05-09-2012, 08:50 PM
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seeing what everyone prefers in the open comb arena to possibly field one for purchase later down the road.

would the ej de89 be considered open comb?

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 05-09-2012, 09:10 PM
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(05-09-2012, 08:50 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote:  seeing what everyone prefers in the open comb field to possibly field one for purchase later down the road.

would the ej de89 be considered open comb?

The DE8X line from Jagger/Muhle is not considered open comb. The R41 and its variants are considered open comb, even though they are a kind of combed bar. Your options include (but are not limited to) Merkur, Joris, vintage Gillettes, and of course the new Tradere coming out next week. I suspect that one will be my new favorite, though I've only used a few open combs so far.

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 05-09-2012, 09:16 PM
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So far a 1930's Gillette Tuckaway type, 1934 Gillette bar handle New DeLuxe Red & Black. I would love to find a Senator though.

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 05-09-2012, 09:37 PM
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My only open comb so far is the Merkur 985CL - which I enjoy very much - and I'm currently eyeing the Merkur 25C. As far as I can tell from the pictures they share the same head, and I really like the way my 985CL shaves... so if I get a 25C my travel razor can stay in my GoBag where it ought to be.

At least that is my excuse Tongue

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 05-09-2012, 10:13 PM
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1918 Gillette Old Type J Series US Army Open Comb / iKon Bulldog Handle

Shaving angle's very shallow (cap closer to face,handle sticking almost straight out)
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 05-09-2012, 10:17 PM
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(05-09-2012, 09:37 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote:  My only open comb so far is the Merkur 985CL - which I enjoy very much - and I'm currently eyeing the Merkur 25C. As far as I can tell from the pictures they share the same head, and I really like the way my 985CL shaves... so if I get a 25C my travel razor can stay in my GoBag where it ought to be.

At least that is my excuse Tongue

actually, both of those razors you listed are nice, but I think I'd like the 25C more purely based on the handle. I think the 985CL might get annoying to hold after a bit.

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 05-09-2012, 10:17 PM
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  • Johnny
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If I were to buy another open comb razor, it would be the Merkur 1904 Classic.

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 05-09-2012, 10:26 PM
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Hoffritz OC. Great shaver, I have no idea how close it is to the Merkur 11C.
The OCMM was the best OC I ever used, but I traded it for two packs of Feathers after discovering the magic of a slant.

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 05-10-2012, 12:00 AM
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(05-09-2012, 10:17 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote:  
(05-09-2012, 09:37 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote:  My only open comb so far is the Merkur 985CL - which I enjoy very much - and I'm currently eyeing the Merkur 25C. As far as I can tell from the pictures they share the same head, and I really like the way my 985CL shaves... so if I get a 25C my travel razor can stay in my GoBag where it ought to be.

At least that is my excuse Tongue

actually, both of those razors you listed are nice, but I think I'd like the 25C more purely based on the handle. I think the 985CL might get annoying to hold after a bit.

True - but I got it for use while being away from my 'nook. I want the 25C for use at home since I prefer long handled razors - they also make the 15C for those who like short handled razor.

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 05-10-2012, 12:03 AM
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(05-10-2012, 12:00 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote:  
(05-09-2012, 10:17 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote:  
(05-09-2012, 09:37 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote:  My only open comb so far is the Merkur 985CL - which I enjoy very much - and I'm currently eyeing the Merkur 25C. As far as I can tell from the pictures they share the same head, and I really like the way my 985CL shaves... so if I get a 25C my travel razor can stay in my GoBag where it ought to be.

At least that is my excuse Tongue

actually, both of those razors you listed are nice, but I think I'd like the 25C more purely based on the handle. I think the 985CL might get annoying to hold after a bit.

True - but I got it for use while being away from my 'nook. I want the 25C for use at home since I prefer long handled razors - they also make the 15C for those who like short handled razor.

I'm looking more into the 25C myself. Thanks for talking about that, I really like the look of it, especially like longer handles like you.

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 05-10-2012, 12:57 AM
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Right now, it is my Mühle R101 (2009 head) - I think that the head is the same as the Merkur OC head, and quite similar to the Old Type.
It arrived about 1 month ago and since then it's been my go-to razor.

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 05-10-2012, 02:09 AM
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My 1934 Aristocrat is by far my favorite open comb, with my Sheraton and Senator one or two steps behind, but hopefully tomorrow, the Tradere will move its way into those slots

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 05-10-2012, 03:20 AM
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iKon deluxe (2nd generation). I'm done with more aggressive razors such as the R41 and the Joris and the deluxe offers a nice smooth shave without tons of hassles.

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 05-10-2012, 04:19 AM
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I am waiting on the new iKon OC which hopefully will be available before the end of this year. The Fatip OC is one of my favorites. Not too aggressive not too mild.

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 05-10-2012, 05:55 AM
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I have two Gillette NEW open comb razors that I picked up on the B/S/T! Biggrin

   

Gillette NEW short-comb and long-comb razors (re-plated in Nickel)

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 05-10-2012, 06:56 AM
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I have several vintage Gillette open comb razors. The one I like the best is my Conrad open comb.
It is well balanced, it is not choosy about the blade because shaves consistently very well.

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 05-10-2012, 07:07 AM
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(05-10-2012, 05:55 AM)wknicholas Wrote:  I have two Gillette NEW open comb razors that I picked up on the B/S/T! Biggrin



Gillette NEW short-comb and long-comb razors (re-plated in Nickel)

Great looking razors and very good shavers. The long comb is my favorite of the two--seems more aggressive.

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 05-10-2012, 07:08 AM
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  • ben74
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Open combs are my preferred razor.

My current go to is the Muhle R101 (2010) with a black handle. It delivers a close shave and I don't have to concentrate too much.

If I'm really struggling in the morning I sometimes turn to my Merkur 41 (aka Classic 1904 OC) or Goodfella (with the black head). I can shave with my eyes closed and with my non dominate hand whilst standing on my head without risk of injury, but they are mild to say the least.

My favourites are the FaTip teamed with an Ikon Bulldog handle and my Joris. Although neither are as aggressive as the Muhle R41 (2011) I do have to pay attention and hence they see less frequent use.

Even with all my razors, since picking up the R101 (with the older head) from Phil, this has definitely become my regular go to!

I'm looking forward to the Tradere OC (which is being released now) and the Ikon OC late in the year. I'm hoping one of these will be my next go to razor...

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 05-10-2012, 09:07 AM
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  • celestino
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Too many to name, but as i mentioned to you, Andrew, the Gillette Old Type is one of the best to start off with.

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 05-10-2012, 09:11 AM
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(05-10-2012, 09:07 AM)celestino Wrote:  Too many to name, but as i mentioned to you, Andrew, the Gillette Old Type is one of the best to start off with.

I got one of those coming this week. unfortunately I don't think it'll be here to shave with before my interview on Monday, so it'll have to wait until the next shave.

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