01-22-2014, 07:25 PM
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I have been using a DE for around almost a month now and I was wondering what would be a good starter OC. I am trying to find an inexpensive somewhat mild Open Comb? I just think they look cool and want to try one out. I don't want to accidentally buy one that is overly aggressive though. Any thoughts?

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 01-22-2014, 07:47 PM
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a merkur oc could be a good choice for you Smile

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 01-22-2014, 07:51 PM
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  • ben74
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Merkur "1904" or 41C...

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Mild and available for less than $30, see here.

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 01-22-2014, 08:03 PM
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Edited. .. removed

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 01-22-2014, 08:44 PM
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  • Stubbl E
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The basic Gillette Old Type is an extremely smooth shaver for me and I still see fair examples going for $10 on the ebay. At that price you're not out much if you decide it's not for you...or just resell it I suppose.

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 01-22-2014, 09:36 PM
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(01-22-2014, 07:51 PM)ben74 Wrote: Merkur "1904" or 41C...
Mild and available for less than $30, see here.

* This is one of the mildest DE razors there is!

A Gillette New Long-tooth is also fairly mild. Good luck.

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 01-22-2014, 09:38 PM
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  • ben74
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The Goodfella is milder!

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 01-22-2014, 10:40 PM
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(01-22-2014, 09:38 PM)ben74 Wrote: The Goodfella is milder!

It doesn't need to be to mild. I just didn't want to buy a razor that is incredibly aggressive.

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 01-22-2014, 10:48 PM
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I wasn't suggesting the Goodfella!

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 01-23-2014, 01:06 AM
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  • celar36
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Ben I think I will raise thread " Stop Ben The Enabler I" Biggrin

Back to topic maybe Leresche OC?

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 01-23-2014, 07:00 AM
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So I had never heard of Leresche razors before. I tried to find one for sale and only found a couple and all had already been sold. It is a nice looking razor but they look to be going for $100+. That is a little out of my price range just to test out an OC and see if I like it. I looked at a couple modern because I know I can buy them from a reputable dealer any one know an online store that sells vintage razors other than e-bay?

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 01-23-2014, 07:17 AM
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Etsy. I hope you do not want NOS because %99.99 are used.

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 01-23-2014, 07:18 AM
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Find a Gillette New, any flavor. Hard to go wrong

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 01-23-2014, 11:02 AM
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(01-23-2014, 07:18 AM)Suggy Wrote: Find a Gillette New, any flavor. Hard to go wrong
I agree! The NEW long-comb is easy to find and shaves great!
I have yet to try the short comb, but I hear good things about it too. I've really taken a liking to my Cadet OC, but it's quite a bit more aggressive than the NEW.

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 01-23-2014, 11:08 AM
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As Ben suggested the Merkur 1904 is a good one for starters. It's pretty mild but swap out that light factory handle for a heavier aftermarket one and it turns into a good shaver.

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 01-23-2014, 11:15 AM
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(01-23-2014, 11:02 AM)bjorney Wrote:
(01-23-2014, 07:18 AM)Suggy Wrote: Find a Gillette New, any flavor. Hard to go wrong
I agree! The NEW long-comb is easy to find and shaves great!
I have yet to try the short comb, but I hear good things about it too. I've really taken a liking to my Cadet OC, but it's quite a bit more aggressive than the NEW.

That's my exactly opinion as well. Also, the TTO Cadet OC is a bit (and only a bit) smoother/milder than the 3-piece.

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 01-23-2014, 11:29 AM
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(01-22-2014, 08:44 PM)Stubbl E Wrote: The basic Gillette Old Type is an extremely smooth shaver for me and I still see fair examples going for $10 on the ebay. At that price you're not out much if you decide it's not for you...or just resell it I suppose.

Have to agree completely. History- it's the razor that started it all. The one chosen by the US Army for 3M troops in WW1. These were boys that probably ever saw a safety razor before. Go for it!

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 01-23-2014, 12:14 PM
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  • Coyote
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FYI-You might get lucky and win a free RazoRock Jaws OC:
http://shavenook.com/thread-pif-open-com...aftershave

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 01-23-2014, 09:16 PM
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Has anyone tried the Cadet OC?

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 01-23-2014, 09:25 PM
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(01-23-2014, 09:16 PM)bman437 Wrote: Has anyone tried the Cadet OC?

Yes, It's my favorite of all my OC. Honest.

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