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    Are there any reviews on this razor?

    I think its gorgous. Does anyone know how much it weighs, how it shaves and everything?

    Wellington DE Safety Razor Hvid - Truefitt & Hill

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    I believe that's Truefitt's version of the Chatsworth Barley, popularized by Edwin Jagger. To my eye it appears that the head is a Merkur, although I have nothing to back this up. I guess it could also be an EJ/Muhle Pinsel head..... if true it would shave exactly like the aforementioned brands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan82 View Post
    I believe that's Truefitt's version of the Chatsworth Barley, popularized by Edwin Jagger. To my eye it appears that the head is a Merkur, although I have nothing to back this up. I guess it could also be an EJ/Muhle Pinsel head..... if true it would shave exactly like the aforementioned brands.
    Okay, thanks for the input.
    Anyway, I am going to buy this razor next week, it is just TO nice!

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    That's a lovely looking razor, you could certainly do worse my friend. Enjoy!

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    I used one that looked similar to that but with a black handle. It had a very nice hefty feel, and it delivered in the shave department.

    I think you'll be very happy with that. Enjoy

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    Gentlemen:

    Yes, indeed, that is the Edwin Jagger "barley" dressed up in Truefitt & Hill. It's not only a beautiful double edge razor, it is also a beautiful shave. You can tell the Muhle-Pinsel shave head. The Pastor, sir, that is an excellent choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obie View Post
    Gentlemen:

    Yes, indeed, that is the Edwin Jagger "barley" dressed up in Truefitt & Hill. It's not only a beautiful double edge razor, it is also a beautiful shave. You can tell the Muhle-Pinsel shave head. The Pastor, sir, that is an excellent choice.

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    Thanks Obie, you've confirmed what I suspected.

    After I recover from my latest purchases (of the straight razor variety) the EJ is next on my list

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obie View Post
    Gentlemen:

    Yes, indeed, that is the Edwin Jagger "barley" dressed up in Truefitt & Hill. It's not only a beautiful double edge razor, it is also a beautiful shave. You can tell the Muhle-Pinsel shave head. The Pastor, sir, that is an excellent choice.

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    Thank you very much. Whats the "muhle-pinsel" shave head ?

    I suppose you are refering to this razor?:
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Pastor View Post
    Thank you very much. Whats the "muhle-pinsel" shave head ? How is the head different from This Edwin Jagger?
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    Hello, The Pastor:

    As I understand it, the English Edwin Jagger double edge razors use the shave heads designed by the German Muhle-Pinsel. That is unless further changes have taken place recently of which I am not aware. In essence, then, the Edwin Jagger razors are produced by a joint venture with Muhle-Pinsel.

    To my knowledge, the Edwin Jagger Chatsworth and the 89 series use the same shave heads as the Muhle 89R. I have all three, the Edwin Jagger "Chatsworth" barley (mine is the lined version, which I prefer), the 89L and the Muhle 89R. They are sweet shavers and I love all three. The Edwin Jagger 89 in your photo is the chrome version. I suggest buying the lined version (89L) for better traction on the handle.

    You won't go wrong with these razors.

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    Not much left to add here.

    I guess the EJs are considered the most advanced design for DE's at the present time. I have the chatsworth barley and agree get the lined version. I find even with the texturing on the handle when wet and soapy it still is a might slippery. I imagine the unlined version could really get away from you.
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