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    Interesting observations..., I find that the blades in my Merkur Progress feel like they are a bit "off" ...that is it is more aggressive on one side of the razor, never thought to check if they needed to be "fiddled" with

    Of course that R89 is one sexah lookin beast! May have to grab one for my bathroom (found online for 55, not too bad)

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    I'd just like to chime in and say the R89 is supurb. I got mine from a very nice fellow here, with a bunch of blades. The workmanship on this razor is excellent, and it feels really good in the hand, the weight of the head does ALL the work. So far, my favorite blades are Astra.
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    I'm expecting my new R89 to arrive in the post today with a variety pack of blades. Will report back! With pics!

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    Loving the R89!

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    Nice set up. I like the bowl, shelf...well, actually I like it all...
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    I just got it. It is identical head to my Edwin Jagger which is considered one of the smoothest shavers out there. It performs the same with the only difference being it has a slightly nicer handle but at double the price. And actually the handle may not really be any 'better' it is just different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlmaloschneider View Post
    Nice set up. I like the bowl, shelf...well, actually I like it all...
    Thanks! I picked up the blue and green bowl from a Chicago potter artist years ago. Made a perfect lather bowl. The brown one in the middle is just to support my brush while it soaks. The traditional soap mug is from Muhle. Now, that "bowl" on the far back right is something different. It's carved from a bull's horn. It's nice for a quick lather with cream, fits nicely in the palm of your hand and when it's wet, it has a natural kind of stickiness against the skin.

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