Thank you John for your post, it was the final honest review I needed to take the leap to a Timeless razor. I had used a EJ DE89 for 11 years before it broke this weekend - and being a bit OCD, I spent more hours than I'll admit researching a high-quality DE. I just ordered a TI .95 scalloped cap & base. I can't wait to shave with it.
It’s so wonderful to hear the review helped you make an informed decision. I can appreciate wanting to research thoroughly for such a large purchase. Your DE89 hung in for a respectable run. I suspect the Timeless will outlive you. Come back and let us know your thoughts; I hope it gives you great shaves!