04-24-2014, 03:21 PM
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This is probably old hat to ye venerable shavers that are up to the minute and right on the pulse of all that goes on in the pogonotomical world but I spotted the above and with a bit of money left over from the big Four-Oh birthday, I pulled the trigger and shot one down.

Well, it arrived today so will have its first run out tomorrow. I enjoy shaving with my Jagger 89L, indeed, it's my go-to razor so am looking forward to the new beastie immensely.

Bought a Barley DE89 last year but in a moment of mad random kindness, I gifted it to my Father-in-Law who actually prefers the vintage US Superspeed I gave him a while back. Hey ho....Angel

Anyhoo, thar she blows:

[Image: DE3D14bl.jpg]

Forgive me if I'm behind the times but I thought I'd draw your attention to it anyway.

A' the best. Biggrin

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 04-24-2014, 04:09 PM
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The razor is definitely new and I'm interested in hearing your thoughts. Is the grip comfortable and does it prevent greater slippage while shaving?

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 04-24-2014, 06:29 PM
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  • Elendil
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What blade are you going to pair with that? I love my 89L, but the knurling on your razor is great.

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 04-24-2014, 07:02 PM
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  • Lutebro
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I'm also very interested to see how this compares to some of the other types of knurling. It really could go either way. I can see how this might be more slick than the standard type of knurling but it could go the other way as well. That aside this is very cool looking and I like the ball end!

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 04-24-2014, 07:44 PM
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Well, I must really be behind-the-times as I had never heard or seen it until now! Congratulations on the new razor!

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 04-25-2014, 05:24 AM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Beautiful and a new sight for my eyes, congratulations!

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 04-25-2014, 05:34 AM
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If only EJ would make a more aggressive head it would be perfect with that beautiful and functional handle.

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 04-25-2014, 06:17 AM
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  • Balj86
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(04-25-2014, 05:34 AM)slantman Wrote: If only EJ would make a more aggressive head it would be perfect with that beautiful and functional handle.

I completely agree with you on this one!

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 04-25-2014, 09:30 AM
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Beautiful handle, enjoy!!
Jim

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 04-25-2014, 09:51 AM
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(04-24-2014, 03:21 PM)Gairdner Wrote: This is probably old hat to ye venerable shavers that are up to the minute and right on the pulse of all that goes on in the pogonotomical world but I spotted the above and with a bit of money left over from the big Four-Oh birthday, I pulled the trigger and shot one down.

Well, it arrived today so will have its first run out tomorrow. I enjoy shaving with my Jagger 89L, indeed, it's my go-to razor so am looking forward to the new beastie immensely.

Bought a Barley DE89 last year but in a moment of mad random kindness, I gifted it to my Father-in-Law who actually prefers the vintage US Superspeed I gave him a while back. Hey ho....Angel

Anyhoo, thar she blows:

Forgive me if I'm behind the times but I thought I'd draw your attention to it anyway.

A' the best. Biggrin

Graeme, that is in my opinion the best looking handle that EJ has developed. It is a beauty. Enjoy it in the best of health my friend.


Like the others I wish that EJ would make a head that is more aggressive than the 89 but less than the Mühle 2013 R41 head. That would be a big hit with a large number of traditional shavers out there. However, as of now, we seem to hearing the sound of crickets from both EJ and Mühle on that concept. <sigh>

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 04-25-2014, 09:56 AM
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+1 Congrats on a beautiful razor, the handle is a stunner!

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 04-28-2014, 03:53 PM
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Bought this Edwin Jagger and the Mühle twist, the laser 3D knurlings are really grippy.

Added it to the other 7-8 Edwin Jagger's DE razors I own.

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 04-28-2014, 06:34 PM
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  • Shanman
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I can't seem to find this knurled Barley or even the regular Barley version on the site...

edit: duh, I was on the Mühle site and just realized it is EJ...

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 04-28-2014, 08:17 PM
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(04-28-2014, 06:34 PM)Shanman Wrote: I can't seem to find this knurled Barley or even the regular Barley version on the site...

edit: duh, I was on the Mühle site and just realized it is EJ...

* Good to know you are fully awake, Jeff! Biggrin

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 05-08-2014, 01:41 PM
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Making an EJ more aggressive is dead easy: do what Celestino taught me and add a shim. Totally free and dead easy! Handle is a lot grippier although I had very little trouble with my 89L (which my best man has purloined Wink). Still, that's another bloke converted. Biggrin

Tino, huge apologies for not being in touch about the brush handle, mate. In truth, my hands are too shaky due to illness and I do not have the fine control needed. One day.....Blush

P.S. Been getting great results with two blades of late: the Personna Lab Blue and the apparently little-known BiC Astor:

[Image: Astor+stainless.jpg]

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 08-14-2014, 02:05 AM
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I received this handle as a PIF not long after starting the DE adventure. It really is a beaut and feels great in the hand.

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 01-14-2015, 10:55 PM
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Love that knurling. What a beauty razor!

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 01-15-2015, 12:15 AM
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It's a great shaver. Won one a few weeks back in a pif. Not really aggressive, but pretty darn smooth. Love the grip and the easy to find angle.

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 01-18-2015, 11:06 PM
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I'm surprised this handle is seen more often. I had to hunt around a bit to buy one. love the look of the barley and muhle's version of the more subtle knurling. In fact I find them pretty stunning. But the added grip on this laser diamond cut handle would be more comfortable for the chunk of the shaving population that finds the more subtle texture too slick for their taste, but whether for price or aesthetic reasons, prefer chrome handles. For me the barley type handles were fine with water on my hands, but any lather made them feel like they could slip even though they never actually did.

This EJ diamond cut won't feel quite like a stainless handle where you could be wearing a lather mitten and still have a decent grip, but it is somewhere between the two. I agree that ball-ish end on this is a nice classic looking touch.

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