Mergress Adjustable Safety Razor
The Mergress Adjustable Safety Razor has been an iconic razor since 2006. Eric (Mer) Maier, takes a Merkur Progress razor and improves upon it by adding a machined Stainless Steel adjustment knob, and a black adjustment dot while also calibrating the adjustment and smoothing out the action. It is a very smooth shaver that looks great while displayed in your shave cave and can be dialed in anywhere from mild to wild depending on your shaving preference and beard type.
Total Length: 88mm
Handle Length (including knob): 72mm
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It is a very good and nice razor. First of all I tried several blades which one I prefer mostly....
Every one of us has a different beard and a different sensibility.
I bought two of these as gifts for my sons. I personally like the longer handle and will get this in the long handle version.
This is my first order with BG, but it won't be my last. Ordered on a Monday afternoon, had my order on Wednesday afternoon, pretty nice.
So, the razor. Not much I can add that hasn't been said. I don't typically care for adjustable razors, they just never quite work out for me. This has been my best adjustable experience so far, gave me a nice shave with minimal irritation...no nicks, cuts or weepers.
The mechanism for adjustment is unconventional, but the add-on adjustment knob is nice and makes the set-up work well. I had no issues with the razor maintaining the setting I placed it on, as you'd expect.
One minor thing, I noticed after loading a blade that it wasn't aligned parallel to the safety bar, that was a simple matter of loosening the head and adjusting how the blade sits. But just something to be mindful of.
Overall I'm happy with the performance of the razor. I've never used a Merkur Progress before, so can't compare the two.
Definitely calibrated smoother than the progress and adds weight. The only caveat is the extra weight makes the razor slip down if you are prone to slippage with the Roman Column style of razor handle and the Bakelite end is a little larger and provides extra grip the Mergress knob does not. So something to think about but I’m sure I’ll get used to it.
Very nice razor which has substantial heft and quality look and feel. Adjusts smoothly and index lines up perfectly when fully locked down. Great shaver and could easily be the only razor you need (but that wouldn’t be fun). Audible feedback was a bonus. Exceeded my expectations all around. First purchase from Bullgoose and shipping to Florida was darn near overnight! Lord willing, I’ll be back.