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. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Here are the three types, the two old open comb and the 2011. [​IMG]

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  2. Boru62

    Boru62 Well-Known Member

    If the original was like the Merkur 41C then it would have been a mild but decent shave.
    I like Fatips but why do Muhle have to go outside to make a proper OC?
    I should've known you'd have them.
    Is the 2011 as unforgiving as it's reputation?
     
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  3. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Hehe no not my photo. I'm not enough of a fan of the current R41 to seek out the 2011, though I have done some cap swapping .

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  4. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    May 31, 2019
    Tatara Masamune OC
    Feather
    Rudy Vey with Shavemac Finest
    L’Occitane Cade
    Soap and Aftershave Balm
    Guerlain Vetiver EdT

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  5. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    :happy088:
     
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  6. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Danny .
     
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  7. Boru62

    Boru62 Well-Known Member

    Well sourced on the pic.
    I was once told that an EJ DE89 cap on a modern R41 gave a similar shave to the 2011.
     
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  8. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    June 1, 2019
    Tatara Masamune OC
    Feather
    Rudy Vey with Shavemac Finest
    MdC Original
    Myrsol Agua Balsamica

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  9. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    gillette 3 piece new deluxe.. 20190601_185107 (2).jpg
     
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  10. ugadawg

    ugadawg Well-Known Member

    How do you like the Tatara? I’ve been thinking about getting one, but I heard it has negative exposure so I’m not sure if I would like it or not. I don’t need a crazy amount of blade feel. I just need enough to know where it is.
     
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  11. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    A new more aggressive Tatara is in the works.

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  12. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    I really like both the Safety Bar and Open Comb plate. Neither is very aggressive and both have a very narrow optimal shaving angle. If I do my part the razor is efficient as any I have tried. I find it shave a lot like a D plate Karve or a standard blade gap Wolfman Wr-1 in terms of efficiency and blade feel. Like @jmudrick indicated they have a more aggressive razor in the works.
     
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  13. ugadawg

    ugadawg Well-Known Member

    Thanks. That’s interesting feedback. I have a standard gap Wolman OC and I like it. I did not like the Karve D plate though, so I traded it for the F. I saw that there is a more aggressive version, but I don’t like the handle. Hopefully they’ll offer it with either handle.
     
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  14. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    For me the Tatara is a superior design to the Karve despite being a much milder razor, capable of a clean ATG pass on my head where the Karve is a mediocre performer even with the F plate.

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  15. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    brit new rfb
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  16. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    I agree that the Tatara is a superior design. Once I mastered the angle, I don't have a DE razor that shaves my neck any better.
     
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  17. ugadawg

    ugadawg Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the feedback. I think I would probably like the Tatara, but I’m not sure if it would provide anything shave wise that I don’t already have. I’m sure I’ll wind up buying one though. I agree with you on the Karve. I like it with the OC plate, but the SB is not very smooth to me, or as efficient.
     
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  18. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    i've been testing the Fatip piccolo (special edition) vs. R41 head/ weber handle

    so far i'm finding them very very close and comfortable in performance, i'm calling it tie for now

    depending on what blade, one or the other edges ahead but just barely

    my top 3 DE's in no particular order... fatip piccolo, R41, V3A
     
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  19. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Along with the iKon Tech and Fatip,, it's the Timeless Bronze and Blackland Dart which rely on exposure rather than gap for efficiency, as does the R41. Razors which rely on gap, like the Karve F, for example, really feel nothing like the R41. Consider also vintage razors like the Barbasol Floating Head, the Swedish Swing and Matador, and the French Le Coqs, all of which feature prominent exposure.

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    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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