Edwin Jagger DE89bl is a classic double edge razor but it has modern elements of design and innovation. The frame of the razor is made from solid brass and coated with a chrome finish to give that sleek and shiny look. It fits any brand of standard-sized double-edged blades. Five Derby blades come with this razor so that it would be ready to use. The handle of the razor is tubular without any details or textures. Each side of the head has a comb to help give that very close shave. The razor come with a presentation box in case it is to be purchased as a gift.
Edwin Jagger takes pride in their safety razors being able to provide accurate and smooth shaving results. Their designs for razors are distinct and most users give positive reviews. The Edwin Jagger DE89bl share the same popularity and approval by the people who’ve tried using it. Users talk about staying with the razor for so many years even having tried other razors from other brands.
A lot of people seem to be raving about how good this razor is. Let’s try to see how it really scores when we examine it more carefully.
- Quality: 9/10
The brass alloy and the chrome finishing ensure the razor’s durability. It will resist corrosion even after countless wet shaving. Brass is a strong material and it will keep the razor intact and dent-free. It will not get a perfect score because there is a superior material to brass that are common in other DE safety razors, which is stainless steel.
- User Friendly: 8/10
Most DE razors have very close User Friendly score simply because they is really no significant difference as to how to use a particular DE safety razor from one brand to another. They are all difficult to use at first since not everyone are skilled at or used to wet shaving. DE razors require time and practice before getting that very close shave they promise to do.
- Grip: 8/10
The grip of a razor will be mostly attributed to how the handle is made. This razor has a 3.8 inch handle which is an ideal length for very easy shaving. The only problem with the handle is that it is smooth and does not have any indentions or textures to make the fingers hold on to it better. This can be problematic when wet shaving using oil.
- Ease of Blade Replacement: 8/10
To replace the blade for this razor, you need to take apart the head and the handle. The coating for the handle and the head are different. To provide grip to the handle, the chrome finish should not be very smooth. The head on the other hand, can get that normal smooth and shiny chrome plating. The head can then become slippery when you are replacing the blade while your hands are wet.
- Aggressiveness: 9/10
Straight razors will always be the most aggressive type of razors. This DE safety razor promises to let you achieve a close shave very much like that of a straight razor and indeed, once you know how to master it, you can achieve excellent results.
- Adjustability: 8/10
You can’t really adjust how a double edged safety razor works, except for the blade and your level of mastery over it.
- Balance: 9/10
This razor weighs 2.1 ounces. It’s not heavy but it’s not light as well, so it provides good balance and control.
- Value for Money: 9/10
Having a price of around $35, it’s quite pricy when you compare it with other brass double edged safety razors although it is still within the reasonable price range for safety razors.
- Overall: 8/10
The only major drawback for this razor is the handle, but users who aren’t using oil when shaving don’t experience any problems with it. Overall, it’s a great buy and it has an excellent quality. Like any good DE safety razors, it can last for a lifetime.
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