Value for Money
Posted by DJ on 22nd Apr 2020
Just purchased this kit along with some extras. Quality products very happy, excellent service and value for money. I will definitely be purchasing my shaving essentials with Shave.ie again.
Posted by ben on 31st Dec 2019
I bought this kit for my dad for christmas. Everything is quality, and the price is great. It came quickly too. Will purchase from shaving.ie again
Best Foot Forward
Posted by Darren on 12th Mar 2019
This kit represents the best value for money out there. I gifted this kit to my cousin as he has been shaving a year and has shown interest "old-fashioned shaving". The brush and cream are perfect for a beginner and the razors available for use are all great performers of excellent quality
Posted by Alan Haughey on 20th Mar 2018
Like the razor very much, the handle could have been a bit longer but all good. Cut the face a few times but getting used to it. I bought it to reduce my use of single use plastic, so all good.
Posted by Paul Flood on 13th Feb 2017
Very much like the kit. Takes a while to get used to shaving this way, but it feels like a neater shave than any other razor. Love the brush. Could have done with some instructions for use on a few of the products in the pack, but overall would definitely recommend!
New to DE Shaving...this kit is just right!
Posted by Kev on 8th Nov 2016
I also want to start by saying that the delivery was first class, came to me here in Germany within 4 days. The products Shaving.ie chose for this kit are very good. The Proraso Green is exactly what I wanted, the Omega boar brush(for the Price) whips up a good lather in my bowl and exfoliates my face nicely. I took the Mühle R89, and what a Beauty it is for my sensitive skin, when teamed with the Gillette 7 O´Clock SS that came with the set. As an Irishman living in Germany I am delighted that I can get such good products and Service from an Irish Company(Support your own when you can). Thumbs up lads!
Great starter kit
Posted by Oscar on 3rd Nov 2015
This is the perfect starter kit for anyone switching to DE razors. I previously used an electric shaver and Gillete razor/foam shaving before that. I chose the Edwin Jagger DE89L and I'm glad I did. This razor has a chrome finish, great weight and it fits nicely in the hand. There is a decent selection of razors to try included in the kit and the brush lathers and brings up the hair nicely before shaving. I loved the green Proraso cream provided, which leaves a nice scent on the face after shaving. The beginner needs to respect the sharp edge of the blade, however, and not put too much pressure on the face in order to shave.
Great value starter kit.
Posted by Dapper Dan on 21st Jun 2015
After using an electric razor with foam/gel, I decided to try out the wet shaving method with soap and a DE razor. This was the best value kit here and it hasn't disappointed.
I chose the Muhle R89 razor and it feels great to use. Nice weight and balance. The choice of blades is also a nice feature. So far I've found the Astra Superiors to work best for me.
The Omega brush is also great quality and does a good job exfoliating the skin and working up a lather. Proraso cream smells and feels great compared to the gels that are around. Looking forward to trying the other Proraso creams!
It would have been nice to have gotten a stand and mug for an extra few euro, but as I said, this is a great starter kit.
I'm definitely looking forward to my next purchase from Shaving.ie!
Just what I needed
Posted by Tom on 20th Jan 2015
Just started wet shaving after using horrible electric razors for the past 5 years. This kit had everything I needed and immediately started giving me flawless wet shaves just two days after I ordered. The Edwin Jagger DE89L is a fantastic quality safety razor and the variety of blades gives a great starting point for beginners not knowing where to start. Although research your blades first! (There's a pack of feathers in there with the capacity to slice a novice up). My only problems were that I received Proraso green which is very strongly menthol based and I'm allergic to mint unfortunately (This problem is really the fault of my own lack of research and hence the 5 stars regardless). I absolutely loved the quality of cream though and immediately ordered Proraso red to suit my needs. If there was an option of Shaving creams that would be awesome but Proraso Green is quality and you really can't go wrong (allergies aside). Strongly recommend!
Perfect place to start
Posted by Andy on 17th Dec 2014
Contains everything a beginner needs with high quality equipment. Would definitely recommend for someone who is looking for somewhere to start.
Posted by Ian on 27th Oct 2014
First off it came very quickly, I ordered at 10 on Friday night so I might as well have ordered on Monday morning, it came Tuesday night. The kit itself is great, everything is fantastic. Would recommend.
Posted by Gerry Wills on 25th Oct 2014
Returning to non globalized shaving after realizing the globalized razor rip off. Started with this kit which is super value. Will replace some items with more expensive bits as time goes on. But it's a perfect and economical place to start.
Great Starter Kit
Posted by Adrian on 10th Oct 2014
This is a great value kit with everything you need to get started shaving. All the products are of high quality and I would recommend.
Posted by Miha on 6th Jun 2014
I have bought the kit with the EJ-DE89. In this kit, for the price you get excellent products. The only complaint I have is the brush. When I first shook it to drain the water, the knot came out. No biggy, I used epoxy and now it's very sturdy. Also the brush is humongous. Shipping was very fast. I ordered it on Thursday night and it came on Monday morning (Slovenia). I recommend it.
Perfect for beginners
Posted by Pat on 6th Jun 2014
This starter kit was my introduction to DE safety razor shaving, love the kit but would recommend upgrading to a shorter bristle length brush, aside from that I would highly recommend the kit. The razor itself is excellent (perfect size and weight ).The blade assortment pack is good to figure out what suits you best. The Proraso cream makes excellent lather.
Great Value + Excellent Starter
Posted by Sean T on 14th Mar 2014
Been using this for roughly 2-3 weeks now and I'm falling more and more in love with it. Over the last 10 years, I've been using various Gillette razors with increasing number of blades (and prices) and I've always found shaving an absolute chore. Plus I could never get as close a shave as I wanted. After much research, I decided to try out a DE safety razor and it has been amazing. The first 2-3 shaves were only ok, mostly because of my inexperience and I've had a few nicks. But I'm actually getting a lot better at using the DE razor and shaving has actually been quite a pleasant experience so far. Delivery from shaving.ie was reasonable, quick and the products were of high quality. I fully recommend it!
Back to basics
Posted by W.O'Neill on 22nd Sep 2013
I tried shaving previously with a plastic DE razor and blades bought from my local chemist. I didn't prepare my skin properly so needless to say it didn't go too well, I had a lot of nicks and razor burn. After visiting this site however, and seeing what I was doing wrong, I decided to get this starter kit. Best purchase I have made all year hands down. I cannot recommend this Shaving.ie highly enough. Quick delivery and a huge selection. I will be making all my shaving purchases from here going forward.
Posted by Mick on 22nd Sep 2013
I’m a newbie to wet shaving and i purchased this starter kit with the Merkur HD 34c. Such a close shave compared to the mach3 i was using and also it a lot more enjoyable. I've only have 3 shaves with it so far but i actually really enjoy shaving now. I've since went on to buy some different soaps and some pre/post shave lotion. Big difference with the pre/post lotion only nicked myself twice (only used it 3 times) face feels so much smoother with it as well. Already thinking about an open comb razor, maybe in the New Year.
Great Starter Kit, Excellent Value.
Posted by Barry on 22nd Sep 2013
This is my 1st Safety Razor so i bought the kit, great value, the Merkur 34c Gives a great shave, what a difference, the Proraso is also excellent to shave with, This is a solid purchase. Plus thanks a million to shaving.ie for throwing in a good few sets of Blades, Gillette, Derby, Feather etc., fast delivery , so ill be bringing my business here in future.
Instant safety razor convert
Posted by Michael on 22nd Sep 2013
I got the cheapest version of this kit and couldn't be happier. Shipping took one business day, so I was able to have a shave with it the next day. There's no comparison between these things and normal disposable razors, I had 3 months of beard growth and the safety razor went through it like it was nothing more than a 5 o'clock shadow. The only surprising thing was the small size of the razor handle but it's a heavy lump of solid metal and so simple and straight forward there's nothing that can go wrong with it.
Safety Razor Kit
Posted by Ciaran on 22nd Sep 2013
Received this in January and went for the upgrade to the Mühle R89 razor. My first shave was incredible and it has been getting better ever since.