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Edwin Jagger Amazon Exclusive Kelvin Chrome Plated Knurled Handle Double Edge Safety Razor £15.23 at Amazon Prime / £19.72 Non Prime
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Edwin Jagger Amazon Exclusive Kelvin Chrome Plated Knurled Handle Double Edge Safety Razor £15.23 at Amazon Prime / £19.72 Non Prime

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Posted 6th Nov
I don't have much to say about this except that if you want to change the way you shave then here you go. I use straight edge and safety razors myself and can vouch for their advatange over the marketing hype razors.

You won't find a cheaper brand new branded razor of this kind with 4 blades.

Now is the time to pull the trigger. Great for giving as Xmas gift.
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I bought boyf an Edwin Jagger (DE89BL?) quite some time ago - sadly he's slipped back into using disposables. He also has a Panasonic ES-RF31 which he was really impressed by, as he hated electric shavers, but that was still too slow for his liking.

When he was into DE shaving, I'd buy him Arko sticks from Amazon (12 packs sometimes dip down in price) and his favourites were either Astra Platinum (Green pack) or Yellow O'Clocks.

Palmolive Shaving Sticks are good, and can be bought for around 50p, used to buy them in Morrisons but they don't seem to stock them any more. Think Asda still do.

Anyway, you probably know all this
Edited by: "louiselouise" 6th Nov
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That's a great price! had one for two years now, blades are incredibly cheap, just takes a lot of practise and patience to avoid cutting your face to ribbons.
I bought boyf an Edwin Jagger (DE89BL?) quite some time ago - sadly he's slipped back into using disposables. He also has a Panasonic ES-RF31 which he was really impressed by, as he hated electric shavers, but that was still too slow for his liking.

When he was into DE shaving, I'd buy him Arko sticks from Amazon (12 packs sometimes dip down in price) and his favourites were either Astra Platinum (Green pack) or Yellow O'Clocks.

Palmolive Shaving Sticks are good, and can be bought for around 50p, used to buy them in Morrisons but they don't seem to stock them any more. Think Asda still do.

Anyway, you probably know all this
Edited by: "louiselouise" 6th Nov
louiselouise06/11/2019 13:25

I bought boyf an Edwin Jagger (DE89BL?) quite some time ago - sadly he's …I bought boyf an Edwin Jagger (DE89BL?) quite some time ago - sadly he's slipped back into using disposables. He also has a Panasonic ES-RF31 which he was really impressed by, as he hated electric shavers, but that was still too slow for his liking.When he was into DE shaving, I'd buy him Arko sticks from Amazon (12 packs sometimes dip down in price) and his favourites were either Astra Platinum (Green pack) or Yellow O'Clocks.Palmolive Shaving Sticks are good, and can be bought for around 50p, used to buy them in Morrisons but they don't seem to stock them any more. Think Asda still do.Anyway, you probably know all this


Definitely agree, the Astra platinum are great blades and price too, others didnt work as well, so stuck to these, not too keen on the smell of the Arko sticks though!
Heated. I agree with Louise, Arco sticks and seven o'clock blades are great. I'd pass on the Derby blades. This is a great price op and great product. My Edwin Jagger De89bl Chrome Plated is still going strong seven years on. Personally I can't imagine ever going back to a disposable razor.
Edited by: "heavygoodz" 6th Nov
Short handle only by the looks of it. I find them awkward. Maybe if you have smaller hands they're ok?
I agree about astra blades and arko sticks. I have quite a few different soaps and creams but use the Arko sticks 90% of the time. I also have the Edwin Jagger De89 but rarely use it as I much prefer the shave I get with my Merkur HD
Great price. Heated up like a hot towel
The best way to shave. I've been using an Edwin Jagger for the past five years. You can pick up dirt cheap blades off eBay. If you take your time you get a really close shave. This is a great price! Heat added
Good price. I had this for a few years but switched back to Gillette. I found double edge shaving took 3 times as long and didn't really see the benefit apart from saving a few £££.
Fantastic price, heat added.

I had one of these, they are really good. Sold it and now been using a Merkur 34C for the last five years.
this is alright
Does it come with plasters
ao197306/11/2019 14:04

..If you take your time you get a really close shave....


surely if you shave quickly then you get an even closer shave but maybe with more blood than is desirable...
Danze198406/11/2019 13:46

Short handle only by the looks of it. I find them awkward. Maybe if you …Short handle only by the looks of it. I find them awkward. Maybe if you have smaller hands they're ok?


I have hands that you could club baby seals with, slightly shorter handles have never proven irksome for me, ..a positive boon when in travelling toilet kit.
A Slant or Feather SS. I won't use anything else. After using a Feather, it will feel like you were born without facial hair. Plus, you can whip round your face like Bruce Lee.
afroylnt06/11/2019 14:41

surely if you shave quickly then you get an even closer shave but maybe …surely if you shave quickly then you get an even closer shave but maybe with more blood than is desirable...


Nah sod that, 3 pass shaving is the way to go.
KongDonkey06/11/2019 14:04

Good price. I had this for a few years but switched back to Gillette. I …Good price. I had this for a few years but switched back to Gillette. I found double edge shaving took 3 times as long and didn't really see the benefit apart from saving a few £££.


I'm the opposite, my experience of unclogging Gillette mach 3 blades was crazy, 20 minutes, clogged after each pass! ..so the unscrew & swish (in water) & twin sides saves me loads of time & hassle.
No "foam in a can scum, +smaller bathroom footprint of kit, & easier to clean sink.
Edited by: "Mr_Gus" 6th Nov
Nice razor but as said before it's time consuming and I usually cut myself also
8ANNED06/11/2019 14:46

A Slant or Feather SS. I won't use anything else. After using a Feather, …A Slant or Feather SS. I won't use anything else. After using a Feather, it will feel like you were born without facial hair. Plus, you can whip round your face like Bruce Lee.


Agree went for a slant and it's the best razor I have ever had. Can't remember the model but it's nick naked the sledge hammer.
I have a cheapie Rose Gold Butterfly Baili (for myself) I bought a while ago, I really should start using it!
I have this one, and paid more ! It is a bit short but ideal for going away, in the toilet bag.
stethorn06/11/2019 14:54

Agree went for a slant and it's the best razor I have ever had. Can't …Agree went for a slant and it's the best razor I have ever had. Can't remember the model but it's nick naked the sledge hammer.


Try a Feather SS with the Feather blades, you'll sell the slant. Beware tho, if you combine your BBS with a splash of Saponificio Varesino, it causes you to be inundated by wimins.
KongDonkey06/11/2019 14:04

Good price. I had this for a few years but switched back to Gillette. I …Good price. I had this for a few years but switched back to Gillette. I found double edge shaving took 3 times as long and didn't really see the benefit apart from saving a few £££.



Same here I thought it would be better than it really is
I switched to a DE razor last year and have loved shaving ever since. Took maybe a week to get used to it, but it's definitely a higher quality experience. I've already saved money after my initial investment and have enough blades to see me through another year or two.
This is deal of the day for me
Everyone's face is different, and blades can be vastly different from person to person. Do yourselves a favour and order a sampler pack of razor blades to try them out before committing to buying hundreds of a type you might not enjoy.

I use Astra platinums personally.

Be careful of feather blades, they will mess you up instantly if you're not careful.
hudds.town06/11/2019 14:54

Nice razor but as said before it's time consuming and I usually cut myself …Nice razor but as said before it's time consuming and I usually cut myself also


It's all down to practice. I can shave as fast with a DE as with a cartridge. You do need to get a proper shaving brush and shaving cream/soap and create a good lather.
haggisheid06/11/2019 13:30

Definitely agree, the Astra platinum are great blades and price too, …Definitely agree, the Astra platinum are great blades and price too, others didnt work as well, so stuck to these, not too keen on the smell of the Arko sticks though!


I haven't tried the Astra Platinum, but after reading the reviews I plumped for the Astra Superior instead, and Im very happy with them.
mikeportsmouth06/11/2019 14:36

Does it come with plasters


I've had fewer cuts since using a double edged razor than when I used to use cartridge razors.
Do yourself a favour and give it a go and save £££s
8ANNED06/11/2019 14:47

Nah sod that, 3 pass shaving is the way to go.


Use to wet shave years ago but decided running sharp blade(s) across my face while still half asleep wasn't a great idea, so now use electric.
I'm curious. Which part is the exclusive aspect?
kikboy06/11/2019 23:25

Exclusive to Amazon I think



No I meant the handle, the comb, the head, the plating process. Or what...?
heat added superb price for this wonderful precision tool - if you're just starting then this a top quality, well made, not too aggressive razor, and ideal for most beginners. Still love using mine.

Started DE shaving last year with an Edwin Jagger like this (same head, different handle). Cut myself silly for the first few shaves, gave up for a few weeks, did some googling, started again. What a really enjoyable experience and I love shaving now. It's not a quick shave though (so cheap cartridges or electric for a quick work day shave if I haven't got time), you have to take your time and to be honest I still haven't got my technique quite right. I don't cut myself any more though and the trick is to find the right razor plus blade plus soap/cream + brush + method combination for your face. Patience is the key.

And there are plenty of choices so here's my WARNING - THIS CAN TURN INTO AN EXPENSIVE HOBBY. If you can buy just one razor/blade/brush/soap combination then great you will save loads of cash. But it soon becomes a hobby and before you know it you've got dozens of different razors, blades, brushes, soaps, creams, balms, aftershaves, and colognes. And you might put it all in a cupboard and call it your shave den. Yes, it's great fun but you could end up spending hundreds!!
Meathotukdeals06/11/2019 22:00

I'm curious. Which part is the exclusive aspect?



It's got to be the short knurled handle - definitely not the head which is the same on all their DE razors (except the new 3ONE6 model).
ofl_uk06/11/2019 23:48

It's got to be the short knurled handle - definitely not the head which is …It's got to be the short knurled handle - definitely not the head which is the same on all their DE razors (except the new 3ONE6 model).



OK. Already have a Merkur short knurled handle and a big old Ikon handle. Ikon is boss.
Can’t praise these enough. They take a little bit to get used to, but they literally save a fortune. I don’t fully clean shave but mainly do under my chin and shaping, I bought 50 blades for £5 in feb 2017 and have only just finished them. That’s with shaving 2-3 times weekly. They’re also plastic free which is another plus.
If starting off I would highly recommend an adjustable DE razor to limit blade exposure and pretty much negate risk of cuts (unless you really try hard to cut yourself ).

I use a Merkur Futur and typically use Gillette 7 o'clock yellow blades or Japanese Feather. Never had a cut in the lowest setting with this razor when in a hurry.

Super Max are by far the worst blades and I'd avoid no matter how cheap. Derby are slightly better for a couple of uses. Best are Gillette yellow for everyday and Feather for the closest smoothest shave when you have patience.
Got this when it first became available on Amazon a few years back and just picked another for traveling. I am glad after a few complaints they edited the description and is now clear it's the short handle version.

Everyone is different but IMHO due to the shorter handle it lacks the extra weight of the ubiquitous DE89 making it noticeably less efficient, especially if you have denser facial hair.

To compensate use Astras or similarly super sharp blades and its ok but for £15 is perfect.

However ff you shave less often and you do have a thicker growth then spend the extra money for a Merkur 34C.
Edited by: "michalis2610" 7th Nov
I had an Edwin Jagger as my first DE razor and I didn't really get on with it for some reason. I'm not saying that they are bad razors. Many people swear by them. In fact, I would recommend getting this razor for this price. However, if you're unlucky enough to not get on with it (like I did), then I'd try the Merkur 33C. I switched to that razor and had no issues at all. Used it for about 5 years before getting the Merkur Futur about 2 years ago. Oddly, I don't think the Edwin was aggressive enough for me as I have very thick beard hair. I think it will pulling on my skin too much, as it was struggling with my thick hair.

Just to re-iterate....there isn't one perfect razor that is best for everyone. Different razors suit different people. This Jagger is a excellent razor, but it just wasn't suitable for my hair. All in all you'll get a better and much cheaper shave with DE and I'm glad I stuck with it.
Traditional shaving makes it a pleasurable activity.
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