Dear friends. This is not a formal review. These are some crazy disquisitions, from an snake oil salesman, from the Good Doctor. Take what they are, do not pretend to pontificate, but help and inform someone kind enough to read them, with my best intentions. Apply your own judgment to sift through, and consider them in perspective.
A fortnight ago, courtesy of the Edwin Jagger Company, via Gifts&Care, I was gifted with this great new razor that they have released to the market recently. This is a Global Program of this Company, for gifting to certain people in the shaving forums and social networks, through their distributors. I am a customer of Gifts&Care, and I was interested in buying it about ten days before, because when I saw the handle I loved it. And Mrs. Lorena Mateu, which is very efficient and friendly, when she received these razors, certainly recalled our conversation. So I was surprised.
Here are some photos of the box and opening.
And here the razor.
Watch the handle. It is delicious. Looks like a mirror ball, the kind that’s on the roof of the disco, which reflect light when turning. When light incides on the handle, it reflects it in all directions with spectacularity. This handle, although industrial production, is of good quality and its beauty is beyond doubt. The size is the one I like, the perfect length for me.
I have the Barley handle with this same head from a couple of years ago. I’ve used it a lot. And I like a lot. Here I put some pictures of the two together so that you can compare the handles. And this diamond handle, has much, much more grip than the Barley. It’s a nice, pleasant handle (since diamond tips are rounded), and with a lot of grip even for someone who shaves in the shower with the water running down his back like me, with fully wet hands. It’s safe, except if you have soap in your hands. With soapy hands, no handle is safe, but only with water, this handle is very safe (even the smooth ones with like the Barley). About the weight, I will say that weighs four grams less than my Barley, this diamond weighs 40 grams on my scales.
Well, here we go.
I’ve been using it intensively these past days. With Super Iridium blades, which are ones I usually use. I had not used this razor head, from some time ago. Sure, I have so many, it’s inevitable. But what can I say about its behavior that is not already said! If all is said! Come on, I’ll try.
This razor head is a very very good razor head. A good design. So I dare say it is the most copied in the world, along with another razor head of another brand. We know that many Asian razors are inspired of this razor head, or try to do. But the original has a high level of quality and spectacular finishes. The blade sits perfectly. With a perfect, symmetrical and efficient alignment. The chrome finish is very good. Perfect. Undefiled. European Quality Control.
This razor shaves like an angel, gently and effectively. It is safe and reliable, noble and predictable. You can recommend it for a beginner in classic shaving, if he is a mature man with hard beard, or beardless teenager. Do not be afraid, but do not lose respect. It can be used blindly in the shower, shaving by the touch; can be used in front of the mirror with four 60-watt bulbs; in all circumstances performs well. But I always recommend good blades, very sharpened if possible. Thus, the results are very good, at least for me, and I shave every day, all. This is a subjectively objectified statement, of course.
About the handle, aaah !, about the handle I have to say that captivated me from the moment I saw the first pictures. As some of you know , I’m owner of some of the most beautiful razor handles, some of the best ever made in the world. And I can say that this handle is beautiful. Industrially manufactured, but very well made . The grip it provides is substantial, but still nice in the hand. The diamond tips are slightly rounded, not pricking the fingertip. The size of the diamonds is good, easy catching, and reposition the fingers on the fly if necessary while you’re doing a pass with the razor. It is a beautiful and functional handle, a measure that fits my personal taste and my way of holding the razor and handle. It is a handle adapted to fit the hands of the majority of the population, 88 mm long and 12.5 mm in diameter with a weight of 40 grams.
Well, here you have a picture of one of my shaves. I used the pre-shave cream that is very refreshing, and samples of shaving cream and after-shave that I received along with the razor. I include in the pic my razor case, in which I was holding my Barley, but from a couple of weeks ago, I save my new razor inside.
I hope I have been helpful to someone.
Kind Regards. The Good Doctor, the Crazy Peddler.