01-18-2013, 12:20 PM
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Thinking about getting one of these to replace my Edwin Jagger DE89L. Any thoughts on this razor? Slightly more aggressive than my EJ?

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 01-18-2013, 12:23 PM
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  • Dave
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It's more aggressive to me due to the weight. It's also a bit more aggressive than a Weber to me.

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 01-18-2013, 12:26 PM
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Good aggressive or Bad aggressive?

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 01-18-2013, 12:30 PM
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  • Dave
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I'd call it efficient. I don't like aggressive at all any longer.

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 01-18-2013, 12:38 PM
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The Tradere SB is my favorite razor. My EJ only sees travel duty now.

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 01-18-2013, 12:47 PM
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  • mikeperry
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(01-18-2013, 12:26 PM)david1201 Wrote: Good aggressive or Bad aggressive?

Hi

If you've not seen, read the following thread I highly recommend doing so, as it answers, addresses a lot of points relating to a number of stainless steel DE razors currently on the market...

Stainless Steel Shootout - Part 6 Added!

Take care, Mike

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 01-18-2013, 02:19 PM
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Yes, recommend reading the shootout. But you would not be disappointed in the Tradere SB. Very smooth razor and maybe a touch more efficient that the 89, which is also a great shave. I found the handle paired with the Tradere makes a big difference. The two I like with it are the regular Griest and a Briarwood Edwin Jagger...the longer EJ handle seems to totally balance the big head of the Tradere SB and provides an effortless close shave.

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 01-18-2013, 02:20 PM
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  • Dave
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It's simply put the best razor I've ever used and if something happened with mine, I'd immediately buy another one. I've tried it with various handles (iKon, Weber, and Tradere) and it works well with all of em

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 01-18-2013, 04:46 PM
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Well, I skimmed thru the comparison, looks like I might have to give the Weber serious consideration.

I assume his polished head razors are the same design as the DLC?

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 01-18-2013, 05:10 PM
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  • MikekiM
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Tradere versus Weber.... Umf. That's a tough one. Tradere is an awesome machine. Beautifully made. I have the OC model but just had an SB on loan for a week. Both super smooth but the OC is a better shave for my beard.

That said.. The DLC has proven to be the absolute best, closest, smoothest and most consistent razor I have used. Right now, nothing comes close.


Sent from East of Montauk

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 01-18-2013, 06:08 PM
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(01-18-2013, 05:10 PM)MikekiM Wrote: Tradere versus Weber.... Umf. That's a tough one. Tradere is an awesome machine. Beautifully made. I have the OC model but just had an SB on loan for a week. Both super smooth but the OC is a better shave for my beard.
That said.. The DLC has proven to be the absolute best, closest, smoothest and most consistent razor I have used. Right now, nothing comes close.
Sent from East of Montauk

+1 i would have to reiterate what Mike said.
i found the Tradere a bit to aggressive, but a beautifully made razor; i wish i could have kept it, but we just did not get on with each other. Good luck to you.

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 01-19-2013, 09:38 AM
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Well, I ordered the Weber. Price was to good to not give this one a try. thanks for all the help!

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 01-19-2013, 10:05 AM
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  • biggiej42
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(01-19-2013, 09:38 AM)david1201 Wrote: Well, I ordered the Weber. Price was to good to not give this one a try. thanks for all the help!

David, the Weber is a great razor, you will like it a lot. The Tradere SB is my absolute favorite. It's aggressive, yet smooth and replaced my weber as my favorite. For the price, you absolutely can't go wrong with the Weber.

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 01-19-2013, 08:51 PM
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I have both the weber and the SB.
The SB is more efficient (aggressive) and gives *me* closer and smoother shaves. It did take me a while to adjust my technique... or improve my technique to enjoy it properly.
It will not forgive too much pressure.

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