Originally Posted by 6of1
What do you think of it? I'm considering the purchase of one, but only if it can replace my Merkur 12C with it.
I also own it along with the more forgiving Mühle Sophist DE razor (equivalent head wise to the more forgiving brother of the R41 called Mühle R89)
The R41 open tooth comb is also called a rake because it leaves trails of shaving soap/cream on your skin as you shave, sort of like a rake would do on a lawn
Mind you I'm still a DE rookie, started DE shaving in late August, but would add the R41 to my shaving den for the days where I have heavy 4-5-6 days beard growth. The R41 is excellent for this as it really shave closer to the skin, but it's not as forgiving as its brother, the R 89.
R41 gives me really close shaves and I think I'll wait another couple of months before it will be part of my daily routine to use it and it's not for early morning shaves at 05.30 AM where you're in a hurry.
It needs attention or I'll cut myself with it. A more skilled DE shaver should have no problems with this, as long as you stay focussed during the shave.
Look up R41 + rake + geofatboy on YouTube and you'll see a video of the skilled geofatboy DE shaver using the R41 in his video review of it. Of course he sells it, so he HAS to give it a rave review
But the Mühle R41 Tooth Comb is really an awesome DE razor, as are most of the Mühle/Edwin Jagger DE razors, if not all of them
And no, I'm not a Mühle reseller either - I just like high quality razors !!
I have it with this space saving excellent looking stand: