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.
     
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  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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  10. Der Koenig

    Der Koenig Member

    O want to join with a 6c gunmetal. Quite dark compared to some YT reviews..
    I have gone from 1 to 4 but am thinking of backing up to #3 for 30 days.
     
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  11. Der Koenig

    Der Koenig Member

    Ok, so I have now settled for 6c with #4 Astra sp and TOBS almond. I use alum and Nivea senitive balm. 3 shaves wtg wtg. Minor irritation and neck is getting better. (Had some bumps). Only do 3 shaves with blades. The Astra feels great shave three but will stretch that later..
     
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  12. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    I'm usually a three and out guy on blades. I've gotten seven, but that is unusual.
     
  13. Der Koenig

    Der Koenig Member

    Yeah I want to keep things as equal as possible for now but 3 feels good even after this.
     
  14. Terry Williams

    Terry Williams Well-Known Member

    I try to get about 4 shaves per blade, but stop when it doesn’t feel good anymore. Blades are cheap, I think.
     
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  15. Rhody

    Rhody Active Member

    Looks like the 6s and c are back in stock in case anyone needs enabling.
     
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  16. Puma

    Puma Well-Known Member

    Yup. I guess the molds have been cleaned and polished, and all maintenance is done. On top of that, there is a 20% off code (VDAY20) during February, if anyone needs some additional enabling. I should have my 6S tomorrow.
     
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  17. Puma

    Puma Well-Known Member

    It looks like the 20% off code has expired.
     
  18. jeraldgordon

    jeraldgordon TSD's Mascot

    I’m a little late to the club! I’ve recently received a Rockwell 6S Stainless. Still wringing out the Timeless Bronze so haven’t tried it yet! Next week...
     
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  19. Slipperyjoe

    Slipperyjoe Rusty Metal Tetanus

    I just got a chrome version and it's really good so far. I heard the Timeless and Rockwell shaved similarly...
     
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  20. Rhody

    Rhody Active Member

    it depends. ymmv of course. its hard to compare the timeless models to the rockwell. i havent done a side by side. there are many variables including what rockwell plate and which timeless and if its the oc or not.
     

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