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Tradition and pleasure in a shave

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My Simpson Persian Jar 2 Super is a fine brush, and this now-vintage shaving soap, made (I’m told) by Truefitt & Hill in a traditional lavender fragrance, made a superb lather. The Edwin Jagger is an excellent razor, and three passes produced a smooth face. A splash of Royal Copenhagen, which has a traditional old-time aftershave fragrance, finished the job and started the day.

Written by Leisureguy

10 September 2020 at 8:17 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. I’m told the head on that Edwin Jagger razor is identical to the head on the Muhle R89. Is that correct?

    I understand there is an historical connection between Edwin Jagger and Muhle. If true, can you amplify on that?


    Steve Riehle

    10 September 2020 at 10:25 am

  2. Let me quote from the Guide, which I recommend you read, given your interests:

    In 2010 Edwin Jagger introduced a new head design developed by Neal Jagger and the Müller brothers of Mühle-Pinsel. Customer feedback on the new head has been excellent: it delivers a great shave and the new design is easier to clean than the head Edwin Jagger previously, the Merkur Classic head (which is still used by Merkur) plated to Edwin Jagger specifications.

    And yes: the Edwin Jagger razors and the Mühle R89 use the same head design.



    10 September 2020 at 10:32 am

  3. I agree that is an outstanding head. It’s too mild for me, but double-shimmed it is spot-on perfect for my face and whiskers. It’s the best shaving razor (comfort and closeness) among all my 75 DE and SE and injector razors! And that’s not hyperbole.


    Steve Riehle

    10 September 2020 at 11:50 am

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