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#2
Great post TSE! I'm hoping to get on the list soon, so it was quite timely.

If you see this request, would you please make it a point to compare the open comb versus the closed comb models? I'm interested in your take on the differences.

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#3

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SE designs from Wolfman? Say no more. I'm in. Very, very in.

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#4
onethinline when I heard about the slants and the SE, I was really intrigued. I've been wanting to try SE for a while, so this might be the best entry point for me. And if James could pull off a slant that can compete with the ATT slants (which are my favorite so far and of impeccable quality), I'd be very impressed.

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#5

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(03-03-2016, 07:39 AM)NeoXerxes Wrote: onethinline when I heard about the slants and the SE, I was really intrigued. I've been wanting to try SE for a while, so this might be the best entry point for me. And if James could pull off a slant that can compete with the ATT slants (which are my favorite so far and of impeccable quality), I'd be very impressed.

If you like slant designs, you may be susceptible to the lure of SE razors! Reason being, my guess is the bigger virtue of a slant razor isn't the shearing angle of the blade, but the fact that that thin DE metal gets torqued, thus adding rigidity. For me (and, from what I gather, other guys with coarse whiskers and sensitive skin), rigidity means much less blade chatter, thus smoother shaves and less irritation.

It's worth finding a good-condition vintage injector, or a GEM 1912 maybe, since they're inexpensive on eBay and such, and the blades are still easy to get. As I use SE razors more, I feel like it's an unassuming little secret of our wet shaving world with its plethora of Gillettes and all they inspired: SE may well have been better all along!

(Oh and it's worth saying I love my Wolfman OC. I get steady, smooth, effective shaves from it. And I notice it really clamps down on the blade, and quite close to both cutting edges. Nice and rigid. Hm. I'm noticing a theme here...) Cool

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#6
Interesting points onethinline, I didn't realize that what I liked was the rigidity aspect (yet another reason to get a Wolfman). Makes sense though, since I usually get a smoother shave and less irritation from a slant.

I figure if I finally get on the list, and if those two products are released, I might as well just get the Wolfman slant, SE, and normal DE all at once. I don't like having multiple razors of each type so I'd sell either the Wolfman slant or the ATT slant, whichever loses a head to head test.

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An exciting plan, sir. :-) Though to be fair, I can't say whether it's the rigidity or the shearing angle (or both) that works best for you in a slant razor. I can only offer my own thoughts and theories about slants, and blade rigidity, and such. I'd think the shearing action of the blade does add to the overall effectiveness, too.

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#8
Well it makes sense to me. I've heard one of the big selling points of the Wolfman is the blade rigidity due to the design that grips the blade very tightly. Even if it doesn't help tremendously, it can't hurt Tongue.

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#9

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Austin, TX
NeoXerxes , per onethinline 's comments, my favorite DE razors all have a mechanism to secure the blade in such a way that minimizes blade chatter. The Wolfman razors in particular are great at eliminating the same.

I have over the past year been a little biased to OC razors in general. However, I do have both a Wolfman OC as well as SB razor and would have to say the performance and face feel are very similar between the two.

I believe this is due to both the design of the OC comb as well as the somewhat unique torque/blade angle that James incorporates in his razors.

If you have other specific questions, I will happily do a double click and provide additional info but the net is that they are both great but not a huge delta between the two in performance from my experience. The OC does get the nod if you are fighting a multi-day beard but as a daily driver, you can't go wrong with either.

Note: both mine are at the standard blade gap as well.

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San Francisco
Indeed my Wolfman OC is the standard blade gap, and I've never felt it was too timid in mowing down whiskers. To the contrary, it's smooth and efficient!

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