Razorock "Hawk" V3

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

  1. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    I bought them on Amazon. Happy to send you the 19 I have left if you want to give them a try.
     
  2. jaro

    jaro Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the info...
     
  3. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

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  4. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    FYI...
    IF, IF, IF....
    you're inclined to use a Feather Super Professional blade.
    These blades, are from my understanding, wider from front to back.
    This makes the blade more exposed.
    This will make the razor seem more aggressive.
    I highly recommend riding the cap.
    Otherwise a rough shave will be the result.
    The Feather super Professional blades are all I use in my artist razors.
    After trying most if not all other blades for my artist razors I own.
    I've settled on these blades.
    My two cents...


    tp
     
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  5. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    I thought this was the case after installing it, but when placed side by side with a KAI Mild, they seem identical in dimensions. I understand the main differences with the Feathers are bevel angle? On another note, seem to only get a couple of shaves out of the KAI's, had to change it mid-shave after two full ones.
     
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  6. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Well I never have used a micrometer on them so I can't prove it It's dimensions compared to other blades. But the Feather site seems to imply that blade exposure is greater.
    But I get 2 full shaves head and face with the FSP blade.

    feather.co.jp/en/bh_Products/professional.html


    tp
     
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  7. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    Maybe the difference is the placement of the holes? If they are closer to the back of the blade, it would sit further forward. Could be a very slight difference?
     
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  8. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    After looking around online.
    I found that the blades in question are normally 8mm x 50 mm.
    I was able to get specs on the Feather blades and the KAI blades.
    Now the Feather Super Professional blades specifications are 8.2mm x 50 mm.
    FYI.

    tp
     
  9. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    I got a very nice shave with the Hawk open comb and a mild blade. This is a first for me! No cuts, nicks, or weepers!

    Razor - Hawk v3 with open comb base plate
    Blade - Captain Titan Mild (2)
    Soap - Sir Hare Classic Barber
    Brush - Simpson Trafalgar T3
    Pre-shave - Proraso Blue
    Thayers toner & Proraso balm

    I was a bit apprehensive going into the shave using an un-guarded blade but, it turned out to be very nice. I rode the cap and this is what was needed. I simply did not have the correct angle before. I may try a Professional blade next! 3-pass shave WTG, ATG, XTG with minimal cleanup. Alum bar gave almost no feedback. Very light touch & ride the cap works!

    I also used a lighter coat of cream so,I could see what I was doing. Slow going. This blade is wider but, that doesn't mean you need to shave more faster! Easy does it!

    I think I have tamed this beast! :)

    I hope you all have a pleasant shave today!

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  10. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    Weekends are for the Hawk! Nice Saturday shave!

    Razor - Razorock Hawk v3 standard base plate with Professional blade (2)
    Soap - Mudder Focker cream
    Pre-shave - TOBS Herbal Gel
    Brush - Simpson T2 Trafalgar
    Post-shave - Thayers Toner with Witch Hazel & Aloe
    Geo F Trumper Sandalwood Skin Food
    A/S Pinaud Clubman

    Very pleasant 3 pass shave with no cleanups. WTG, ATG, XTG. I did manage to nick my chin! Alum bar stopped leak and gave minimal feedback. The shave with the Hawk is always pleasant. Nice heft to this razor.

    I am sore today but, off to a Music Jam BBQ with friends. Geetar time!
    I hope all you guys stay cool!

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  11. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    Weekend Hawk shaves. This Sunday shave was excellent! I tried my newest soap from TOBS, Peppermint. Cooling to the face. I like peppermint! I use the small spoon to measure amount for shave.

    I discovered that my watch had stopped! Automatic Seiko 5 will stop if you don't wear for a day. I wore my solar Seiko yesterday.

    Razor - Hawk v3 with Feather Professional blade (3)
    Soap - TOBS "Peppermint"
    Brusg - Simpson T2 Trafalgar
    Proraso "Blue" pre-shave cream
    Thayers Toner
    Geo F Trumper Skinfood

    Showered and used cool water to shave. Peppermint works well with the Proraso Blue and cools the face. 3-pass shave left me nice and smooth. As if I needed another soap but, I really did not have any mentholated soaps and now I have 2. Just in time for summer! :cool:

    WTG, ATG, XTG with no cuts, nicks, or weepers! Alum bar gave minimal feedback.

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  12. Hogie

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  13. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    Another excellent shave with the Hawk v3 and a fresh Feather Professional blade

    Hawk v3
    Feather Professional fresh blade
    Proraso "Blue" pre-shave
    Proraso "Green" Menthol soap lathered with cold water on the brush (no blooming)
    Simpson "Commodore" brush
    Thayers Toner with Witch Hazel & Aloe
    Dab of Geo F Trumper "Skin Food"
    Pinaud "Clubman" Vanilla

    Pleasant cool shave with the menthol Proraso. I may add a dab of Peppermint to the mix tomorrow. I don't bloom the Proraso but, rather, simply load the brush with cold water and commence to whisking to load it with the soap. This seems to work well. Nice lather that I didn't have to add much water to. Cooling for the face! WTG, ATG, and a bit of cleanup delivered a BBS shave. Alum bar gave no feedback. No cuts, nicks, or weepers! The Hawk is my fav modern single edge razor.

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  14. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    Hogie, do you have other plates for your V3 Hawk. The OC plate others claim is the most aggressive and others are content with the regular and the A plate. I use the Feather Professional blade and they work the best in my Yaqi Excalibur and the Schick Proline are also good. Looks like your enjoying the well made Razorock V3 Hawk !
     
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  15. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    I have the open comb base plate but, it's too aggressive for me! I use it with the ProGuard blades. Maybe I will use that one tomorrow.
     
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  16. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    I took a day off and let the beard grow for 2 days. Today was the Hawk v3 open comb and I think I have this razor tamed! Rode the cap with zero pressure and got the nicest shave so far with the Hawk v3 open comb!

    Hawk v3 with open comb base plate
    Captain Titan Mild blade (1st)
    Proraso Blue pre-shave cream
    Chiseled Face "Ghost Town Barber" soap
    Thayers toner & Geo F Trumper Skin Food (tiny dab - a little goes a LONG way)
    Clubman Pinaud reserve "Whisky Woods" AS

    Cold water face wash and cold water for the lather. The open comb was very nice today and gave me a super close shave. I may have to wait another 2 days to shave again! 3-pass shave with no cleanup. BBS shave! I could have even stopped at 1 pass! VERY pleasant shave. Alum bar gave zero feedback. This is my first shave with the open comb where I got no cuts, nicks, or weepers! No irritation at all! I have this one dialed in and now need to try it with a Feather Professional blade. (soon) I will use up this mild blade first.

    I hope all have just as pleasant a shave today!

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  17. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    I tried a Professional blade in the Hawk today. It bit me at least 4 times! Back to the standard plate!
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