Love the forum!
Been reading on it for hours, and am going to make a purchase. Right now as a BEGINNER I see good things on Merkur 1904, 33, 34, and HD. They all seem about the same. So I am considering these vs. Edwin Jagger DE87. The DE87 is just more pleasant to look at. I realize that isn't the most important feature, but I am not a fan of the industrial knurl handles on most of the Merkurs. So my question is, would the DE87 be a good choice for a beginner? Any other thoughts are greatly appreciated!!