01-24-2014, 07:58 AM
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Is there such thing as a medium aggressive or mild OC razor? Maybe it is my skin or perhaps my technique but the first oc razor I used didn't work so well for me. As a very small number of you know I use a Weber and paired with a Personna red it is as perfect as I can get right now. Would I perhaps be better off staying away form OCs?

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 01-24-2014, 08:07 AM
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(01-24-2014, 07:58 AM)BigMark Wrote: Is there such thing as a medium aggressive or mild OC razor? Maybe it is my skin or perhaps my technique but the first oc razor I used dint work so well for me. As a very small number of you know I use a Weber and paired with a Personna red it is as perfect as I can get right now. Would I perhaps be better off staying away form OCs?
You might find the Above The Tie M2 to fit your need.I call it the mild razor with an attitude.

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 01-24-2014, 08:20 AM
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I find that either the Gillette New open comb and the Cadet Model 12 TTO open comb to be very nice, easy shavers. My preferences would be the Cadet then the New. But either would do you well

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 01-24-2014, 08:41 AM
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Another razor to consider is the iKon 2013 open comb. Fairly mild but its a wonderful shaver.

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 01-24-2014, 09:00 AM
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If you are getting such great shaves with the Weber, why do you want to try an OC? Is it just for variety?
If it is, then the above-mentioned ones might work for you. Personally, I haven't had much luck with them, for awhile.
Good luck.

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 01-24-2014, 09:04 AM
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(01-24-2014, 09:00 AM)celestino Wrote: If you are getting such great shaves with the Weber, why do you want to try an OC? Is it just for variety?
If it is, then the above-mentioned ones might work for you. Personally, I haven't had much luck with them, for awhile.
Good luck.

Variety is the spice of life my good man. As cliche as it sounds, we all need a little bit of it.

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 01-24-2014, 09:13 AM
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Mark, well, best of luck to you as there is a plethora of OCs for you to try, then! The British OC Aristocrats are aesthetically very nice! Biggrin

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 01-24-2014, 09:15 AM
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The Merkur 1904 is a nice shaver, very mild.

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 01-24-2014, 09:20 AM
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Too bad Mr.Weber will not make an OC again. Sad. As I would love to buy American.

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 01-24-2014, 09:28 AM
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I had a Merkur 11C a while back and it was very mild for an open comb razor. So mild I didn't like it and ended up selling it.

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 01-24-2014, 11:07 AM
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I found the Merkur 15C to be exceptionally mild, so mild I ended up not using it. The Gillette New's (especially the long comb) are very nice medium OC razors and very reasonably priced.

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 01-24-2014, 12:30 PM
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i use an early mühle oc made by merkur/uk gillette goodwill/leresche - but have found a new love for a very good pre-war tech that i was gifted from jack (celar). initially i had little success with this razor - but after a year shaving exclusively with hefty open combs i manage to get a supergood and even shave from the tech with only 2 passes wtg. i figure i must have learned a trick or three Biggrin

ps: i use minimum 30 minutes on my shave routine.

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 01-24-2014, 12:55 PM
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Merkur 11C or Mühle R41(<2010)

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 01-24-2014, 01:58 PM
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(01-24-2014, 09:20 AM)BigMark Wrote: Too bad Mr.Weber will not make an OC again. Sad. As I would love to buy American.

Above The Tie is American.


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 01-24-2014, 02:58 PM
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(01-24-2014, 01:58 PM)jpakstis Wrote:
(01-24-2014, 09:20 AM)BigMark Wrote: Too bad Mr.Weber will not make an OC again. Sad. As I would love to buy American.

Above The Tie is American.


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I'd forgotten about that. $146 for just a head is a little steep for me right now. But then again I didn't specify a price point.

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 01-24-2014, 05:40 PM
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No problem, and to answer your original question, there are aggressive to mild OC razors. For instance FaTip is an OC and very aggressive, whereas I've found the Merkur OCs to be pretty mild. My favorite OC was the old iKon razors and I think their newer ones are good too. Just on the mild side. You can just purchase the head and base plate to use with your Weber handle.

Maybe your most economical bet is to research and find an old Gillette OC. They are fairly plentiful on BSTs and eBay and you might be able to find a "diamond in the rough." The iKon OC is modeled after a NEW deluxe short comb if I'm not mistaken.


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 01-24-2014, 05:54 PM
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(01-24-2014, 05:40 PM)jpakstis Wrote: No problem, and to answer your original question, there are aggressive to mild OC razors. For instance FaTip is an OC and very aggressive, whereas I've found the Merkur OCs to be pretty mild. My favorite OC was the old iKon razors and I think their newer ones are good too. Just on the mild side. You can just purchase the head and base plate to use with your Weber handle.

Maybe your most economical bet is to research and find an old Gillette OC. They are fairly plentiful on BSTs and eBay and you might be able to find a "diamond in the rough." The iKon OC is modeled after a NEW deluxe short comb if I'm not mistaken.


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I noticed a similarity myself. I just wish the ikon store had the option to just buy instead of having to e-mail greg. I would hate to pay more and wait to have it shipped from England. With my current set-up though this is not a major concern. Used razors kinda skeeve me out. I know I know, nothing lives for a long time on metal but it's just the thought.

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 01-24-2014, 06:54 PM
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More options to add to my "must try list"

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 01-25-2014, 05:19 AM
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Mark,

Here is how I have found the stack up from least aggressive to most aggressive from the Double Edge OCs I own.

1. Merkur OC (1904)
2. Gillette OLD
3. Gillette Senator / Sheraton
(these tend to vary in aggressiveness mine seem mild)
4. OC Cadet
5. Gillette Aristocrat 1936 version
6. Gillette NEW
7. Gillette NEW Improved
8. Probak

Here are two that are not truly OCs but because of their hybrid nature but they wind up in the BOTOC threads.

9. Barbasol / PAL
10. R41 (2013)

Some of the 3 piece units can vary depending in aggressiveness depending upon the handle used as well.

The ranking from 2 - 6 are close together in terms of how aggressive they feel to me.

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 01-25-2014, 05:42 AM
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If you're set on getting a medium-aggressive OC razor, I'll throw another vote in for the NEW.

Made in the US, loads of character and nice and efficient, even though it's not too aggressive. They're also easy to use.

The Gillette Old with a Red IP is also a nice option.

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