So having worked my way through the amazing ever expanding double edge razor sampler pack, it's time to start thining the herd so I can focus on a few favorites. I don't NEED more than one 3-piece open comb, but I like them all! Which one to keep? Oh the (first world) problems RAD has caused me! I leaned slightly in favor of the New or New Improved over the Old Type already, so this morning I staged a little open comb shave off in my bathroom.
Fresh out of the shower with the bathroom all steamed up and a nice layer of lather on my head and face I grabbed one in each hand and started alternating passes on alternate sides of my head. I tried them both every which way, switching hands. each on every part of my face and head, WTG, XTG, ATG, J-hooking. To be honest both felt great! I even threw in the OLD Type in for a few cameo passes toward the end, and it was good too! The New Improved was slightly smoother, but that's not to say the New isn't smooth. It is. When the lather had setled I got an equally good BBS shave from each. With a very slight preference for the New Improved, I consider my results inconclusive, well within the margin of error, which means I'm calling a tie! They will both survive to fight another round!