Rex Ambassador Adjustable Stainless Steel Safety Razor
The Rex Ambassador Adjustable razor uses 316L marine-grade stainless steel. This provides superior corrosion resistance but requires specialized machining. Rex has continued the Gillette date code system and has included serial numbers for quality control and product registration. They have put years of passion into designing the best razor so you can have the best shaving experience.
Shaving with an Ambassador is smooth and efficient - it's very easy to find the right blade angle. And because it's infinitely adjustable, getting the perfect shave is just a matter of turning the dial up or down for a closer or more mild shave. The weight is hefty and balanced right below the adjustment dial - perfect for letting the razor do the work. The Sure Grip knurled handle makes holding onto this razor easy and comfortable - especially in wet conditions.
- Lifetime warranty
- 100% Made in USA
- 316L Stainless Steel, Brushed finish
- Infinitely Adjustable blade gap
- Individually Serial Numbered
- Date Code in-line with Gillette system
Length: 3.5" 87mm
Weight: 3.5oz 100g
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Received this razor and have been very impressed with the manufacturing and attention to detail. It's a good looking adjustable razor with a dial that is easy to turn to your desired setting with black numbers and a red dot location marker. It comes closes to the Gillette Fat Boy adjustable razors back in the day. However this razor is much better built is supper smooth and easy to find the perfect shaving angle. I enjoy being able to adjust the dial to a more aggressive setting when I need it. I enjoy this razor so much I bought two of them. It has quickly become one of my 3 favorites and it's probably #1 right now. I prefer Kai and Feather blades in the razor. Purchase one and enjoy.
A well built quality shaving instrument. You can dial in the perfect shave depending on your preferences. Blade tolerances are excellent, and they fit securely without any blade 'chatter'. I haven't taken it past the No. 3 setting, but I can sure those wanting/needing an aggressive razor this one will fit the bill. A solid addition to your razor lineup, and it will likely be at or near the top of your rotation.
After using my starter DE razor for 8 years or so I decided to try out the world of upscale razors. After a lot of research and recommendations from others I decided on the Rex Ambassador. This razor offers a fantastic close and comfortable shave. The grip is solid and a perfect size and heft. Just wow. It is really a nice piece of gear. So after only a couple of weeks of use I now realize I should have upgraded to this razor years ago. I highly recommend the Rex Ambassador Adjustable.
The Rex Ambassador adjustable razor puts the various iterations of the Merkur adjustable to shame. This CNC machined razor eeks of precision and exquisite craftsmanship. No more aligning lines and arrows when assembling the head. The recessed adjustment numbers are black and highly visible against the stainless steel. The baseplate and cap are long enough to cover the tabs of the blade thus preventing unwanted ear and nose nicks. The baseplate and cap are thin enough for the tine work under the nose. The knurling on the handle is very "grippy" to prevent slips if hands are soapy and slick. The razor has a hefty weight to it, meaning that gravity alone will do the work.
I'm currently getting a BBS shave after two passes using a setting of "2" with Gillette Silver Blues. My one wish is that the handle were a little longer, although I've gotten used to it. Having a lot of moving parts, it's imperative to keep it clean and lubricated particularly around the blade adjustment ring. I fully expect to pass this razor along to my son.
Overall, the Rex Ambassador is an exquisite example of yankee craftsmanship and ingenuity. It will stay in the good company of my iKons, Feather AS-D2s, and Wolfman.
I can say this, it’s worth every penny. It’s the only razor I use when it has to be a perfect shave. Others are good, But this one is better. Wish I would
Have gotten this one first. It’s that good. Thanks For
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This razor has an A+ build. The machined metal is a beauty to look at as well as function knurling for grip. The three piece design is outstanding and the adjustablility of the razor was a big selling point. It is a joy to shave with everyday - I also have a Feather DE Razor and although very nice, this is a step above (this razor replaced my Feather). Highly Recommended.
I've undoubtedly tried 30+ razors in my15 year wet shaving life. I was pleased with my Parker Variant purchased about a year ago. Recently. I began noticing the adjustment screw on the bottom was no longer working well, meaning I used it on 3-3 ½ but were unsure if that was actually the setting any longer. Regardless, I decided to do more research and see what was out there in the stainless offering, as I've owned the Feather AS-D2 (entirely too mild),Tradere and Above the Tie. I really wanted to like them all, but none totally satisfied me. For example, the ATT M plate left me with stubble, but the R plate left me with irritation. I finally landed on the Parker, which is probably the smoothest razor I've ever owned. The build is average.
After researching and reviews, I bought the Rex Ambassador. I had my first shave with it, utilizing an Astra blade with Soap Commander lather. I found it very smooth, not incredibly smooth like the Parker. With the Parker, I could take long, smooth strokes. Not quite with the Rex, as the razor does produce a slight amount of drag, using it on 3 setting. I dialed it down to 2-2 ½ and experienced the same. That's certainly not an issue, as I've shortened the stroke, which is probably better technique anyhow.
I've had the razor for 2 weeks and am getting quite used to it. First of all, the construction, quality and appearance of this razor is second to none. Literally. It is going to remind you of a Gillette Fatboy, except the adjustment dial rotates smoothly, not clicks. So far, I've used Astras, Super Iridium's, Gillette 7OC Green and Permasharps. Of the 4, it's virtually a tie (for my face) between the Greens and Permasharps for smoothness and sharpness. There is no doubt this is the best razor I've ever owned that provides an all day BBS, with excellent to outstanding smoothness and zero irritation, something no other razor has ever provided. Highly recommended, maybe the last razor for me. This could be the ONE. Good l...
I purchased this new Rex Razor after reading all positive reviews of others. I own over 20 stainless razors from Ikon,Tradere,Feather,ATT and Rocnel to name a few. I have usually favored slant razors made by both Merkur and Ikon as they are unique with their "shearing" cut for excellent one-pass shaving. My other adjustable razors are Merkur. This new Rex Ambassador provided me a first time right out of the box shave with a new Feather blade. I began the shave with the recommended #3 setting and was not at all disappointed.The Rex is well made and with online registration of its serial number will last me forever without worry. I also like the fact that this is a two piece razor in that the base remains attached to the handle and stem making blade change simpler and safer. I highly recomment this razor.
Wet shaving since 2014, I have used countless razors throughout my journey. I have always fancied the looks of the Gillette Fatboys, but they do not shave nicely to me. I shave 5-6 times per week.
The Rex is everything I dreamed of: short handle, stainless steel, it’s gorgeous (looks like a modern Fatboy) and shaves very efficiently. I went from the lowest setting up to 3 for now, and my results were amazing. Super smooth and close shaves.
I have had zero nicks or cuts, but that also happens to all my other razors (ATT, Pils, Rocnel). However, the Rex gives the closest shave with the fewest passes.
I can see this razor being a daily 1-pass shaver. It’s that good!
Just received my new Rex Ambassador, and it is a work of art! Stunning craftsmanship and attention to detail. I have used it four times and each time I have received a BBS shave after two passes. Couldn't be happier. Item was sent out asap and was packed perfectly.
Used a cartridge razor for many years, then finally became disgusted with skin irritation and lousy shaves. I switched to a Supply razor This was much better, but the blade selection is very limited. The best combination for me was the mild plate with a Schick Proline 20B blade, but it was still not a great shave. Enter the Rex. In combination with the Kai blade, I get good shaves with no skin irritation or weepers. I use the 3 setting for the 1st pass, and then 1.5 for the across the grain pass. I only need a third pass on some trouble spots. This razor is great! Beautiful construction. Blade loading and unloading is not a problem.
I loved my Merkur Progress; then I graduated to the MergressXL and loved that even more. Well, I'm set for life now with the Rex Ambassador! One truly fine shave and a truly beautiful razor that anyone should be proud to own. Well balanced, finely crafted, perfect knurling on the handle, trim head, attractive in all respects. I am truly amazed at how well it works, looks, and feels - and for the price, it's worth every penny. I have several stainless steel non-adjustable razors (no names) that work, but sadly - only just. One I paid more than I did for this beauty and need shims to get the right blade gap - the other I have to work at the angle just right - which is doable, but not something one should have to do after spending that kind of money for a razor. Philosophically, I've always believed that razors should be adjustable (the YMMV's are just too numerous and predictable) - it just makes sense. Now, there's this superbly crafted, American made, double edge razor that's stainless steel and justifies my belief in adjustables.
I started on setting #3 and will probably keep it there going forward, sans some inevitable experimentation.
I've only one criticism - the diameter of the handle is just that big that it prohibits it from fitting in either of my combo brush/razor stands. But that's a minor issue; besides, I'm in the process of building my custom shaving cabinet so it won't be even a minor issue for very long.
I highly recommend this razor. You will not be disappointed. If you need to save up, do. Don't settle for 2nd best, or less.
I'm new to useing a safety razor and I purchased a cheap one two months ago. I just purchased the Rex last week from Bullgoose and I have to say this razor is worth the price. It is heavy enough so you don’t have to apply any pressure on the razor while shaving and I love the fact that it is adjustable and made out of rust free stainless materials.
This is a well built and a very nice looking razor. The fit and finish are perfect. The handle knurling has the right roughness to avoid slipping. The adjustment knob and the disassembly knob have similar serrations that are nicely done.
For now I set it 3.5 for a 2-pass shave and I’m getting really close shaves. I’ll experiment with other settings later on.
I think it is worth the relatively high cost because I can make it as efficient or as mild as I need it to be.
What can I say. This razor really shines and checks all the boxes. The quality is evident the minute you take it out of the box. Nice weight. Nice balance.Adjustability is better than most as you have a dial adjustment wheel instead of 5 or 6 "click" settings which allows an infinite adjustment spectrum. The best adjustable razor available? It just may be. Worth the price? For me it was. I know one thing,you won't be disappointed.
No slip with this handle! Been using a Merkur Futur Adj for years and this is better. Would have bought Rocnel Sailor but it was not available at time of purchase. I would have rated this a 5 but the handle is just too short!!
I bought this for my husband for his birthday and he loves it. He said it’s very smooth and efficient. He also loves that it’s adjustable. He said he would recommend it to everyone looking for a great shave with an American-made razor.
Yes I know $249 is (relatively) a lot of money for a razor. Perhaps I've been spoiled by the likes of Feather, Mergress and Rockwell, but believe me this Rex Ambassador is worthy of their company and surpasses them.
Incredible design, quality of materials and execution. One can appreciate how much time and money was spent on getting it right, and this by someone who for years has been dismantling and refurbishing the best DE razors Gillette could offer. Such a beautiful razor! I especially appreciated the perfectly knurled handle providing great grip and the execution of the head with good open channels for rinsing .But then there is the shave: the perfect heft and balance with the ability to dial in according to blade and beard.......WOW!
Thank you Matt for a perfect product. Rex is King!
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BullGoose sent me a new Rex Ambassador a few weeks back, N1 designation. Have had 5 shaves with it so far and even though I find it a slightly aggressive razor, it does exactly what it's designed to do. My first shave was fantastic. Second not so much, I used too much pressure. This is a very efficient razor. Succeeding shaves have been great. This razor is substantial, solidly built and machined beautifully. Mine has zero issues with mechanics, fit or finish. I can really feel the blade, even on lower settings. Using an Israeli red Personna blade and Asylum soap gave me a stellar shave, one of the best I've had. Expensive? Yes! Worth it? YMMV, but I think it's worth every penny. Learning curve is easy, infinitesimal adjustment and the esthetics are super. Yeah, I like it. Had to steal it back from my son...
I received a new Rex Ambassador from Bullgoose on a Wednesday and used it for the first time on the following Saturday. The shave was wonderful. No nicks or weepers, smooth passes both wtg and atg. The razor had none of the quality problems outlined on various forums on the net i.e. No alignment or finish issues. First pass was on a setting of two and the second I turned down to one. Subsequent shaves have shown to be quite smooth with different blades: Astra SP, Gillette 7 0'Clock, and Gillette Silver Blue. Glad to own and use an American made all stainless steel razor.
I own several razors including Feather, Pils, Merkur Progress,Mergress and several others. I have a new favorite now that I own the Rex.
The Rex is excellent quality and a wonderful shave.
I have used straights, shavettes, and numerous DE's(adjustables, slant bars, open/closed combs) over the years, and I have to say I was less than ready to shell out the money for yet another razor. After getting my REX Ambassador, I wished I knew then what I know now! Not only is the fit and finish as advertised, the shave is as pleasant as I had ever had. This thing is a beast for sure, the solid stainless really fits the bill and it is definitely "bomb-proof". As a firefighter I only shave every 3 days(before I go on shift) and the razor glides through my stubble with no problems, it is easy to rinse in between passes and doesn't get clogged. If you are wondering if it is worth the cash, you won't be disappointed. I actually look forward to shaving again.
What an amazing Razor. Does in two passes what others take three. However adjustment is already becoming sticky in the mild range
I had been looking for a good quality stainless steel safety razor. I bought a Rockwell 6s and starting using it on setting 3. Not a bad shave. I then saw the Rex Ambassador and had to have it. I received it a couple of weeks ago and tried it on setting 3 and found it more aggressive than the Rockwell 6s. I dialed it back to 2 for the next shave and found that to be the optimal setting for me. I love the razor, looks and feel. My only regret is that had I waited I could have bought it in Australia cheaper than purchasing it from the U.S. never mind though, it’s still a great razor. I also have a Parker Variant and it doesn’t even come close to the Rex Ambassador.
If you have seen the movie Red Sparrow you have an idea of the precision and sharpness of this instrument.
I never thought I would spend this much for a double edge razor, I own several mekurs, parkers, gillette and matador razors, all good shaving tools. The Rex Ambassador is next level shaving. Very well crafted, well designed, just absolute finest quality. Well worth the price. This razor delivers straight razor quality shaves, and I shaved with straight razors for almost 20 years before going to a double edge razor 18 years ago.
Received this little Razor 14 days ago and have used nothing else since. Great Razor. Build and quality are top notch. This is a all machined SS Razor and the fit and finish are excellent.
Great service as usual from BG.