Razorock "Hawk" V3

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Hogie, Jun 10, 2022.

  1. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    I just got this razor and I have found my best razor! I am very impressed with it so far. I only have 2 shaves with it but, WOW! Used with a Guard blade or a Light blade I get zero feedback from the alum bar. Ride the Cap with this razor. I found it very easy to find the correct angle. Handle is very nice and short & very much to my liking. It is well balanced. I got super close with a 2-pass shave (WTG & ATG). I have ordered some Feather Professional and Super Professional blades to try.

    I got it in stainless and the price was not bad. Very good quality control. Nice fit and finish. Very positive lock of the blade so it doesn't move at all! Zero blade overhang so, it can be difficult removing the blade to clean. I simply held it under running water and the blade came right off. Just be careful and don't cut yourself or let the blade go down the drain. LOL

    You do have to handle the blade with this razor which doesn't bother me at all.

    I have found a new favorite! This razor is top of the pack! I HIGHLY recommend it!

    I got mine here:
    https://www.italianbarber.com/colle...ock-stainless-steel-hawk-single-edge-razor-v3

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  2. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer


    I love mine using a Feather Super Professional blade.
    Considering the price, it's a bargain in my book.

    tp
     
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  3. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    This is a good place to get a razor that doesn't require a second mortgage on the house like some places (Razor Emporium)

    Stainless for less than 70 bucks is unheard of.
     
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  4. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer


    Gonna get a second one just incase of accident, wear and tear or just plain loose one.
    It's that good to me.

    tp
     
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  5. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    I got the "Standard" head. I just ordered the "OC" (open comb) base plate for a bit more aggressive shave. I like open comb razors.

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  6. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer


    That's what I have.
    You'll love it.

    tp
     
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  7. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

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    Are there many (any) differences between v2 and v3?
    I have the Hawk V2 in blue aluminum.
    Does the extra width (compared to a DE) mess anyone else up? No cuts, but I've mistakenly swiped my ear lobe a few times. Guessing 30 years of muscle memory is working against me here.
     
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  8. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    I am not sure about the differences between the V2 & V3. But, I am impressed at how this razor can tame the Feather blades to the point of no aggression at all! REALLY smooth! This is why I have purchased the OC baseplate. There is also an "A" which is supposed to be the most aggressive. My "Standard" is very mild but, that still doesn't trump technique. I would not tell a beginner to try it. A beginner can easily cut themselves even with a gentle Gillette SS Flaretip.
     
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  9. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer


    I find my V3 gives me just as good of shave and with the open comb base plate and Feather Super Professional blade. I have a hair more blade feel, riding the cap eliminates that. Also if you have the aluminum V1 orV2 the stainless steel V3 is much heavier by far.

    tp
     
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  10. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    The Feather Professional blades came. I now have 3 packs of these (60 blades), one pack of Feather ProGuard, and one pack of Titan Light blades. I can use the guard & light blades in my Feather DX. I will use the Professional blades in my Hawk v3.

    Now, I am at a conundrum...which razor to use tomorrow? I was going to use the 1912 Star again because it was so nice today. But, I am tempted to try the Pro blades in the Hawk! That razor is SO nice to shave with! :D

    Yeah, I'm well stock for blades. LOL

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  11. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Hawk, hawk, hawk, hawk!!......

    Well I am biased, but the 1912 is a great razor.
    I used my V3 hawk with the FSP blade this morning.
    Just because.
    :)

    tp
     
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  12. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    YEP! The Feather Professional blades work well in the Hawk v3. Excellent shave this morning. It got me close enuff in one pass but, I decided to do a 2-pass shave just because. VERY nice! Did I say that I really like this razor?

    It's a Mitchell's Monday! Slick Wool Fat.

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  13. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    Glad you are enjoying it. Mine is not here right now, as it has been sent off for plating. You should give the Schick ProLine's a try...
     
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  14. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    Yes, I have found those and will try them after I run out. I also see that you have to b careful where you buy the Feather blades. I like to support Shave Nation but, he charges $8 more than anybody else! last time I buy there! Even Amazon sells the same blades for $16 (8 dollars less). Same with The Italian Barber who also sells same blades for $16. Then I found the Schick!
     
  15. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    The Open Comb base plate is out for delivery. I may have to use the Hawk tomorrow. :D
     
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  16. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    The Hawk was transformed into a monster with the open comb. I need a lighter touch than I gave today because it bit me 3 times! This is a heavy razor so, I let the weight do the work but, it needs a lighter touch with the open comb. If I am to use this open comb, I may have to switch to a light blade or the ProGuard blades. I will only use the Professional blades with the Standard head.

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  17. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    May I suggest, riding the cap.
    I love my Hawk V3OC with Feather Super pros.
    But it's not for everyone.
    Good luck!!
    tp
     
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  18. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    I had tried the Hawk with a ProGuard blade but, took it out after one pass and put the Professional blade back in. I did not like how the ProGuard blade felt in the Hawk. The Professional blades are right for this razor. I did ride the cap and had a MUCH better shave, I don't think I will go for the Super Professional blades. I plan on using this razor for a few days to a week to get comfy with how it shaves.

    The open comb base plate really steps up the aggression of this razor! I used the Bay Rum & Vanilla today but, will try with the MWF tomorrow. Photo shows the ProGuard blades but, I did remove that blade after one pass. Professional blade did the shave. WTG & ATG with some pickup on my neck. The Hawk is a keeper!

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  19. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    Going to try this tomorrow. MWF is slick!
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  20. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    I tried riding the cap with the open comb but, still too aggressive so, I switched back to the standard plate and had a very nice shave. The standard plate works very well with the Professional blades. I will have to try the OC with a light blade next. This is the first open comb that I cannot handle! I hope the light blades are better fit.
     
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