Variant vs progress

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Mike-R41, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. Mike-R41

    Mike-R41 Active Member

    Merkur progress vs Parker Varient! - Your views and opinions
     
  2. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    I like the progess.
    They shave similar. But i had the progress first, and probably favored it. The main reason is the handle seemed perfect, the variant seems a bit long. On the other side, i never really liked the plastic knob on the progess.
    The shave of both are my hallmark. Everything else is compared to these two.
     
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  3. Mike-R41

    Mike-R41 Active Member

    Very well said I think if I had to choose one I would choose the Parker. Lotta people on YouTube refer to the progress not like the knob. Thanks for your input
    -Mike =]
     
  4. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    I prefer the vintage look of the Progress, balance and grip are fine for me so the Variant doesn't particularly speak to me.

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  5. Mike-R41

    Mike-R41 Active Member

    If I had the loot I would love to try the REX ambassador
     
  6. johnnyflake

    johnnyflake Well-Known Member

    I have owned both, at the same time for comparison purposes. They do both shave very similar, when using the same blade in both. For me the progress shaves best with an Astra SP Blade and the Variant Shaves best with a Feather Blade. The Variant is heavier and the handle is slightly longer. I much prefer the Progress and have no issues with the plastic knob. My best shaves, are achieved on No. 4, with the Progress. I have sold off the Variant.
     
  7. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    I only have the Variant.
    I liked the knurlies on the handle
     
  8. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Im gonna vote to own both.
     
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  9. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    Own both and much prefer the Variant.
     
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