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...

    ... 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

    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.

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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

    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.


    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. ... ;)

    Last edited: Sep 30, 2014
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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.

  17. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    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
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2014
  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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