftsmanship in how well made. gives very smooth results.