10-24-2014, 09:06 AM
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Just ordered my first razor. Waiting to arrive http://www.westcoastshaving.com/Edwin-Ja..._2496.html. I've ordered the 89 DE with the extra grip because some complained that the 89 DE can slip.

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 10-24-2014, 09:13 AM
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Congrats on the purchase Alex. Enjoy.

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 10-24-2014, 09:44 AM
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  • eengler
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That razor should serve you well Alex. Nice choice.

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 10-24-2014, 10:10 AM
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  • TheMonk
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Congrats, it's a very fine razor and you should enjoy it! Already have the blades picked out?

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 10-24-2014, 10:16 AM
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  • Jovan
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Congrats Alex on your first 89DE. It is a very nice razor and extra grip is nice safety feature, I wish my Pils had that option. Enjoy and keep us posted!

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 10-24-2014, 10:26 AM
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wonderful! Clap

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 10-24-2014, 10:32 AM
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Congratulations, Alex. A fine choice.

The EJ series is a very mild razor and performs better with the sharper blades, I found.

Many have commented upon the handle being slippery. I never found that to be the case.

Enjoy your first DE razor.Smile

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 10-24-2014, 11:02 AM
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 10-24-2014, 11:08 AM
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  • CRAusmus
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Congratulations Alex. The Edwin Jagger is a fine whisker whacker. Been using mine, the 86, for the past several shaves myself and am quite enjoying it.

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 10-24-2014, 11:41 AM
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I have and love that handle too. My DE89 is the driver five days out of seven.

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 10-24-2014, 04:39 PM
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Congratulations! I've heard good things about that razor.

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 10-24-2014, 05:36 PM
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Sounds great Alex, let us know how you like it. If I don't find a vintage before then, I will be adding a DE to my Christmas list.

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 10-24-2014, 06:25 PM
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Congratulations and enjoy the razor!

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 10-24-2014, 08:39 PM
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(10-24-2014, 10:32 AM)Optometrist Wrote: Congratulations, Alex. A fine choice.

The EJ series is a very mild razor and performs better with the sharper blades, I found.

Many have commented upon the handle being slippery. I never found that to be the case.

Enjoy your first DE razor.Smile

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I didn't know EJ made a "Knurled" Handle when I got My DE89LBL, great look and grip I may have gotten the "Knurled". But I love the DE89LBL "Lined" and have never had a problem with grip.
Congrats on the purchase I think you will enjoy it!

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 11-23-2014, 09:39 PM
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That is a splendid choice! All the Edwin Jagger razors usually come with some Derby blades — and they're good learning blades, but don't worry if they don't suit you. The variety of blades available is astonishing, and most people can expect to try several brands before settling on their blade.
Even after discovering my best blade, I find I like to try different blades from time to time, just to mix it up a little. I think a common mistake among recent DE converts is to enthusiastically plunk down money for a box of 100 blades, only to discover that there is a different brand that they like even better. I believe the way of wisdom here is to take it slow and try everything.

It is often useful to try changing different components of your shave to fine tune it, but usually changing only one thing at a time will give you more coherent data to use in deciding which changes are good ones. ~ Cheers
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 11-24-2014, 06:01 PM
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  • clk
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That was my first razor, and is still in my rotation. It is a wonderful razor to learn with, and it will serve you well for many years to come. Congratulations and enjoy.

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 11-24-2014, 07:53 PM
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Congrats! Now kiss your money goodbye

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