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Promoted 08-09-2012 by brisar at 05:37 AM View Original Post
Soap.com has Edwin Jagger De89bl Double Edge Safety Razor Plated (chrome) for $32.75 - 20% w/ promotion code EVERYDAY1 = $26.20. Shipping is free for new accounts. Thanks marsfrogie

Price Research: Our research indicates that this Edwin Jagger De89bl Double Edge Safety Razor Plated (chrome) is $12 lower (32% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $38. - brisar
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Edited August 9, 2012 at 04:48 PM by marsfrogie
Out of Stock: People are reporting that once you make it through the checkout process the item shows up as out of stock.

Soap.com has the Edwin Jagger DE89bl Double Edge Safety razor in stock for $32.75. Using code EVERYDAY1 saves 20% + Free shipping on your 1st order of $25 or more. (Exp: 12/31/2012) The final price is $26.20 shipped. Valid for new soap.com customers only.

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http://www.soap.com/p/edwin-jagge...ome-203200

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Community Wiki

Last Edited by Roostar October 4, 2012 at 06:29 PM
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Please don't gunk up the wiki with uninformed links to bad products. I built this formatting long ago for ease of reading so we can copy it to all the new DE threads, so adding extended URLs everywhere is just poor editing. Don't be lazy.

FYI: Edwin Jagger safety razors use Muhle heads, the only difference are the handles.

Things you MUST have
  • Razor
  • Dual-edge Blades
  • Shave Cream or Soap
  • Technique
Things you SHOULD have
  • Brush (for "whipping" up cream, exfoliating the skin)
  • Shave Bowl (to assist in creating lather from cream/soap)
  • Balm (to soothe your skin, totally worth it)
  • Styptic Pencil (you WILL nick yourself at some point)
Things you DO NOT need, but are fun
  • Pre-shave oil (helps to soften hair)
  • Razor / Brush Stand (allows for easier drying, and looks awesome)
  • Fancy shaving bowls
  • Scuttles to keep your rich foam luxuriously warm
  • 20 different soaps and creams
BLADES
DE blades range from about $0.08 to $0.30 each, and each blade will last you 3-5 complete shaves or so (depending on quality).
It is a well-accepted fact in the DE community that blades behave differently on different skin. It is generally recommended to buy a customized sampler pack of several different brands to see what works with your skin (usually sellers will let you pick the brands you want to try). West coast shaving is a great source.

$10 - 35 Blade Sampler Pack (Feather, Astra, Personna Red, Crystal, Derby) [westcoastshaving.com]
$21 - 65 Blade Sampler Pack (Feather, Astra, Personna Red, Crystal, Derby, Merkur, Gillette, BIC, Dorco) [westcoastshaving.com]

$8 - 100 Derby Blades (cheap and usable) [amazon.com]
$12 - 100 Astra Platinum Blades [amazon.com]
$13 - 50 Israeli Personna Reds (high-quality, not quite as unforgiving as Feathers) [ebay.com]
$17 - 50 Feather Blades (well known, highly-regarded as the "best" (i.e. sharpest), but also the most unforgiving) [ebay.com].
CHANGING BLADES
This is extremely important, and I speak from experience. When changing blades, you MUST be careful. You should always put the head of the razor upside down on the counter (with the handle pointed straight up), push downward (with the fingers on your weak hand) on the back of the head towards the counter while unscrewing the handle with your strong hand.
DO NOT squeeze the sides of the head while unscrewing the handle. If you lose your grip, you WILL SERIOUSLY INJURE YOURSELF. Again, I'm speaking from experience. With cartridge razors you're typically never at risk of cutting yourself, with DE blades the risk is much greater. Do not form bad habits changing blades. You will regret it.

Alternately, rest the long edge of the razor head on the counter with the handle sticking out over the edge and let the countertop hold the head while you twist the handle to tighten/loosen.
BRUSHES
BOAR
$16 Omega Pro 48 [ebay.com] boar brush, used by pro italian barbers everywhere.
$14 Omega Pro 49 [amazon.com] if you prefer a bit of color.
And some great information on boars [bruceonshaving.com], and why should you try them.
BADGER
A decent badger brush will run you at least $20 (the Tweezerman on Amazon is bottom of the barrel as far as badger goes... "pure badger" means "badger hair that we've cut to make it curved". A decent quality badger brush will be "best badger" or "silvertip badger"), so most people prefer to save the money up front to make sure they'll stick with it.
$12 Tweezerman Pure Badger [amazon.com]
$39 Parker Best Badger w/stand [amazon.com]
SYNTHETIC
$12 Body Shop Synthetic (Nylon) Brush [thebodyshop-usa.com]
SHAVE CREAM & SOAP
$11 Proraso [amazon.com] is the long time favorite. Smells great, produces amazing cream, and it's been around forever.

$4.50 or so when you buy three - Colonel Conk Bay Rum Soap which is one of the top sellers http://www.amazon.com/3-pack-2-25...B001OMVB38
$2 Van der Hagen Glycerin Shave soap [drugstore.com]. This is slickdeals after all. You don't need to spend tons of money on expensive creams. (but you get what you pay for. this is like shaving with handsoap)
$33 Tabac [amazon.com] is one of the more well-respected soaps. Definitely worth the money. Keep checking http://www.fragrancex.com/product...ducts.html for really good deal on Tabac shaving soap.
$20 Edwin Jagger has a great line of soaps [amazon.com], most gents and ladies prefer sandalwood.
$10-13 Mama Bears home made shaving soaps [mamabearssoaps.com]
$9 Speick shaving stick [amazon.com] has a great smell, is good for travel, and it's tallow-based so truly SLICK.
AFTERSHAVE AND BALM
$6 - Nivea has a great alcohol-free balm [supermart.ae] that a lot of people love. You can get it almost anywhere.
$10 - Some people like Witch Hazel as an aftershave. Here's the alcohol-free version from Thayers [amazon.com]
BOWLS
You can use anything for a bowl... maybe a coffee mug, cereal bowl, etc. Most gents prefer largish bowls... maybe 5in diameter, with curved sides. Ceramic bowls will retain heat better, which warms your cream. I use a wonderful ceramic bowl I snagged at a Goodwill for $1.
Check your nearest walmart for a Berry Bowl from Corelle [walmart.com], not the regular dessert bowl which is quite shallow.

Or you can just get soap on the brush and work up the lather on your face. That can help to soften your beard up more, as well.
STYPTIC PENCILS
Styptic pencils are $1 at Walmart [walmart.com] (no plastic carry tube), or $3 at Walgreen's [walgreens.com] (with a plastic carry tube).
By the way, the "sting free" part is complete BS. It stings like hell.<<Truth, as verified by another user. It stings like a you know what
GET HELP
The forums at Badger & Blade [badgerandblade.com] are your friend, as is the group at Wicked Edge [reddit.com].
If you have a question about a product, it has been reviewed on B&B.
If you have a question about technique, it has been discussed on B&B.
If you have a question about where to buy what for the best price, the answer is on B&B.

Mantic59's YouTube channel [youtube.com] has amazing videos for all levels of wetshavers, particularly newbies that know nothing.
Go here to find out how to make proper brush lather, proper shave technique, proper blade angle, etc. He's a master.
Sharpologist [sharpologist.com] is a website started by the same guy with info on shaving, along with other grooming topics.
Please note that DE razors should be disposed of safely in a closed, sealed container (so that it can't be opened back up again easily after it's disposed of). They sell blade banks on amazon and other places for fairly cheap. <-- The dispensers for feather (and other) blades have a compartment on the back for used blades.
Most pharmacies will accept DE razors for disposal with their other sharps.
Please do not simply throw them away! They are a hazard to humans and the environment.

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#46
I have this razor. It's very attractive and you will need a stand for it. It has a high-shine chrome finish and all you need to do is buff the three pieces with a dry towel when you do your blade changes and it looks brand new again after polishing off the soap residue. I made the switch about 5 months ago and I enjoy shaving now. What a great wiki post! It is a super summation and time-saver. I suggest printing it out if you are buying this razor.

Definitely watch some vids and read the boards at Badger and Blade and hold onto that wallet because you are going to want to start spending on shaving goodies. Please understand that this type of shaving has a learning curve and is very different than using a multi-blade cartridge. But it is worth it.
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#47
If you're curious about traditional wetsahving this is a good place to start. Just don't go out and buy a ton of any one blade. You have no idea what will work for your face. Get a sampler pack and try a few before stocking up. Get some Van Der Hagen soap for $2 at any Walmart. See if it's for you.
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For anyone interested I use Omega shaving cream which is cheap on Amazon, I would link but I'm on my phone, it comes in a small dish and lasts forever it is supposed to be a rebranded prorasio according to the Amazon reviews. I also use Nivea for men sensitive post shave balm which dries pretty quickly and does the trick for me to prevent razor burn. I still use the Tweezerman brush which was coarse at first but now it softened up a lot.
My tweezerman softened up a LOT. I'm surprised the brush was so cheap, it really is fantastic for the price.
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#49
good if you have a shaving fetish
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Quote from BoboLuck View Post :
I'll bite. Never used anything but a Gillette Fusion or Mach3.
It will take a few weeks of trial and error before you get used to this. Expect some cuts and razor burn when you first start out. DE razors are less forgiving than disposables.
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I've got a dumb question about this razor. I purchased it a few months back as my first safety razor and have been very pleased overall. I've been having trouble since my most recent blade change, though. After changing the blade and tightening the handle I noticed that the blade is basically flush with the head of the razor. Since there's no clearance it doesn't actually cut any hair - I have to unscrew the handle a bit to allow a gap between the blade, but this isn't how it was before. Does anyone have experience with this or a similar razor and have any clue what I'm doing wrong?
I think I might know the issue, as I did something similar with mine. I was half-asleep and I put the "base plate" of the razor on upside down. It will screw down just fine to the handle but you end up with no blade angle and can't shave. and the blade won't protrude past the razor base. If you disassemble, flip it over and re-assemble you should have the base make the nice arc in the blade and viola! it will shave again.

Don't know if that is what is going on with your situation but it sounds like it could be that? As I said I did the above once and the "symptoms" were very similar (the flutes on base should be facing up). Hope that's all it is and this helps.
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#52
I just took the plunge...I went full monty on it and grabbed essentially a whole 'kit' worth of stuff.

stand, prorasso & brush @ amazon, sampler pack @ westcoastshaving & the razor @ Soap.

All done for just a hair over $80...
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#53
nice razor
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#54
pretty much the same experiences as everyone above. switched to this and haven't ever wanted to go back to my old fusion. i love it.

i bought the van der hagen luxury shave set from amazon. comes with a badger hair brush, stand, fancy cup, and luxury shave soap. http://www.amazon.com/Van-Hagen-M...B004L4EING i believe you can now find the set (sub badger for boar hair) at target locally for $20. it's a good starter set, you will wind up upgrading the cup down the road and the brush when it's time.

i love the van der hagen luxury soap over the creams personally. mixing takes a bit of skill.
i rock astra blades for now. going to try shark and feather down the road.
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#55
So glad I made the switch from Fusion to DE.

What I learned is that all the "soothing" gels I was putting on my face after shaving was actually causing me irritation. After I stopped with the witch stuff and balm the irriation left.

Quote from camper View Post :
pretty much the same experiences as everyone above. switched to this and haven't ever wanted to go back to my old fusion. i love it.

i bought the van der hagen luxury shave set from amazon. comes with a badger hair brush, stand, fancy cup, and luxury shave soap. http://www.amazon.com/Van-Hagen-M...B004L4EING i believe you can now find the set (sub badger for boar hair) at target locally for $20. it's a good starter set, you will wind up upgrading the cup down the road and the brush when it's time.

i love the van der hagen luxury soap over the creams personally. mixing takes a bit of skill.
i rock astra blades for now. going to try shark and feather down the road.

Feather's will rip you to shreds. I shaved with them once and after the blood transfusion, threw them away.
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It will take a few weeks of trial and error before you get used to this. Expect some cuts and razor burn when you first start out. DE razors are less forgiving than disposables.

My experience is rare. I had LESS irritation and less razor burn. So glad I switched from fusion.
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#57
I have been using my edwin jagger for a few months now and love it! I dont use a brush or soap by the way..... Barbasol!!!!
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My experience is rare. I had LESS irritation and less razor burn. So glad I switched from fusion.
Me too, but it took me a few weeks to unlearn bad habits. Now it is quick and painless.
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#59
I don't use a blade like this but just wanted to chime in on a few things:

1. Even without changing to a blade like this, changing to actual shaving cream (not the crap that comes out of a can) and using a brush will make a world of difference. I never knew what I was missing. Don't even think about it, just do it.

2. I use the cheap tweezerman brush, and it's been awesome. Maybe some day, I'll upgrade to a nice badger brush, but it's been going strong for 1.5 years.

3. I use a very nice soap:

http://www.amazon.com/Truefitt-Hi...t+and+hill

Yes, it's more expensive than what you may be used to, but this tub lasts me over a year, and it's amazing. I have also used the Art of Shaving soap, and like it.

4. I've used the Proraso shaving balm, which people rave about, but honestly, it feels the same as Nivea to me, so I would stay with the cheaper of the two. Alcohol-free is the way to go.

http://www.amazon.com/Proraso-Dio...aftershave

5. Instead of buying a shaving bowl, I use a food preparation cup from my kitchen. It's stainless steel, and works great.

6. Stuff like this makes a great gift for "the guy who already has everything." A lot of men have been duped by the Gillette commercials and just use crappy stuff.

Just wanted to share a few things.
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#60
This was my first double edge razor and it is awesome. I actually sold all of my vintage razors and just use this one now. It is very forgiving, but gives me more feedback than a Gillette Tech or similar razor. Unlike a lot of other "slickdeals," this one will last your lifetime + more!
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