War of the Adjustables!

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Michael_W, Oct 10, 2020.


Which Adjustable Razor Do You Prefer?

  1. Gillette Fatboy/Slim/Other

    25 vote(s)
  2. Merkur Progress

    11 vote(s)
  3. Parker Variant

    8 vote(s)
  4. PAA Ascension Twist-Adjustable Double Open Comb

    3 vote(s)
  5. Vikings Blade Emperor Augustus/Crusader/Meiji

    2 vote(s)
  6. Other (Comment Below)

    25 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    I've got a progress on its way to me as well...
    Offered to me in trade for a vintage tech, so I took it...and included some extras because I felt the value was off in my favor.
    Really had no desire for a modern Merkur, not a fan of zinc heads, but a little variety won't hurt I suppose.

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  2. McHale

    McHale Well-Known Member

    My current Adjustable lineup, in order by favorite to least.

    Favorite Adjustable - Rockwell 6s (I have the rare OG Kickstarter edition that didn't get the grinder treatment), and 2 Version 2's - one for home, one for travel. No matter what blade I use, no matter how many shaves are on it, it always gives a good, smooth shave. I also have a couple sets of the plates and caps that were abused on the grinder. IMHO they should have continued shipping out the original. It's still an excellent razor.

    Just received the Taiga Ti this morning and it gave a good shave. I need more than one shave on it to really give a full opinion though. I'm thinking now I should have gotten the stainless as 2 oz is a little lighter than I'm used to, though it weighs more than my Techs or Schick Kronas which I never thought were too light. Weird.

    Got the Pearl Flexi last week - not a big fan. It's the only razor I have that drags and the shave is OK at best. I got it to replace my travel Rockwell so I didn't have to mess with plates on the road. I'll stick with the Rockwell 6s on the road. I found their customer service kinda blows too. I wouldn't buy anything from them again.

    WAY below those... fatboy, slim black beauty, etc. When I didn't know any better I was happy with them but they really don't compare to the modern stainless adjustables. I'll probably keep one of each and sell the rest. I don't enjoy using them when I have other razors that give a much smoother shave.
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  3. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    My favorite adjustables in order:
    1. Rex Ambassador and Supply Pro (a tie)
    2. Pal Adjustable
    3. Mergress
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  4. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    No matter how a manufacturer labels them in their ads, in my opinion no razor is an adjustable if you have to dis-assemble it to "adjust" it. So Rockwell 6S, Karve, ATT, etc. , fine razors all, are razor sets or razor systems, not adjustable razors.

    Adjustables would include the Gillettes you mentioned, the Progress, Rockwell Model T, Rex Ambassador, Supply Pro, Pal Adjustable, among others.
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  5. canoeroller

    canoeroller Well-Known Member

    I have two slims, a 62 and a 64. The 64 is ok, but the 62 is a great razor. Super smooth and efficient. It leaves me wondering if the difference bus due to better condition, or variations in production quality. If the difference is a regular of quality control variation, then I would have to vote for slims.
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  6. brit

    brit in a box

    There were slight manfacturing changes between 62 and 64 on the slims but i haven't heard of much difference shave wise from others.a slight drop or minor tweak could change the way they feel though.my 67 m-4 never felt smooth compared to my g-1.although it didn't look damaged.:eatdrink047:
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  7. LOOT

    LOOT Well-Known Member

    Agree totally. The Sailor is the best adjustable I've ever used. Nothing compares.

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  8. oldtech

    oldtech Member

    I must try this Personna Micrometric one day
  9. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Now that’s a razor you don’t see much! Thanks for sharing!
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  10. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    I really like my Schick M adjustable. I am doing adjustables this week, and I will also include Gillette 195, Slim, Super 84, and Merkur Progress. I have other adjustables that I will try to get to in the following week.
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  11. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    DE SOTD, Thursday June 9th 2022

    Razor : Yaqi TFC adjustable, excellent all range razor, well designed, I receive excellent shaves and easy to adjust on the fly. It is affordable for folks who want a great razor IMO.(settings 3-3-pickups 3.5 works well for my self.)
    Blade : Personna Red chrome platinum (1), Sharp & smooth with great longevity.
    Soap : Razorock The dead Sea, very nice unique scent with excellent lather qualities.
    Brush : Yaqi 22mm Cola, excellent lather generator, fits the hand beautifully, cloud like soft tips, nice scrubber + excellent painter.
    Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave : Razorock The Dead Sea [​IMG] with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless)
    Results :CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG] Stellar shave this morning with just outstanding products like my Yaqi TFC adjustable with a Personna Red blade.

    Have some great shaves!
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