Edwin Jagger is a premium British brand that makes grooming accessories for men and specializes in razors. The DE89Lbl from Edwin Jagger is a Double Edged safety razor with a medium weight and medium sized handle. The razor is very well balanced and is relatively mild. The razor has been highly recommended for newcomers in wet shaving. The razor is fairly simple in construction following a three piece design. It is made with incredible attention to detail in every aspect of production. The razor provides the closest shaving experience to that of a classic straight razor.
The finish is hands down one of the best you will find in any safety razor. The classic comb head is plated with chrome which looks and feels amazing. The handle is made from solid brass. It is decorated with classic line pattern which also increases the grip. Edwin Jagger uses the same secret method for chrome plating as used by Rolles Royce. So the chrome on the razor is not only beautiful but resilient to wear and tear.
The collar of the razor is embossed with the proud Edwin Jagger branding. You can see that they paid proper attention to detail. Everything is exactly where it is supposed to be. The impeccable finish will make you smile every time you hold it in your hand. Overall the razor feels very simple and elegant.
Head Heavy Design
The top part of the razor is slightly heavier than the bottom. This has been done on purpose. The problem with lighter razors is that you need to apply force to the razor while shaving and no matter how hard you try there will be variation. The head -heavy design of this razor in combination with a moderate weight give a perfect balance.
With this kind of balance, the safety razor provides the necessary force to the blades even without your interference. This means you get a nice constant force on the blade which is essential for a smooth shave. With The Edwin Jagger DE89Lbl, you have your work cut out for you. The weight of 2.1 ounces is mostly concentrated towards the top. So, you get a comfortable and effortless shave.
The Edwin Jagger DE89Lbl is known to be beginner friendly. There are various reasons for this. Firstly, the safety razor is very mild. This means that the razor won’t cut you if you go wrong. There is mild pressure on the blades and the razor is very forgiving. Secondly, the razor is fairly simple in design. There are only three parts to the razor. Beginners will not face any problems while cleaning the safety razor or changing the blade.
To change the blade just unscrew the handle from the top and the razor disassembles itself. Remove the old blade with a new one and screw the handle back on. That’s it. For a person trying to learn the art of wet shaving, they provide a nice starting point.
Durable Three -Piece Design
The safety razor only consists three parts. All of them are of high quality and show no signs of weakness. The lack of any delicate parts means the razor is very durable. There is no way that any of the parts will break in daily use. In fact. bacause of its simplicity it is hard to break the safety razor even if one intentionally tried to do so. The chrome plating over the brass frame keeps the razor safe from any type of corrosion.
The solid brass handles is built to last. The head is made from the latest precision manufacturing technology by Edwin Jagger. The handle goes through the head and screws into the two piece top. The blade is sandwitched between the two top pieces. The razor can easily last for years even if you don’t take proper care.
The Edwin Jagger DE89Lbl comes packed in a classic old-timey card presentation box. Presentation is very important in a premium grooming accessory like this. Another reason why presentation is important is that people often present these razors as a gift to their loved ones. Since, you wouldn’t want to gift something that’s packed in a cheap plastic the card box is well appritiated.
Although the card box isn’t going to hold well against water like plastic ones. The Black card box with iconic Edwin Jagger insignia at its center gives a great first impression. A premium safety razor like this one deserves a good presentation and Edwin Jagger doesn’t disappoint. The presentation is very simple yet elegant.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What kind of blades work with Edwin Jagger DE89Lbl?
A: The razor is compatible with most DE razors on the market. People have their own preferred blade brands and the Edwin Jagger should work well with any standard Double Edged blade.
Q: Where are these safety razors made?
A: These razors are made in England. In fact, all Edwin Jagger razors and other shaving accessories are made in Sheffield England.
Q: Are the Blades adjustable?
A: No, the blades are not adjustable. You can get a subtle variation based on how tight did you make the blade but as such, you can’t adjust the blades.
Q: How aggressive is this safety razor?
A: The razor is actually mild. This is why it is highly recommended for beginners. On a scale of Ito 10 this razor is a Sin terms of aggressiveness.
The Edwin Jagger DE89Lbl is probably the best safety razor for a beginner. Even for professionals, the razor has plenty to offer. The beautiful chrome finishes won’t dull even after years of use. The three piece design further improves the durability and makes it easy to use even for inexperienced people. The medium sized handle gives it the perfect weight. The razor gives close shaves thanks to the head heavy balance. This also makes for a great gift given the premium finish and elegant packaging. It is mild enough to forgive your mistakes but fine enough to give a satisfying shave. If you are someone who has always been curious about wet shaving but were scared of cutting yourself this is the perfect razor for you.