07-22-2013, 08:04 AM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen, have you any experience with Edwin Jagger's Riva double edge razor? This is a sophisticated new model from the company and is a looker. I am curious if you know anything about it. Thanks.

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 07-22-2013, 08:24 AM
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Obie, have you got a picture of one?. I've never seen one.

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 07-22-2013, 08:43 AM
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This is the first I've heard of it, but it's definitely handsome.

[Image: IERSR.jpg]

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 07-22-2013, 08:45 AM
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  • Samjax
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I assume that is still the 89 head. Great looking razor. Price?

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 07-22-2013, 08:53 AM
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  • Obie
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Samjax, yes, it uses the 89 head with a gorgeous handle. The price is $119. I have been watering at mouth and have considered selling my Laborghini to buy it. Otherwise I'm tapped out.

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 07-22-2013, 08:54 AM
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  • Harvey
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(07-22-2013, 08:43 AM)taborcarn Wrote: This is the first I've heard of it, but it's definitely handsome.

[Image: IERSR.jpg]

Looks just like the PLAZA Model they have had for several years except fot the color of the metal...satin finish perhaps...same head design.(NOT pictured on the English Shaving site??)

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 07-22-2013, 09:01 AM
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(07-22-2013, 08:54 AM)Harvey Wrote:
(07-22-2013, 08:43 AM)taborcarn Wrote: This is the first I've heard of it, but it's definitely handsome.

[Image: IERSR.jpg]

Looks just like the PLAZA Model they have had for several years except fot the color of the metal...satin finish perhaps...same head design.(NOT pictured on the English Shaving site??)

A very similar design, but nearly double the price for the Riva. The Riva is listed on Edwin Jagger's site as a medium weight as opposed to the Plaza's light weight.

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 07-22-2013, 09:26 AM
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  • Johnny
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I personally like the Plaza better. I like that shiny chrome with black.

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 07-22-2013, 09:26 AM
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  • slantman
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That is one beautiful razor Obie. Very tempting indeed.

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 07-22-2013, 10:00 AM
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It reminds me of a flex grip pen like the G7.

Not a fan of the handle.

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 07-22-2013, 11:06 AM
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The Riva and Plaza razors appear close in design, but the Plaza appears to have a more sculpered handle, a bit more attractive in shape at least to my eye. Harvey mentioned that the Riva is listed as a medium weight razor as opposed to the light weight reference for the Plaza. Does anyone know the actual weight of the two razors?

Given that the two models are similar in design, one would think that there is something in the construction to justify the nearly doubling of price for the Riva. Are they both made in England? Is the metal portion of handle on the Riva solid brass? That would help explain the weight difference as well.

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 07-22-2013, 11:30 AM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen, I have the Edwin Jagger Plaza in faux ivory and am quite fond of it. The weight, size and balance are perfect for me.
Jaguar, both are made by Edwin Jagger in England. The metal part on the Riva is satin chrome.
The Plaza and the Riva share some similarities in design. The Riva, according to Edwin Jagger, is a wee bit heavier than the Plaza. I think they have similar heights.
Lovely razors both, indeed.

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 07-22-2013, 12:00 PM
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  • Harvey
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Should mention that several variations of EJ handles are available in Europe and are not usually sold here in the US...once in a while they have free shipping and even occassional sales of phase out handles (ie English Shaving) (Edwin Jagger.com)etc....same heads just a few different shapes or material mix in the handles.

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 07-22-2013, 02:52 PM
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Not a fan of this, sorry Dodgy

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 07-22-2013, 06:49 PM
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Yet another fancy handle on the R89 head. If EJ were serious about shaving they might think about an open comb head instead of more handles to sell the same tired $20 head.

So Lame I couldn't possibly describe it without breaking most of the forum rules.

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