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Most Aggressive Shave Safety Razor

We think the Open Comb Muhle R41 is pretty aggressive. The design of the head allows for a large amount of blade exposure and a large blade gap- which all means there is going to be more blade touching your face. Team this safety razor with a Feather razor blade to really turn up the heat.

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Muhle R41 Double Edge Safety Razor, Open Comb
7/6/2017
Muhle R41 Double Edge Safety Razor, Open Comb My favorite razor. I shave my entire head every other day. The only thing is you have to be super careful. If you go too fast you will cut yourself. I was used to blowing through a shave in 5 minutes with a Proglide. But this definitely gives you the closest shave a any razor. Take the time and do it right.
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New Muhle R41
7/5/2017
Muhle R41 Double Edge Safety Razor, Open Comb I have the old version of this razor as well as some vintage Gillettes and a Muhle 89. I bought the older version of the R41 because the 89 and other razors were not going me the close shave I wanted. However, that R41 was very difficult to use due to what I (and other gentlemen on various shaving forums and reviews) believed to be excessive blade exposure. The new (since 2013, I'm late to the party). R41 has corrected much of what we did not like, while keeping the razor aggressive enough for BBS shaves with little effort.
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R41
5/13/2017
Muhle R41 Double Edge Safety Razor, Open Comb "I've heard a number of people complain about the handle. My question is why don't you change the handle D?_aa I did mine with a icon stainless steel it's a great grip. I love my R 41 it's great and deserves a great handle buy one on eBay for 21$
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Nice Progression from First DE Razor
5/3/2017
Muhle R41 Double Edge Safety Razor, Open Comb "My first DE razor was a Merkur 34C and I've shaved with it more or less daily for about 2 years. Prior to that was a Personna Twin. Both are excellent and I contend far better in every way to the plastic, expensive, drug store alternatives. I love my Merkur and have used (and reviewed here) a fairly wide swath of blades with it. But, when I travel or shave in the shower or every now and again use my Personna Twin, I get this secret knot in the pit of my stomach that tells me that I'm working too hard with my 34C and struggling to get the perfect shave that I want...so, I decided to try a "next" DE razor to see if it made a difference and I chose this one based on reviews.



It is quite noticeably different than the Merkur 34C. I think it is actually what I expected the Merkur to be like, scary and perhaps a bad idea. My first shave was a bit bloody, but more than that, I was surprised at how much my skin hurt afterward. Even though my brain said "less pressure", I think my hand thought it was still the Merkur.



But, 3 shaves later, not a scratch and no blood. I have to say that I get a MUCH closer shave with this Muhle. Now that I've adjusted to it, I see no reason not to use it as a daily shaver. It essentially what I wanted, it contrasts with the 34C and I get a closer shave with way less work and fewer passes than I had been expended. I'm glad it wasn't my first DE razor, though.



It's finished nicely and everything is good. I think that I actually like the handle and knurling on the Merkur better, but it's not important and because it's a 3 piece, I could always use a different handle if I wanted to, though I don't think I will. I'm using Astra blades which are my default, but I'll experiment a bit. The thing with this razor is that you know that there is a blade on your face, you can feel it quite clearly, which I never really did with the Merkur.



If it's what you want, I don't think you'll be disappointed. I'm happy and plan on sticking with it, though my Merkur isn't going anywhere and I could see some wisdom in a rotation, perhaps. Thanks WCS!
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R41 Review
5/2/2017
Muhle R41 Double Edge Safety Razor, Open Comb "West Coast shaving is an excellent company to deal with. There customer service is unsurpassed.



The R41- I was a little worried about it being so aggressive anxiety all the. I found this not to be true. I quickly learned that it is all about the angle of the blade. I get the closest shaves. Most of the time it is one pass with clean up and done. I had read that is the closest DE to a straight razor. I believe it. I have yet to cut myself with it or even get a razor burn.



I would recommend this razor to anyone looking at using an open comb razor.
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THIS is a Razor!
4/23/2017
Muhle R41 Double Edge Safety Razor, Open Comb "1st let me say WCS rules. I got this order second day after placing it on the website. That is the longest it ever takes. Sometimes I get my stuff the next day. Now the razor. I am a pretty easy reviewer, starting at five stars and looking for reasons to lower the review from there. The Muhle R41 shaves great and looks really nice, too. The things I've read in previous reviews were mostly confirmed. The handle can be a bit slippery compared to more heavily knurled handles like you find on most of the Merkurs (I sometimes use their 34C). It looks nice though; better chrome than the Merkur handle (that razor does have a better finish on the head). The head on the Muhle is very nicely chromed, even underneath. I knocked the 41 down to 4 stars because the cap has some flaws. They are miniscule and I only see them under very bright light that hits them at a certain angle. They aren't chips or scratches, more like little dents in the chrome. It's like the cap was dropped on a semi-smooth, but hard surface, like the concrete floor you might find in a garage, warehouse, or factory. They are right at the edge at the peak of the cap, above the hole for the tab on side of blades. The blemishes don't seem to affect the shave at all. The razor is as aggressive as advertised, but glides nicely if you have your technique down. Zero pressure and the right angle. I get BBS shaves with zero razor burn.
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Now, my all time favorite DE razor!
4/16/2017
Muhle R41 Double Edge Safety Razor, Open Comb "I own a Feather AS-D2, PAA Double open comb, Merkur 1906, Merkur 37C (slant) and the 34G. This R41 by far has produced the ABSOLUTE closest BBS shave and without irritation that I've ever experienced! Ever!!! It's comparable to my straight razors when it comes to BBS! I will say that the "fear factor" of this razor is totally unwarranted. Although it's NOT a razor for a beginner. This is an instrument for someone that's experienced with DE shaving and knows how to properly perform "facial follicle surgery" the proper way. Use a sharp sharp blade (Feather, Astra, Gillette blue etc...) and you won't be sorry. This razor cuts through thick stubble like a sharp samurai sword through water and does so comfortably. The audible feedback is really nice too. After I shave with this razor, I'm constantly feeling the smoothness of my face throughout the day and am just amazed at how the razor performs consistently. I'm just in awe at the closeness this razor takes me, while giving me a pleasant shave experience. YES I'd recommend this razor! In fact, I recommend you purchase two! One for now and one for 10 years from now in case it's ever discontinued or stolen!!! (lol).
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If you're careful, you will love it
12/24/2016
Muhle R41 Double Edge Safety Razor, Open Comb If you are coming from plastic razor land, there will be blood! If you treat it as a new experience and let the razor do it's job, you will be rewarded with a shave closer than you have, most likely, ever had. In my opinion, ans contrary to intuition, this razor works best with the sharpest blade you can find (Feather). No pressure, good prep and high quality soap or cream and a three pass would probably be good for two days for most folks.



I've only given it 3 bars for value because it is fairly expense and the handle is nothing to write home about. Buy one of the new WCS "classic" stainless handles to pair with this head. It makes it much easier to control.
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