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Modern open comb razors

Discussion in 'DE Razors' started by Bailes90, Wednesday August 9, 2017.

  1. I have acquired a few OC razors over the years. Of the more modern ones the Merkur 11c is my favourite, however I am led to believe that it was discontinued. I do however have a Muhle R41 (2009 vintage) and it is the mildest OC I own or have used. Works an absolute treat with a Derby in it - honestly.
     
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  2. jmudrick

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    R41 is not an open comb for crissakes. Do people not know what an open comb is? See that solid bar running parallel to the baseplate platform? The fact that the bar has teeth on it does not make the R41 an open comb. It's not open. And those nubby teeth aren't a comb.

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  3. Benz3ne

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    Every days a school day @jmudrick! Thanks for highlighting that info! :)
     
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  4. The early R41 had an open-comb head made by Fatip, I think, and then it had a Merkur open-comb head.
     
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  5. jmudrick

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    That is right. Here's the 2009.
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  6. Yeah, but you had a nasty little rant when someone said they had the 2009.
     
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  7. Boru62

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    It's a hybrid, clopen comb?
     
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  8. jmudrick

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    What bugs me is that retailers still market it as an open comb. Very confusing.

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  9. Boru62

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    I suppose they're implying that the ridges act more like an OC than a CC.
    What do Muhle market it as? Are the retailers just repeating what the manufacturers tell them?
     
  10. Boru62

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    This what Muhle have to say about the R41:

    The Razorhead - Tooth-comb razor

    The safety razor with open tooth comb was developed specially for practised wet shavers. Due to the principle of its construction, which features a special blade angle, the model allows a vigorous, very direct shaving technique.

    As on safety razors with closed combs, the blade is held in place by the curvature of the cap. The combination of open tooth comb and a gap behind the foam edge ensures that the edge is kept free of stubble and residues. This innovative design also makes subsequent cleaning easier.

    They call it a "toothed comb" and "open toothed comb"
    They're calling the ridges teeth and the retailers are repeating it.
     
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  11. jmudrick

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    Muhle USA calls it an open comb on their website. Nuts.
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  12. This is what the German manufacturer Mühle writing on his website.

    Safety Razor - open comb

    MÜHLE offers the classic safety razor in variants with a closed or an open tooth comb. Due to the principle of their construction and a specially adjusted blade angle our open models facilitate a vigorous, very direct shaving technique. The combination of an open comb with broad teeth and a gap behind the foam edge ensures that stubble and foam are transported away directly, keeping the blade edge free of residues.
     
  13. McKinney

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    Well, wait what Mühle will call a "slant". :D
     
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  14. I have acquired a few OC razors over the years. Of the more modern ones the Merkur 11c is my favourite, however I am led to believe that it was discontinued. I do however have a Muhle R41 (2009 vintage) and it is the mildest OC I own or have used. Works an absolute treat with a Derby in it - honestly.
    Thanks but you will get used to 'expert' opinion on such vital issues......
     
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  15. matteob

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    I am thinking of trying a Fatip Piccolo but have been put off by the blade alignment issues that people have been mentioning. The Parker 24C for me gives a comfortable, efficient shave but might not be aggressive enough for some...
     
  16. Rohleder

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    No (or at least significantly less) blade alignment issues on the V2 FaTip heads (you can identify them by the FaTip logo stamped into the baseplate, V1 are blank.)
     
  17. The R41 is the daddy.

    I've been using it exclusively as a daily shaver for the past 6 months + and it's sublime. Used a 37c today with a feather blade and shit results? God knows why I fancied something else??

    Vintage, look at the Fasan double slants, phwoar great to look at and great shavers too. The new PAA bakelite clone is close but miles away from the original.
     
  18. Batch300

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    Charcoal Goods - Level 1 OC copper plated head & Copper Twin Helix handle.
    I used the first time yesterday - WOW - quick 2 pass and DFS+ shave
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    I have 5 Single Rings and one Double. They all give me a great close shave and I've not noticed any difference. The only Old Type I've yet to tame is my 1918 Bulldog (in a Military Set). For what ever reason it just one aggressive bugger. I only use it a 3-4 times year - too nice to sell.
     

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