Hi all! Im looking to buy a new saftey razor, a merkur. I really like how they look and seem made. Obviously, the gillettes are all discontinued* Im looking for a smooth close to the skin shave. Done my research and still cant decide. Im looking at the 11c, ( always wanted an open comb type), or the 41 c. I am aware of the slant bar, and reading how aggressive a shave it is, but its not for me. Want to keep it traditional. SO! any recommendations other than the 11c or 41 c? again, im looking to get a really super close shave... whats everyones opinion?
Currently, i am using a 50's style gillette super speed, blue tip i bought few years ago off ebay. i also have a gillette tech with bakelight handle, i got from an IAG military sight..was supposed to be used in Italy by the allies. I find wilkinsons sword blades, and gillette blades, 7 o clock are really aweseome blades too use. Bluebirds, walmart, shoprite, bend easy and dont shave as close. Ive always wanted to try a shaver, like howd they shave with in the 19teens-1930's...like the 11c, an open cob, but get a really aggressive close shave. The merkurs seem msot budget friendly and available..