My Next Merkur

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by qhsdoitall, Jun 21, 2007.


What is my next Merkur DE Razor purchase?

Poll closed Jul 12, 2007.
  1. Merkur Progress Adjustable DE Razor

    5 vote(s)
  2. Merkur HD Classic Open Comb DE Razor

    7 vote(s)
  3. Merkur 1904 DE Razor

    5 vote(s)
  4. Other Merkur DE Razor

    6 vote(s)
  1. bearbeard

    bearbeard Right Guard

    i voted progress, but it only makes sense if you go for the customized metal knob.
  2. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    Now, where the heck am I going to find one of those! :D
  3. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    It seems the HD Open Comb had an early lead and then a flood of Progress votes came in. You're not making it easy!! :D

    Someone said custom knob for the Progress. Do they have a pic?
  4. icemncmth

    icemncmth New Member

    I love my Progress...that has been customized for is a Mergress!

  5. Leisureguy

    Leisureguy Read My Blog

    I would go for the Slant Bar. I personally don't like the Merkur open comb design, in which the blade's edge rests directly on the comb. I like the Gillette NEW IMPROVED and NEW design, with the drop-shoulder profile that lifts the edge just above the comb. Indeed, a Gillette NEW is one of my favorite razors these days.
  6. PottyDoctor

    PottyDoctor Jeff Foxworthy of Shaving

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  7. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur


    OK, I'm going with this one since I like the 38C so much.

    12C Classic HD* Long Handled Open Comb Double Edged Safety Razor Chrome (Barber Pole)
  8. Bronco

    Bronco Mac Daddy

    Probably a good choice. I just picked up a 1904 OC from another forum member. Although I really like my 1904 with the bar, the 1904 OC is a lightweight, I was very disappointed. :(
  9. fritz

    fritz New Member

    Great choice! See my SOTD entry.
  10. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    Couldn't resist. For my next razor, I'm getting a Mergress. This is a modified Merkur Progress with the plastic tip replaced with a metal fluted tip. I'm having the razor dropped shipped to the person making the modification. Modification cost is $35 including shipping plus the cost of the razor.
  11. Rufus

    Rufus New Member

    The Progress is a piece of over rated crap, in my not so humble opinion. Go for the 38C or the slant if you want a "good" razor. Truth be known, I really like my Schick Krona.
  12. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    I have a 38C and a slant and an open comb already. :D
  13. minderasr

    minderasr New Member

    I happen to like my Progress, thank you very much!


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