UPDATE 10/1/2018: WE HAVE BEGUN SHIPPING RAZORS AGAIN. THE "RELEASE DATE" LISTED ON THIS PAGE IS FOR NEW ORDERS AFTER OCT. 1.
Our experience with razors has inspired a desire to create the best razor possible. We have used the highest marine-grade stainless steel that is corrosion resistant and so advanced it requires specialized machining. We have continued the Gillette date code system (2017 = M) and have included serial numbers for quality control and product registration. We have put years of passion into designing the best razor so you can have the best shaving experience.
Shaving with an Ambassador is smooth and efficient - it's very easy to find the right blade angle. And because it's infinitely adjustable, getting the perfect shave is just a matter of turning the dial up or down for a closer or more mild shave. The weight is hefty and balanced right below the adjustment dial - perfect for letting the razor do the work. The Sure Grip knurled handle makes holding onto this razor easy and comfortable - especially in wet conditions.
Length: 3.5" 87mm
Weight: 3.73oz 106g
Thank you for your interest in the Rex Supply Co. Ambassador Safety Razor. We are proud to have made the first stainless steel, mechanically adjustable, American made safety razor- ever. -Made in USA -316L Marine-Grade Stainless Steel -Infinitely Adjustable Shave -Individually Serial Numbered -Date Code in-line with Gillette system For more information or to purchase visit: http://www.razoremporium.com/rex-supply-co-ambassador-adjustable-stainless-steel-de-razor/ The Ambassador’s namesake is no accident, chosen to serve and promote the Rex experience. It is our aim that the Ambassador serves you for life, and is representative of the demanding quality standards gained from years of servicing razors from the golden era of American manufacturing. It has been said that perfection is unobtainable, but chasing perfection allows you to catch excellence. With that, we ask you to keep your eyes open for a full line of vintage inspired grooming accessories that respect and revive the art of traditional shaving for the modern man. We hope you enjoy the unboxing and video instructions, please let us know if you have any questions and subscribe for new Rex Supply Co videos!
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Posted by Unknown on 21st Oct 2018
This razor appears to be well made and it has a decent amount of heft to it, which I enjoy. I've only about 10 months experience with DE razors, but I do notice it shaves better than my other razor (Edwin Jagger). It's more comfortable, the extra weight makes it easier for me to control, and the result is a markedly closer shave. I have it set only to 2 (of 6), but I find that is aggressive enough for me. If I was looking to find fault, my only quibble would be that the adjustment ring turns nearly a full 360 degrees, so the extreme settings both indicate to nearly the same spot.
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on 15th Oct 2018
Ordered an N3 model (recent batch). Really well built razor. No issues with loose adjustments some of the reviews of early models experienced. Shave is very smooth. Would compare smoothness to an ATT slant (S1) razor. Easy to dial up efficiency. Razor very efficient after 3 setting. Blade feel pretty minimal until about setting of 4.5-5. Excellent razor. Shaves great and easy to find range of cutting angle. I can’t quite put my finger on it but razor does appear to completely remove all soap/cream and slickness on face in one pass - even soaps with excellent residual slickness. I don’t really know why this happens but this is not a razor I’d recommend for excessive buffing. however even on low key settings the efficiency of the razor is high as it removes most facial hair in a pass along with the soap, thus buffing passes were not needed for me. All in all very satisfied
Posted by Unknown on 14th Oct 2018
All the glowing reviews here attest to the quality of this razor. It’s built like a tank and is made from durable material. An heirloom piece.
I have not found a blade and setting yet that shaves me well.
Razors I own that shave me well:
Merkur Mergress w/sharp smooth blade such as Lab Blue or Gillette 7 O’Clock Green
Rockwell 6s with pretty much any blade
RR Game Changer with smooth sharp blade
Timeless Bronze with Shark or Derby
Feather AS-D2 with sharp blades like Feather, PolSilver or PermaSharp
The Ambassador has a less forgiving blade reveal than these common razors. It is good for the vast majority of guys.
I can get a BBS out of the Rex. I just have to take twice as long with it to get the same results as a carefree cruiser like the Game Changer.
Here’s hoping I find the right blade to unlock the potential of this fabulous razor for me.
Posted by John McCombie on 14th Oct 2018
My new 2018 model arrived a couple weeks ago and has been my only shave tool since. Impeccably machined and assembled, the Ambassador has functioned flawlessly. It is a treat for the eyes as much as a terrific tool. In my short experience to date, there has been no slippage of the adjustment in use as sometimes mentioned in earlier models. I am enjoying it very much.
Posted by K. Sulley on 14th Oct 2018
Superb craftsmanship is the hallmark of this super efficient razor. Fit and finish are exemplary - as good or better than anything else on the market. As mentioned already this razor is highly efficient and, if used with care, expect to be rewarded with a damn fine shave. Great work, Matt!
Posted by Ron Chaplin on 4th Oct 2018
I thought I was a bit crazy buying a modern DE razor that cost more than what I paid for a Single Ring, but WOW, this is worth it. I have about 20 vintage DE razors and have never come close to as perfect of a first shave as this razor delivered right out of the box. It is truly an amazing product with superior design that is well worth the price!
Posted by joe larsen on 3rd Oct 2018
Let's start with the build quality, incase you have been living somewhere with no internet, this is solid stainless steel, built like a tank that was made by an artist, just gorgeous and sexy all in one.It does have some heft to it, and the grip is superb, you should not drop this. Every worked smoothly and without fault, just like it should. The handle is for me, a perfect size not too long, if your one of those guys who has to have 4 inch handle.... ehh you might want to think twice, but the thickness of the handle might be enough to make you change your mind its a nice thick handle, not thin like a Gillette tech. Now lets move on to My first shave... After hearing how smooth it is, how efficient it is, I wasn't sure what to expect, so I set it in the middle and gave it a go. Smooth? Yes. Efficient? Yes.
With 2 days of whiskers I went for a 321 setting on declining passes, setting 3 was more than effective, 2 was wonderfully smooth and 1 was still capable for ATG to leave me with a BBS! Unlike many adjustable razors where setting 1 is pointless, the Rex is still doing its thing.
If your looking for a 1 for all razor and its gonna be your only razor, I don't see how you could go wrong here,
I own the $1.95, slim, super adjustable, Rockwell, VB Crusader, Weishi, not to mention many, many, my wife would kill me if she Knew how many razors. The Rex Ambassador is looking like my go to, I thank you Matt and all the gang at Razor Emporium!!!
Posted by Unknown on 15th Jul 2018
The razor is very well build and shave beter then expected then finish is topnotch. The razor was wel packed and i receiveid it in perfect order in the Netherlands.
My other razors are almost unemployed that good is the REX Ambassador
Posted by John on 13th Jul 2018
As passionate as I have become about vintage Gillette razors (thanks in no small part to Matt and the rest of the Razor Emporium collective), I cannot exaggerate my love for this fantastic, modern DE razor. It boils down to this: shaving with this razor is like playing a Stradivarius violin.
In his seminal work, "A Philosophy of Music Education," eminent music educator and philosopher Bennett Reimer discussed the difference between "knowing about" and "knowing within." The type of knowledge one generates from learning within an experience is that which makes an experience unique. In music, knowing "within" is knowledge of a different order than knowing, say, what a quarter note is, or who to read in the key of B-flat. Music is unique because it inherently provides insights into emotions and aesthetic development that only music can provide. It's not just about making music; it's about connecting the experience with the emotions in ways that only music can do. Playing a Stradivarius violin makes this goal much more attainable in the hands of an expert than a cheap violin from a pawn shop.
In shaving, sure we have to know "about" how to perform the complex actions of shaving, the grain mapping, the proper lather techniques, etc. But we have to learn "within" the experience of shaving. We experience tactile feedback. We act upon the razor, and razor acts upon us (much as pedagogue John Dewey described the artistic process) in a continuous cycle. Having the Rex Ambassador in your hands is like playing on a Stradivarius: certainly it helps you perform the complex act of shaving (with excellent weight, perfect balance, smooth design, etc.), but it helps you connect the act with the aesthetics of the experience, the emotional content of the shave. This razor helps you explore the aesthetic/emotional component of shaving in a way that only the greatest razors can.
If you, like me, are one of those people who treat their shaving as an important ritual, as time to explore the sensual/sensuous nature of shaving, you must have this razor. It is the Stradivarius of the DE razor world.
Posted by Unknown on 10th Jul 2018
I own several DE adjustable razors and believe this is most likely the best DE adjustable razor. The design is very good and the balance in the hand is superb. Above all, the quality of the shave is great.
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