Just had my 2nd shave with my new Edwin Jagger DE89 and must say that this is the best DE razor I have ever used. Its so mild as to allow you to be as aggressive as you'd like while at the same time giving you a wide margin for error. It's like you can't even feel the blade, just the razor head unlike my Merkur 34C. I get no irritation from it and I don't feel as if I'm going to cut myself at anytime no matter how aggressive I get with it. It is also hefty and solidly built, moreso then my Merkur 34C. It was a pure joy to use and you can feel the quality in your hand when you shave with it. such a pleasure to use!