Rockwell Owners Adjustable Razors Club (ROARC)

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by tuxxdk, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Str8 Shaver

    Str8 Shaver Well-Known Member

    Prep - Hot towel
    Pre shave - Prep
    Razor – ‘The Rock’ (Rockwell 6S – #3)
    Blade – Gillette Silver Blue
    Brush - 'Papa Chub' (Chubby 3 Manchurian)
    Soap – Mike's Natural
    Post - Cold water rinse / Chatillon Lux: Bon Vivant Post Shave Toner

    ‘The Rock’/GSB gave a sublime performance with Mike's Natural, the 1st soap that opened my eyes to the fact that not all soaps are equal... LOVE IT!
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  2. capsfanx

    capsfanx Well-Known Member

    Figured I would dig up an old thread. I recently purchased a used 6C. Tried all the plates and really like R4 for everyday shaving 5 or 6 if I just want to have an aggressive shave. I really like this razor. So I then stumbled on a good buy a few days ago for a 6S. Going to try for the first time tomorrow morning. I know they are basically the same razor but I can tell a we get difference with the 6S and think I will like that better.

    I am still fairly new to this scene, but thought the 6S was offered in standard color and Gunmetal just as the 6C is now. I’ve seen photos of 6S that are fairly dark and was assuming that was the Gunmetal finish. The seller posted some pics, but they were not that great. I asked him and he said it was definitely Gunmetal finish, but it definitely looks like the lighter version to me. My 6C is Gunmetal which doesn’t seem that dark either though, so idk.

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  3. AverageJoe

    AverageJoe Member

    There is only one "finish" on the 6S models. The variation in color is due to the molds needing to be cleaned and possibly a slightly different steel mixture. The gunmetal 6Cs are also a bit light. For some reason they were unable to get them really dark even though they tried.
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  4. capsfanx

    capsfanx Well-Known Member

    Gotcha. Thanks for the info.

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  5. Puma

    Puma Well-Known Member

    Like @AverageJoe said, one finish on the 6s and it is not a coating, but rather just the natural stainless steel with, I believe, a bead blast finish.
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  6. capsfanx

    capsfanx Well-Known Member

    Gotcha. I just kept seeing really dark ones. Thought I had seen a choice of two on the Rockwell site a few months ago, but I guess I didn’t. Was hoping it was the dark ones I had seen. Anyway, used it this morning and was very pleased. I liked the heavier 6S over the 6C.

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  7. tuxxdk

    tuxxdk International Penguin of Mystery

    The V1 looked darker, perhaps that's the one you've seen?

    Also keep in mind, that various photography techniques than render the presentation darker or lighter than it appears in real life.
  8. Puma

    Puma Well-Known Member

    That's true. The first version (v1) was a different finish. It was still natural, uncoated metal, but some surfaces were not bead blasted, so the cap, base plate, and handle didn't all match. The ones that came later have the blasted finish, which has a more satin look, on all of the parts.
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  9. capsfanx

    capsfanx Well-Known Member

    Explains why I was seeing different ones then. End of the day the color doesn’t effect how it shaves, so no big deal.

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    Last edited: Nov 14, 2017
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