Open Comb Central - The Place With Real Teeth (No R41, Hybrid or Closed Combs)

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by GDCarrington, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    March 11, 2018
    Rocnel SE-G
    Gem PTFE
    Wild West Brushworks with 30mm Tuxedo
    Nuàvia Rossa

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  2. Boru62

    Boru62 Well-Known Member

    Pre: Warm water face wash
    Brush: Omega 49 Boar
    Cream: Body Shop Maca Root
    Razor: Leresche 34
    Blade: Treet Durasharp
    Post: Warm then cold water rinse, 4711 AS
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    Even though it's incredibly light at no time are you tempted to apply pressure with this great little razor.
    It also made me contemplate the modern concept that for a razor to be durable it must be made from steel, titanium or a remnant from a spaceship crash in area 51.
    An aluminium razor from the 1950s seems to pooh-pooh this sales pitch.
    Anyway I digress, this was a very enjoyable shave which left me as smooth as the flight path of Alan Shepard's golf ball.
    Enjoy your Sunday's.
     
  3. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    March 12, 2018
    Wolfman Ti OC (0.74mm) with Hempel Ti
    Feather
    C.O. Bigelow
    Fine Platinum

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  4. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    March 13, 2018
    Wolfman Ti OC (0.74mm) with Hempel Ti
    Feather
    Wild West Brushworks with 30mm Tuxedo
    MdC Fougere
    Myrsol Agua Balsamica

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  5. william beer

    william beer Well-Known Member

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    Gillette New (uncommon bar handle Deluxe) w/ Astra SP blade
    Ever-Ready #750 brush w/21mm Golden Nib premium silver tip badger knot
    Barrister and Mann Seville shave soap
    Nivea Cooling after shave balm for sensitive skin
     
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  6. Jan Zoethout

    Jan Zoethout Well-Known Member

    SOTD 20180314.

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    Cadman / finest.
    TOBS Lavender.
    Blackland "Blackbird" OC with long (101 mm) handle.
    Hema blade (1).
    Ach Brito Lavanda EdC.
     
  7. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    March 14, 2018
    Wolfman Ti OC (0.74mm) with Hempel Ti
    Feather
    Wild West Brushworks with 30mm Tuxedo
    Jeeves Bay Rum
    Krampert’s Bay Rum

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  8. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

    Supporting Vendor
    SOTD March 14th
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    RazoRock SLOC
    Rapira Super Stainless
    Italian Barber Amici
    Yaqi B&W (30mm, Cruiser Class)
     
  9. Boru62

    Boru62 Well-Known Member

    Pre: Warm water face wash
    Brush: Vie-Long 13052 Horse
    Soap: Vitos Red
    Razor: Merkur 41c
    Blade: Gillette Nacet
    Post: Warm then cold water rinse, Floid Black AS
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    I haven't given the 41c much use recently, and I'm at a loss as to why.
    It dispels the myth that OCs are inherently aggressive and if anyone is looking for a road into OCs I'd highly recommend it.
    Happy Shaving one and all.
     
  10. Bjoerge Brathagen

    Bjoerge Brathagen Well-Known Member

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    just bought these two razors. Mhule R41 and Mercur 41C. i usual use straights but when you are in a hurry a DB is a better chose. tested the R41 this morning,and had a very close and comfortable shave. testing 41C tomorrow. going to put the 41C head on my Mercur travel razor.
     
  11. Jan Zoethout

    Jan Zoethout Well-Known Member

    SOTD 20180315.

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    Cadman / finest.
    Razor Master "Erin".
    Blackland "Blackbird" OC with long (101 mm) handle.
    Hema blade (2).
    Ach Brito Lavanda EdC.
     
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  12. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    March 15, 2018
    Wolfman Ti OC (0.74mm) with Hempel Ti
    Feather
    Wild West Brushworks with 30mm Tuxedo
    AOS Pepppermint

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  13. Jan Zoethout

    Jan Zoethout Well-Known Member

    SOTD 20180316.

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    Cadman / finest.
    Castle Forbes Lavender (sample).
    Vintage 7 O'Clock NEW / custom handle.
    Hema blade (3).
    Jan's Splash "Lavender Cashmere".
     
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  14. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    March 16, 2018
    Wolfman Ti OC (0.74mm) with Hempel Ti
    Feather
    Wild West Brushworks with 30mm Tuxedo
    Fine Italian Citrus

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  15. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

    Supporting Vendor
    SOTD March 16th
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    RazoRock SLOC
    Rapira Super Stainless (2)
    Simpson's CH2 Synthetic (27mm, Destroyer class)
    Stirling Baker Street
     
  16. Jan Zoethout

    Jan Zoethout Well-Known Member

    SOTD 20180317.

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    J&T® black walnut / APShaveCo synthetic STF 26 mm.
    TOBS Lavender.
    Vintage 7 O'Clock NEW / custom handle.
    Hema blade (4).
    Jan's Splash "Lavender Cashmere".
     
  17. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    March 17, 2018
    Wolfman Ti OC (0.74mm) with Hempel Ti
    Feather
    Wild West Brushworks with 30mm Tuxedo
    Jeeves Bay Rum
    Krampert’s Bay Rum Aftershave

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  18. oldtech

    oldtech Member

    I get a nice close shave with these two
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  19. Boru62

    Boru62 Well-Known Member

    Pre: Warm water face wash
    Brush: Omega 11137 Boar
    Soap: Salters Tallow
    Razor: MIL Industries OC (pass around)
    Blade: Astra SP
    Post: Warm then cold water rinse, Pashana AS
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    As others have said the finish on this razor isn't great, lots of burring between the teeth on the underside of the baseplate.
    Definitely not a £70 razor, though I understand you can pick them up for £20 on eBay.
    The blade aligns up evenly and is held securely and the shave was pretty efficient and smooth but my skin feels slightly uncomfortable.
    I suspect this is due to the very heavy (3 5/8oz) handle and I'll try it with a different one next time.
    The Pashana aftershave is really growing on me, the very old school scent is like comfort food for the olfactory receptors.
    Have a great Sunday.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2018
  20. Jan Zoethout

    Jan Zoethout Well-Known Member

    SOTD 20180318.

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    J&T® black walnut / APShaveCo synthetic STF 26 mm.
    Razor Master "Ari".
    Vintage 7 O'Clock NEW / custom handle.
    Hema blade (5).
    Jan's Splash "Orange/Thyme/Pine".
     

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