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Closed Comb Razors

Closed Comb (aka Straight Bar or Safety Bar) DE safety razors have a plate that sits between the razor and your skin.

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Feather AS-D2: the best razor, the best shave
5/29/2017
Feather AS-D2 Stainless Safety Razor My kids gave me my Feather AS-D2 for my Xmas Eve birthday end of '16. There is no question that I'm getting the best shave of my life. High-quality products truly make a difference--my Feather razor, my Art of Shaving badger brush, and my Cella shaving soap are all five stars with me. My favorite blades are Feather, Wilkinson, Pro-Silver, Crystal, and the Personnas, in no particular order. After every shave, I feel like I just got out of my barber's chair. For the first time in my life I'm comfortable with shaving every other day, after years of twice-a-week shaves.
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First Open Comb Safety
5/26/2017
Ok, so this is my first try with an open comb safety. I've been wet shaving for about 3 months now, kind of started in reverse order. First used a Feather Artist Club SS, then a full hollow straight, a quarter hollow straight, a closed comb safety, and now this. Tried it out just now with the most mild blade I have (Lord), and it feels very close to the full hollow straight. Getting used to the thinness of the edge and the slight flex is a learning curve, but don't rush and resist the urge to apply pressure and all will be good. I got the cleanest shave this side of using a straight. Heavy, thick handle was easy to keep a grip and felt sure in my hand. After the shave, I set the razor down and accidentally brushed the back of my finger against the edge and got a nice reminder underneath a band-aid: this is no toy and will command my respect. Lesson learned but I can look forward to some really quality shaves.
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Great Razor ... Great Company
5/26/2017
<a href="http://www.westcoastshaving.com/p/3900-El-Capitan-CNC-Safety-Razor.aspx">El Capitan CNC Safety Razor</a> I love this razor. I have many but my go to has always been my Merkur 34C. That has changed. This razor is fantastic ... and for THIS price!. Right after I ordered my razor they had a promotion to get a free case with a razor purchase. My razor had already shipped BUT they were very accommodating to get me the case.
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Surprisingly Effective Razor!
5/25/2017
I just completed my first shave with this razor, and I will admit that I was very pleasantly surprised. My other daily razors are the Merkur 23C (closed comb) and Merkur 25C (open comb), and the WCS 38WS outperformed them both in terms of closeness of the shave. The WCS 38WS is noticeably heavier than the Merkur razors, due to the more massive guardbar component (the underside of the razor that holds the blade in place against the loadbar (the top of the razor that comprises the open- or closed-comb function). Although the distance in between the razor blade and the guard bar is similar when comparing the WCS38WS to the Merkur 23C, it seems as though the angle of the blade is slightly more aggressive, allowing for closer contact with the skin. This results in a closer shave with less effort. (The Merkur 25C is disappointing in this regard. In spite of the claims that an open-comb razor is more aggressive than a closed-comb razor, the clearance distance between the blade and the guardbar is negligible. It is difficult to get a closeness of shave that rivals a straight razor shave with the 25C.)



The bonus is that the WCS 38WS is about half the cost of either of the Merkur razors, and yet the closeness of shave comes close to that of a straight razor. We'll see, over time, how well the construction of the razor holds up, but my initial sentiment is extremely positive. Well done, West Coast Shaving!
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love it
5/25/2017
This is the first safety razor i've ever used. I pretty much stopped using regular cartridge razors before this because no matter what precautions and care I took, I would ALWAYS get razor burn. When I'd shave, it would be the low setting on my clippers. Anyway, I decided I wanted to be clean shaven again, so I did my research and bought this razor since safety razors boasted a close shave with less irritation. And it's true. Granted, I'm still getting used to using it, but my irritation is much less if it happens at all.



Used the free astro razors that I was offered on this site and it glide smoothly and shaves close. The handle is beautiful and looks like the picture. Good weight to it as well, so I just let the weight do the work. I also don't have a problem getting the small hairs under my nose. just take a bit of care and angling to get them. Best razor i've owned.
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Outstanding!
5/24/2017
Love this razor. The heft does the work for you. Wish I had bought this years sooner.
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Smooth!
5/24/2017
When I opened the box I knew this was going to be nice. It's like driving a Ferrari around your face! It holds the blade at the precise angle for a perfect shave, the weight of it is good and balanced. I found the handle a little slick, but I've gotten used to it. The head is very smooth and it just glides right across your face, even after 2 days growth. I highly recommend this razor, I didn't know what I was missing until I used this one!
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Superb Razor
5/23/2017
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