I highly recommend the Maggard V3 Open Comb. It is less aggressive, but yields an excellent shave. It is also heavy, so there is less temptation to use too much pressure. It just cam up in my rotation again this morning.
Also recommend a Gillette new. Available, relatively cheap, not so aggressive but very effective removing the whiskers and the soap. I used my New a couple of weeks ago to shave my armpits, haven't done that for several years. It's crazy how effective an open comb is to transport hair and whiskers from the razor.
Another option to consider is the Merkur 1904. Its open comb, its super mild and theyre pretty cheap (I think around $25).
Ive also got a Gillette New that is super cool but one thing to keep in mind with vintage razors is that blades in the 30s and 40s were a lot thicker than they are nowdays, so you need to shim them in order to get them to work as intended. If you dont, the blade gap will be signifigantly smaller and the razor will be much milder than it was inteded to be.
You mean the 24 or 26C. I have the 26C, my first OC. I can recommend it. As well, the Merkur 1904. The very route I went. I've since ended up with the NEWs and the Old Types, and the Fatip, so perhaps I could have skipped the Parker. But it is a nice OC. I really like the longer handle paired with an OC head.
I used only open combs for a long time until I switched over to slants and I find Merkur to be among the most clog proof razors. All Merkur open comb razors share the same head. So 15C, 25C and 1904 differs only in handle.
With Merkur you could easily mow down weeks of growth without using a trimmer first. It is also a super mild razor, as it actually got negative blade exposure. A true zero pressure should not even allow the blade to touch the skin, but nobody got really zero pressure and the skin flexes.
So this one is definitely friendly for a beginner. Biggest danger with mild razors like this is how you might gradually begin to add extra pressure to get the expected blade on skin feeling and excess pressure always leads to some irritation.
Pretty much as soon as I tried an OC I knew I preferred it. Probably because I spent a long time straight shaving. I am accumulating a few of them right now myself. I am considering high end next, though. Hope you find what you like quickly!