Edwin Jagger DE89L Safety Razor UK Review

A hugely popular choice across the UK, is the Edwin Jagger DE89 safety razor. When it comes to this type of double edge razor, this brand is very popular, and the DE89 model is a popular choice in their range of razors.

Buyers rate this razor highly at 4.5 out of 5 stars. The RRP from the manufacturer is around £24, so if you can find it cheaper elsewhere, then snap it up. This is an ideal choice for beginners to wet shaving, and of course for the more advanced wet shaver.

It comes in 5 slightly different styles, though the actual razor is made exactly the same. It is only the finish that is different. I have shown the 5 different options below.​ Please note that each of them has a slightly different model number.

DE89

Edwin Jagger DE89 Chrome

DE89L

Edwin Jagger DE89L Safety Razor Review

DE86

Edwin Jagger DE86 Ebony

DE87

Edwin Jagger DE87 Imitation Ebony Review

DE Kelvin

Edwin Jagger Amazon Exclusive Kelvin Chrome

The price point for all of the above models is similar at around £24. You just need to make sure to pick the right model number, if you plan on making a purchase. Below we will discuss more about the actual razor, and the differences in the shafts and the finish. Primarily though, your eventual choice, will come down to the style you prefer to own.

What Buyers Say About the Edwin Jagger DE89

It is of course very important when considering any safety razor purchase, to read as many reviews as you can. After all, that is why you are reading this one. We also think it is important to get some general feedback, from the many buyers. At £24, it is not a huge expense, but more important that this is actually the right one for you.

Below we have summarised what the hundreds of available reviews have been saying about this Edwin Jagger model. To keep this simple, we have rated by percentage, how many stars actual buyers have awarded this razor. We have shown those in the chart below. At the time of doing this there were over 450 reviews to base these figures on.

72 %
5 STARS
15 %
4 STARS
7 %
3 STARS
3 %
2 STARS
3 %
1 STAR

So at a glance you can now see, that around 7 out of 10 buyers rate this razor as a 5 star product. Around 87% rated is 4 stars or higher. It is safe to conduct from that, generally speaking, buyers seem to be very satisfied with their purchase.

It is also worthwhile pointing out, that at the low rating end of the scale, 3% is considered to be a very low number.

To sum up the overall average, with over 450 buyer reviews available, this Jagger razor has maintained a consistent rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars (90% satisfaction)

At a price point of around £24-25, this one is also rated very good value for money.

Edwin Jagger DE89L Specification

As a potential buyer, it is always worthwhile checking out exactly what you are getting for your money. We have included all of that important information below.

  • This is a closed comb safety razor
  • Available in 5 different finishes from plain chrome, lined chrome for better grip, to dark ebony, imitation ebony and a collector style Kelvin chrome finish
  • This safety razor will accept all standard size safety razor blades.
  • The length of the razor is 9.5 cm (3.7")
  • The length of the handle is 8.5 cm (3.3")
  • Lightweight at 80 grams
  • It does not have a butterfly mechanism

Edwin Jagger DE89L Pros and Cons

Like any product there are usually good and bad points. We here at the Shaving Emporium prefer to advise our readers of both sides of the argument, before making any conclusions.

It is also worth pointing out that some people will always have a rant, others say it is great and give it a poor rating, and some people say it is rubbish and then rate it highly. You always need to read these with a very open mind, as experience as taught us that.

As I pointed out already, there are not that many poor reviews on this model, but we have included what some of the buyers thought could be improved.​

PROS

  • The finish looks really good irrespective of which model you go for.
  • It is very well balanced, easy to use and truly helps avoid cutting the face
  • Razor blades are very cheap and this one takes all different brands
  • The heads are all the same, you just need to pick the handle you prefer

CONS

  • Takes a little practise to learn the stroke that is required
  • A few buyers said the screw on the head broke too easily

Video Review of the Edwin Jagger DE89

We searches YouTube for any videos on this Jagger shaver. There were a few available, but we found this one to be the most useful.

Our Recommendation on the DE89 Safety Razor

This is a popular choice for many people wanting to try wet shaving for the first time. The weight is in the head, which is exactly where you want it to be. Wet shaving, if you have not tried it before, does take a bit of time to get used to. You do not shave with this type of razor, the way you would shave with one of the cartridge type.

You do not and never should push these into your skin. The weight of the head does the work and you get an excellent "cut free" smooth shave. If you are new, our advice would be to go with the DE89L, as that is a chrome finish but with lines. It grips much better in your hand.

If this is not the one for you can check out our top 10 safety razor list by clicking here.

Buyers rate this razor highly, and the price is just about right for this type of razor. with some practise, you can get a really good close cut shave.

Enda
 

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