12-18-2014, 02:26 PM
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My first razor that I bought was the Edwin Jagger DE89 http://www.westcoastshaving.com/Edwin-Ja..._2496.html. Any suggestions for a second razor? A slant or adjustable maybe?

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 12-18-2014, 02:52 PM
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Or a SE razor? Is your mind open to them?

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 12-18-2014, 03:01 PM
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SE means straight edge? Straight razor?

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 12-18-2014, 03:02 PM
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  • mlzettl
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I think it depends upon how you like the EJ. Is it too mild, too aggressive, just right, or don't you know? I have the same razor in my 3 razor rotation. I also like vintage Gillettes, so you may want to give one of those a shot. I prefer the 40's style Super Speeds, but many like the more aggressive red tip SS. If you want to try an adjustable, I would go with a slim strictly because they can be had for less money than a Fat Boy. If you find that you like and use the adjustable feature, then you might want to try the Fat Boy. The only real difference is the handle.

Hope this helps.

Matt

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 12-18-2014, 03:26 PM
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(12-18-2014, 03:01 PM)Alex7 Wrote: SE means straight edge? Straight razor?

No, SE means single edge not straight edge. There are DE and SE safety razors. Look below this DE section.

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 12-18-2014, 03:45 PM
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  • Giorgio
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If you're sticking to DE I would recommend an adjustable. This way you can experiment with the different settings and figure out if you like mild or aggressive razors. The Merkur Progress is an excellent modern adjustable, and for vintage you can't go wrong with a Fatboy or a Slim Biggrin

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 12-19-2014, 08:53 AM
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* Merkur Progress for an adjustable
* Ikon Shavecraft 102 Slant
* Weber PH for a stainless with more aggression than your EJ89

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 12-19-2014, 08:57 AM
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(12-19-2014, 08:53 AM)celestino Wrote: * Merkur Progress for an adjustable
* Ikon Shavecraft 102 Slant
* Weber PH for a stainless with more aggression than your EJ89

+1

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 12-19-2014, 02:58 PM
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  • chazt
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Hi. Thought I'd quit lurking and join the conversation.

I can't suggest anything, per se, because I still think of myself as a newbie. I can only offer my opinions on the 6 razors I've bought and used. In my short time as a DE shaver - about eight months now - I'm developing a preference for a more aggressive shave.

I started with a MTO (since gifted to a pal), then quickly acquired a Merkur 23C. After about a month or so, working on technique I bought a new Muhle/iKon number from BullGoose. They're all pretty mild shavers. Call me crazy, but I do really like the Merkur head with the iKon handle! The 23C handle (too light and skinny) and 89 style head don't do anything for me. Apparently the EJ/Muhle head design is not my cup of tea.

Since then I've bought 3 old Gillettes - a '59 ball end Tech, also mild, a '72 short black handle TTO adjustable (sweet spot on 5) and a '56 Red Tip. I find myself preferring the shaves from the Red Tip and the adjustable.

btw, have you experimented with many, many different blades? That's a lot of fun too Biggrin

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 12-19-2014, 04:52 PM
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As long as your technique is pretty solid, I think a slant is a nice change of pace. I got a Merkur 37c as a present from my wife and I like it.

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 12-19-2014, 05:04 PM
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(12-19-2014, 08:53 AM)celestino Wrote: * Merkur Progress for an adjustable
* Ikon Shavecraft 102 Slant
* Weber PH for a stainless with more aggression than your EJ89

I'd have to agree as well. All three are great shavers.

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 12-19-2014, 05:48 PM
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Good suggestions all.

However, if you're looking for another razor for say, travel or to throw in your gym bag, for ~$13 you can get a long handle Lord Tech. This razor, although lightweight, works well. Mild, but still cuts close enough for BBS shaves. Best of all, no big deal if you leave it in a hotel room.

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 12-21-2014, 09:55 AM
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I know my second razor will be the open comb slant from above the tie! Cool
I have owned many many razors over the years so this will be just the second in my collection as of now. I do believe Celestino gave some great examples above and all have my vote as well.

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 12-21-2014, 01:27 PM
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  • N8Julo43
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I love my ATT Slant S1. A wonderful shaver.

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 12-21-2014, 03:33 PM
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Good to know I am a huge slant fan, and would recommend a majority of them to anyone.

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 12-21-2014, 05:01 PM
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I think I would try some nice old gillettes or a Schick krona. Everyone needs to try those at some point.

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 12-21-2014, 05:24 PM
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  • CRAusmus
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I just got a Weber Polished Head with a Bulldog Handle. Loving it.

Managed to grab a 101 off of the BST too. Should be getting it sometime after Christmas. Looking forward to trying it. Supposed to be milder than the Weber.

I do have quite a few vintage Gillettes, and two Kronas. Don't think you could go wrong with any of the suggestions made so far really.

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 12-21-2014, 08:17 PM
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  • joedy
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The Shavecraft 101 is an excellent (albeit) mild progression to the next level of DE shaving.

An adjustable and then a slant should be your planned path to BBS perfection.

The brush acquisition disorder will come in due time.

-joedy

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 12-21-2014, 08:19 PM
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Gillette New Short Comb. In my opinion, this was the pinnacle of 3 piece shaving. Mild yet pretty darn efficient and for my face, just a touch smoother than the Long Comb version. They can be found relatively inexpensively.

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 12-22-2014, 10:19 AM
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Why not try one of the many Vintage Gillettes that are out there? If you don't like it you can easily sell it and try another. A Super Speed or a New would be a great place to start and there are plenty of both around. Good luck.

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