I think you should clarify which Muhle R89 you are referring to, the old one with the open comb (which was said to be madly aggressive), or the newer one with the standard safety bar (which I think is fairly mild). I don't think I have heard anyone who owns a Muhle R89/ Edwin Jagger DE89 say it was aggressive. Fairly mild seems to be the consensus.In my opinion, the Merkur would be the better one to start with. The Muhle is more aggressive but might be the better choice if you've got a heavy beard.
I'm sorry you've obviously started out on the wrong track. You're not asking the right question.Hello B&B!
I've decided to finally switch to DE after spending years getting frustrated with a cartridge razor.
However I'm confused about which razor I should buy. I've read the reviews of both Merkur 34c and Muhle R89 but I'm not sure which one to buy.
Which one is better?