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    Group,

    I have been using the Ediwn Jagger DE89 as a back up for my str8 for the last 1 1/2 months. I convinced my wife to let me get her a DE for leg shaving. She wanted a textured long handle so I got her the Merkur long handled classic. She used it once and didn't like it, so it became mine.

    I shaved with it today, and I have to say that there is no comparison between the Edwin Jagger and the Merkur. The Edwin Jagger is much better made, smoother edges, better chrome and just a delight to shave with.

    The Merkur was just mass produced looking and feeling. There were at least two burrs on the bar I had to remove and the knurling on the handle is very uneven. I believe the shave is better with the Jagger as well.

    Afterwords, I got online and bought another Jagger to put in my DOPP kit. I bought the DE89L this time because I like a textured handle.

    There is my two cents worth.

    David

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    Thanks for sharing. How does the weight of the Edwin Jagger compare to something like the often recommended Merkur HD? What's your favorite blade to use with it?

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    I use a Merkur slant bar with a feather blade sometimes and it's a great razor but I do like the look of the Edwin Jagger razors I fancy one with a nice ivory handle.Oh,and I'll be needing a new brush to match it.....here we go again with the rad LOL.

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    Hello, everyone:

    I have had both the Edwin Jagger 89L with the lined handle (and its close cousin, the Muhle Pinsel 89R) and the Merkur 34C HD. I no longer have them. If I remember, the Merkur was heavier.

    I liked my Merkur 34C HD as well as the 38C "barber pole." They are both fine razors. Yet, to me, I will take the Edwin Jagger 89L over any of them. This is a beautifully made razor, from workmanship and fitting to shave quality. I believe it uses the Muhle Pinsel shave head.

    I also have a Merkur travel razor, which breaks up in three parts that can be fitted in a tiny pouch. For this one, I have replaced the head with that of an Edwin Jagger 89L. Now it's a great little backup shaver for my Dopp travel kit.

    If there is any voting to be done here, I'll put mine in for the Edwin Jagger 89L.

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    Obie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obie View Post
    Hello, everyone:

    I have had both the Edwin Jagger 89L with the lined handle (and its close cousin, the Muhle Pinsel 89R) and the Merkur 34C HD. I no longer have them. If I remember, the Merkur was heavier.

    I liked my Merkur 34C HD as well as the 38C "barber pole." They are both fine razors. Yet, to me, I will take the Edwin Jagger 89L over any of them. This is a beautifully made razor, from workmanship and fitting to shave quality. I believe it uses the Muhle Pinsel shave head.

    I also have a Merkur travel razor, which breaks up in three parts that can be fitted in a tiny pouch. For this one, I have replaced the head with that of an Edwin Jagger 89L. Now it's a great little backup shaver for my Dopp travel kit.

    If there is any voting to be done here, I'll put mine in for the Edwin Jagger 89L.

    Regards,

    Obie
    Obie,

    Aha - I was wondering if the Jagger head would fit the threads on the Merkur Travel razor. I am all over that one!

    And you are right. The finish is absolutely first class on the Jagger.

    Thanks for the post.

    By the way, what do you do with the blade when the razor is broken down for traveling? Or do you just put in a new one when you get to your destination?

    Thanks in advance.

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensei_kyle View Post
    Thanks for sharing. How does the weight of the Edwin Jagger compare to something like the often recommended Merkur HD? What's your favorite blade to use with it?
    sensei kyle,

    I don't have the Merkur HD, but all of the reviews I read said that have about the same heft.

    But again, the Jagger has a beatiful chrome plating . The head is much more substantial. It just feels like solid equipment in your hand.

    I have been using Derby blades, which I like a lot. I have a large assortment pack I ordered with the razor, but I have not tried many of them. The Derby's are kicking butt right now.

    David

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    Hello, David:

    The shave head works on mine. I love it. As for the blade, I don't pack it with the razor in the tiny kit. I throw it away.

    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obie View Post
    Hello, David:

    The shave head works on mine. I love it. As for the blade, I don't pack it with the razor in the tiny kit. I throw it away.

    Regards,

    Obie
    Obie

    Ok, that is what I suspected. They are cheap enough to do that with. How about when you fly? Where do you put the blades then? Do you have to put them in checked luggage or do you just buy some at your destination?

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alembic View Post
    Obie

    Ok, that is what I suspected. They are cheap enough to do that with. How about when you fly? Where do you put the blades then? Do you have to put them in checked luggage or do you just buy some at your destination?

    David
    Hello, David:

    When I fly, my dopp travel kit, which contains all my shaving razors and products, is checked with my luggage. No problem, then, with the good folks from security. Pack everything in your luggage, check it, and board the plane smiling.

    Regards,

    Obie

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    My friends, I just used a Merkur blade in my Edwin Jagger this morning. There shall not be an additionally morning for that blade - Gone- gone - gone!

    One of the worst shaves I have gotten in a looong time.

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