After an extended delay, my wife and I finally got to have “Christmas” with my in-laws this past weekend. They know of my…”interest” in traditional shaving (ahem) so they enable one of my AD’s on occassion. I received this:
Its an Edwin Jagger razor and bears a resemblance to the EJ razor that’s been getting a lot of buzz on some of the shaving forums lately. Turns out my razor is a model “DE87” while the one with the buzz is model “DE89L.” But from what I’m told its the same razor head (newly manufactured) with a different handle. The head looks to me like a Merkur razor, but thinner. Its very well made with a nice “heft.”
I shaved with it this morning (using an “Israeli Personna”–AKA Crystal–blade, truefitt & Hill Luxury Shave Soap and A Crabtree & Evelyn brush). I thought the shave was just fair: it felt a bit top heavy and a little harsh & aggressive with the blade. But razor and blade matching can be a dark art so I know I need to try a few different blades in it before I pronounce my opinion.