Merkur 500 Progress Adjustable Safety Razor

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The Merkur Progress 500 adjustable safety razor in the chrome finish stands for maximum stability and German precision engineering you come to expect from Merkur safety razors. The progress classic 500 adjustable safety razor was one of the first safety razors with an adjustable blade gap for that close and comfortable shave. If you appreciate preciseness, the Merkur progress offers additional precision control, balance, and comfort rivaling straight razors. By simply twisting the plastic knob on the base of the razor blade handle to one of the six positions you can adjust the blade angle to your own personal taste.


The head of the Merkur progress 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, Merkur uses brass for the handle. The chrome finish protects the razor from corrosion and underlines the high-quality design.


With the Merkur progress classic, 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.


  • 2 Piece double edge safety razor
  • A short handle gives you further control and freedom of movement for sensitive complex facial areas.
  • Closed Comb straight bar (safety bar) with six settings provides a maximum of 5 settings of aggressiveness
  • Works with all standard double edge blades for de razors
  • A smoother, and non-irritating shave compared to a cartridge razor suitable for beginners
  • Superb balance & Close Shave
  • A truly great investment for wet shaving enthusiasts


Safety Bar: Closed Comb
Aggressiveness: Adjustable to Mild, Mild-Medium, Medium Aggressive, Aggressive, very aggressive
Used with any standard DE replacement blades


Length: 3.46 inches (88mm)
Weight: 90 grams (3.17 ounces)
Made in Solingen, Germany


Handle material: Polished Chrome Brass Body Plated Dicasted Zinc
Razor head material: Polished Chrome

*Recommended Pairing With Standard Double Edge Blade Razors From Feather blade or Merkur

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    United States United States

    MERKUR 39C

    Merkur must be German for moderate. No crack on quality though, this is a well made item. My beard is pretty tough. I had to find a more aggressive razor and I was hoping this would be the one. I tried adjusting the angle and different blades and I never quite achieved a close shave, on my face. I did develop a bumpy chin from so many passes. I thought I would have to relegate this well made device to an adornment. I realized I had not tried it on my head. I never use the same razor for both. I loaded it with a Bolzano blade and had a really good head shave. This is the one but not for my face. I do believe this would be an excellent razor for someone with light to moderate beard coarseness. Grown man shave had this at the best price I had seen for this razor.

    A Grown Man Shave Customer
    United States United States

    Excellent Razor and Customer Service

    I highly recommend the Merkur 37C Heavy Duty Slant Chrome Safety Razor and Grownman Shave Co. The customer service is top notch.

    Grown Man Shave Merkur 37C Heavy Duty Slant Chrome Safety Razor Review
    A Grown Man Shave Customer
    Barry S.
    United States United States

    Fantastic razor!

    Excellent product. Really enjoy shaving with it; my first safety razor !