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Comparing two razors: the Standard and the Edwin Jagger

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For the test shave, I used Antica Barbieria Colla shaving soap and the Wet Shaving Products Monarch. The lather was excellent—this really is a good soap—and the fragrance pleasant.

I have my Edwin Jagger head on a UFO handle and the Standard head on a Wolfman Razors handle. I shaved one side with one razor, the other side with the other.

The two heads are close, but I would say that the Edwin Jagger has less blade feel than the Standard, and is a bit more comfortable, while the Standard is a bit more efficient. There are also differences in material, which might be a factor for some: the Edwin Jagger head is Zamak, plated with chrome—and the plating seems very high quality. The Standard head is aluminum, with a small double-threaded stainless steel lug that holds head and handle together. (Both head and handle are tapped.) I used LocTite on the threads for the head, so that now the lug is permanently attached to the head, and the Standard handle now functions as a regular DE handle: you unscrew it from the head when you change blades.

The shave itself was quite good (both sides), and I applied a splash of Barrister & Mann’s Reserve Cool. The fragrance is very pleasant: bergamot, lemon, and lavender. The ingredients are good:

Witch Hazel Water (Hamamelis Virginiana), SD Alcohol 40-B (Alcohol Denatured), Water (Aqua), Organic Licorice Root Extract (Glycyrrhiza Glabra), Glycerin, Taurine, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorella (Chlorella Vulgaris)/White Lupin Protein Ferment (Lupinus Albus), Eleuthero Root Extract (Acanthopanax Senticosus), Organic Alcohol, Fragrance, Salicylic Acid, Allantoin, Organic Aloe Leaf Extract (Aloe Barbadensis), German Chamomile Flower Extract (Matricaria Recutita), Provitamin B5 (Panthenol), Menthol, Neem Flower Extract (Melia Azadirachta), Neem Leaf Extract (Melia Azadirachta), Amino Esters-1, Ivy Gourd Fruit Extract (Coccinia Indica), Eggplant Fruit Extract (Solanum Melongena), Aloe Flower Extract (Aloe Barbadensis), Henna Extract (Lawsonia Inermis), Holy Basil Leaf Extract (Ocimum Sanctum), Turmeric Root Extract (Curcuma Longa), Pearl Powder, Sodium Lactate, Benzoic Acid, Linalool, Butyl Phenyl Methyl Propional (Lilial)(Rep2-), Methyl Ionone Gamma; Alpha-Iso-Methylionone, D-Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, Citral, IsoEugenol, Cinnamic Alcohol (Cinnamyl Alcohol), Geraniol, Eugenol, Evernia prunastri (Oakmoss) Extract, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde, Benzyl Benzoate

The menthol is light: enough to be cooling without being obtrusive. I find I like this aftershave quite a bit.

Written by LeisureGuy

4 April 2017 at 8:47 am

Posted in Shaving

4 Responses

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  1. So we can conclude that if the Rockwell Model T head is equivalent to the EJ head in terms of quality , we should have a very satisfactory razor.

    reynald p

    4 April 2017 at 9:27 am

  2. Michael, I concur with your assessment of the two razors. I am not able to use my sharpest blades in either. I find that Feathers/ Polsilver SI’s are too rough, but Personna Reds tone down both razors for me.

    Ryan

    4 April 2017 at 9:34 am

  3. @reynald p: I think there’s a good chance that the Model T will be perfectly fine. At any rate, I’m sticking with the order and not asking for a refund (which he’s offered to those dissatisfied with the manufacturing changes). I recall reading that Edwin Jagger used the same chrome plating as was used for Rolls Royce automobiles, but that may be urban legend.

    @Ryan: My experience with Feathers in the EJ match yours: not a good blade for me in that razor (although, oddly, Feathers work fine for me over the entire Rockwell range, R1 through R6.

    LeisureGuy

    4 April 2017 at 9:47 am

  4. The folks at EJ admitted they do the chrome plating for RR parts. Not a rumor

    Larry

    4 April 2017 at 11:58 am


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