Rockwell Owners Adjustable Razors Club (ROARC)

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

  1. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    I love my 6s.
    I use the R6 plate everyday, usually with a voskhod blade. I step down to the R5 or R4 if I use a feather. I have had good results from Rockwell blades if I strop a few times first.
     
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  2. PumperNickel-BageL

    PumperNickel-BageL Active Member

    This strategy worked really well for me this morning. Started on plate 4 and then flipped the plate to plate 2 for my 3rd pass ATG and clean-ups

    One of the best shaves of 2018, yeah it was that good. This is def my favorite razor OF ALL TIME.
     
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  3. john zeiger

    john zeiger Well-Known Member

    I agree with your sentiments regarding the razor (my 6C is the best I have used as well and one of the least espensive). I haven't tried changing the plates mid shave, however, I like a very mild razor particularly on the clean up pass. When I use other more aggressive razors I frequently will switch to my Gillette Tech. Switching plates to a less aggressive plate as you do it is a great idea with the Rockwell!! Thank you for sharing.
     
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  4. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    After determining that the post war Apollo razors' geometry* (including the Mikron) more closely resemble the Rockwell than any of my other razors, I took my aluminum Apollo for a spin to compare. Milder than my preferred 5 plate Rockwell shave -- the Apollo has like zero cap span -- but yeah a surprisingly good shave. The Yaqi cap will increase exposure, I'll give that a shot tomorrow.

    *Floating blade above flat baseplate, with fulcrum points at nearly exactly same distance from each other and blade edge. Among similar designs only the Gibbs has fulcrum points closer to edge.

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  5. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    @tuxxdk - Please add me to the list.

    Late to the party - I got my Rockwell 6S just a few weeks ago, and I've only used it twice so far. I have a razor on loan that I'm trying out, but after that, it's back to the Rockwell.
    The two times I did use it...WOW. Both times (plate 3 w/ GSB), incredible shaves, zero effort. As much as I love vintage razors, I'm afraid they may be taking a backseat to the 6S.
     
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  6. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Same thing happened to me. The 6s is the champ in my den
     
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  7. pcweirdness

    pcweirdness New Member

    Ordered mine from Rockwell after they gave me a 20% discount. The 6C is on the slow boat to Australia. Can’t wait to give it a try


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  8. GawainandtheGreenKnight

    GawainandtheGreenKnight Well-Known Member

    Got a Rockwell 6c a couple of months ago, and it has become my absolutely favorite razor. Plate 4 with a Polsilver SI makes for a heavenly shave. In fact, I have began to neglect my other razors. I bought a New LC a month ago, which I only used for the first time, last week.
     
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  9. larzone

    larzone Member

    I ordered a 2c. Ended up selling it and got the 6S instead. I Use R6 with GSB every other Day or so.
     
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  10. dmshaver

    dmshaver Well-Known Member

    I’ll be happy to be a member of the Rockwell Club. I’ve got the 6C. Use plates 4-6.
     

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