Your most vicious rose?
Which do you consider to be your most viciously thorny rose, in terms of its ability to grab you and not let you go? There are roses with different kind of thorns and various degrees of 'thorniness' but I think the worst ones are the ones were the thorns are hooked and strategically spaced and combined with long floppy canes that seem to seek you and go after you whenever you pass by in grabbing distance from them.
Of all my roses I thing two Kordes roses are the most vicious. The older so called 'Kordesii' shrub/ climber 'Rosarium Uetersen' and the newer climber 'Jasmina' seem to have this kind of hooked thorns and an extreme skin and clothing search and destroy ability which makes them particularly mean and vicious. Both of them are very good, robust and healthy roses in my garden.
This year I have planted more climbing and rambling grabbing machines so I will have more to talk about next year..
I originally bought the face protector pictured in the link below to use when operating my petrol engined brush cutter but it has been usefully employed for vicious rose pruning also!
Here is a link that might be useful: Face protector