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    Default First DE shave, from a straight shaver.

    Just got my Edwin Jagger in the mail and put it to use last night. Wasn't sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised. Since shaving with a straight I applied most of that logic to the DE. Didnt get any nicks or burning. The shave was great, very enjoyable. I think I will use this as my daily shaver for a while till I really get down the straight. I love finding better ways to shave.

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    The Ej was my first razor, its a really nice razor. Glad you enjoyed your shave.

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    Default First DE Shave . . .

    Hello, Brian:

    You have made a good choice with the Edwin Jagger. You also seem to do well with your shave. I agree, many of the techniques used for the straight razor also can be used, with certain modifications, for the double edge. Well done, sir.

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    I originally used a DE before I went to a straight but I still use the DE on a regular basis and like you have found the straight techniques work to give me a great comfortable shave with a DE.

    You will really enjoy that EJ by the way. It's a quality piece.
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    EJ makes nice razors. Of all the modern razor companies they are my favorite, though I still prefer vintage Gillettes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kd7skx View Post
    Since shaving with a straight I applied most of that logic to the DE. Didnt get any nicks or burning. The shave was great, very enjoyable.
    You, sir, have discovered the path to great DE shaves. With that mindset you should get many great, blood-free shaves. Congrats!

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    Had the second shave tonight, it pretty much rocked. I love the DE. It is like the underrated new kid on the block. I think any one would be remiss if they didn't give the DE a shot. I only had a small nick where I tried to get frisky with my chin. Other than that I had a great time for a second time.

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    I dont know of the EJ.. I should check it out.. my faves are the older gillette adjustables.

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    and yeah my chin has always been my problem area

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    Brian,

    That's great to hear; and the Edwin Jagger de is an excellent choice.

    Many straight razor shavers have similar results from using a de. In fact, that is how I migrated to straight razor shaving, by beginning to shave with a de razor. The shaving technique is similar to that of using a straight razor.
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    I also use a double edge system (Merkur 23c) when I am in a harry or in travel.
    However, the straight razor gives me a deeper shave that the DE.

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