12-23-2012, 10:21 PM
  • tgutc
  • Senior Member
  • Michigan
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I really like my EJ DE89L and it's my favorite shaver. I like the look of the Muhle razors but I'm confused about the heads. Are the R89, R101, R102, R106, and R107 the same heads as the EJ DE89?

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 12-24-2012, 09:10 AM
  • Triad
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  • Texas
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The Muhles and EJs are the same some say the platings better on the Muhles. The R101 is an Open Comb same as R41.

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 12-24-2012, 09:32 AM
  • wingdo
  • The Dude Abides
  • Florida
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Mühle makes the heads for EJ, so yes the 89s are the same.

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 12-25-2012, 07:24 AM
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Over at SRP they did an interview with Neil Jagger, the principal of EJ. You can find it under "Obie's Conversations." Here you'll find the definitive discussion on the EJ/Muhle heads. They are the same head. Both companies shared the cost of research, development and initial machining. However, although the heads are identical, each company builds their own.

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 12-25-2012, 01:34 PM
  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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Personally, I find the 89s a bit on the mild side. Never used the R41 though. Sound like hell to me. Lots of scary reviews. Mind you, if I was going to get and use one, I'd go the whole hog and get the Grande. Thoughts, anyone?

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 12-25-2012, 03:34 PM
  • Exapno
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  • Northampton, England
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I have both the R89 and the R89 Grande. The difference is minor, a slightly longer, heavier and thicker handle on the Grande. It really depends on your preference in handles as the head on both is the same. Personally, I prefer the Grande. I find it more comfortable to use.

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