10-05-2012, 01:39 PM
#1
  • Mynorx
  • Active Member
  • Southern California
User Info
Hi guys. I just received a Muhle R41 Open Comb Grande. I just wanted to share my experience with it.
Ever since I got my Ikon a few weeks back, it’s all I’ve been using. Recently I also received a FaTip which I sold because I really didn’t like the quality vs price I paid for it. The Ikon is a solid razor. It’s very mild and takes a few more passes and skin stretching but it provides a wonderful irritation free shave.

Now with that being said. I just had a shave with the grade with some polsilvers. I must say it’s quite an efficient shaving tool, I only needed 2 complete passes with touch up and that’s all it took to get a wonderfully, smooth, irritation free shave.
As far as I could tell this razor is just a pleasure to use. I didn’t need to stretch my skin, and on the tricky parts, where my hair grows at a weird angle, it made quick work of that area.
The construction is superb, the finish is flawless, and it’s just a wonderful tool to use. You may be put off by it’s size. But I think it’s very light and well balanced. I would have to say it’s one of the best razors I’ve used. I shaved around 8 am this morning, and it’s about 5 pm and still feels pretty smooth.

My digital scale reads; 60.5 Grams for the handle and 28.3 for both head pieces. Total weight reads 88.8 grams. The handle is hollow with some pretty nice weight at the ends.

On a scale from 1 to 10 I would give this razor a 9.5 for first impressions.

[Image: grandewr.jpg]

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

1 265
Reply
 10-05-2012, 01:48 PM
#2
  • slantman
  • Expert Shaver
  • Leesburg, Florida
User Info
A very aggressive razor but I am glad you like it.

100 12,440
Reply
 10-05-2012, 02:24 PM
#3
  • Arcadies
  • Senior Member
  • Greeneville, TN
User Info
(10-05-2012, 01:39 PM)Mynorx Wrote: I shaved around 8 am this morning, and it’s about 5 pm and still feels pretty smooth.

That is my favorite thing about the R41 and Futur..they're the only 2 razors I've used that get my problem spots without a ton of buffing/hooking and it's usually a good 12 hours before I start to see significant stubble..it's usually 5-8 hours with other razors.
The real test with the R41 is ATG..that is where most gents get torn apart.

31 1,510
Reply
 10-05-2012, 02:29 PM
#4
  • J_fro
  • Senior Member
  • From the 716!
User Info
Aw man. I swore I would not use an R41. I know how I operate though. I am now off to read every R41 thread again. Then scour BST's to find a deal. Darnit.

12 648
Reply
 10-05-2012, 02:30 PM
#5
  • Mynorx
  • Active Member
  • Southern California
User Info
(10-05-2012, 02:24 PM)Arcadies Wrote:
(10-05-2012, 01:39 PM)Mynorx Wrote: I shaved around 8 am this morning, and it’s about 5 pm and still feels pretty smooth.

That is my favorite thing about the R41 and Futur..they're the only 2 razors I've used that get my problem spots without a ton of buffing/hooking and it's usually a good 12 hours before I start to see significant stubble..it's usually 5-8 hours with other razors.
The real test with the R41 is ATG..that is where most gents get torn apart.

I havent had any issues with ATG. You just have to take it easy, along with a nice slick soap or cream.

1 265
Reply
 10-05-2012, 05:14 PM
#6
User Info
Congratulations!

75 20,883
Reply
 10-05-2012, 08:50 PM
#7
  • Mynorx
  • Active Member
  • Southern California
User Info
(10-05-2012, 02:29 PM)J_fro Wrote: Aw man. I swore I would not use an R41. I know how I operate though. I am now off to read every R41 thread again. Then scour BST's to find a deal. Darnit.

I'm glad I was there to help sway your thoughts about it. Wink

1 265
Reply
Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)