View Full Version : Is there an Open Comb Adjustable DE Razor?
07-31-2008, 08:35 PM
Did Gillette ever make an open comb adjustable razor? Merkur? Or any brand?
07-31-2008, 11:26 PM
I don't believe either Merkur or Gillette ever made an open comb adjustable. Gillette didn't start making adjustables until the mid to late '50s, by which time they had long abandoned open combs. I have never see or heard of an open comb adjustable model from Merkur either. As for other companies, it is possible. However, the other two companies I know of that make new DE razors are Parker and Weishi, and neither are known for the high manufacturing standards that would be necessary for a good adjustable mechanism.
08-01-2008, 05:53 AM
There is the rare and elusive Open Comb Adjustable Slant. OK, just kidding!
08-01-2008, 07:44 PM
The conclusion seems to be negative. :frown:
08-01-2008, 08:08 PM
open comb adjustable slant ? those are for removing skin layers, right ?
08-02-2008, 09:10 AM
The Gillette open combs were advertised as being adjustable. They didn't have numbers so it was done by tightening or loosening the head by 1/8th of a turn. Let me steal a page of instruction for an 1907 Old Type from Mr_Razor.
08-02-2008, 05:28 PM
If attempting to shave with an "old type" adjusted by not having it quite tightened down, remember that the old style blades that the razor was originally made to use were much thicker and would have provided more spring tension when the razor was not tightened down snug.
Using a modern thinner blade and not screwing the razor down snug may be a bit trickey. I wouldn't be surprised to find it loosening up with, perhaps, somewhat bloody results.
In my experience, the Gillette "old type" razor delivers a pretty aggressive shave with modern blades even when it's screwed down tight. I believe I'll leave the results of any such "adjustment" to conjecture, thank you. :rolleyes:
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