Edwin Jagger Safety Razors
A few people have asked us to do a review of the best safety razors from the brand Edwin Jagger, so here they are. They are a family run business who are based in Sheffield, England. Many of us will know that this town is famous for making high quality steel products. This company makes razors, brushes, shaving creams and various accessories.
In this article though, we will be concentrating on what we here at the Emporium think are their best DE safety razors.
Edwin Jagger DE89Lbl Review
This is by a very long way their best selling safety razor. There are close to 1,000 reviews at Amazon.com and they give this one a very high and consistent average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars. By any standards, that is very impressive in that they have maintained such a high rating. To avoid any confusion this razor comes in two styles which are:
- Lined detail
- Chrome plated
They are the same razor but they have a slightly different look and feel to them. The most popular is the lined version and that one is the biggest seller. The chrome version also sells really well, so your choice will come down to personal taste.
Edwin Jagger DE89bl Styles
|Edwin Jagger DE89Lbl Lined Detail||Edwin Jagger DE89bl Chrome Plated|
As you can see the main difference is in the handle design. Many men like to have a solid grip on the handle, and I am in that camp, so I would always prefer the lined version. Either version will come in a smart looking presentation box so this does make a fantastic gift for any man. The brand name is embossed around the collar and this in our opinion adds a nice touch of class.
Lined Version Reviews
As mentioned earlier this razor gets great reviews and rightly so. It costs just under £25 and we think that is great value for money. For some strange reason though this particular razor seems to sell a lot better in the USA than it does in the UK. We really have no idea why that is the case but that is how it is.
You can click on the image above to check it out on Amazon
Merkur seems to be the choice of many men in the UK. Here at the Emporium we really do like the look of the Edwin Jagger and it looks fabulous, and more importantly, it has a really nice balance in your hand.
When chatting with the guys here one interesting fact did come out. It seems that this particular version, the DE89 has a longer handle than most other razors and so is ideal for men with larger hands.
That is something worth considering if you are in that category.
The craftsmanship on either of these two razors really is second to none. You can not help but be impressed when you hold this in your hand as it really is very high quality.
Chrome Version Reviews
This is similar in design to the one above. The BIG difference is that it has a smooth handle. Now some men will prefer the look of that one, but we think that you loose out on the grip. However that is a matter or choice.
For us it makes sense that your hands will get wet when shaving and any extra grip that you can get is always a good thing. There is however still a solid enough grip with this one, and if you are a man who likes something to look really good, then this is the one for you.
Like any DE razor, you will need to develop the art of using this to get the perfect shave. Just remember that you do not need to apply any pressure when using these as the weight of the head, and a nice sharp blade will give you a great shave. A few of the guys here use these Edwin Jagger razors and they wouldn’t use anything else.
Edwin Jagger DE86 Review
This is another popular choice in the Jagger range. This one however has an average rating of 4.3 and although decent value at around £18, it is not in our opinion as good as the one above. We just don’t think that the black handle works as we are pretty traditional here and love our steel or chrome look.
That said the razor works really well and some men prefer to have this particular style. I guess if you like your products in black, then this will be a good choice for you. They use the word “imitation ebony” to describe this product and that could be enough to put many people off. Now clearly ebony is no longer used to make products so I get that they are trying to create the look of ebony.
The razor seems to work well but we think it lacks a lot when compared to the one above.
Now this brand may not be for everyone, so we have put together a list, with reviews and ratings of the bes DE safety razors that are available in the UK. You can check those out by clicking here. There are other brands there such as Merkur and Parker, but Edwin Jagger is right up there with the best.