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it feels a little different - but in a good way. I’m currently keeping the “blade variable” constant - and using Astra SP across several razor and soap variations. The shave is every bit as comfortable as the close comb, and the teeth aren’t sharp in any way. While I might be a touch more careful, I can still make some strokes that I wouldn’t dare attempt with my slant. At the end I think I’m getting a closer shave without sacrificing comfort, and minimal extra attention.I was thinking of getting the open comb next, just to try it. How different does it feel to you with that on? Do you use the same blades with it?
Nice combination to start. Try a few different blades though till you find some favourites for bulk purchase.Like a lot of people, I researched before I jumped in and started with a Merkur 34C, mild-mannered Derby blades, and TOBS Sandalwood shaving cream.