First post here, Great Forum. I believe I'm ready to re-try (do) shaving with a Safety Razor. There was a short (and painful ) college time experimentation with it, but I did not have the patience then . Now, living a much busier life, any excuse is good for slowing down. So, from my recollections of what dad used and what I have seen after researching here and other fora, what I'm looking for looks more or less like a Feather DE Razor Popular , BUT, I see that for the ever popular Merkur models there is a choice of Open Comb, vs. Closed Comb and I don't understand if it makes any difference. If it does which Comb does the Feather model have? http://www.classicshaving.com/catalog/item/522941/906442.htm Also, I seem to remember dad's razor being adjustable and having the 'Butterfly' type loading doors. Does the Merkur Classic model have these features? Should I just go for the Feather? Are there any other models with similar prices that you would recommend that do contain all the desirable features? Thanks for your responses.