I just received my first DE safety razor. :)

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by chan4070, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. chan4070

    chan4070 Member

    For the last month I've been on the fence about purchasing a safety razor and after viewing a number of Nick Shaves videos on Youtube, I decided to pull the trigger and I purchased an Edwin Jagger DE89Lbl via Amazon. I also purchased the razor sampler pack but I used the supplied Derby Extra blades that came with it. I received the set today and wow, I was surprised at the close shave I received. I've been shaving for close to 30 years and this is the closest shave I ever think I've received. I am a convert. I can't wait until my technique gets a bit more refined and I can use some sharper blades. I am so hooked.
  2. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    Excellent. The DE89 is a fine razor.
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  3. Houdini5150

    Houdini5150 Member

    welcome to the club.

    So what cream or soap did you shave with?
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  4. chan4070

    chan4070 Member

    Houdini, I am using the Sir Hare Classic Barber scent soap.
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  5. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

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  6. Matt0210

    Matt0210 Well-Known Member

    Congrats. It only gets better. Next thing you know you'll have a dozen different soaps, brushes, razors, the whole ball of wax.
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  7. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    I have a suggestion for you......No matter how you feel, no matter what you think you know about Wet Shaving, Do not give up and quit using your new DE Razor , give it a full 30 days. Also remember there is No Such Thing as a "Stupid Question" the only Stupid Question is the question that is Not Asked. Remember there are many members here on this forum that know Wet Shaving Backwards, Forwards. Inside out. If I don't know the answer to your questions There is some body on this forum that does know or can help you get the correct answer. Also Welcome Aboard. :signs046: Also remember this " I Can't means I Won't! " :angry017:
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  8. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Since you're new, we'll cut some slack, but we have rules 'round here - No pics, Didn't happen. ;)
    Enjoy your new toys!
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  9. Legend In My Spare Time

    Legend In My Spare Time Well-Known Member

    Congrats! Welcome to the addicting world of wet shaving!

    The DE89 was my first DE razor as well and it was a terrific performer for newcomers and vets alike. I used mine for a solid year before delving into the vintage world. I still break my 89 out every now and again just for some nostalgia.
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  10. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Excellent razor. It will give you a great shave. Enjoy.
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  11. dbersh

    dbersh Well-Known Member

    Congrats and welcome. I highly encourage you to do the 30 day rule It was the best advice I received when I started 2 1/2 years ago.
  12. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    I've got that razor myself. When you start auditioning blades in it, the fun really starts. If you have some Russian steel(Voskhod, Gillette 7 o'clock Green, Gillette Silver Blue) you'll be surprised how much closer your shave will get. Have a great time exploring this new world!
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  13. chan4070

    chan4070 Member

    I got really nervous when I first started but when I was finished and my wife rubbed my face she gave me such a huge smile. I don't think I'll quit, I just want to work on my technique before I get to one of the stupid sharp blades.
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  14. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    As someone above said, they're all stupid sharp. Take your time,talk to the members here and you'll be shaving like a pro. I know it's been suggested already, but I'll reinterate, check out the 30 Day Rule/Focus thread. There is a ton of good info there. Just this week there was a great discussion of lathering, with some great video. Maybe I'll see ya there.
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  15. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    I bought one for my son for Christmas; he really likes it. Congrats!
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  16. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Congratulations, @chan4070, that is a fine razor. The Derby's don't get much love, but I have always gotten a fine shave from them. Welcome to the best shaves of your life.
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  17. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    The 89 is a fine shaver indeed. It could be the first and last shaver you may ever buy.

    Most likely, like a great majority of us here; you will buy another, and another, and another.

    Welcome to our family, and our hobby!
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  18. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    ...And our Disorders, God bless 'em
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  19. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    That's the same razor I bought my son when he started into wet shaving. Great choice.
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  20. Smitbar

    Smitbar New Member

    Exactly my experience with my Muhle R89, which I understand is a very similar razor, enjoy :)
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