Today I received my first DE razor in the mail. It's an Edwin Jagger DE89. The only question I had to ask was...
... WHAT TOOK ME SO LONG!?!?!
For one this thing is beautiful. I had grown a couple days worth of scruff in anticipation... naturally It was slow going at first while I got used to it (I have only ever shaved with newer cartridge razors and this new endeavor had me being a little more cautious). After a while it started to catch on and holy crap was it smooth! Best shave of my life. The results are more than decent. I have a few spots that could have used more work but for my first time it is great, most places are baby smooth. I had one nick that was my own fault and some irritation on my neck that I pretty much always get when I shave but I think it will actually go away with practice (my prep in that area was pretty lazy).
Anyway, just wanted to put up my first post and share how excited I am about this new hobby and can't wait for my next shave!