06-10-2012, 06:05 PM
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  • biggiej42
  • Looney for Rooney
  • Stony Point, NY
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I shaved with my DE89 again today, and forgot how great of a shave it was! My only gripe is that I love the look/feel of the all stainless razors. Even though the Feather and I didn't agree with each other, it felt great to hold, and I loved the aesthetics.

So my question is for those who have tried the DE89, and can compare it to the Weber, Tradere, or the Ikon Oss. Which performs closest to the DE89?

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 06-10-2012, 06:19 PM
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  • DLP
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  • Missouri
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I've used the Weber and the DE89. To me they seem to perform the same but I prefer the handle of the Weber. I'm always worried that the DE89 will slip out of my hand because it so smooth and shinny.

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 06-10-2012, 07:50 PM
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I agree with DLP if you're wanting something DE89 like. The Weber may be a tiny bit more aggressive, but the handle options are excellent (the bulldog and the longer handle too). I'll wager you'll love it, but it should be easy to move on the classifieds if you don't.

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 06-11-2012, 08:25 PM
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  • Shanman
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  • NE Florida
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Throw an iKon handle on your DE89 head and call it a day. Or at least until EJ or Mühle starts pumping out stainless.

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 06-11-2012, 09:09 PM
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(06-11-2012, 08:25 PM)Shanman Wrote: Throw an iKon handle on your DE89 head and call it a day. Or at least until EJ or Mühle starts pumping out stainless.

+1

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 06-12-2012, 01:47 AM
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  • Dave
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(06-10-2012, 06:05 PM)biggiej42 Wrote: I shaved with my DE89 again today, and forgot how great of a shave it was! My only gripe is that I love the look/feel of the all stainless razors. Even though the Feather and I didn't agree with each other, it felt great to hold, and I loved the aesthetics.

So my question is for those who have tried the DE89, and can compare it to the Weber, Tradere, or the Ikon Oss. Which performs closest to the DE89?

The OSS would be the closest then the Weber. Echoing Jeff's thoughts, Paul from iKon has a sale on handles right now and pairing your DE89 with a bulldog handle gives it a weight oomph that helps make it a bit more aggressive.

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 06-12-2012, 08:34 AM
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  • slantman
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(06-12-2012, 01:47 AM)Dave Wrote:
(06-10-2012, 06:05 PM)biggiej42 Wrote: I shaved with my DE89 again today, and forgot how great of a shave it was! My only gripe is that I love the look/feel of the all stainless razors. Even though the Feather and I didn't agree with each other, it felt great to hold, and I loved the aesthetics.

So my question is for those who have tried the DE89, and can compare it to the Weber, Tradere, or the Ikon Oss. Which performs closest to the DE89?

The OSS would be the closest then the Weber. Echoing Jeff's thoughts, Paul from iKon has a sale on handles right now and pairing your DE89 with a bulldog handle gives it a weight oomph that helps make it a bit more aggressive.

I think you mean Greg from iKon.

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 06-12-2012, 08:39 AM
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  • gijames
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(06-12-2012, 08:34 AM)slantman Wrote: I think you mean Greg from iKon.

the *slantman* cometh!

hehe, I saw that too

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 06-12-2012, 11:27 AM
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  • biggiej42
  • Looney for Rooney
  • Stony Point, NY
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I do have an ikon bulldog that I can try on it, but I still would like a stainless head!

I may try the weber when it becomes available again.

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 06-12-2012, 11:47 AM
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  • Dave
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Where the heck did I get Paul ? Sorry Greg.

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 06-12-2012, 12:15 PM
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(06-12-2012, 11:47 AM)Dave Wrote: Where the heck did I get Paul ? Sorry Greg.

Hey Dave, at my age they just call it a 'senior' moment. No big deal. Leave it to Jerry to get picky.Biggrin

Back to the subject, kinda. Paul, I mean Greg, does have it dialed down pretty good. JMHO

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 05-02-2013, 10:55 AM
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Edwin Jager DE89 head, Ikon Bulldog II handle. What more could you want in this life? The perfect combination!Smile

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 05-02-2013, 10:25 PM
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  • Snuff
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I find the Weber a bit smoother then the EJ but that might be because it's a DLC version, never had the opportunity to try the polished one. The new Feather on the other hand is just a bit milder then the EJ. I had no problems with the handle on the EJ (Chatsworth Barley handle).

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 05-04-2013, 10:49 AM
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  • Samjax
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  • Clearwater, Florida
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SS razors worth a look:

Weber
ATT M
iKon 2012/13 Open Comb
Tradere SB
Pils
Feather AS-D2 (reported to be mild - mildly moderate; I should have mine this coming week for firsthand experience).

All of these are mild to mild/moderate. All are excellent razors and should make you fairly happy for SS "mild-moderate" shaving tools.

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 05-04-2013, 11:29 AM
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  • Codfish
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I like the Above The Tie "M" plate, myself.

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 05-15-2013, 03:42 AM
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Another vote for the Above The Tie M plate - what ultimately replaced my DE89. Just a hair closer shaver, and every bit as smooth, roughly equivalent to my DE89 with a shim.

Ikon OC Deluxe was a very close 2nd for me, also a great shaver that won't bite you.

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 05-15-2013, 04:40 AM
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  • slantman
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(05-02-2013, 10:55 AM)Cornishman Wrote: Edwin Jager DE89 head, Ikon Bulldog II handle. What more could you want in this life? The perfect combination!Smile

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Beautiful use it well.

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 05-16-2013, 08:12 AM
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  • vferdman
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  • Western Massachusetts
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I would have to add my vote to two options. If you really want an all SS razor, go with Weber. It shaves every bit as well or better than EJ DE89 and is all SS made in US. Very good razor. However, if all you want is a better handle than the EJ's, then definitely get one of the SS handles readily available out there. Either Ikon or Weber bulldog should provide you with lots of grip. I have an Ikon bulldog and love using it on all my 3 piece razors. My EJ DE89 is sitting idle most of the time these days as I prefer more aggressive open comb razors, but I have used it with the Ikon bulldog and it is an excellent combination.

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