Author: John Blades I like the simplicity of this razor; just three well-made parts which hold the fourth (the blade) very nicely. The handle has good length, diameter and texture, allowing easy control. Since there are only three parts I'm sure this razor will be easy to maintain. Oh...and it works, of course! (-:
Author: Goran Design of this razor suites my taste well: simple and classic 3 piece DE razor, a fusion of Art Deco design with modern crafting technologies and superb materials - finish is just flawless... real piece of art.
Slightly top heavy, but in overall well balanced and gives solid feel in hand.
The grip is not so prominent as those on e.g. Merkurs razers, but certainly offers an appropriate holding ability in wet conditions (handle pattern is not here just for decoration, it is pretty functional).
Very user friendly, refine, non agresive razor, that gives a great shave, and by all means is worth every penny...
btw. delivery was very fast.
Author: Matthew Broadbent My first DE razor. Wow! A razor which allows for control and accuracy. Feels well in the hand and looks good as well. Simple yet effective. Functional yet stylish. Well recommended.
Thanks Shaving Shack!
Author: Steve George Bought this as I wanted something less aggresive than the 38c. It sure fits the bill. Very light, well balanced and easy to hold. Now I have quite sensitive skin but coupled with a feather this razor glides across my face.
Very forgiving razor and an excellent first choice for anyone new to de shaving especially if like me you have sensitive skin.
Author: Alexander Persson I bought this instead of the Merkur 38c as first razor. I find it very gentle and smooth at the skin.
The build quality is perfect and it is very easy to maintain. The only problem now is that I want to shave myself all the time.
Author: Neville Filar Like so many here I have begun shaving with a DE razor, after a lifetime of cartridges, and this is one of the two I started out with. It is superb in every way.
After viewing classic Mantic 59 videos on Youtube, and a dodgy first shave, evrything has been increasingly smooth sailing. This razor looks great, feels great, and by golly shaves you great.. As with all the most important activities in life you have to get the angle right ( of the blade to face, in this case) and with Bluebeard or proraso, hot towels, and proper prep, my brand new Proglide is redundant. Ousted by a Timor and this fantastic razor
Author: Ole Færø This is my 2nd DE razor, my first one being a Parker 22R. I find the quality on this one alot better, the finish is outstanding. The 22R was a little too aggressive, but this one is perfect! It's also very forgiving compared to the 22R, and I think it would be an excellent choice for a beginner. Think I have used the 22R less than a handful times just to compare after I got this one.
This one is now my daily razor, and has been so for months. Couldn't be more happy with it!
Author: Peter Edwards I decided to switch to shaving with a DE razor when my wife bought me the Vulfix Scilian Lime shave cream from Shave Shack this Christmas. I started with the Wilkinson Sword Classic and whilst that (after the traditional novice nicks and scrapes) was an improvement on any cartridge razor I soon decided to upgrade. Intensive research eventually gave me a short list from which I chose the Muhle R89. The quality is outstanding and it feels like a much more expensive piece of kit. The plating is flawless and the design attractive. The razor, even in my inexperienced hands, feels nicely balanced and has given me a smoother and more comfortable shave than I thought possible.
Author: Spiros Zois At this price it's the best razor you can get. I own this 2 years and I admire the details and the quality of the product every time I have to clean it from lather residue. It's look and quality compare to razors double and triple the price of it.
it doesn't slip off the hand and it secures the blade really tight.
Its perfomance is really good and one can confirm that by taking a look at the reviews
in the net.
A really must have, especially for new wetshavers
Author: Anderson Coleman This is the first DE razor I have ever bought and I must say I am impressed with the standard of workmanship and finish on the product. The weight distribution feels good and there is a great grip on the handle - this is a solid piece of German engineering!! In use the razor provided a comfortable shave and no significant problems with nicks or cuts. Overall I am very satisfied with this razor and recommend it to anyone who is unsure what model to buy.
Author: Robin Hughes Well made piece of kit with a great finish. It has a nice weight to it and the design is both attractive and functional, providing a good grip. It is quite mild and after a few passes it leaves a great shave without being too aggressive.
Author: Lassi M My first DE razor i ever had and it's easy to use, very comfort to skin. I used it with Derby blades and it gives a nice close shave. Iv'e used it only 2 times for now and i think sometime in future i switch to Feather blades and i bet it's eaven more awesome. It looks great, stylish and the quality of finish is so good. I love this razor and i think i wont be needing any other one any time soon.
Author: Matjaz Jemec This is a beautifuly crafted razor that is recommended to beginners and experts as well.
For me, the combination of this razor and Feather/Personna Platinum blades results in a fantastic and irritation-free shave.
Author: Andrey Samarkin This masterpiece is my second DE razor. First was Merkur 34C. When I got it in my hand I thought - hmmm, looks almost like 34C in head part. Hand of this razor seems to be not so comfortable as Merkur. But! I tried to shave with Derby blade from complect. Wow!!! This razor really more forgivable, than 34C, you can shave faster with same comfort. I started to use r89 in the morning, but Mercur 34C stayed for some evenings and holidays, when I can spend more time for the process of shaving. I think that R89 is great for the persons trying DE razors. Great look, great shave.
Author: Sam My first DE razor and it's been a pleasure to use. I've tried it with a range of blades but for me the combination of Derbys and the Muhle give a comfortable, consistent shave with next to no nicks or irritation. Great!
My only slight negative is that the handle can feel a touch slick sometimes but I don't think I've ever dropped it.
Author: Phil Bought this after using a Murker Futur for a couple of years. Wasn't happy with the quality of the Merkur, after a while the blades sit at a different angle on each side due to the seat corroding, Murker exchanged on free of charge though to be fair. Anyway onto this, at first I thought it wasn't as good as the Merkur, much less aggressive but I found it to give a much better shave with much less irritation after a bit of technique changing. Brilliant and well worth the money.
Author: Ben After having shaved with a variety of cartidge and disposables for almost twenty years, I thought it was about time I invested in a proper DE razor. The R89 was an easy transition, with a great result from the first shave. Comfortable in the hand, a forgiving shave and a pleasure to look at, this is an ideal first razor. It's going to be some time before I start looking for something else!
Author: Guy This was my first de razor and I think it's superb. The level of workmanship on it is amazing for the price. It's a nice weight and requires zero pressure as it just glides perfectly. Easy to change the blades and to clean. I use it with Feather blades and find it gives a very close shave once the technique is perfected. Highly recommended for beginners and I won't be changing any time soon.
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