Merkur, Muehle & Jagger Heads

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Paul said:
Merkur:
Slant Head (closed comb)

The most aggressive of the fixed head razors but with a reputation of being fierce which is not really deserved.
Designed to slice the hairs rather than just cut this is often recommended for people with coarse / tough beards but sensitive skin. Available in Chrome or Gold in a 3” handle or just Chrome with a 4” heavy weight handle.
Knew there was a reason I chose this one! Not that I knew what it was apart from the twisted head.
Clever close DE that really makes the best of a blade's performance and efficiency. Plus, that grip is tremendous for safe control. :shave
I agree! My Merkur 39c Slantbar has rapidly become the razor of choice. ;)
 
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Thanks for the research into the thread Paul. Never tried a SLANT, though I am enjoying my first non-GIllette DE in the form of Edwin Jagger 86 :shave
Is it true the metalurgy or quality control of Merkur razors became inferior? Is that urban myth?
 
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I bought the Merkur Open Comb 25C razor a couple of weeks ago, and I find it milder to use than my Edwin Jagger Chatsworth Barley razor. Interestingly, the Jagger head fits the Merkur handle but not the Merkur head to the Jagger handle. This is because the Merkur has a larger hole in the head - designed by a trepanning enthusiast maybe. I may try the Jagger head on Merkur handle combination just to see what it is like.
 
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What a find! A UK based DE shaving forum. Feels good to know you are all here!

Having bought a Parker with a head that must have been designed during the French Revolution and an open comb Muhle that gives me nicks and weepers, I found that I could swap these heads for a Jagger closed comb - much better suited to my six day old DE practice - and shave relatively closely and all but bloodlessly. Thing is, I love the handles from the razors whose heads are just way too aggressive for me (at this stage anyway) and don't want to risk a mix-up with swapping heads back and forth.
As the Jagger closed comb razors seem best suited to my current ability, does anyone know where I can buy Jagger heads (without a handle)? I guess it doesn't have to be a Jagger per se, just a closed comb and as mild as a Jagger. I await a reply from the Jagger factory but I'm not holding my breath. These are all three piece razors I'm asking about.
Seems wasteful to buy even the cheapest complete razor just to keep the head.
 
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Bechet45 said:
What a find! A UK based DE shaving forum. Feels good to know you are all here!

Having bought a Parker with a head that must have been designed during the French Revolution and an open comb Muhle that gives me nicks and weepers, I found that I could swap these heads for a Jagger closed comb - much better suited to my six day old DE practice - and shave relatively closely and all but bloodlessly. Thing is, I love the handles from the razors whose heads are just way too aggressive for me (at this stage anyway) and don't want to risk a mix-up with swapping heads back and forth.
As the Jagger closed comb razors seem best suited to my current ability, does anyone know where I can buy Jagger heads (without a handle)? I guess it doesn't have to be a Jagger per se, just a closed comb and as mild as a Jagger. I await a reply from the Jagger factory but I'm not holding my breath. These are all three piece razors I'm asking about.
Seems wasteful to buy even the cheapest complete razor just to keep the head.
Tried a tech head? Cheap as chips and very mild. You will be able to pick one up here.

Welcome, by the way.
 
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Far from cheap as chips but if you want a Jagger head, here's where to get one -

http://www.theenglishshavingcompany.com/cgi-bin/psProdDet.cgi/EJDEHbl5%7C1327677144%7Cde~head~@c~@b~@r~All%7C0%7Cuser%7C1,0,0,1%7C4%7C
 
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Hello all!

Thank you Paul for clarifying all those numbers! :icon_smile:
And also for the cross explanations: I finally understand more about heads!
new head made in the EU for Muehle & Edwin Jagger
Now I know Muehle & Edwin Jagger have the same head design!

However you say they are based on the Merkur design: which head is more aggressive?
I am concerned as I am re-starting to use DE razors, but do not have many, so, in sight of a buy, I'd like to clarify my ideas!

Thank you!
 
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What an excellent thread. After one quick read I now know the designation for the two piece and three piece razors of some manufacturers. What does the C and G stand for on a Merkur (Chrome or Gold finish)?
 
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