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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoki View Post
    How is the Muhel head different from a Merkur Head?
    Plating is much higher quality on the Muhle. Design on the Muhle is less aggressive (exposure and gap). To be honest, I got good shaves with the Merkur once I figured it out but I find the head design on the Muhle is less forgiving and the plating quality on the Merkur bothers me. Obviously, this is just one man's opinion and definitely YMMV. I know there are a lot of Merkur fans that would never change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RazoRock View Post
    I find the head design on the Muhle is less forgiving and the plating quality on the Merkur bothers me.
    Did you mean the Merkur is less forgiving?

    If you have a close up shot of the Muhle head I could provide a Merkur for comparison...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoki View Post
    Did you mean the Merkur is less forgiving?

    If you have a close up shot of the Muhle head I could provide a Merkur for comparison...
    Yes, I meant Merkur is less forgiving.

    Here is some good quality images...

    ManCave.co.nz: Muhle R89 Safety Razor - chrome finish

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    Ok so it seems that head is a 3 piece where lots of Merkurs are 2 piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoki View Post
    Ok so it seems that head is a 3 piece where lots of Merkurs are 2 piece.
    Yup, 3 piece design.

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    Default Edwin Jagger DE 89L

    Gentlemen:

    Yes, the Muhle R89 and the Edwin Jagger L89 both use the Muhle shave head. I have both razors and love them. And yes, they are a three-piece design with superb workmanship. I, too, find the Merkurs generally more aggressive.

    Regards,
    Obie

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    Ordered the EJ DE89L f/ my wife on Memorial Day. No doubt I'll sneak a shave or two w/ it when it arrives. Thanks to all f/ the first-hand reviews and comparisons in this thread.

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    Here's a pic of the wife's new EJ DE89L. She loves it!! I also got her a bunch of the more recommended blades f/ her to check out.

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