Merkur Progress Adjustable DE Safety Razor (Short Handle) is a chrome plated double edge safety razor with five adjustable settings. Change the angle of the blade to suit your beard length or toughness. Its chrome handle features large scalloped lines for improved grip. The razor head and collar are also finished with polished chrome. The adjustable end cap is made from contrasting ivory coloured plastic and allows the user to select five different shave settings, 1 being the mildest and 5 the most aggressive. This is a two piece razor where the top plate can be separated for easy blade insertion and razor maintenance. A fully adjustable razor allowing for control and precision in your shave.
This closed comb razor is ideal for all types of shaver, including beginners.
Without a blade inserted, the Merkur Progress Adjustable DE Safety Razor (Short Handle) has a total weight of 92g, and a total length of 87mm.
Presented in a Merkur branded cardboard box packaging including a single Merkur Super Platinum DE razor blade.
Offers a superb shave when paired with the Merkur Super Platinum DE Razor Blades.
Most Merkur razors are made of die-cast zinc (top plate, comb) and brass handles. The surfaces are coated in three layers of copper, nickel, chrome.
Throughout the world, tap water often can often be ‘hard’ – contain a higher concentration of dissolved minerals like calcium and magnesium which can lead to limescale build-up – and, to some extent, chlorinated. In combination with the often fatty shaving soap residue, the durability of the razor can suffer from contact with these mediums the danger of material corrosion increases.
This makes regular maintenance very important - using a soft brush to remove light build-up and occasionally degreasing with hair shampoo or washing-up liquid prolongs the lifespan of the metal razor and removes matt spots. Separating, rinsing and drying the component pieces after each shave with also extend the lifetime of the razor.
How to use
At the beginning of the 20th century, safety razors with a double edge blade succeeded straight razors as the choice for everyday use. DE razors offer a close and smooth shave and although handling of the open edge requires a bit of practice, it is a skill that can be acquired quickly.
The safety razor shave is achieved through gentle scraping movements vertically towards the cutting edge. Horizontal movements of the blade should be avoided as they can lead to injuries. The edge of the comb serves to stretch the skin tight, so all whiskers are reached. The weight of the razor facilitates the gliding motion without the need for additional pressure. As with a straight razor, it is optimal to move the blade in a 30° angle to the surface of the skin. It is generally advised to hold the razor close to the head, but different handle lengths and weights allow for experimentation.
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The Merkur Progress offers unparalleled versatility in shaving. It can be used to not only tailor a shave to your specific circumstances, and can more easily mitigate variables in the shave that might otherwise cause problems.
The user can select any type of blade and adjust the aggressiveness easily during the shave - you can use the “dial down” or “dial-up” methods, or just simply find the one setting that works best for you and stick to it. Transitioning to this superb adjustable razor has taken little time, and I really like how the razor feels in the hand and the end results are amazing.
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