- E. Jagger
- Parker Variant
Nice razor. Works good.
The only razor I need!
My go to razor has been a Muhle R41 and, as a daily shaver, one pass is sufficient. On those special occasions when a closer shave is desired, I have been using less aggressive razors for subsequent passes. Yet, of the several less aggressive razors used, I could never find one that was just right. Since my beard is coarser and thicker on different parts of my face and throat, I found that three levels of aggressiveness are required to obtain the BBS result. I really don't have the space on the bathroom vanity for three razors. Longer story shortened, the Parker Variant solved the problem. With infinite adjustment between the 1 and 5 settings, it is always possible to find the setting that is just right. My only regret is that I did not buy one sooner! It would have saved me money and spared me the frustration of searching for the perfect razor. So, do yourself a favor and spring for the extra cost of a Parker Variant. It's worth it and you deserve it! IMHO, there is not a better razor to be found.
Excellent Razor. Love the adjustability. I like being able to adjust it a bit more aggressive for a post-weekend shave and a regular morning shave. Works really well. Great razor. Looks good. Its closed comb. If you want even more adjustability at a similar price point your could try the Vikings Blade Emperor razor since that is open comb on one side and closed on the other side. The downside of that is that the adjustment is near the head so you can cut your hand adjusting it like with the Merkur. I also didn't want an open comb. There are a number of reviews about people having received defective Parker Variants. It is my understanding that there was one bad batch which led to a number of bad reviews. The ones being sold now are all fine. Mine was perfect. Buy from WCS and they will take care of you anyway. I think this is better, though not as hyped as the Model-T. Unless you want to step up to a Rex Supply Ambassador, this is about as good as you can get at a really great price.
Probably the last razor I will want to buy.
I have been using a E. Jagger razor for about 10 years and have liked it a lot, but thought that perhaps I could get a closer shave with an adjustable razor. After reading many reviews, I got the Parker Variant, and haven't used the Jagger since. This think is probably the last razor I will want to buy. It's very solidly made; the quality is immediately obvious, and after the first few shaves I have settled in to where I like it . You can adjust it quite a lot , and at first I got too aggressive, but quickly learned to back off a bit, and I'm getting the closest and easiest shave I've ever had. I think this is very well worth the money in every way and have already recommended it to others.
Best late-night purchase ever!
I bought this because my Gillette slim adjustable is miss aligned and a real pain to shave with. I thought I'd pick this up before I send the slim away for fixing. I'm not sure if the slim is worth fixing at this point. The Parker Varient was the best shave I've had in months!! No snagging. No pulling. So smooth and the weight is superb!