I've just ordered a Mergress

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Well, I am on a little bit of a spending spree at the moment and have just placed an order for one of these - a Mergress ( a modified Merkur Progress Adjustable ). I find this as a good way of dealing with my mild depression!

Ordered from Lee's Razors and the total bill has come to £64 - which means I hope it's going to be very good :geek:

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They do look good, but I've always been happy with the regular issue plastic bit.

Will the metal knob add anything to the effectiveness of the razor or is it purely an aesthetic addition?
 
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Apparantly, the mergress is not just a simple knob exchange (so to speak)

The engineer dismantles the razor, calibrates the mechanism for improved adjustment dial accuracy, enamels the dot and makes the numbers more legible. A number of people and B&B have said it changes the balance for the better (I have Ikon handles on my three-piece razors so like a heavier razor)
How true it is I don't know, but quality control on the standard Progress is poor and changing the blade the adjustment resets itself to all manner of bizzare settings. A Mergress will always go back together and be set to 1 following a razor change.

Too late now anyway... paid me monies await my choice.
 
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the balance bit sounds sensible, and painting the numbers is an excellent idea I must admit.

The recalibration sounds like bunkum though I'll be interested to hear what you think when you get it.
 
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philamac said:
The recalibration sounds like bunkum though I'll be interested to hear what you think when you get it.
Well last night I caught up on some Mantic videos, I remembered he was a big fan of the Progress and its his daily razor.
The last part of this video he demonstrates how to recalibrate a standard progress.
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