View Full Version : Have Mühle changed the weight of the handle?
I recently bought (and quickly sold) the new Mühle R41. The razor was way too aggressive for me, but I liked the supreme quality so much that I ordered a closed comb Mühle razor instead (R89, if I'm not mistaken). What I noticed about both razors was the weight of the handle: I had handled Mühles in shops before, and what had always kept me from buying them was what seemed to be a overly light handle, making the razor too top-heavy for my taste.
My new Mühle seems very well balanced, however. Am I imagining things or have other users noticed this as well?
07-13-2011, 01:56 PM
I own the R89 and think it is outstanding. Excellent balance, weight, and overall handling. I don't know about the older razors
but if this is a noticeable improvement to you then it sounds like you have a winner. I'm quite sure you will end up loving the razor. Some people here prefer the Edwin Jagger with the same head and that razor's cheaper price point. Having owned both, I find the handling ( read:grip) of the R89 FAR superior. That EJ version was just to damn slippery. Congrats on a great modern razor purchase.
07-13-2011, 02:09 PM
They all seem to be the same or as near as dammit, the one thing i don't like is that lighter weighted handle.
07-14-2011, 06:51 AM
Having owned both, I find the handling ( read:grip) of the R89 FAR superior. That EJ version was just to damn slippery.
I currently own both the R41 and the DE89, and find little to no differences between them (the handles I mean, the new head is a killer!)! And really don't find the EJ slippery at all!
I you want true balance you should try the EJ Chatsworth Chrome, the brilliantly engineered handle transforms the EJ/Mühle head into a superior shaving device! Trust me, it's worth the price!
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