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Muhle R89 Closed Comb Safety Razor

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The Muhle R89 is now by some distance, our top selling Double Edge Safety Razor.
It's a beautifully engineered, closed comb double edge safety razor that's an absolute joy to use. With its engraved handle, and perfect dimensions and weight, the Muhle R89 has been expertly designed for control and comfort.

The closed comb head is ideal for beginners as the blade is not too exposed however it delivers a very effective shave. Experienced DE users will appreciate this razor while newbies to DE shaving will regret not buying one earlier.
Easily confused with the Edwin Jagger 89 - whisper it, Jagger use the same head, only the handles differ.

Protect you razor when traveling with an Italian made leather Muhle branded razor pouch.
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Product Code: ESC004441

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Remarkable value for money, worth every penny. The perfect razor for beginners as well as the more experienced shavers - a true pleasure to use.

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Handle Length: 8.5cm

Total Length: 9cm

Weight: 65g

Some razors feel 'just right' in the hand and the R89 falls into this category, the weight, the finish, the balance, this razor has got it all and more.

Chrome has been used in the manufacture of this double edge safety razor not only for its superb corrosive resistance properties, but also for its rich silver mirror finish. 


Metal alloy chrome plated


Insert a sharp blade into the razor.

After applying a pre shave treatment and your shaving soap, cream or gel to your face, warm the safety razor in warm water and begin to shave with the razor at around a 30° angle to your face.

We recommend that you shave twice with the grain and once against the grain. Use a light touch and shave in short 30-35mm strokes.

Be sure to regularly swish the blade in warm water between passes. 



scott harper / Aberdeen
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A smooth operator!
Very good, looks good shaves good good price good razor.

Mac The Farmer / Norwich
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It is as good as people say it is, easy to use, very forgiving.
I only wish the knurling on the handle was slighty rougher - maybe it's me but I'm more used to a 34c merkur razor which has a rough knurl.

Kamal / UAE
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The man at Executive Shaving said this was a good razor to start with he advice was true.
No problem and good shave every day.

Rakesh Sunder
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The Muhle r89 is a beautiful razor and it has proved its worth, the smoothest shave I have EVER had and the after effects I am amazed with, no irritation at all and the skin feels fresh.

Josh Bradley
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The Muhle R89 is worth every penny, combined with feather blades is one of the easiest and smoothest shaves i have had to date!

Quality of the razor is very very good.

Just buy one!

Steven wade
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Ordered at 4.00pm recieved at the post office where i work 8.30 am next day, excellent service,As for the razor my 1st DE im amazed at how close the shave is compared to gillette ,took a while to get used to and had the odd nick but thats mainly down to my inexperience ,excellent product well pleased,many thx :)

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My first DE safety razor, why did I mess around with plastic cartridge razors for so long ? Only been using it for about 3 weeks but getting great results already. A great razor for the novice, typical great German design and build quality. Well balanced in the hand and easy to grip even with wet hands. I highly recommend this razor especially as an introduction to DE shaving. I'm still experimenting with blades but at present my favourites with the R89 are Derby Extras. Only problem now is I'm officially a DE shaveaholic !!

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Received today, very happy, nice weighty feel to the razor, if your thinking of buying this razor go for it, great service thankyou.

Rory Davidson
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Beats the Mrkur 34c every time, a much smoother shave and the finish is better.

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My first DE razor so impossible to compare against others. However, it's beautifully manufactured, feels solid and well-balanced in the hand and delivers a terrific shave. I'm still coming to terms with just how good a DE razor is compared to the plastic multi-blade rubbish I've been using for years.

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Great buy for any beginner and expert! The handle is a bit short for my taste but I guess that's just getting used to it.

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This is my first DE Safety and I am a convert. It is a nice bit of kit.and well made The shave is very close and I have had no problems converting from my cartridge razor. I enjoy the ritual of shaving with a brush and shaving cream and thoroughly recommend it. Handle is a little short and I have smallish hands but you get used to it.

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At the price this is certainly a good start for any beginner. I own this razor as well as two Merkurs - a Futur and 34C HD. Although this gives a great shave I would give a slight edge to the 34C with its better grip.

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I had one of these given to me this Christmas from my wife and, like most of the reviews, it's been a bit of a revelation. I finally got here from a cartridge razor via a couple of steps: first by buying a badger brush and using "proper" shaving soap (big improvement), then by changing the way I shave using 2- or 3-passes (if you haven't tried this already then you should watch the video here on the Exec Shaving site!) and finally now with the Muhle R89, which is fantastic.
I don't want to get too gushy but a good brush, good soap, better technique, and a good DE razor are a really pleasurable experience. I'm using the Muhle with Feather and Personna blades and I simply haven't had this good a shave before.
Great site, great products and great advice, if you are thinking about this then just jump in.

John Wilson
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I've used a brush and soap for a few years now but decided to convert to DE shaving. This razor ticks every box for me. I may upgrade at some point but don't hold your breath. It's weight, grip and handling suits me to a T and makes shaving a pleasure.

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After a week of shaves with this razor and Personna blades I've had no nicks, no irritation and a fantastic close shave every day.

This razor gives a closer, more comfortable shave than I would ever have thought possible. Really, what are you waiting for?

Antti Glad
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Probably one of the most cost effective and enjoyable investments I have ever made. Traditional wet shaving tools make the manly chore of shaving a most pleasurable experience. Nothing beats the substantial feeling of an all metal razor along with the sound of the blade attacking the whiskers. Who cares, if a proper three pass method shave takes a while longer than a quickie with the plasticky, expensive Mach Mk XXX whatnots. You'll also end up saving a considerable amount of money in the long run. This razor has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience for me while learning straight razor shaving on the side whever I feel like it.

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The Muhle R89 was my first venture into DE shaving.

Upon reading the reviews i felt confident in purchasing the R89 over other similar priced razors.

The shave was very mild and definitely a decent shaver for introducing those who are new to DE shaving. The only downside for me was the handle, with wet hands the grip is near non existent which could lead to more frequent "nicks" if not careful.

That said, I'd recommend this razor to those thinking of swapping cartridge shaving for the DE shavers.

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It's hard to find something negative to say about this razor. It's inexpensive, great value for money & the quality is much better than it's small price tag suggests. I bought this to rotate with my Gillette Slim, Gillette Fatboy & Merkur Futur but it has quickly become my go to daily razor. I've used mine with Persona, Gillette Green & Feather blades & had fantastic results every time. It is a very forgiving mild shaver but that doesn't mean it can't shave close. I get a very close shave with absolutely no shaving rash. Whether you're new to real shaving or a seasoned DE shaver, this is definitely one to own & enjoy.

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Unfortunately I disagree with the other reviews and thought long and hard about posting a review. I decided to do so in the interest of balance. I purchased this razor as an alternative to my tried and trusted Merkur 34C. First impressions were not good; the head did not screw smoothly into the handle and I didn't like the balance of the razor. On using it (with my other tried and trusted Gillette Silver Blue blades), I found the shave course and uneven; as though the blade was not sitting well in the razor head. It could have been the poor head to handle fixing but I found that, when unscrewing the head and removing the blade, there was a significant chance of a cut to the fingers. I've given it six goes and now it's gone in the recycling bin!

Phil Jeffery
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I am on my second r89 the first one I dropped and sadly broke beyond repair. This is a very good every day razor. I also have a r41 which is very good but you have to be very careful when using as it is so close. I have recomednd the r89 to many friends and love using it perfect for every day.

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This was my first foray into the world of DE shaving. Decided to buy my dad one while I was at least that way if i sliced my face off shaving he likely would too and we could be grotesque together. The Muhle R89 is great, previously I had struggled with cartridge razors around the chin area as they tended to tug and cause a fair amount of pain. The Muhle R89 makes light work of my facial hair....even with a few days growth. Having used this razor for about 5 months now I can solemnly swear that I will never go back to cartridge razors. I believe my dad is now also a convert. Also there is something nice about owning a nice looking DE safety razor which turns the chore of shaving into an enjoyable ritual.

Simon Tunney
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Excellent shave every time.

Jonathan-Taylor Weiss
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This was my first DE razor and what a beautiful razor it is. Even my friend said it looks more expensive then it is. The finishing on it is flawless and chrome is mirror like. The handle is easy to grip even with wet hands. Great beginners razor as I was a beginner with it. First shave I had with it I got a bbs with no nicks or cuts using supplied Muhle blade. Since I've used it with feather blades with same great results. I highly recommend this razor for beginners and expert de users.

Anthony Marcella
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After months of deliberating about ditching the 'expensive' cartridges in trying out a real shave, when I received this off my wife for a Christmas present I wasn't disappointed! The feel and weight is fantastically balanced and at this price is ideal to try out if DE shaving is for you. It is for me and for my sensitive skin this razor has proved better for my face than the old cartridge razors.

Barry Smithson
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I bought this razor from Executive Shaving, my first double edged razor and no regrets. It gives me a clean shave with no cuts, nicks or irritation. Used in conjunction with their very own shaving cream and after-shave balm :)




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