Edwin Jagger DE89Lbl Lined Detail Chrome Plated Double Edge Safety Razor
- Edwin Jagger DE head fits all standard DE blades
- DE razor shaves as close as straight razor
- Excellent balance for close shave
- Smart and durable
- Packed in smart Edwin Jagger card presentation box
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Size: One Size | Color: Chrome Lined
Top Customer Reviews
I decided to buy one and I couldn't be happier with my choice. I almost went with the German made Merkur Heavy Duty (34c) razor, which seems to be the most commonly recommended DE for a new safety-razor-shaver. I'm glad I continued to investigate razors (the Badger and Blade internet forum is a fantastic resource) because the English made Edwin Jagger De89 is considered, by many, to be superior to the Merkur.
First of all, its appearance; it may be the brightest, shiniest thing I own. It's chroming is deep, flawless, and bright. The chroming method used is the same used by Rolls Royce for its chrome accents. The Edwin Jagger De89 comes with either a vertically lined handle, or a smooth handle. I went with the lined as I thought it might provide a little extra traction with wet hands. The razor arrived in a nice, blue, textured presentation box (however, the box did get a little crushed during shipping.)
The razor itself is an absolute joy to use. As stated in many reviews, the balance and weight is absolutely perfect. The handle is a little longer than the Merkur HD, which is good for me (I have large hands). After watching a few instructional youtube videos regarding proper angle and razor use, I gave it a try. It was unlike any shave I've ever had before (it's been all cartridge or disposable razors in my past). The solid weight of the razor against my face just felt... better. It also heats up as you rinse it and retains that heat, which felt great against my skin.Read more ›
First, a little back story. I've been a wet shaver for about 5 years. Right out of high school I had a beard to make a lumberjack envious.
I had been shaving already for years, and had spent who knows how much money on cartridges and electric razors and shaving cream (the canned variety)
etc... After starting college and being "out on my own" and needing to budget, I quickly saw that shaving was turning into a great hassle!
A buddy of mine read an article online about wet shaving in general, and about straight shaving in particular.
He was not up for the whole "cut throat" razor thing, but me being the more adventurous one thought that sounded awesome!
So, for Christmas that year, I requested razor equipment from everyone who could conceivably get me a gift, and through that had a nice complete straight razor
set. After much trial and error, and a few scars now, I pretty much mastered the art of straight razor shaving.
There is one thing that I could not and can not master, the art of sharpening those razors! I have a nice set of water stones, but no matter how much I practice, or
how many video tutorials I watch I can not get my razors as sharp as they need to be.
So, now comes the double edge razor. I had been looking for a vintage razor, because I dig that kind of stuff, but was just not happy about any ones on "the bay".
So I came to Amazon and thought I'd check out what they had here. First off, we all know how hard it is for any item to have a full five star rating on Amazon, but
that is what this razor had! And for around $35, who could not try it out?Read more ›
Double Edge Razor LORD Chrome ---GREAT VALUE---
It is an absolutely decent razor, but in the end you get what you pay for. This razor far outshines the cheap one. After reading up online a bit I couldn't really pinpoint the difference but now that I've tried them both I'd like to try and describe it. Lots of people mention that this is a nice heavy razor. The weight of this razor is nice, it feels more solidly built. I don't know if that is what really gave me a better shave, though.
I think the angle at which this razor holds the blade is much nicer than the cheap razor. The head essentially bends the blade slightly downward, which gives you a better shaving angle, a smoother shave, and also seems to be better on blade wear. The cheaper razor doesn't have quite as steep an angle, which made it a bit tougher on my face and I seemed to go through blades more quickly.
All in all, I am glad I spent the money on this razor. It provides a really nice smooth shave that has me hooked. The cheap razor will serve nicely as a backup or a travel razor, but this one deserves to be used every day.
Over the past month, I've tried four times to contact Edwin Jagger via email regarding this issue and I have yet to receive any reply. For this reason, I would not recommend this razor.
UPDATE: February 2014
After a few weeks, I was finally contacted via email by the Edwin Jagger repair department. I was asked to send photos of my razor as well a list of any shaving products I've used with the razor. I emailed the photos, information requested, and a copy of my receipt. About a week later I received an email stating they would send a replacement part at no cost to me. I received the replacement part (a new razor head) from the UK about 10 days later. So my razor is back in action!
One final note: I can't find any information about a warranty for this razor. There is nothing listed on the original box or paperwork inside. Also, I couldn't find anything on either of their websites, US or UK. But the fact that they replaced my razor after 13 months of use is a good sign for the consumer.
UPDATE: August 2014
I've decided not to change the overall rating of this razor because the replacement part that I received has already started to deteriorate like the original did. It seems the quality of the chrome plating is not up to the standard that other premium brands are using. Hopefully I can get a few more months out of this razor before it becomes a disposable.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wanted to get my husband the best safety edge razor for his transition from a traditional disposable multi blade edge razor. Read morePublished 9 minutes ago by Matt Ghannouj
I was new to shaving with a double-edged razor, and did a lot of research before settling on the Edwin Jagger DE89Lbl. Read morePublished 19 hours ago by Nkeithf
Feels great but I dropped it and it broke where it screws into the handle. Is there any sort of guarantee on this item?Published 4 days ago by Frank Gonzalez
Great razor! Close shave and feels good in hand. Very well made.Published 5 days ago by Stephanie Roark
Excellent weight and balance. Does not slip out of hand. Highly recommendedPublished 6 days ago by jim
Quick arrival & quality craftsmanship. I'm new to the DE razor process, but I've been shaving for 30 years. I did a lot of research prior to my purchase. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Ron R.
I purchased this razor almost two years ago as a replacement for my father's 1958 Gillette "Fat-Boy" that had been used almost daily first by my father then by myself. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Lorence B. Larson
Great razor. Amazing built. You will certainly feel the quality of this razor just by the sheer weight of it. Great for both beginners and seasoned wet shavers alike. Read morePublished 10 days ago by primeboy
Very nice polish out of the box. But the downfall of the polish is grip when shaving. I've already cut my thumb when trying to twist the top to rinse it.Published 10 days ago by Victor Santana