Hi Everyone -
I'm new to this site and love it. I'm also new to DE shaving.
I started the journey by purchasing one of the $5.00 specials on Amazon. It broke in 3 days and I sent it back for the Merkur Futur. Although it was cool, it's a bit costly and I wasn't really able to get all of the little hairs under my nose. (I never cut myself with it but I also couldn't resist going from a 1 to a 4 in the same shave!).
So, after researshing on Amazon, I selected the Parker 92R. The black handle is grippy and heavy. It's nice but doesn't shave as close as I'd like it to, and since I found this site, I see that they may not be the best made because of the butterfly mechanics.
So....everything I've read leads me to the DE89. It should shave close without killing me with razor burn, it's priced right, and it appears to be of a higher quality than the Parker.
I'd love some opinions on the DE89 vs the Parker 92R.
I also bought a box of 50 Blue Bird blades. They seem OK. Better than the one that came with the cheapie razor. Amazon reviews said the feathers are too sharp for the newbies like myself. Any opinions on these? I could potentially return them for a pro-rated refund. (The sample kits seem cool but they're priced SO high compared to other options.
I've got about 7 hours to order today and have in hand tomorrow.
Ultimately, if I could just find some opinions on these 2 razors, I'd appreciate it.
I've spent a lot of time on this site and love it. The next purchase will be the upgrade to the little badger brush that came with my Art of Shaving travel kit.