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

    32 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)

    27 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Old_Spice

    Old_Spice Active Member

    Which Adjustable Razor Do You Prefer?
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      Gillette Fatboy/Slim/Other ........ Yes! thumbnail-12.jpg
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  2. Michael_W

    Michael_W Well-Known Member

    Recently added a re-plated 1958 D-4 Fatboy to my collection. I'm holding off on using it as I don't want to harm the shiny new nickel finish, so I still use my 1960 F-4, but for a few differences in handle design they're the same razor. So far my favorite adjustables are the Merkur Progress long handle and Parker Variant (tied for first), with my Viking's Blade Emperor Augustus coming in second, Gillette Fatboy third and my PAA Ascensions tying with that.
  3. wheatshocker

    wheatshocker Active Member

    My favorites are Gillette Fat Boy, Slim Adjustable and Super Adjustable. But since I have no experience with the others, my opinion isn't very objective
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  4. DrStrange

    DrStrange Well-Known Member

    Ok, so I tried it and it's workable that way,
    and without detents, it's infinitely fine tunable.

    So, I'm only going to recommend that if you already have a single ring
    and you've never tried it as an adjustable:
    Try it.
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  5. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    I spent some very enjoyable time with a beautiful Slim. I learned to get BBS with every setting. This taught me so much. I have a debt of gratitude to the Slim.
    I had someone important enough to me that I had to gift it to them. But I am almost 100% SE and Injector anyway.

    But 3 years ago at Christmas my wife copped a Ming Shi 2000s as a stocking stuffer...Almost as a joke...But...that Ming Shi Adjustable is a fine razor and I believe it outshaves razors that cost 10xs as much. Bravo Ming Shi !!

    It won't replace my ER Lather Catcher or Auto Strop A1 or my injectors...but I would not want to not have it in my Shave Cave...a Veddy high quality piece!
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2022

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