Results 1 to 5 of 5
Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By thebigspendur
  • 1 Post By GaryG
  • 1 Post By DZEC

Thread: Open Comb - Closed Comb Conbination Head DE Razor

  1. #1
    Senior Member ZipZop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Honolulu
    Posts
    1,044
    Thanked: 191

    Default Open Comb - Closed Comb Conbination Head DE Razor

    Aloha!

    Anyone else try a combination OPEN/CLOSED Comb head DE razor? I am not a fan of Open Comb on EVERY part of my face. There are parts where a closed comb works better for me. A combo head razor seems like a good solution for me because there are parts of my face where I would like to use open comb, and parts I'd prefer closed I found a great deal on a dual head Open/Closed Combo on Ali Express that I ordered. I'd post a photo but my MHMTML to JPEG converter is not working today for some reason;

    LINK TO Ali Express Razor: HERE
    "I get some lather and lather-up, then I get my razor and shave! Zip Zop, see that? My face Is ripped to shreads!"

  2. #2
    The Hurdy Gurdy Man thebigspendur's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    30,333
    Thanked: 4881
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Every razor no matter the head configuration shaves differently so combo or not a different brand of single configuration may be what you are looking for. Of course that doesn't even begin to address the blade differences.

    Personally, I've never used a combo and with some brands an open works great for me and others a closed works equally great.
    BobH likes this.
    No matter how many men you kill you can't kill your successor-Emperor Nero

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Great Lakes State
    Posts
    169
    Thanked: 12

    Default

    Though I've never been tempted to try one, I could see the Dual Comb attraction if one is sufficiently disciplined to flip the head around at different points during the shave. The other issue is whether you'd use both sides equally and the resulting effect on blade wear. I'd look for something of better quality than Alibaba if I was going to try, though I can't think of any good brands off the top of the head. Certainly Wolfman and Timeless offer them but those are pricey ..
    ZipZop likes this.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Niagara, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,778
    Thanked: 402

    Default

    I won a Fendrihan branded razor with a open/closed comb head from Fendrihan a couple of years ago.

    Have to admit I prefer my closed comb 34C and slant Merkur razors. Can’t say if that is because of the combo razor head or the build quality of the razor itself. It just does not compare favourably to the Merkur razors.

    I notice that that particular razor no longer appears on their website.
    ZipZop likes this.
    David
    “Shared sorrow is lessened, shared joy is increased”
    ― Spider Robinson, Callahan's Crosstime Saloon

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to DZEC For This Useful Post:

    ZipZop (10-19-2020)

  6. #5
    Senior Member ZipZop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Honolulu
    Posts
    1,044
    Thanked: 191

    Default

    Thanks Gentlemen.

    I am anxious to try the one I bought. I have used both my Open and Closed comb during the same shave sessions with success. I'm "hoping" that the combo razor will fit this bill without having to switch between razors. I have a thicker beard on my chin than I do anywhere else and an open comb just works better in that spot, whereas a closed comb is better suited to my neck and cheeks and above the lip.

    I have to agree with DZEC that my Merkur 34c and Slant are among the best DE razors I own, but I also have an incredible solid bronze adjustable from AliExpress that is actually quite nice.

    Well, in two weeks or so the razor will be here and I can see if it works for me. Any of us that have wet shaved for decades obviously know that every razor and every blade is different. So too is every skin type and beard structure. And, as important, the individuals shaving STYLE comes into play. Some guys just think they have a sledgehammer in their hands that needs to clear the field with force. Others use finesse more elegantly.
    "I get some lather and lather-up, then I get my razor and shave! Zip Zop, see that? My face Is ripped to shreads!"

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •