I have been DE shaving since last December. I have an Edwin Jagger DE89L which I have mastered to great results. I shave 3 times a week. But now 6 months in, I am getting a bit restless! I am thinking about getting another razor for the hell of it. A Merkur 34C HD is on my mind because of it's popularity and craftsmanship but it has been compared to be quite similar to the DE89L as they are both closed comb razors. I only want to stay with 2 or 3 piece non adjustable razors at this stage of the game.
The 3 questions that plague me the most on this dilemma are:-
1. Would I be wasting my time buying the Merkur 34C HD with the idea of getting even better shaves than the DE89L?
(Ok, the EJDE89L could get damaged and why not have another classic to keep it company in the den?)
2. Would I be better off going for an older version of the Muhle R41 open comb which will be a new challenge?
(It's fun to try new techniques and tools in this life)
3. Should I bite the bullet and go for the juggler (no pun intended!) and get myself the new 2011 Muhle R41 the ultimate open comb?
(Face my fear of the Samuri's sword and conquer it!)
I appreciate any constructive answers gents!
(The DE dilemma man at the razor crossroads)