New wet shavers frequently ask me, "What blade do you recommend for me?" Because each man's beard is different, there is not a simple answer to this question. One man may be suffering from tugging because a blade is too dull to cleanly cut his hair, while another man may be experiencing irritation from the same blade that is too sharp for him. I've expanded the article-Choosing the Right Blade to include more brands of razor blades. This article provides a high-level comparison of different brands, their level of sharpness, and their overall value in price vs. performance.Read now
Two of the leading double-edge safety razors have a lot in common. First, they are both well made with respected manufacturing and quality control processes by fine European companies. Both are widely available from many shaving retailers and stockists. Finally, they are both reasonably priced so that they are attractive to new and experienced wet shavers alike. However, there are many differences between the Edwin Jagger DE89L and the Merkur 34C Heavy Duty, from the overall design style of the razors to the dimensions and assembly. This article offers a side-by-side look at these high-quality and popular safety razors.