Rockwell 6, gap, shopping?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Leclec13, May 8, 2019.

  1. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    i thought I was dead set on next purchase a Rockwell 6S/C

    Well today I pulled out the slim adjustable and got a spectacular shave @8 and 9

    Which led to some research

    The adjustable slim blade gap
    @ 8 is 1.04mm
    @9 is 1.14 mm

    The Rockwell 6 with plate 6 is .79mm

    Granted blade gap is not everything.

    If I like the higher setting on adjustable will I like the Rockwell 6S?
    How does Gillette slim adjustable compare to the Rockwell 6S?
    I kinda feel it’s a waste if only use the 5/6 plate on the Rockwell.

    Any other modern razors I should be considering, under $80?
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  2. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Fatip grande

    Mine isn't finished very well, but it shaves very fine. No one complains about the fatip being too mild.
    And they cost little, made of brass so it won't corrode.
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  3. cliffb599

    cliffb599 Well-Known Member


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  4. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    Are all fat tips grande and piccolo brass with chrome plating? Is it only the special edition that is open comb on one side?

    . I understand the r41 is Zamak with plating ? Open comb both sides?
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  5. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    As far as i know they are brass covered by whatever finish selected, mine is dark chrome. But mine is also starting to discolor, that's it's only issue. It's open comb, and very aggressive. Not overly so, if you mind riding the cap.
    You asked for modern, inexpensive, and more aggressive than a slim. The fatip came to my mind first. The r41 will work for you too, it's finish is better. But two things. 1) it costs more, 2) many people don't like the handle that comes with it.
    Last edited: May 9, 2019
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  6. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    The Merkur Futur. Futur blade gaps start around where the slim leaves off (though, as you said, blade gap isn't the entire story). I used one exclusively for many years and it's a terrific razor.

    Here's a table of blade gaps you might find useful. The table has been around for years and is available on numerous sites.
  7. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    It is my understanding that the Fatip Piccolo SE is all brass and comes with 2 base-plates, one OS and one CC.

    The R41 is Zamac. Neither side is OC, rather, they are scalloped.
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  8. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    curse you guys!!!!

    i'm about to order both!
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  9. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

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  10. BigMark83

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    Fatip Piccolo - OC
    Fatip Gentile - SB
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  11. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    Thanks all
    Fat tip special edition showed up it has both the OC and the SB gentile bottoms
    And and r41 head
    From Connaught
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