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Thanks for the write up, it's really interesting to see how our experiences vary. I'm still surprised people are finding the shave different depending on which side they use OC vs SB, for me they shave exactly the same, just with a different face feel... At least I think they did will have to try again, you lot make me doubt myselfWell, First impressions. Oh this looks interesting. Although the lines are simple, there is an elegance as well.
I agree with Andy views about the handle, I to was worried about it's grip level, especially with wet hands but the grip is very good on this fluted handle!
To be honest I love an open comb over a straight bar, every time. So The plan was simple, Shave one side with the open comb and the other with the straight bar.
Decided to go with James / Dr Watson's recommendation of a Feather blade with the following:
So for this test, I started with the Open Comb on the right side and followed with the SB on the left.
OC - Wow! now that is a noise I like a lot. With the feather blade I was expecting a fair amount of aggressiveness but found that was not the case. It was a mild to middle aggressive and very, very efficient. Razor glided lovely and the grip was solid and assuring. So much lather left behind, loved it.
SB - This is where I disagree with Andy. Started out well but very quickly I new it was no where as efficient as the OC but it wasn't a bad shave all the same.
Just for the laugh,
I cleaned my face of lather and compared the feel after just one pass, Left side - OC felt so good when compared to right side SB.
So, I said sod it and lathered up again but decided to just use to OC.
This cuts effortlessly and looks so good. The only other razor I could compare the OC to, is the Merker 41c with 1904 handle which I own but this razor is smaller and it's handle is much shorter. Never the less they are very similar but the Mulcuto OC sound is fantastic.
I really enjoyed the OC shave and yes I know the next one will be with the SB and I think I would prefare a Gillette blue platinum but we will see.
Yeah no worries, take as long as need with itIt would be nice to hold on to this for a short while to try a couple of things. How will it fare with the same blade with a few outings? How is it with some of my normal ' go to blades both new and a couple of hairs down the line? Time will tell.
Wow, a shocker of a shave!2nd outing yesterday and what a difference. Really not a good shave this time. I wonder why? I had 3 days growth, a tad less than before. I left the feather in so this was 2nd time for the blade. P&B spitfire soap and everything else prep wise was the same. Both SB and OC seemed to underperform on 1st pass. Could be me with the angles. 2nd pass got really rough though especially on jawline. Managed several weepers too which is unusual. Did a tentative 3rd pass and a little buffing but really lost interest by then. Massive feedback from the alum led me to the witch hazel, another thing I tend not to use any more. Hate it when feeling prickly feedback when rubbing hand against the grain post shave.
What can I say? What a difference. Will leave it until next week and go again with a different blade. I seem to be getting a thing these days about using new blades. See what happens.
Could be the blade but it was great first time out and then SO bad next time.. Not sure. Will try another. Maybe keep it next week then get it back to you. I see you can pick them up cheaply from the supplier on German fleabay. They go at around £12 - £15. They will ship to UK for €7Wow, a shocker of a shave!
I was previously unaware it was possible to get a rough shave out of the Mulcuto, getting weepers etc is very out of character... I'm thinking the blade was shot?
That's where I got the first one from and it arrived looking like a factory reject... Just something to be wary of.Could be the blade but it was great first time out and then SO bad next time.. Not sure. Will try another. Maybe keep it next week then get it back to you. I see you can pick them up cheaply from the supplier on German fleabay. They go at around £12 - £15. They will ship to UK for €7