The MERKUR Progress 500 stands for maximum variability. Even then in the 1950s, it was one of the first safety razors with an adjustable blade gap. Since you also adjust the setting angle of the razor blade, you can adjust the thoroughness of the shave to your own personal taste. With the short handle, you gain freedom of movement in complex facial and body areas. The head of the safety razor 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 only use brass for the handle. The chrome finish protects the razor from corrosion and underlines the high-quality design. 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.