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    Quote Originally Posted by Obie View Post
    Gentlemen,

    The Muhle R41 is the devil's razor.
    Thanks Obie, you probably made my decision for me. I love my straights mostly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by engine46 View Post
    Thanks Obie, you probably made my decision for me. I love my straights mostly.
    Some years ago I shaved with the R41 periodically. Although the shaves were close and I don't recall nicking myself, I did not enjoy the shaves. The R41 is just a mean razor, the devil's razor, and it counters my philosophy of shaving: of comfort over perfect. Indeed, it gave a perfect shave, but it was uncomfortable.
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    As a public service I will accept shipments and return your postage for all your unused, underused and unloved R41s (or Gillette adjustables stuck on "9").
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    I certainly credit the time I spent using a DE to ease the learning curve I'm experiencing with my straight. All the things to learn when switching from canned cream and a cartridge can be overwhelming. Of course one can learn to shave just with a straight, but taking smaller steps isn't bad and certainly can make the learning process easier and less discouraging. When people only had straights, it was learn to use it or not shave. Now there is the temptation to take the easy way out when things get discouraging. Minimizing the discouragement and maximizing the enjoyment seems like a good strategy to me.

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