My wife picked me up a 1920s vintage Gillette as an anniversary gift this week, I've been using a Murkur for the past 14 or 15 years, it was my first experience with an open comb razor and I noticed a huge difference, much more so than I expected.
First of all, the shave seemed considerably closer and although it didn't draw any blood I had quite a bit of stinging when I applied after shave. I thought for sure that meant I was going to have serious razor burn but it never materialized.
I think it will require a lot more attention to technique than my Murker and I doubt I'll dare to try any against the grain shaving with it just yet.
Anyone else use an open comb? Thoughts, opinions or tips?
I switched to a current production open comb 15c Merkur from my mid 1960s vintage Gillette Adjustable a month ago and I found I got superior shaves with next to no nicks and I have not had any trouble with razor burn since the switch over.
I switched back to DE saftey razors awhile back after finding my grandfather's Gillettes in a box one day.
After using both his 1960's Superspeed and the 1920's open-comb short handled safety razor, I find that the open comb allows for a very close shave with fewer nicks than the Superspeed. Although it takes a little longer to use, the open comb has become my favorite razor, bar none.
My gillette old feels about as aggressive as my tech, but it doesn't block with lather as quickly. If you apply too much pressure you might get the skin into the grooves and burn your face a bit, but without weight there shouldn't be a difference (i think the blade exposure on the olds/news is pretty tame).
I use an open comb Merkur, and I like my results. If I get lazy with it, I'll get a nick or two, but none usually, just a close shave. I've never used another DE before, as I only made the switch a few months back.
"Don't mistake my statement of "the law says X" as saying that it *should* be that way. Simply that it currently *is* that way - and that there are existing arguments for why that is. They can be challenged, but so far, I see no need…"
"Except they did adhere to their demands, they were allowed to use the bus of their choosing. The only thing which the link says is some anonymous folks threw a fit about it on their Twitter accounts, not that the bus company did anything about…"
"That's all well and good, but as far as I'm aware the bus company never banned them from using their service.
So are you going to start a petition to have them do so, or are you going to just keep posting hot air while the Muslims go on…"
"It goes both ways. If your opinion was "Colorado should not legalize weed and it should remain illegal forever", you'd have to make a position for your opposition as well.I've already stated potential arguments here which…"
"I agree, if you think a law should be changed, present an argument for why. We fought against the laws which provided for slavery. Colorado fought against the laws which made Marijuana illegal. In those cases, they present the argument against the…"
"Sorry I'm just amazed by how weak that argument was.
It's not that complicated, if someone wants to make a case for why... Colorado should or shouldn't legalize marijuana, then yes it's on them to provide a reason.If their…"
"So - you won't explain why you think the current framework for our contract law is invalid.
I take that to mean you don't understand it, and just want to posit an oppositional question to everything rather than actually discuss your…"