How similar to R41 is the open comb plate? Nice looking razor!
I've never used an R41 but I would say all of the plates would still be in the mid-aggression range with the closed comb being the mildest and the small holed one being the most aggressive of the group. I would put the most aggressive one close to what I remember the R plate being from ATTHow similar to R41 is the open comb plate? Nice looking razor!
PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW IT GOES!Today I did what most recommend not doing; changing two variables for a shave. The first was using Palmolive Shave Cream for the first time. Long story short on that...it's fantastic.
The second change, however, was something I'd never done before. I shimmed the solid bar version of this razor. I honestly didn't know what to expect and was kind of worried that it would take the things that I really like about it (smooth, mildly efficient, almost impossible to nick yourself) and ruin it. What I got was unexpected. Just as smooth, more efficient than the full open comb version and still forgiving. I used a single blade shim underneath the full blade and it barely made a noticeable difference in looks. Will have to try this for the rest of the week but it may be a real winner!
I have. My order of preference before this shim experience was the full open comb followed by solid bar then the smaller open comb. The full open comb was slightly more efficient than the solid bar.Somehow, I tend to trust Classic Shaving‘s geometry. Have you tried all the different plates?
Is the Russian razor better ?A bump to the thread.
Revisited the Occam's DE yesterday with a real smooth & comfy 3 pass shave. The oc plate with the larger holes has been the plate that I've used the most with quality results every time. Again, excellent blade alignment with very good balance and feel. The knurling on the handle is one of the best I've experienced regardless of maker and price point. Just a quality and superbly priced kit that will cater to the majority of wet shavers out there.
Definitely one of the top values in the game....
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Yes, I would give the nod to the START razor. Better quality & craftsmanship with a bump up in shave performance. Not drastic but, just slightly more noticeable. Where the Occam’s gets the START is in overall value & availability. Full polished kit for the START is about $165 shipped with a travel time of 1-6 weeks depending on location. The Occam’s is nearly 1/3 the START and is readily available here in the States and at your door within days.Is the Russian razor better ?