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. feeltheburn

    feeltheburn Well-Known Member

    Where's my Dislike button?
     
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  2. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    But still it is a closed comb. Now given what you are bringing out into the discussion it would fit closer to the Hybrid Combs in performance (i.e. R41., Barbasols) than a true Closed Comb.

    The MicroMatic Open Comb is an SE that is a true Open Comb...

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    ... and the magazine Schick that I showed earlier.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2014
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  3. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Those are great open combs! I like mine a lot.
     
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  4. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Wait a minute ...
     
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  5. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

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    N0Vember =
    No Variation month……...the same razor for 30 days! I guarantee after 1 month using the same razor, you'll become quite familiar with the pros & cons of that particular shaving item.

    :signs136:
     
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  6. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave


    Remember 30 DAYS have November!!!
     
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  7. BigMark

    BigMark Tests razors by shaving Wookies

    I'm Down for that.
     
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  8. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Sounds like the 30 day rule. But, which razor? Maybe I should get a new one!
     
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  9. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

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    Indeed it tis. however, not just for Newbies in November
     
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  10. BigMark

    BigMark Tests razors by shaving Wookies

    All this still does not answer what of December?
     
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  11. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    I think you were on target with DE for DEcember!
     
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  12. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    AUgust = Gold Plated Razors (Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au and atomic number 79. )
    SEptember = SE Razor
    OCtober = Open Comb Razor
    NOvember = No Change Month
    DEcember = DE Razor
     
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  13. R.D.Nelson

    R.D.Nelson Well-Known Member

    Very Nice Razor, sure wish I had a nice box with mine. The Cooper Is a great razor especially with a couple days growth. The OC is nice but not too aggressive. Great find.
     
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  14. Stubbl E

    Stubbl E Well-Known Member

    Gillette Old Types are easily my favourite DE razors (of any ilk comb-wise), and the New Improved and NEW DeLuxe razors are definitely worthy of an honourable mention in my book.

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    No Variation NOVember is cute enough but I should think that one would also want to use just the one blade all month as well. Maybe even just one soap, brush, AS, etc. etc. ... ;)

    :sad038::whip:
     
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  15. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    I'm up for that. I was going to try it anyway with a couple of stipulations.
    • Same razor. I was going to give one of my milder razors like my DE89 a full month now that my technique is hopefully better.
    • Same brand and type of blade, not same exact blade. I just bought 100 Astras, so i should be good there.
    • If i run out of soap, i get to move to the next puck in line, not go out and buy another puck of the same type. I'll at least try to stick with same brand though. I have 3 conk pucks left.
    • Same rules for PSO as soap.
    Sound fair?

     
  16. vwp528

    vwp528 Well-Known Member

    Here are my candidates for Open Comb October.

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  17. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

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    Since no real hard rules have been established yet (other than the same razor) for 'No Mese Variazione' (No Variation month), I figure participants have some leeway.
    I plan on ONE razor, maybe 4 soaps (1 a week), 1 brush…..
     
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  18. Roderick

    Roderick Well-Known Member

    I also have a lather catcher and a couple of Valets. I have never shaved with these razors yet.
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  19. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    I'm always amazed that my oldest razor gives me some of my best shaves.
    today I used my 1906 Gillette New Standard.
    one of my oldest anyway
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  20. VedderLG

    VedderLG Well-Known Member

    SOTD - Happy OCtober!

    Great shave today! Two passer - all Lavender

    Pre - CWS

    Soap - RR King of the Castle Lavender

    Brush - WD Silvertip

    Razor - Parker 24c

    Blade - Rapira PL

    AS - RR King Louis Lavender splash

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