08-22-2015, 01:18 PM
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Hi Gents,

Anyone have any thoughts on the Muhle R106?

I user an R89 now. It is a great razor however i would not mind an ever so slightly more agrresive. I do like the  black handle on the 106.

Thanks for your feedback

Monty

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 08-22-2015, 01:21 PM
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Same razor as your r89 and Edwin Jagger de89 just different handles. The shave would be the same.

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 08-22-2015, 01:25 PM
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(08-22-2015, 01:18 PM)Monty11 Wrote: Hi Gents,
Anyone have any thoughts on the Muhle R106?
I user an R89 now. It is a great razor however i would not mind an ever so slightly more agrresive. I do like the  black handle on the 106.
Thanks for your feedback
Monty

You could always use one or two shims in your R89 for a slightly improved aggression.

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 08-22-2015, 01:30 PM
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Shims do change the shave of an r89. A stainless handle like the Ikon OSS or bulldog can make the rather a touch more aggressive as well. If your in the market for another razor I can't speak highly enough of the merkur progress. The angle is very easy to find,and can be adjusted to milder than the de89 to borderline aggressive. IMO the progress is dang near perfect and the ability to dial it in exactly where you want it makes it appeal to just about everybody.

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 08-22-2015, 03:47 PM
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(08-22-2015, 01:30 PM)Otis375 Wrote: Shims do change the shave of an r89. A stainless handle like the Ikon OSS or bulldog can make the rather a touch more aggressive as well. If your in the market for another razor I can't speak highly enough of the merkur progress. The angle is very easy to find,and can be adjusted to milder than the de89 to borderline aggressive. IMO the progress is dang near perfect and the ability to dial it in exactly where you want it makes it appeal to just about everybody.

you could be a good salesman, if you are not already one.
I almost want to buy one just from that description lol.

How is it compared to futur?

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 08-22-2015, 03:50 PM
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(08-22-2015, 03:47 PM)parachutefactory Wrote:
(08-22-2015, 01:30 PM)Otis375 Wrote: Shims do change the shave of an r89. A stainless handle like the Ikon OSS or bulldog can make the rather a touch more aggressive as well. If your in the market for another razor I can't speak highly enough of the merkur progress. The angle is very easy to find,and can be adjusted to milder than the de89 to borderline aggressive. IMO the progress is dang near perfect and the ability to dial it in exactly where you want it makes it appeal to just about everybody.

you could be a good salesman, if you are not already one.
I almost want to buy one just from that description lol.

How is it compared to futur?
I don't like the futur . It's a very smooth and you can't really feel the blade. That being said the head is kind of bulky,its hard to get under the nose,and for me I just always got irritation from it. The progress is the best adjustable on the market new or vintage.

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 08-22-2015, 04:14 PM
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(08-22-2015, 03:50 PM)Otis375 Wrote:
(08-22-2015, 03:47 PM)parachutefactory Wrote:
(08-22-2015, 01:30 PM)Otis375 Wrote: Shims do change the shave of an r89. A stainless handle like the Ikon OSS or bulldog can make the rather a touch more aggressive as well. If your in the market for another razor I can't speak highly enough of the merkur progress. The angle is very easy to find,and can be adjusted to milder than the de89 to borderline aggressive. IMO the progress is dang near perfect and the ability to dial it in exactly where you want it makes it appeal to just about everybody.

you could be a good salesman, if you are not already one.
I almost want to buy one just from that description lol.

How is it compared to futur?
I don't like the futur . It's a very smooth and you can't really feel the blade. That being said the head is kind of bulky,its hard to get under the nose,and for me I just always got irritation from it. The progress is the best adjustable on the market new or vintage.

that statement is huge.  I have a slim and I think it shaves really well.  I got a really close shave on my first shave with it on 5.  Too bad it's sitting in my den collecting dusts.
I should pull it out and try it on 9 lol.

Now progress is on my watch list!  (hawk eye on BST section)

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 08-22-2015, 04:17 PM
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(08-22-2015, 01:25 PM)celestino Wrote:
(08-22-2015, 01:18 PM)Monty11 Wrote: Hi Gents,
Anyone have any thoughts on the Muhle R106?
I user an R89 now. It is a great razor however i would not mind an ever so slightly more agrresive. I do like the  black handle on the 106.
Thanks for your feedback
Monty

You could always use one or two shims in your R89 for a slightly improved aggression.

How do you sim?

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 08-22-2015, 04:24 PM
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Cut old blades edges off and load it under your current blade.

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 08-22-2015, 04:40 PM
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That sounds easy enough. I will give that a try.

Anyone know if i can buy a black handle that will fit my R89?

Thanks all for your help.

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 08-22-2015, 04:45 PM
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(08-22-2015, 04:40 PM)Monty11 Wrote: That sounds easy enough. I will give that a try.

Anyone know if i can buy a black handle that will fit my R89?

Thanks all for your help.

Handles come in all shapes and sizes. A black handle may be kind of hard to find but stainless steel handles that most desire because of their added grip and weight can be had at maggards razors to name one place.99% of handles will fit the r89 the only razor head that I know of that shares a different size thread is a fatip. Other than that all heads and all handles I've ever seen share the same threads.

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