Cobra Classic vs. Muhle R41 Toothcomb

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Post by fallingwickets » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:58 am

P.S. How do you decide what blade to use? They arent exactly inexpensive. Thanks in advance...i'm still a noob here when it comes to razors and blades

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Post by brothers » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:06 am

Clive, I remember reading an informative thread on the suject of the best blade option for the Cobra, here or elsewhere, quite some time ago. My plan is to go out and try to find that old thread before I buy.
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Post by fallingwickets » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:39 am

Thanks Gary
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Post by brothers » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:41 am

Clive, if you find it before I do, please let me know, and I'll do the same if I find it.
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Post by brothers » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:06 am

Clive, there is a pretty good discussion of the variety of Feather blades in this SMF thread. http://www.shavemyface.com/forum/viewto ... ight=cobra

Regarding the blades, if Feather Pro blades are your choice, Italian Barber has them for $15 a pack. Classic sells the Pro for $24 a pack. If I go that route, I can get 3 packs from IB for the price of 2 at Classic.
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Post by fallingwickets » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:41 am

Gary, thank you very much. I'm sure i will not be the only here appreciating your search skilz

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Post by Tye » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:00 am

I gotta stop reading this thread. I'm getting the Cobra bug now.

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Post by BullGoose » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:42 am

fallingwickets wrote:P.S. How do you decide what blade to use? They arent exactly inexpensive. Thanks in advance...i'm still a noob here when it comes to razors and blades

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Clive...the thing about the Feather Professional Blades is you get twice as many shaves as a regular DE blade (I get 10 very comfortable shaves from a Feather Professional Blade). The Cobra comes with a 20 pack of Feather Professional blades so, you will be set for awhile.
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Post by slantman » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:00 am

BullGoose wrote:
fallingwickets wrote:P.S. How do you decide what blade to use? They arent exactly inexpensive. Thanks in advance...i'm still a noob here when it comes to razors and blades

clive
Clive...the thing about the Feather Professional Blades is you get twice as many shaves as a regular DE blade (I get 10 very comfortable shaves from a Feather Professional Blade). The Cobra comes with a 20 pack of Feather Professional blades so, you will be set for awhile.
I agree with Phil. Some guys have gotten as much as 15 shaves out of the Feather Pro. I get 10 very comfortable shaves and the Cobra cuts very close without irritation.

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Post by BullGoose » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:07 am

fallingwickets wrote:Phil, why dont you sell it?????? Are you planning to???? Sheesh man, get with the programme

:lol: :lol:

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I wish. :( It is made exclusively for Classic Shaving and they do not wholesale it. I do sell the blades though. :lol:
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Post by ShadowsDad » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:15 pm

Hmmm, just curious. It's been 40 years since I used an injector razor and basically the Cobra is an injector, yes?

Anyway, I'm currently noticing that the SE Feather I use in my Valet gives me far more shaves than I get from a DE Feather. I get 2 good shaves from their DE blade, and right now I have 5 shaves on the current SE blade.

Does the Cobra have a more slicing angle, similar to a SE razor? Or more of a scraping angle similar to a DE?
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Post by slantman » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:59 pm

ShadowsDad wrote:Hmmm, just curious. It's been 40 years since I used an injector razor and basically the Cobra is an injector, yes?

Anyway, I'm currently noticing that the SE Feather I use in my Valet gives me far more shaves than I get from a DE Feather. I get 2 good shaves from their DE blade, and right now I have 5 shaves on the current SE blade.

Does the Cobra have a more slicing angle, similar to a SE razor? Or more of a scraping angle similar to a DE?
More of a slicing angle. The Cobra doesn't load like a regular injector. It has a lever that releases the bottom half of the head. The blade is loaded manually. Also the Feather & Kai blades are longer then a standard injector blade and much sharper. I easily get 10 shaves out of one blade. Some guys up to 15 but that might be pushing it.

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Post by ShadowsDad » Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:17 pm

Thanks. I have a theory about why SE and now the Cobras blades last longer. Your info fits right into it.
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Post by fallingwickets » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:04 am

Nothing 'feather' works for me....I must be jinxed :D

Thanks to all the gents here for sharing your knowledge with me

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Post by itsmedave » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:29 pm

I have acquired one. Can't wait to try it out!!

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Post by BullGoose » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:35 pm

itsmedave wrote:I have acquired one. Can't wait to try it out!!
Congratulations...let us know how it works for you.
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Post by AFG » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:34 am

There's a good video on You Tube on this razor. Sorry for the lack of a link but you can easily find it by doing a search under Cobra Classic razor. The guy describes it as a hybrid between a straight and a DE. I have too many razors now but have been tempted to try it. Might be the closest I'll come to using a straight. I'm impressed how easily it seemed to shave a heavy beard growth. I'm afraid I'll like it and then what am I going to do with all the nice DEs I have accumulated?
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Post by brothers » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:26 am

Al, here's the link to the YouTube video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwzA5Q9M2F8
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Post by itsmedave » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:22 pm

BullGoose wrote:
itsmedave wrote:I have acquired one. Can't wait to try it out!!
Congratulations...let us know how it works for you.
I was lucky. The same fella who sold me the Cobra also had one of my last two razors I'd like to try as well, a Schick Adjustable Injector. I can't wait to try both of them out. Now all I need is an OC TTO Gillette and I'm golden

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Post by BullGoose » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:16 pm

itsmedave wrote: Now all I need is an OC TTO Gillette and I'm golden
For now Dave. For now. :D
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