Rik said:Random brings up a good point. What purpose does the comb server? Never used a razor with one.
The open comb allows a closer shave while still providing maximum protection from the blade's edge.
Hi Rik,Rik said:Random brings up a good point. What purpose does the comb server? Never used a razor with one.
Thanks Ron!guenron said:Hi Rik,
Simply put, the open comb form was the predecessor of the safety bar.. The open comb serves the same purpose as the safety bar. It keeps the blade edge from being the fulcrum of the razor on your face.
The safety bar models appeared around the same time the DE blades became thinner, etc. Some account for alleged inferior performance of the open comb models today for just that reason, i.e. thinner blades, and have fashioned shims, etc. to provide a geometry similar to that created by the older blades..
What standard? Are you refering to the Classic with an open comb or a safety bar? Or a LH Classic?randomtw said:pics of the long handled one anybody?
i guess the standard is better than the open comb since i'm a beginner?
randomtw said:damnit can you guys please stop confusing me lol
its hard enough deciding on what razor to buy then i'm told theres this and this
i'm set on buying the merkur hd
basically theres 3 different versions for this one right?
the standard one
the open comb one
and the slant bar one