06-10-2012, 04:38 PM
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  • uncledave
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What number on a Slim Adjustable would roughly correspond to an Edwin Jagger DE89?

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 06-10-2012, 04:40 PM
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(06-10-2012, 04:38 PM)uncledave Wrote: What number on a Slim Adjustable would roughly correspond to an Edwin Jagger DE89?

IMHO...Three on the Slim.

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 06-10-2012, 04:40 PM
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I would agree but don't discount it because it's mild. With the right blade, it's an amazing razor. I have had one for quite some time and it's a great razor.

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 06-10-2012, 04:41 PM
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(06-10-2012, 04:40 PM)Stroker Wrote:
(06-10-2012, 04:38 PM)uncledave Wrote: What number on a Slim Adjustable would roughly correspond to an Edwin Jagger DE89?

IMHO...Three on the Slim.

Thanks Bruce!

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 06-10-2012, 04:42 PM
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(06-10-2012, 04:40 PM)Dave Wrote: I would agree but don't discount it because it's mild. With the right blade, it's an amazing razor. I have had one for quite some time and it's a great razor.

+1...With a Feather it's very nice; Mild and efficent!

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 06-10-2012, 04:46 PM
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(06-10-2012, 04:40 PM)Dave Wrote: I would agree but don't discount it because it's mild. With the right blade, it's an amazing razor. I have had one for quite some time and it's a great razor.

This is exactly what I am trying to learn. Mild is nice as long as it cuts the beard really well. Thank you!

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 06-10-2012, 05:27 PM
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It cuts the whiskers really well Dave. I think you'll enjoy it.

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 06-10-2012, 05:28 PM
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(06-10-2012, 05:27 PM)Dave Wrote: It cuts the whiskers really well Dave. I think you'll enjoy it.

Thanks! I'm pretty sure this will be my next razor. I want to try the various kinds.

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 06-10-2012, 05:39 PM
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Much more efficient/agressive than a feather AS. Fantastic razor, I gave my ikon a break today and picked the DE89 up for the first time in a while.

With feathers it's phenomenal, and I also got a great shave from a Personna Red with it. YMMV

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 06-10-2012, 05:46 PM
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I haven't found many blades that won't work in a DE89. I started with the Joris this morning and it was rough again so I went to the DE89 and finished up. Such a great razor.

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 06-10-2012, 05:47 PM
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(06-10-2012, 05:46 PM)Dave Wrote: I haven't found many blades that won't work in a DE89. I started with the Joris this morning and it was rough again so I went to the DE89 and finished up. Such a great razor.

This razor looks better and better. Thanks guys. Biggrin

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 06-10-2012, 05:59 PM
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(06-10-2012, 05:46 PM)Dave Wrote: I haven't found many blades that won't work in a DE89. I started with the Joris this morning and it was rough again so I went to the DE89 and finished up. Such a great razor.

Even though it's a fantastic razor... why do we always look for a better one? It was my first, and i've spent more than I care to mention trying to find a razor to top it. If only they made an all stainless version!

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 06-10-2012, 06:14 PM
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(06-10-2012, 05:59 PM)biggiej42 Wrote:
(06-10-2012, 05:46 PM)Dave Wrote: I haven't found many blades that won't work in a DE89. I started with the Joris this morning and it was rough again so I went to the DE89 and finished up. Such a great razor.

Even though it's a fantastic razor... why do we always look for a better one? It was my first, and i've spent more than I care to mention trying to find a razor to top it. If only they made an all stainless version!

Human curiosity & the grass is always greener...

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 06-10-2012, 06:46 PM
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(06-10-2012, 06:14 PM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(06-10-2012, 05:59 PM)biggiej42 Wrote:
(06-10-2012, 05:46 PM)Dave Wrote: I haven't found many blades that won't work in a DE89. I started with the Joris this morning and it was rough again so I went to the DE89 and finished up. Such a great razor.

Even though it's a fantastic razor... why do we always look for a better one? It was my first, and i've spent more than I care to mention trying to find a razor to top it. If only they made an all stainless version!

Human curiosity & the grass is always greener...

Exactly! There's a whole mystique operating here for me as well. I want to see what all is out there and try as many as possible. I used to be a banjo picker. One banjo is plenty but I had 3. Same thing now with razors. OCD I'll betcha! Biggrin

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 06-10-2012, 07:41 PM
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I had really avoided using this highly hyped razor until recently, and I must say it is a very well made razor, and excellent with many brand blades. Swapping handles is even better, although the Barley is very nice balance IMO.

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 06-10-2012, 07:50 PM
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i also think the EJ 89 is a very nice razor, but for some, possibly with very coarse beards and sensitive skin, it may cause irritation after some time and a more efficient (aggressive) razor can do a better job in a shorter number of strokes or a shorter time, in my opinion.
Enjoy the razor and it would be nice to see a stainless steel version.

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 06-15-2012, 06:07 AM
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(06-10-2012, 04:40 PM)Stroker Wrote:
(06-10-2012, 04:38 PM)uncledave Wrote: What number on a Slim Adjustable would roughly correspond to an Edwin Jagger DE89?

IMHO...Three on the Slim.

I would say the 89 series is more of a Four, with SuperSpeed Gillettes feeling more like a Three on the Slim. The Muhle/Edwin Jagger head is efficient and comfortable, which is where it gets a reputation for being "mild" but I think it is just as "aggressive" as the Merkur HD head. It just happens to be more comfortable for many users.

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 06-15-2012, 07:44 AM
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I'm a little late to the party here, but my DE89 seems to be about the same as my Super Adjustable on a 4.5/5.

I find it to be more aggressive than a superspeed, but not scary. More middle-of-the-road than mild, IMO.

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 06-15-2012, 04:41 PM
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(06-15-2012, 07:44 AM)Songwind Wrote: I'm a little late to the party here, but my DE89 seems to be about the same as my Super Adjustable on a 4.5/5.

I find it to be more aggressive than a superspeed, but not scary. More middle-of-the-road than mild, IMO.

Thanks Eric!

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 06-17-2012, 09:09 AM
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I would say four or five. It provides me a wonderful shave with a Super Iridium.

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