07-10-2015, 07:31 AM
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I just finished a half dozen shaves with an R41 2010 OC, three with an Astra SP and three with a Voskhod, and this has to be by far the most comfortable OC I have ever used. I used an Ikon OSS handle.

I have all four ATT OC's including the slant, an Ikon, and a couple of dual comb razors, and the OC has always seemed harsher than the comparable closed comb. The 2010 is dramatically different for me... super comfortable, and a nice clse shave.

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 07-10-2015, 07:38 AM
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Isn t this a Merkur open comb head?

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 07-10-2015, 08:44 AM
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(07-10-2015, 07:38 AM)Bibbelmann Wrote: Isn t this a Merkur open comb head?

Correct, and a very under-rated and under-appreciated smooth razor.  Every time I use one of mine I am awestruck by the smooth, yet efficient shave.

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 07-10-2015, 09:12 AM
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It is very smooth, it is only one of two DEs I can actually use due to my sensitive skin-- the other being the Feather popular.

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 07-10-2015, 10:26 AM
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Kind of confusing with the r41. I have heard that the 2010 is one of the mildest open combs made, then the 2011is a monster, is that correct or is the 2010 like the 11?

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 07-10-2015, 11:02 AM
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2010-Mild
2011-Ouch

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 07-10-2015, 11:10 AM
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I saw speculation in an old thread on another forum that Merkur made the head, but someone also said there were differences from any Merkur, so it's apparently an open question.

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 07-10-2015, 02:14 PM
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It's too bad you can't still get the 2010 R41 head!

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 07-10-2015, 02:29 PM
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As far as I read about it, Muehle didn´t make their own heads until the 2011 editions- please correct me if that is wrong.
So my bet would be (and it should be, given the price/performance ratio) to buy the Merkur head and us that. Another razor for me, soon Smile

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 07-10-2015, 02:49 PM
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(07-10-2015, 11:02 AM)Triad Wrote: 2010-Mild
2011-Ouch

+1  The R41 2010 head was a very, very mild shaver.

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 07-10-2015, 02:51 PM
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Everything changed in 2011 and again in 2013. The top plate of the 2011 R41 was about 18.4 mm wide and in 2013 they increased it to 20.2 still pretty scary.

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