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    Edwin Jagger makes a fine DE, enjoy it my friend

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    Default Woohoo!

    Thinking indeed to go buy some sample blades. I have some of the Derby's that came with it, but these things are tearing me apart. Anyone have some suggestions, or is a blade sampler the best route here?
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    Derby blades are (IMHO) dull -- too dull to be comfortable.

    Gillette "Super Thin Platinum" (I used one this morning) are better. Astras are way better, sharp and reasonably forgiving. Feathers are very sharp -- but there's a rule with Feathers:

    . . . "no pressure" really means "no pressure".

    They're not forgiving of mistakes. If you're careful, and have a light touch, they give a very nice shave.

    A blade sampler would be a good idea -- the EJ razor is pretty mild, and you'll find something you really like to use.

    . Charles
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    Default Woohoo!

    Thanks for the tips. I think I'll get the sampler that SRD sells, but I'm guessing they're out of stock as it doesn't show up on their site currently.
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    I've always wanted an EJ. They just have such amazing finish to them.

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    The EJ razors are beautiful. They have the same head as the Muhle R89, and the chrome finish on the EJ is comparable to the Muhle. If you look under Obie's Conversations in the home page of this forum, you'll find a great interview he did with Neil Jagger, principal of EJ.

    Blades are a subjective personal choice. A sampler pack is the way to go. Bullgose Shaving has some good sampler packs, as does West Coast Shaving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike12345 View Post
    The trick is to use very little pressure and a steep angle, that is almost flat against your face, with a DE.
    Please describe in more detail what you mean by a steep angle. The angle between the blade and your skin is small (less than 30 degrees) or larger than 30 degrees?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bplipschitz View Post
    Please describe in more detail what you mean by a steep angle. The angle between the blade and your skin is small (less than 30 degrees) or larger than 30 degrees?

    Thanks!
    Use a small angle. The head of the shaver should be close to your face. Most of these razors were built so that this is the only way it can be used. Using too large an angle would pull the blade away from the face because of the guide bar.

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    I have a Merkur that I use but the EJ is nice tool. Blade wise I like the astra Green packs they are really well priced on amazon. I have used Merkur blades and they are not very good. feather blades are nice but very sharp. I didn't find derby blades that bade but they dull quick. The Astra blades work great for my face and my head.

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