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Pros: Performance, price, and ease of use
Cons: Easy to lose interest in
This is the first of the Edwin Jagger or Muhle mug soaps that I have tried. They are a decent price here in the UK, at just £7.00 for one 65g soap, or £15.00 for the triple pack, direct from The English Shaving Company which is the same company as Edwin Jagger. I bought the mixed triple pack with the other two pucks being Sandalwood, and Lime and Pomegranate.

I find it a ridiculously easy soap to load, and it takes water well when face lathering. Indeed it needs plenty of water to get the best slickness from it, and you need to keep hydrating till you get a good sheen. I find the slickness perfectly adequate, and my skin is very happy post shave, even if I don't follow up with a post shave product.

The scent is mild and "soapy", and may be lacking in interest for some shavers. I always have a choice of three lather products in my bathroom, so that's not a big hurdle for me. Highly recommended for anyone looking for an old faithful type soap, which they can use daily with no frills or drama. I keep mine in a pewter dish from Wentworth Pewter, also based here in Sheffield.

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Price
4.00 star(s)
Scent
4.00 star(s)
Lather
5.00 star(s)
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Efficacy
5.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
4.00 star(s)
Pros: scent
Cons: none for me
A very similar scent to Jockey Club, there is a leathery, woody note that reminds me of an English blend pipe tobacco. It has a very unique dry down with a good long life to it before it disappears into a powder scent. I highly recommend this one.
Price
3.00 star(s)
Scent
5.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Packaging
4.00 star(s)
Complexity
5.00 star(s)
Staying Power
4.00 star(s)
Quality of Atomizer
4.00 star(s)
Pros: price
Cons: duration
A very inexpensive and light powder scent cologne, it's a very nice complement to Pinaud Clubman aftershave or something along those lines. It really doesn't have much staying power, which is a shame. After a few hours it's only something your significant other might pick up in a clinch. Beyond that, it can be a bit powerful upon first application.
Price
5.00 star(s)
Scent
4.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Packaging
4.00 star(s)
Complexity
3.00 star(s)
Staying Power
3.00 star(s)
Quality of Atomizer
4.00 star(s)
Pros: Just got one best head shaver I've ever used
Cons: None but narrow sweet spot
Picked one up most efficient and smooth shaves ever
Grip
5.00 star(s)
Price
5.00 star(s)
Balance
5.00 star(s)
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Adjustability
3.00 star(s)
User Friendly
5.00 star(s)
Aggressiveness
3.00 star(s)
Ease of Blade Replacement
4.00 star(s)
Pros: 🪒
• Long Handle
• Brass Handle - Good heft
• TTO - Easy Blade Loading
• User-friendly
• Matte-black coating durable
• Good grip
Cons: 🪒
◦ Sticky bottom knob
◦ Silo doors easily tarnished
◦ Identical/Clone to YINTAL razors
I bought this razor to show support to a local establishment. Later found that YINTAL from Aliexpress sells identical razors (without logo embossed) that are sometimes cheaper. didn't buy the latter so would not compare shave quality. The razor feels pretty mild. Its lack of drainage openings looks to be prone to clogging, however, I can't say I've noticed, both due to the little blade feel and my lack of experience. This razor has a very long handle, allowing for more reach. It also has excellent grip probably due to the combination of knurling and coating.

I must say the build can be improved though. At times, the knob can appear to be stuck and require some force to turn. This is especially worrying when it is fully closed and you're unsure which direction to turn it. The silo doors of my razor developed a mild patina just after a few uses.
Grip
4.00 star(s)
Price
3.00 star(s)
Balance
4.00 star(s)
Quality
3.00 star(s)
Adjustability
5.00 star(s)
User Friendly
5.00 star(s)
Aggressiveness
3.00 star(s)
Ease of Blade Replacement
5.00 star(s)

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Pros: 🪒
• Solid feel / Good heft
• Good Blade Feel
• Adjustable
• 3 Color Options
Cons: 🪒
◦ Inconsistent start point
◦ Head cap tolerance can be improved
◦ Cleaning
My very first safety razor that converted me from cartridges; and what I consciously and unconsciously compare all my other razors with. I enjoy the blade feel, enabling me to navigate by touch. This allows me to get to tight spots like under my nose despite not having the lowest profile. I'll normally just hover on the lower numbers (1-4). Despite the aggressive feel, it shaves very smoothly.

On the other hand, the start point can vary. Without the blade, it should start at '+'. However, I have instances it starts behind or beyond that point. Yes, I do make sure that the cap marking is aligned with the baseplate marking. When adjusting the knob, I do have instances when the cap very slightly rotates to the direction of the knob. Thankfully, the blade reveal is still pretty equal on both sides and the cap is still relatively straight. Not sure if this is due to the post holes wearing or needs tighter tolerances. Finally, like most adjustables, it is harder to thoroughly clean compared to regular 2-piece open-bottom and 3-piece razors. I usually just pour some rubbing alcohol down the handle, shake and release.
Grip
3.00 star(s)
Price
4.00 star(s)
Balance
4.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Adjustability
5.00 star(s)
User Friendly
4.00 star(s)
Aggressiveness
4.00 star(s)
Ease of Blade Replacement
5.00 star(s)

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Pros: 🪒
• Cheap
• Ubiquitous
Cons: 🪒
◦ Dull
◦ Rough
◦ Questionable Authenticity
Bought a packet off shopee to try out. Used a very mild razor at first and found that it is not very sharp as I need to do multiple passes over the same area. This caused razor burn. Then I tried it on a more aggressive razor and I found that it is not smooth either.

This blade can be found very easily on shopee, in different packagings and versions. It comes to the question if the one I ordered is even authentic, explaining the bad shaves.
Price
4.00 star(s)
Quality
2.00 star(s)
Longevity
3.00 star(s)
Packaging
4.00 star(s)
Sharpness
2.00 star(s)
Smoothness of Shave
2.00 star(s)

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Pros: 🪒
• Incredibly Smooth
Cons: 🪒
◦ Difficult to find at a decent price
◦ Smoothness led to more touch-up
First Impressions:
The blade is very smooth when I paired it with the Gillette Slim Adjustable on the lower settings. I have a personal preference for blade feel as I could feel where I've shaved. This pairing, however, has little blade feel. This results in a smooth shave, but, I had to do more touch-up to cover the spots I missed.

I would also note that I found this blade hard to find or expensive on places like RBC and AmazonSG. I eventually found it at a decent price on eBay, sold by someone in Turkey.
Price
3.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Longevity
4.00 star(s)
Packaging
4.00 star(s)
Sharpness
4.00 star(s)
Smoothness of Shave
5.00 star(s)

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Pros: 🪒
• Good balance of smooth and sharp
• Very comfortable shave
• Beginner-friendly
Cons: 🪒
◦ Not the cheapest
I got a set off Amazon. They were not the cheapest at the time, but, seems to be around the range of other reputable blades in the site. I really enjoyed these blades as it gave me a smooth and comfortable shave with little to no irritation. It struck a good balance for me.
Price
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Quality
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Longevity
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Packaging
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Sharpness
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Smoothness of Shave
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Pros: Quality build
Cons: Price
One of my favorite razors. It handles heavy growth and light stubble easily. It is exquisitely designed and perfectly balanced. It is worth the price, to me. But it might be cost prohibitive to some. I have the .95 SB as well, but find myself reaching for the .68 the most.
Grip
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Price
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Balance
5.00 star(s)
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Adjustability
3.00 star(s)
User Friendly
5.00 star(s)
Aggressiveness
4.00 star(s)
Ease of Blade Replacement
4.00 star(s)
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