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    I had two guys from here tell me to start with a DE before I jump into the wet shaving, straight razor world. Here is what I am leaning towards (good price and someone told me this is a good starter). Thoughts?

    Merkur 1904 Safety Razor 42C | RoyalShave

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    Quote Originally Posted by iz858 View Post
    I had two guys from here tell me to start with a DE before I jump into the wet shaving, straight razor world. Here is what I am leaning towards (good price and someone told me this is a good starter). Thoughts?

    Merkur 1904 Safety Razor 42C | RoyalShave
    Merkur makes a great razor I currently use a 30C from them. I also have used a 20C from them as well. Maggard Razors has some great razors in the line up as well Maggard Razors - Straight Razor Restoration, Custom Scales and Wet Shaving Products | Custom Razor Restorations and Custom Scales.
    Remember slow and easy with a DE, no pressure and adjust the angle till you find the sweet spot but when you do it will feel like the best shave you have ever had.
    Oh and I would stay away from open comb they tend to be a lot more aggressive on your face.
    Good luck and have fun getting wet for the first time.
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    Nice choice. They are a good solid build razor.
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    The DE89 is my #1 recommendation to any new DE shaver.

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    I could not be happier with my DE89, excellent call.
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    iz,
    The Edwin Jagger is a good choice: a well made razor with impeccable fit and finish. Here is a link to my interview with Neal Jagger that might interest you.
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    EJ89 was my first, followed by a Parker 22R and 24C. The TTO was OK, but the 24C is my favorite razor. It's an open comb, but very mild and gives me excellent shaves!

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    I have used an EJ 89 for the last year and a half, and it is a good choice. I had an issue with some chrome flaking and they immediately replaced the faulty part. Good product and a reputable company. You are in a good place.

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    Thanks everyone for all the help. Any tips for up keep on the de and soap or cream? Never done a wet shave, any place I can learn from?

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    There's a section here for DE shaving....you'll need blades, a brush and soap or cream...and a coffee mug to start.
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