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Closed Comb Razors

Closed Comb (aka Straight Bar or Safety Bar) DE safety razors have a plate that sits between the razor and your skin.

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Great Razor, Heavier Than It Looks
9/17/2017
WCS Midnight Collection Razor 110B, Black Stainless Steel, Open Comb I am a long winded reviewer. Short version: This is a great razor and you should buy it if you want or want to try an open comb DE razor. My only issue is that the larger handle is heavier than it looks but no so heavy that it is a problem. After about 30 shaves I am very happy with the razor and have become accustomed to the weighty handle.



I finally decided that I needed an open comb DE razor. Being the cheapskate that I am I went looking for a "reasonably priced" razor to try before I spent a lot of money on a "new" shaving technology that I didn't like. I found the Open Comb Midnight Collection Razor 110B, in black stainless steel and really like the look of it. So I dropped it in my cart and tried to order it. I must not be the only one who liked the look of this razor because it turned out to be out of stock. So I left the web site and didn't think anymore about it. I would check back in a couple of weeks and see if it was back in stock. Much to my surprise I got an email from WCS telling me that I had left something in my shopping cart and was I still interested in purchasing it. I thought it might be back in stock but it wasn't. I emailed WCS back and said I was interested in the razor and could they let me know when it came back in stock. And if possible could I get a rain check on the sale price. WCS was great about responding to me and as soon as they had the razor back in stock I got an email and surprisingly it was still on sale so I got it for a great price.



On to the review. the razor is well made and seems to be very sturdy. It is black anodized stainless steel so that is not a surprise. I was pleased with the matte black finish. I was a little bit surprised at how heavy the handle was. I shouldn't have been, Again it is stainless steel and the handle is much thicker than most "normal sized" razor handles. The weight was not a deal breaker and in fact after a month of shaving with it I have become accustomed to the size and weight of the handle. In fact I really like the weight and my old Edwin Jagger DE seems really light in comparison.



It took me a few tries to get used to an open comb razor. It is very aggressive when compared to a closed comb razor, which should be no surprise. I got a few nicks and scrapes the first week but nothing too surprising. Worst damage I did to my face was when I did a stupid thing and caught my chin with the end of the blade and managed to take a chunk out of my self. So I spent a week shaving with my old electric until I healed up enough to get back to my wet shaving routine. Since then I have been very respectful of the open comb and have had a very good experience with it.



With my old closed comb razors I would have to take 3-5 passes to get a clean BBS shave. With this open comb razor I am BBS in 2 passes. 2 very cautious and careful passes.



I would really recommend this razor to anyone interested in trying an open comb razor. If you are not interested in a weightier razor get the more standard size handle. If like me you prefer a substantial razor get this one and you will be glad you did.
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Teriffic Shave, Great Price
9/16/2017
West Coast Shaving Safety Razor, The Gentleman, Black and Gold I am mainly an OC guy, but this razor was so nice looking and inexpensive...and West Coast Shaving sells quality products, I thought why not. Using a GSB blade, I get consistent, close shaves. I almost gave this a four. My particular razor had a burr on the top plate. I tried using a very fine file to remove it, but it broke off, exposing the interior. This is a very small flaw, but I know it will eventually doom the razor. But, great handle, too. Highly recommended.
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Feather D-2
9/15/2017
Feather AS-D2 Stainless Safety Razor Love it, I used the D-1 for several years, best razor I ever had, it still looks brand new, and I shave every day, so I decided to try the D-2. This is for sure the best razor I have ever used. Anyone that has not tried a Stainless Feather, needs to ! And buy it from West Coast : )
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Still love it
9/15/2017
Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Safety Razor This was the first safety razor I bought a few years ago and I love it. It gives a much better shave than any of the disposible or electric razor I've ever used. The only time I cut myself was during the learning process when I made the mistake of using cheap blades. I've been using Feather blades ever since (actually I came here today to order more) and have never had a problem. I have one other three piece safety razor now that I bought for travel and it doesn't hold a candle to the 34C. The knurling on the handle makes a huge difference.
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Great razor
9/13/2017
Merkur 23C Long Handle Safety Razor I've had this razor a couple months now and am new to wet shaving. Never had a nick or cut. Great heft. Feels substantial, but not heavy. Well made.
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Merkur razor
9/12/2017
Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Safety Razor Fantastic razor. Heavy and glides through my heavy beard. Beats all plastic disposables.
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Merkur 34c
9/12/2017
Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Safety Razor I've used a lot of razors but non shaved as well as the 34c. In my opinion the best razor out there as far as performance, chrome finish is good but maybe not as good as Edwin Jagger's, but at its price point can not be beat in my humble opinion!
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Merkur 34c
9/12/2017
Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Safety Razor Sorta a bit early for me to review bc i am fairly new to this form of shaving. I've only tried Astra and Persona Platinum blades. They're both similar bladed in my opinion. As far as using this thing I love it. I mostly enjoy the understanding of proper technique and that I can really work at getting every hair stubble without massive irritation like using a cartridge style if at least three blades. The Merkur has good quality and heft and I find it to be mild with the blades I've used to far. As many have stated a great beginner razor.
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