Today's shave was pretty good. I'm just about ready to switch this blade out for a new one. Pay day can't get here quick enough for me this time around. If all goes well, I will have 2 brand spanking new razors. The Alumigoose and a Gold Dollar 209 with a Jnat edge on it along with my other 2 razors. That's why I have not been using my straights. They need re honing and due to my beard being like barbed wire now, an 8K edge is NOT enough for me now:
The Edwin Jagger DE 89 is a good razor for those that are just getting started and/or have severely irritated skin from either a bad shave or an allergic reaction to a soap or cream. If I can't get the aluminum version of the Mongoose which I've been on the waiting list for, I will go to either Maggard Razors or Straight Razor Designs to get it because they both now carry Mongoose Razors. I have been told it's very good and almost equal with a straight razor. I am also looking at some other DE safety razors as well.