I just had my first shave with a Cadet open comb (Robusto) and let me tell you, this is one aggressive razor, really almost like a straight. I also have two Joris/Plisson OC and a Fatip OC, and the Cadet is by far the most aggressive. It gave me a BBS in two passes (WTG and XTG) and a few weepers on the ATG pass. I put a heavier barber pole handle on it as well, and used an Astra blade. I'll try different blades. My guess is that if you can get your technique down with the Cadet, everything else will be a walk in the park! Of course, YMMV. And remember, no pressure!