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

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by GDCarrington, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Voss (Germany) Open Comb Razor
    Gillette Nacet Stainless Blade
    Frank Shaving Extra Dense Badger Brush
    MenRock Sicilian Lime Shave Cream
    Sea Breeze Astringent
    Pinaud Lime Sec Eau De Cologne

  2. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

  3. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    Fatip open comb
    Treet blade 1st use
    TOBS Herbal Gel pre-shave
    Santa Maria Del Fiore Sapone da Barba
    Simpson T2 Trafalgar synthetic brush
    Thayers Toner & Geo F Trumper Skin Food
    Pinaud Clubman Vanilla AS

    It takes a bit more work to get nice rich lather with this soap but, I got it! Nice lather and scent. 2-pass shave WTG & ATG with minor cleanup. Nice and smooth face!
    No cuts, nicks, or weepers. Alum bar gave minimal feedback. Another great shave!

    Last edited: Aug 3, 2022
  4. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    I took a day off and let the beard grow for 2 days. I decided to use the Hawk. I have 2 base plates for the Hawk. Mild standard & the aggressive open comb. Today was the open comb and I think I have this razor tamed! Rode the cap with zero pressure and got the nicest shave so far with the Hawk v3 open comb!

    Hawk v3 with open comb base plate
    Captain Titan Mild blade (1st)
    Proraso Blue pre-shave cream
    Chiseled Face "Ghost Town Barber" soap
    Thayers toner & Geo F Trumper Skin Food (tiny dab - a little goes a LONG way)
    Clubman Pinaud reserve "Whisky Woods" AS

    Cold water face wash and cold water for the lather. The open comb was very nice today and gave me a super close shave. I may have to wait another 2 days to shave again! 3-pass shave with no cleanup. BBS shave! I could have even stopped at 1 pass! VERY pleasant shave. Alum bar gave zero feedback. This is my first shave with the open comb where I got no cuts, nicks, or weepers! No irritation at all! I have this one dialed in and now need to try it with a Feather Professional blade. (soon) I will use up this mild blade first.

    I hope all have just as pleasant a shave today!

  5. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Razorock Game Changer OC / Gillette Silver Blue [​IMG]

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  6. brit

    brit in a box

    french market goodwill
    wilkinson sword edge-england
    semogue 830
    pinaud citrus musk

  7. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Gillette 501 Special Set
    Gillette Silver Blue Blade
    FS Ex Dense Two Band Badger Brush
    Monsavon Au Lait Shave Soap
    Sea Breeze Astringent
    Old Spice Shulton After Shave

  8. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

  9. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

  10. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

  11. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member


    It's like shaving with the lid off a tin can. Smooth as tuna. :)
  12. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Gillette British New RFB Long Comb Set #44
    Gillette Nacet Stainless Blade
    JR #213 Cashmere Brush
    TOBS Lemon & Lime Shave Cream
    Sea Breeze Astringent
    Pinaud Citrus Musk Eau De Cologne

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  13. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    Hawk v3 with open comb.

    I had a breakthru shave with the Hawk. Today, I shaved with a Professional blade and didn't cut myself! Menthol Monday

    Razor - Hawk v3 with open comb base plate
    Blade - Feather Professional (4th shave)
    Pre-shave - Proraso Blue
    Soap - Proraso Green menthol
    Brush - Simpson "Commodore"
    Post-Shave - Thayers Toner & Geo F Trumper "Skin Food" Sandalwood
    AS - Pinaud Clubman

    Menthol Monday and cold water shave. I wet the brush and loaded it in the menthol Proraso for about a minute and then switched to the lather bowl. I had to add some water and in about a minute had rich lather. Cold water rinse as well.

    I was going to use the Titan Mild blade again but, changed my mind at the last minute and put in a Feather Professional blade I had been using. Ride the cap! VERY light touch got me super close in 2 passes WTG & ATG. I got a couple weepers on my chin but, cold water stopped them. Alum bar gave minimal feedback. I will use the same razor/blade tomorrow too! This Hawk v3 is an impressive shaver. I won't say that I have tamed the beast yet tho. I will put a few more error free shaves behind me first!

    Last edited: Aug 22, 2022
  14. brit

    brit in a box

    menthol monday
    new sc
    custom 10098

  15. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    Up for tomorrow...
    "The Beast"
  16. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    Razorock Hawk v3 Open Comb base plate
    Blade is done after this 6th shave and binned.

  17. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I'm lookin' at that one for my next Stoylin freezer(I think I said that before, but hey, what the hey?)
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  18. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Gillette Sheraton Razor
    Gillette Platinum Blade
    Beau Brummel Uprite #460 Boar (restored) Brush
    Victory Shaving Champaign Lady Soap
    Sea Breeze Astringent
    Old Spice Fresh Lime After Shave

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  19. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

    Niceeee Jim, Niceee :eatdrink047:
  20. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

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