05-31-2016, 08:33 AM
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Not to sound like a nit-picker but I often see on these threads someone refer to a razor as being a “closed comb”. There is no such thing. If there is an absent of a comb then it can’t be a closed comb. It is then a solid bar razor.  Sorry but it’s my OCD I just had to point this out.             

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 05-31-2016, 08:46 AM
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Well if you never clean it then over time it can essentially become a closed comb!  Biggrin

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 05-31-2016, 09:12 AM
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Muhle disagree, they describe their R89 as closed comb and their R41 as tooth comb...

I always thought of DE razors as either Safety Bar or Open Comb.

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 05-31-2016, 09:13 AM
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So, when I slip my razor into it's leather case and CLOSE the flap and engage snap it's not 'closed'? Language has prescriptive and descriptive grammar, dialects and local patois. The examples of faulty language use are legion, or at least a baker's dozen. It's a double edged sword, or razor.

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 05-31-2016, 09:32 AM
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(05-31-2016, 09:12 AM)ben74 Wrote: Muhle disagree, they describe their R89 as closed comb and their R41 as tooth comb...

I always thought of DE razors as either Safety Bar or Open Comb.
+1

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 05-31-2016, 09:36 AM
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(05-31-2016, 08:46 AM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: Well if you never clean it then over time it can essentially become a closed comb!  Biggrin

Good one!

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 05-31-2016, 09:37 AM
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(05-31-2016, 09:12 AM)ben74 Wrote: Muhle disagree, they describe their R89 as closed comb and their R41 as tooth comb...

I always thought of DE razors as either Safety Bar or Open Comb.

Just because Muhle says something doesn't make it right. Logic is still logic.

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 05-31-2016, 09:48 AM
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Closed comb is the opposite of the open comb. It's a comb without spaces between. That's how I understand it. I think Muhle, which is a razor manufacturer, knows something.
This is my opinion.

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 05-31-2016, 09:48 AM
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Ahem... the Philips Philite from the 30's is for all intents and purposes a closed comb; when used the teeth are in contact with my skin, while the comb is closed beneath.

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 05-31-2016, 10:00 AM
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There are also some slants with a comb type safety bar, I believe the ikon slant is like this, the ss model

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 05-31-2016, 10:21 AM
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(05-31-2016, 09:48 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Ahem... the Philips Philite from the 30's is for all intents and purposes a closed comb; when used the teeth are in contact with my skin, while the comb is closed beneath.

I just looked at your link to the Phillps Philite razor. It reminds me of the Muhle R41 which you could call a 'combed bar' razor.

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 05-31-2016, 10:35 AM
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I crack my eggs on the small side.

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 05-31-2016, 01:44 PM
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(05-31-2016, 10:00 AM)Safelysimpson Wrote: There are also some slants with a comb type safety bar, I believe the ikon slant is like this, the ss model


You are correct about the iKon Slant.

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 05-31-2016, 05:39 PM
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I think that many razors have comb like grooves in the safety bar even though they are technically called solid bar Razors, hence the open comb designation?

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 05-31-2016, 06:18 PM
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 05-31-2016, 06:35 PM
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(05-31-2016, 08:33 AM)shave/brush Wrote: Not to sound like a nit-picker but I often see on these threads someone refer to a razor as being a “closed comb”. There is no such thing. If there is an absent of a comb then it can’t be a closed comb. It is then a solid bar razor.  Sorry but it’s my OCD I just had to point this out.             

Well, no, you're not picking nits, you merely haven't included ALL razors that you should consider to make that sort of statement. The world is bigger than DE.

Here's one:
[Image: Untitled-10.jpg]

And another 2:
[Image: DSC03864.jpg]

And a five more, including one open comb
[Image: croppedtoshowthe_24.jpg]

I could post pictures for quite awhile. My point is that there absolutely is such a thing as a closed comb razor. Many of them in fact.

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 05-31-2016, 07:16 PM
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(05-31-2016, 06:35 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote:
(05-31-2016, 08:33 AM)shave/brush Wrote: Not to sound like a nit-picker but I often see on these threads someone refer to a razor as being a “closed comb”. There is no such thing. If there is an absent of a comb then it can’t be a closed comb. It is then a solid bar razor.  Sorry but it’s my OCD I just had to point this out.             

Well, no, you're not picking nits, you merely haven't included ALL razors that you should consider to make that sort of statement. The world is bigger than DE.

Here's one:
[Image: Untitled-10.jpg]

And another 2:
[Image: DSC03864.jpg]

And a five more, including one open comb
[Image: croppedtoshowthe_24.jpg]

I could post pictures for quite awhile. My point is that there absolutely is such a thing as a closed comb razor. Many of them in fact.

This is true but when most guys refer to a closed comb razor they usually are referring to a DE razor.

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 06-05-2016, 11:25 AM
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You have made your point, but still you are wrong.

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 06-05-2016, 11:28 AM
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That which we call a rose

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 06-23-2016, 05:38 PM
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Hi fellas,

this is my first post, I hope that I'm not jumping into something too prematurely before I've given formal introduction of myself in an appropriate thread, but I wanted to comment.

I think it really just depends on two things:

1.) what the designer/manufacturer wants to refer to their razor as

AND

2.) what the shaver wants to refer to it as.



Technically, opposite of an open comb is a closed comb.  Closed comb is an appropriate term. If you look at the aesthetics/design of most closed comb guard plates, they're designed to look like a comb has been filled in... hence closed comb.

However, some manufacturers and shavers feel more accurate describing a closed comb as a 'safety bar' or as Shave/Brush stated, a 'solid bar'.... that's cool too.  I think it's personal preference.  I tend to call it differently depending on what the manufacturer calls their own razor.

Anyway, I hope I didn't start participating in the wrong thread... if I did, PLEASE don't bite my head off... just tap my wrist and shake your finger. ...lol.

Looking forward to more reads and more posts and more interacting.  I'll get into posting some of my favorite tools and soaps, and creams and brushes, etc, etc, etc, very soon!

Thanks guys!

-TONE

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