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Jagen David B30 Safety Razor UK Review

Thanks for taking the time to read our UK review of the popular Jagen David B30 Safety Razor. At the time of writing this product review, there were over 1,000 buyer online reviews.

That is a very clear indication that this particular B30 model sells extremely well. Primarily that comes down to two key things:

  1. The affordable price
  2. The high buyer satisfaction rating of 94%

In summary this is a double edged head and is 9 cm long. It comes with a Jagen David branded travel case. The good news is that the head fits all standard Double Edge razor blades.

How Online Buyers Rate the Jagen David B30 Safety Razor

94%
BUYER SATISFACTION
  • On average online buyers rated this with a 94% buyer satisfaction based on over 1,000 online reviews
  • 83% of all online buyers gave this set a full 5 star rating
  • 2% of all online buyers gave this a bad review

The facts are that this one has sold in its thousands. Normally when that happens the review rating starts to drop as more people leave tougher reviews. That has not happened with this Jagen David B30 model, and it remains a huge best seller.

Only 2% of all buyers did give this model a low or bad review. We always like to find out why that would be the case, so we have shown that in the Pros and Cons section of this article, just below.

What Online Buyers Say About the Jagen David B30 Safety Razor

There are usually good and bad points about most of these type of products. We here at the Shaving Emporium prefer to include both of these, so as you have a full understanding.

It is also worth pointing out that some people will always have a moan or 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.

We try and apply a common sense approach to reading reviews. Some of them are clearly left by some strange people, but we have always found that if you look carefully enough, you get some really useful information. It is that which we have summarised below.

PROS & CONS

This information is based on what online buyers said.

Pros

  • Most buyers said this is a very good quality safety razor
  • Many buyers bought this as an entry level razor and believed they had made a very good choice
  • Any buyer who moved from a disposable to this is very impressed
  • Buyers said it has a really nice weight and a very good balance to it
  • Buyers said once you master the technique you get a great close shave

Cons

  • A couple of buyers said the blade feels unbalanced
  • A few buyers said the butterfly mechanism seized after a year
  • A few buyers said that the razor was too small for their hands

Conclusion:

DE safety razors vary quite a bit in price, but we believe that this one is very good value for money. We are also certain from reading the many reviews, that this is a very good choice for anyone looking for an entry level "DE safety razor."


A few people complained that the handle was too short for their hands. if you have larger hands, then you would be better with the B40 extra long model.

Jagen David B30 Specification

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Butterfly Opening

We have included a more detailed specification on this safety razor just below:

  • Available in silver or titanium (Titanium model is more expensive)
  • Has a 9 cm length
  • Has a butterfly head which allows for very fast and safe blade replacement
  • Comes with a travel case
  • The head will fit any standard sized razor blade
  • This B30 model is shorter (0.5 cm) and slightly lighter than the B40 model

Jagen David B30 vs B40

Jagen David also do a B40 model, which did come out at number 2 on out top 10 list. We are often asked what is the difference between the two.

The main difference is that the length is 9.5 cm on the B40, which makes it slightly longer. You can also buy the B40 model in different colours. It also weighs just a tad more

The B40 is also available with an even longer 11.5 cm handle for any guy with larger hands. Check our review of the B40 by clicking here.

Our Recommendation on the Jagen David B30 Safety Razor

This razor from Jagen David sells in its thousands. It has been out for a long time and overall buyers rate it very highly. It came in at the number 3 highest ranked razor on our top 10 list.

However, if this is not the safety razor for you, then you can check out our top 10 list of safety razors by clicking here.

Here at the Emporium we have given this Jagen David B30 razor an excellent 95% in terms of value for money and quality. 

There are of course many choices of safety razors to be had, but this model holds its own in terms of price and quality. Most people buy the silver chrome model as it is slightly cheaper and also a more traditional look to it.

The handle has been well knurled and offers a very good grip, especially for wet hands or soapy hands. Once you get used to shaving with this properly, you will enjoy this as a shave.

How to Shave with a Safety Razor

Here is a very good video on how to shave with a safety razor like the Jagen David B40 shown above. Please note that if you are a beginner to shaving with this type of razor, then we would highly recommend watching this video.

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