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    Hi,
    im shaving a lot with DEs and SEs too, at Moment more with Straight but thats an other story.
    I you like to taste a DE and with witch you wont be frustrated by Mildness in the First time, try to
    look for a cheap Gillette Old Type or an simple Merkur OC, i think if you try to use a Weber or a
    Mhle/Edwin Jagger DE of the 89er Series you will miss all of the Feeling a Straight can give you.
    The Older open combed DEs offer you a more direct feeling of the Blade on your Skin, also they
    are not so mild so you have to be careful for the first times.

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    Edwin Jagger is my vote. I've heard the chrome is done in the same plant as the roles royce parts are done in. The chrome finish looks amazing on them. I went from a parker 99r to a Edwin Jagger DE89 and the difference was night and day.
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    I'm thinking an Edwin jagger DE89?
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    The main Question is what do you expect to feel while shaving, do you wanna have an indirect "every-morning-shave" without thrill & experience or do you want a DE or SE Shave that thrills you and makes you feel satisfied after youved finished the last stroke.

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    I'm not sure what you mean, it sounds incredibly subjective. I was thinking this one here http://www.fendrihan.com/edwin-jagge...ath=116_117_58

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    What would everyone recommend I get in a sampler blade pack? There are so many to choose from, what do you guys think are a must?

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    I didnt wanted that it sounded so subjective, sorry for that!
    I just wanted to ask you what characteristics on shaving you prefer, cause theres a wide variety of Safety Razors that can fit your Preferences and its not easy to give a good tip for a razor without knowing the prefernces of the Man who shaves with it.

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    I recommend the Edwin Jagger DE89. I have a shelf full of different DE razors, but the DE89 is my "deserted island" razor. If I could only shave with one implement for the rest of my life, the DE89 would be it. As far as razor selection goes, get a couple of different sampler packs. Good luck.
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    Have a look here. These razors have the same charecteristics as EJ razors at a good price. There is even a starter pack with blades. Looks to be good value.

    Maggard Razors Safety Razors | Maggard Razors - Straight Razor Restoration, Custom Scales and Wet Shaving Products

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    So I know that you already have plenty of replies but I use a double edge when I don't have enough time before work to use my straight. I personally use an old schick kronos of the second design, where the head has the name stamped on it. Most people will dog on this razor but its actually a pretty good razor and has that nice vintage style to it. Its not an adjustable razor technically but it can be adjusted. All you have to do is when the trap door is open maneuver the blade more to one side than the other and then you have a good razor with an aggressiveness on a 1-10 scale at about 5 good for XTG and ATG shaves and on the other at about 7.5 for WTG. Its a cheap razor that you can get off of ebay or amazon or etsy for a decent price.

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