Le Coq Open Comb Extreme

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Le Coq Open Comb Extreme

Post by brothers » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:39 pm

Here's another French razor that looks spectacular. I was excited to find it, because it's got a great 1930's Art Deco style. I was looking forward to the first shave, but am not looking forward to a second, or any other! This bad boy will go toe to toe with the Muhle toothcomb R41 any day, and will equal or exceed the blood factor easily. As you can see, the blade is just hanging out there, ready to remove anything in its path, including but not limited to whiskers! Real pretty to look at, though, and I am glad I have it, for aesthetic reasons, only. Without further discussion, I'm happy to introduce the razor I call the Le Coq Open Comb Extreme. (Le Coq is French for "The Rooster")

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Post by ShadowsDad » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:06 pm

The second of 2 very interesting razors you've posted not very far apart in time. Hey, I'd have to give it a shot too!

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Post by gil3591 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:46 pm

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Post by SharpSpine » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:48 pm

That is one nice looking razor. Where are you finding these French beauties at?

Not to step on any toes, but is this really an open comb since all the teeth are connected by a solid bar after they wrap around? It makes me think of an extreme version of the Gem 1912 closed combs.
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Post by brothers » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:14 pm

I go to a lot of estate sales and flea markets. I don't know about any official rules for what we call stuff. :lol: Meanwhile, if anybody can get lucky and determine what the manufacturer's official designation was, I'd be very appreciative!
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Post by slantman » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:19 pm

It looks more like a weapon then a razor. Makes the R41 look gentle.

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Post by franz » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:16 am

Really interesting design. So what if it thirsts for blood?

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Post by scareyourpassenger » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:23 am

slantman wrote:It looks more like a weapon then a razor. Makes the R41 look gentle.
I dunno, I bet the blade exposure isn't that bad.

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Post by OtherMoe » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:48 am

These razors are all so beautiful, but if they shave like an R41 or Fatip, I know they won't work for me. Very nice razors, thanks for sharing.
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Post by brothers » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:59 am

Surprisingly, the Leresche shaves quite well and not overly aggressive. The safety bar is positioned in such a way that even though there's a gap between the blade and the guard bar, the angle is remarkably effective. The two times I've shaved with the Leresche, I've been getting close, smooth, and comfortable shaves. Quite nice actually.
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Post by SharpSpine » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:14 am

brothers wrote:I go to a lot of estate sales and flea markets. I don't know about any official rules for what we call stuff. :lol: Meanwhile, if anybody can get lucky and determine what the manufacturer's official designation was, I'd be very appreciative!
While open comb vs closed comb is pretty self-explanatory this razor definitely finds a middle ground and is a hybrid. The bar that joins the teeth looks to be so far wrapped under that it wouldn't touch the skin thus giving the effect of an open comb where the teeth are touching the skin. So technically one, while shaving like the other???
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