10-02-2016, 03:19 PM
#1
User Info
I own Edwin Jagger DE89. I have been using it for past few months. I am thinking of moving up to next DE razor. From what I heard about open comb, Not quite ready for those yet. What Are your suggestions?

0 24
Reply
 10-02-2016, 04:02 PM
#2
User Info
An adjustable razor like Merkur Progress sounds like a good option to me. You can start trying to gradually increase the level of aggressiveness. I particularly enjoy starting with a more aggressive setup for the first, WTG pass, and then gradually setting milder positions for the XTG and ATG passes.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk

0 34
Reply
 10-02-2016, 04:58 PM
#3
  • DayMan
  • Senior Member
  • Tennessee
User Info
An open comb does not necessarily mean aggressive. I actually find them smoother than straight bars. Are you looking for modern or vintage?

3 561
Reply
 10-02-2016, 05:04 PM
#4
User Info
(10-02-2016, 04:58 PM)DayMan Wrote: An open comb does not necessarily mean aggressive. I actually find them smoother than straight bars. Are you looking for modern or vintage?

Modern

0 24
Reply
 10-02-2016, 05:42 PM
#5
User Info
Don't be to unsure of the open comb. the best razor I have right now for me is the Wolfman oc with standard blade gap. If you take your time and learn the way the razor shaves, you would be fine. I also started with the EJ 89 and was nervous about moving on, then my RAD took over and now I have tried everything but a straight. One day maybe I'll get to that point

5 70
Reply
 10-02-2016, 06:12 PM
#6
User Info
The RazoRock Old Type will make you happy, and it's wallet friendly!  Thumbsup

http://www.italianbarber.com/collections...fety-razor

0 263
Reply
 10-02-2016, 06:34 PM
#7
User Info
(10-02-2016, 06:12 PM)TobyC Wrote: The RazoRock Old Type will make you happy, and it's wallet friendly!  Thumbsup

http://www.italianbarber.com/collections...fety-razor

Vintage Gillette Open Comb be it Old, New or New and improved all do a fine job for a reasonable price.

5 272
Reply
 10-02-2016, 07:20 PM
#8
User Info
(10-02-2016, 06:34 PM)Red Rider Wrote:
(10-02-2016, 06:12 PM)TobyC Wrote: The RazoRock Old Type will make you happy, and it's wallet friendly!  Thumbsup

http://www.italianbarber.com/collections...fety-razor

Vintage Gillette Open Comb be it Old, New or New and improved all do a fine job for a reasonable price.

Oh I agree 100%! I prefer vintage myself, I was just offering a quick and inexpensive option. I have a RazoRock Old as well and it's a great shaver!  Thumbsup

0 263
Reply
 10-02-2016, 07:47 PM
#9
User Info
I went from the DE89 to a Merkur 34C.  I have now traded off the Edwin Jagger.  It is an excellent razor but I found I was getting better shaves from the 34C and I just love the design of it.

Someday I may try Merkur's slant version of the 34C.  The two piece design is superb imho

0 42
Reply
 10-15-2016, 06:08 PM
#10
User Info
Just order the Grackle DOC because it looked interesting.  I understand it is quite mild, but just wanted to try it.  My favorite is the R41, but many claim the design isn't a full open comb.  As a daily driver, the 34C is kind of too mild for me, but it is a great baseline and good design.  I found it is good to just try and experiment to see what you like.

0 526
Reply
 10-16-2016, 08:45 AM
#11
  • Beau
  • Active Member
  • Westchester, NY
User Info
Hopefully, my next (and maybe last) DE razor(s) will be a Wolfman Titanium and/or Antique Bronze open comb razor(s).

0 358
Reply
 10-16-2016, 09:04 AM
#12
User Info
After getting into the hobby a while back and about 30 razors later I have some input. The first thing I would ask is how often do you shave and what is your hair type like fine or coarse? I have a friend who can shave in the morning and again in the evening it grows so fast. Do you experience any type of irritation when you shave? 

Just like others I have been chasing for that perfect razor or perfect soap. I wanted o be an everyday shaver but learned that I get irritation even with the mildest of razors. In the winter I can shave everyday becauae of the cold weather spurring facial hair growth. If you need any help shoot me a p.m. and I would be glad to help.

49 356
Reply
 10-16-2016, 09:13 AM
#13
User Info
(10-02-2016, 03:19 PM)biren44 Wrote: I own Edwin Jagger DE89. I have been using it for past few months. I am thinking of moving up to next DE razor. From what I heard about open comb, Not quite ready for those yet. What Are your suggestions?

I'm a big proponent of the feather AS-D2 for bridge from EJ. Night and day difference in shave. Easy to adjust and they can be had brand new for about 140 right now if you do some searching.

Good luck!

16 230
Reply
 10-16-2016, 09:48 AM
#14
  • JRRIII
  • Blossoming Addict
  • East Coast
User Info
Muhle is coming out with a new razor in November that has a redesigned head and it made of stainless steel. That might be something to think about/wait for. I agree that the razorock old type would be a great and affordable razor; I have one and it's one of my most used razors. Another razor to look at might be the Above the Tie, because you can get the different base plates in both open and closed comb designs.

8 454
Reply
 10-16-2016, 09:49 AM
#15
User Info
I'm looking at a FatTip Grande in next couple weeks. I like open comb and that it's all brass with nickel plating.

0 596
Reply
 10-16-2016, 01:43 PM
#16
User Info
I used an EJ DE89 a lot until I bought a Gillette FatBoy.  The FatBoy provides a great shave so I'd recommend it over others.

0 79
Reply
 10-16-2016, 03:05 PM
#17
User Info
Rockwell...you're welcome!

1 159
Reply
 10-16-2016, 04:47 PM
#18
User Info
(10-02-2016, 03:19 PM)biren44 Wrote: I own Edwin Jagger DE89.  I have been using it for past few months.  I am thinking of moving up to next DE razor.  From what I heard about open comb, Not quite ready for those yet.  What Are your suggestions?

I have to second the Merkur Progress.  Or better yet, the Mergress.  IMHO, the best razors on the market today for their utility - but then that's my personality; I like my options - which is why I prefer an adjustable to a fixed razor.

I bought the DE89, the R41, the 34C, an ATT Kronos with both R and M baseplates, a 1901 open comb... and a couple others by Merkur and Muhle before I realized the first razor I bought - the Progress, was hands-down my favorite.

Excellent heft and balance.  It has deep rinse channels that enable easy cleaning/rinsing and prevent build-up.  Adjustability between mild and somewhat aggressive.

Open/closed comb - I truly didn't see the difference - or the point, really.  But that's just my experience.

After spending > $200 for a high-end stainless razor (the ATT Kronos), which has good reviews, I realized a fixed setting razor wasn't for me.  The fixed setting/blade gap sort of works or it doesn't.  You're either lucky to get the right blade gap or have to adjust your technique for the wrong one.  I still use my ATT in my rotation; it's a beautiful, quality razor - but it simply doesn't give me the quality of shave I get from my Progress (Mergress).  And sadly, that was a LOT of money to spend to find that out.

FWIW - my next razor will be a stainless steel Progress (or Mergress).  Unfortunately, Merkur has no current plans to make a SS version of their Progress.  But, I'll wait.  Smile

0 377
Reply
 10-16-2016, 05:33 PM
#19
  • SCOV
  • Active Member
  • Minnesota
User Info
Some nice "non-corporate" razors that do not max out a credit card and/or available before mid 2017 (backlog or new model)
- Seygus (comes in black, blue, red, brass, etc)
- Hone (brass and aluminum)
- Rockwell 6S, possibly other models
- Blackbird (Oct preorder at $144 and up, options)

Some mentioned above: The Feather (if $140) and the new Muhle worth considering.

4 392
Reply
 10-16-2016, 06:02 PM
#20
User Info
I thought that the Rockwell 6S was a great value. I may look in to one of those as well.

0 596
Reply
Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)