12-28-2013, 06:13 AM
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I finally got my Weber polished head for Christmas and after two shaves I'm sure it'll be replacing my r89. I don't think after two shaves I'm eligible for a review or conclusion, but I'm liking it. The bulldog handle alone makes it very nice to use. I find the extra weight actually helps you use less pressure since you really can use the weight of the razor to do the job. The knurling is also great and grippy. One thing I'm wondering about, and maybe it's been talked about or compared in the past but it appears the Weber's head is similar in angle/curve and blade gap but it might have a tad more blade exposure than the r89? I can't say it's hugely different in shaving than my r89 but if I had to guess I'd say it seems slightly more effective while being just as tame, smooth and forgiving. My last two days of irritation on the neck has also been at an all time low but i'm not going to conclude it was because of the Weber, at least not yet.

All in all, great razor. I'm not sure I have any use for my r89 anymore. I'm curious to how others compare the de89/r89 to the weber polished head. I got some polsivler si's too, so i'll have to try some of those in the Weber (currently using personna red).

Andddd.... what's a thread without pictures!?!?

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 12-28-2013, 06:18 AM
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Congratulations on your new razor.

Although I don't use the Weber or R89 as much these days, I do recall the Weber being quite similar to the R89 ... but a tad more aggressive, perhaps owing to blade gap/presentation/exposure.

IMO, the best part of the package is the Weber Bulldog handle ... well knurled, balanced, and sized.

Enjoy your shaves!

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 12-28-2013, 06:31 AM
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The Weber is one of my favorites, I consider it about a 5 on a scale of 1-10 for effectiveness...the R89/DE89 I consider about a 3.

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 12-28-2013, 06:48 AM
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Going back to 2010, I used to have a number of DE's, including an R89 and DE89. Now I only have two Weber polished heads with the bulldog handles. It's the only DE I use when I don't use a straight.

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 12-28-2013, 06:48 AM
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(12-28-2013, 06:31 AM)Arcadies Wrote: The Weber is one of my favorites, I consider it about a 5 on a scale of 1-10 for effectiveness...the R89/DE89 I consider about a 3.

What are some of your 6-10s? I'd definitely like to find something I don't have to do so many touch ups with but I also have really sensitive skin, so it's a fine balance.

(12-28-2013, 06:18 AM)Agravic Wrote: Congratulations on your new razor.



IMO, the best part of the package is the Weber Bulldog handle ... well knurled, balanced, and sized.

For sure. I'll have to give it a try on my NEW LC.

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 12-28-2013, 07:07 AM
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Have you tried the Weber bulldog handle on R89 head?

I found the weight in the handle made a huge difference to my EJ89 head.

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 12-28-2013, 07:09 AM
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(12-28-2013, 06:48 AM)reggiehogarth Wrote: What are some of your 6-10s? I'd definitely like to find something I don't have to do so many touch ups with but I also have really sensitive skin, so it's a fine balance.

Assuming you mostly want modern razors.

6-8 Merkur Progress depending on setting
7-10 Merkur Futur depending on setting
8 Fatip/Joris
10 2013 R41
11 2011 R41

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 12-28-2013, 07:49 AM
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(12-28-2013, 07:07 AM)MrK1 Wrote: Have you tried the Weber bulldog handle on R89 head?

I found the weight in the handle made a huge difference to my EJ89 head.

not yet. better than the webers head?

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 12-28-2013, 08:07 AM
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(12-28-2013, 07:49 AM)reggiehogarth Wrote:
(12-28-2013, 07:07 AM)MrK1 Wrote: Have you tried the Weber bulldog handle on R89 head?

I found the weight in the handle made a huge difference to my EJ89 head.

not yet. better than the webers head?

I prefer the EJ head on a heavier handle over the Weber head. I find I it smoother. I would say if the Weber is a 5 then the heavier handle takes the EJ to a 4.

I have the R89 DLC on the old Ikon OSS handle and it works really well for me.

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 12-28-2013, 08:37 AM
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YMMV I find the Weber more effective and smoother than the R89

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 12-28-2013, 08:38 AM
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On similar handles, I find the Weber slightly smoother and more effective that an EJ. If you're looking for something a bit more aggressive without going to extreme, consider an IKon open comb. Still on the mild side but more aggressive for me than either the Weber or EJ.

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 12-28-2013, 11:06 AM
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I like the Muhle heads better, but that Bulldog style is fantastic indeed!


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(12-28-2013, 07:09 AM)Arcadies Wrote:
(12-28-2013, 06:48 AM)reggiehogarth Wrote: What are some of your 6-10s? I'd definitely like to find something I don't have to do so many touch ups with but I also have really sensitive skin, so it's a fine balance.

Assuming you mostly want modern razors.

6-8 Merkur Progress depending on setting
7-10 Merkur Futur depending on setting
8 Fatip/Joris
10 2013 R41
11 2011 R41

That 11 made my day :-)


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 12-28-2013, 11:11 AM
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+1 on the ikon oc, a nice smooth shave but not as aggressive as a R41 or Fatip

I would rate them in aggressiveness from mild to aggressive as:

EJ/Muhle
Weber
Ikon OC

I use the Muhle as a daily and the OC if I haven't shaved for a few days.

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 12-28-2013, 01:45 PM
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(12-28-2013, 08:37 AM)Triad Wrote: YMMV I find the Weber more effective and smoother than the R89

This is my experience as well. Since using a Weber, the EJ gets no use at all.

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 12-28-2013, 08:54 PM
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After my third shave I'm noticing that I can't get a BBS under my chin like I can with the r89 and that's the place I want shaved the closest because on each side of the patch I don't really grow hair. Although it seems to shave more effective everywhere else. I'm going to try the bulldog handle on the r89 head tomorrow and see how that is.

Does ikon only make one open comb? How does it compare to a gillette new long comb?

edit: ouch, i just took a look and it's nearly twice the price of the Weber. I've got a New LC that throw this bulldog handle on and try.

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 12-28-2013, 10:51 PM
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I have also found the Weber to be a bit more aggressive and effective than the 89 series.

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 12-29-2013, 03:46 AM
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I prefer the Weber over the de89. As others have noted the Weber is a bit more aggressive and without question more efficient. I've been eyeing that Ikon OC as my next razor.

Watch your angles around the chin and try blade buffing. A particularly tough area for me to shave.

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 12-29-2013, 04:09 AM
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(12-28-2013, 06:48 AM)reggiehogarth Wrote: What are some of your 6-10s?

For sure. I'll have to give it a try on my NEW LC.

you answered your question yourself Wink

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