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    Default Suggestions for a second razor

    My first razor that I bought was the Edwin Jagger DE89 Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor, 'Extra Grip' Handle, Knurled Chrome. Any suggestions for a second razor? A slant or adjustable maybe?

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    IMHO you can't go wrong with a Merkur Slant, 137C for the standard, or 139C for the longer handle. Unless you've found your favorite blade get a sampler pack along with it.
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    What about picking up a vintage in good condition ?
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    What do you like about the EJ? Anything you don't like? Would you like to try something a little more aggressive, or a little less? The DE89 is a perfect first razor, because it's right in the middle in almost every way. Which way do you want to go from there?

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    Agree...Merkur 37c Slant. I use it and my EJ 89, depending on how long it has been between shaves. The Merkur is a great razor with Feather blades. It is nothing to be afraid of. Respected yes.

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    I must agree with the Merkur 37C slant, it's a wonderful razor. I would add the Merkur Progress as well, as I find that it's also a great razor. I like how I can adjust the Progress to be very aggressive to milder.

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    Yes, the Merkur slant will take it up a notch or two but is a delight use once you get used to it. Alternatively an adjustable, like a vintage Gillette, will allow you to play with setting the aggressiveness to your current level and let you increase it as you get better with it. Can't go too far wrong either way.

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    Alex,

    Try the American-made all stainless steel Weber. The razor is a wee bit more aggressive than your Edwin Jagger and not as aggressive as the Merkur slant. Weber's finish is not as slick as that on some of the other stainless steel razors, but the quality is topnotch. For the modern adjustable double edge razor, the Merkur Progress is a fine choice.
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    Agree with Obie...I also have a Weber in my rotation, and use it with regularity. It is a well made, slightly more aggressive razor and will last for several generations.
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    I also think you should first describe what you like about the DE89. Based on that we'll be able to give you some suggestions. Otherwise, just buy what looks good to you.

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