- One of the best looking Safety razors on the market
- Medium aggressive razor that is good for all types of wet shavers
- Three piece design will last a lifetime
- The handle could be a little longer for people with larger hands
- The grip could be a little better
This was one of the first double edged safety razors that I tried when I first started to wet shave. Even to this very day I still use it quite frequently and was a shoe in to my complete list of the best safety razors. It is a very simple safety razor and that is one of the top reasons that I like it. Its chrome finish is outstanding and makes every aspect of it stand out. And it’s no wonder, Edwin Jagger uses the same method in chroming their safety razors as Rolls-Royce uses to chrome their accents on their cars. The packaging that the safety razor comes in is quite similar to the way Parker packages their products. Both companies remind me of how Apple products are marketed and packaged, very simple and elegant. Overall this is a great safety razor for a beginner because it is not too aggressive. Let’s jump right into all the specs so you could see if this is the right safety razor for you.
Weight and Balance
The DE89lbl weighs in at 2.1 ounces. This is on average a little bit lighter than most safety razors on the market. The safety razor is slightly top-heavy which means that you need to hold it a little higher up on the handle. Since they handle is not extremely long that is where I tend to hold it anyways. Overall the DE89lbl has good balance. Although it is on the lighter side for safety razors, it feels pretty hefty in my hand. Is a very well builds a piece of equipment and certainly does not feel tacky in any way.
The grip on the DE89lbl is average. Although the chrome handle looks amazing, the vertical grooves do not make the most sense in terms of the grip. The best handles in terms of grip are either horizontal grooves or gritty metal. Although the grip on the DE89lbl is not the best, I have never had a problem with this slipping out of my hand even with really soapy hands.
The DE89lbl is 3.8 inches long. This is a very average length for a safety razor. Typically I prefer longer handles just because my hands are larger than most. The DE89lbl is one of the only exceptions. The handle has plenty of length. Maybe it is because I hold it towards the top of the handle. Either way it just feels right.
The safety razor is perfect for any beginning wet shaver. On the aggressiveness scale I would rate it a 4/10. Which would put it at medium aggressive compared to other safety razors. It is very difficult to cut yourself with this safety razor even if you’re just starting out. On the other hand if your facial hair is very thick and coarse, you might need something a little more aggressive. I would still not to get anything more than 5/10 on the aggressive scale if you are a beginner.
Blade replacement on the DE89lbl is pretty straightforward. This is a three-piece safety razor which means that the head of the razor consists of two parts that sandwich the razor blade (T. All you have to do to replace the blade is unscrewed the head and pull the two pieces apart. It is pretty difficult to cut yourself with this model but it is still not as easy as a butterfly open safety razor. Check out which of the best razor blades you should use with your safety razor.
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Overall the Edwin Jagger DE89lbl is a fantastic safety razor for anyone that wants to get involved in the art of wet shaving. If I had to give this safety razor a rating out of 10 I would give it a 9.5/10. There are very few safety razors that can protect a beginner against nicks and cuts like the DE89lbl can. As a person that gets razor burn quite easily, I could hands-down say this is the best safety razor (because of his aggressiveness) for preventing that. And although it has a very medium aggressive razor, I still get an incredibly close shave. Just pair up this razor with a one of the best shaving creams for sensitive skin and a quality aftershave and you will be irritation free. I hope you enjoyed my Edwin Jagger DE89lbl review! Let me know about your experience using this razor and if you have any other questions don’t hesitate to shoot me a comment in the section below this article!
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Ben Rose is the founder and senior editor at Prim&Prep, the definitive guide to male grooming. He is a wet shaving expert and body grooming aficionado. His work has been featured on many other prominent publications including Good Men Project, Addicted to Success, Steven Aitchison, and Sharpologist.