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Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Ham, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Ham

    Ham New Member

    What is the difference between a standard DE and an open comb DE?
  2. Will

    Will Nevermind

    Standard has a safety bar, an open comb has no bar.

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  3. Will

    Will Nevermind

    Notice the first pic how it is all teeth, and the second has "braces" :D

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  4. Ham

    Ham New Member

    Ah-ha! Looks like the "standard" would be the razor to "learn" with, huh? :signs001
  5. PalmettoB

    PalmettoB The Old Guard

    Steve, the open comb does allow a lot more exposure to the blade, obviously. You may want to start with the guard bar, but once you have the hang of it, open combs and "slants" that allow more blade exposure can be great for heavy beards or a really close shave.
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  6. Will

    Will Nevermind

    Yes, and Yes

    Learn with comb, Then PLAY BALL! :D
  7. Leisureguy

    Leisureguy Read My Blog

    The standard bar is probably the best to begin with. But once your technique is good and you have the prep down pat, the world is your oyster. You can try any razor. I have several open comb razors that do quite well. But I would learn on (e.g.) the regular HD, not the open-comb.
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