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    Default Which Gillette open comb?

    Is there a Gillette open comb head that's comparable to the Merkur 11c/12c head?
    I have my sights set on one of Cooncatbob's wonderful razors, but I found that the SS head is too mild for me, so it must be an open comb. Please, no dicussions on the merits of new vs. vintage or Merkur vs Gillette; the 11c is a razor I use a lot, so its head is my benchmark here.
    Thanks for your input!

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    Gillete "New style" Long Comb is a great shaving open comb head. I got a replated one from Bob when I ordered my Bull Mastiff XL. It is my favorite open comb. But you also can't go wrong with an Old Type.
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    Based on looks alone, the long comb would be my chioce. How does it rate in aggressiveness compared to an 11c (or Slant or Futur)?

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    I'd suggest a 1921 Gillette New Improved "Big Fellow"......

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    I use the Long Comb as a daily shaver along with my Hoffritz Slant and I find them about equal when using the same blade. I do get a different shave when using the Slant but to me it's not any more or less aggressive than the Long Comb.
    -Chris-
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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdeye View Post
    i'd suggest a 1921 gillette new improved "big fellow"......
    +1!!
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