The MERKUR Progress 500 stands for maximum variability. Even then in the 1950s, it was one of the first safety razors with an adjustable blade gap. Since you also adjust the setting angle of the razor blade, you can adjust the thoroughness of the shave to your own personal taste. With the short handle, you gain freedom of movement in complex facial and body areas.
Scope Of Supply
MERKUR 500 Progress
MERKUR SUPER Rasierklinge
Brass handle, die-casted zinc razor head, galvanized surfaces, bright chrome-plated
Closed comb, adjustable blade gap, straight
Long screw, two-piece safety razor
4.1 cm x 2.6 cm x 8.8 cm
Carton box with window
The head of the safety razor is manufactured using the zinc die-casting process since it creates instruments with maximum precision even for complex shapes. In order to ensure a comfortable weight distribution, we only use brass for the handle. The chrome finish protects the razor from corrosion and underlines the high-quality design.
You can adjust the distance between blade and comb with a quick rotation of the handle. This way you can tune the thoroughness of the shave to your personal preference. For example, you can work long hair with a large blade gap, while the daily facial shave can be done with a gentle blade setting.
First, you should wash your face with warm water. This opens the pores and makes shaving easier. Start by generously coating your skin with shaving lather. Give the lather 5 minutes to soften the beard hair. Then, you set your safety razor at an angle of 30 - 45° and guide it over your face without pressure. To free the razor head from cut hair, simply hold it under the tap every few strokes.
The care of a safety razor is very easy. After use, simply wash out the razor thoroughly and remove lather residue and cut hair. A nail brush and a hair shampoo or dish soap help with stubborn dirt. Lastly, dry it with a towel and it’s ready to go for your next shave. When changing razor blades, check all of the parts for a tight fit. You can find more information here.