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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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Most Aggressive Shave Safety Razor Reviews
As close a shave as I want
Muhle R41 Double Edge Safety Razor, Open Comb Ok, I’m an idiot. Anyways I bought this to see what all the kerfuffle was about and now I know. I bought the one with the long handle, which I recommend. I got a few small bleeders even when using it carefully at first. To reduce this, I now do a first pass with a merkur 34c because the muhle was tugging. Than I switch to the muhle. Finding the right blade (hint: not a feather) is a little tricky. A consistent blade angle is much more important than a more forgiving razor. Once you get the hang of it it’s not anymore difficult than another razor AS LONG AS YOU KEEP PAYING ATTENTION. The shave is fabulous. Glad I bought it.
Muhle R41 Double Edge Safety Razor, Open Comb I've been shaving my head my whole life and just used the beast for the first time. This was by far hands down without question the best shave I have EVER had. Paired with a feather razor and some Taylor of old bond street and I have never had such a great feeling therapeutic and effortless shave. Everyone is right though probably not a good ideafor a novice especially with a feather in it but I can't describe how awesome this thing really is!!!!!!
Muhle R41 from 2011
Muhle R41 Double Edge Safety Razor, Open Comb I revisited the R41, with Persona Reds and tallow based soap. It does VERY well, and I compared to Merkur 38C. R41 gets closer with fewer passes. However, it takes skill. It is not for beginners, but once technique is refined; it is a GREAT close smooth shave!!
Muhle R41 Double Edge Safety Razor, Open Comb
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.
New Muhle R41
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.
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$
Nice Progression from First DE Razor
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, 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!
R41 Review
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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