I just picked up a gold, open comb HD from Jim at Vintage Blades. They were on sale, and a good looking razor. I really like the open comb razors, seems to me they give you a very close, comfortable shave, perhaps more so than the safety bar razors. Granted, you must have a light touch, or the open comb will give you razor rash. But, with a light touch, you get a very comfortable, close shave. I don't have a HD with a safety bar, but how do they compare to the HD that is open comb.