Merkur Solingen Progress DE Safety Razor
This Merkur Solingen Progress DE safety razor is adjustable and has therefore been designed for the experienced wet-shaver. As a result it gives you the ability to choose how efficient (aggressive) you would like your shave to be by dialling in your preferred blade gap 1 to 5. The greater the number the greater the blade exposure.
The Merkur Solingen Progress DE Safety Razor is a chrome finished 2-piece double edge razor. The Merkur Solingen Progress DE safety razor allows you adjust the angle of the blade by simply twisting the base of the handle. This razor uses double edge blades for a close and comfortable shave.
In 1896 when Emil Hermes went to register his new blade company however, he found the name “Hermes” already taken. So, he took as his brand Merkur, which is the Roman equivalent of the messenger of the gods, Hermes. This razor is made in Solingen, Germany.
About DE Safety Razors
First of all, a safety razor is a razor that has a bar or protective device. Since it is positioned between the blade and the skin only a small amount of blade is exposed. The initial purpose of the bar or device was to protect the person shaving by reducing the level of skill required to shave. In addition there are variations in the razor head designs. These include the straight safety bar (SB), open comb or toothed (OC) bar, adjustable razors, and slant bar razors.
Furthermore even though they were previously considered old school, double edge razors have become popular again in recent years. As a result there is long term cost savings, sustainability (the ability to recycle the blades) and for some, less irritating shaves.
This safety razor comes with a razor blade to get you started.
Made in Germany