03-27-2017, 09:23 AM
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  • Teiste
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Rocnel have been making safety razors for the past two years and now have joined forces with another Turkish brand , Barbaros , creating excellent safety razors.

I tried the Barbaros TR-1 safety razor last year with good results and I was surprised that it was no longer made after a while.

Well , I'm afraid that this Rocnel DE-P took over and this is the reason I have lately sold some of my safety razors.

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This razor is made of stainless steel 316 and , let me tell you , as the quality razors out there , is quite sturdy , with a weight over 100g and it's very well balanced.

It's handle is kind of a "generic" Rocnel handle , since is the same that is used for the Rocnel SE 50 single edge.

The knurling is deep , rugged and the handle is long enough in case you have big hands and you don't like small handles.

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It's closed comb head is one of the best I have tried on a while.Yes , I will write it again , the best I have tried on a while , and I think I have been using the finest safety razors out there these past few months.

The smoothness of this razor is hard to believe.Its extra smooth , I really mean it.With a Derby Premium Blade or Blue Astra it's hard to believe you're shaving.But my friend , smooth doesn't means mild and this razor will bite you if you exercise more presión than you should.

Don't get me wrong , while the feeling is extra smooth , take a couple shaves to adjust to that feeling , and when you are adjust , then you can "feel" much better how does shaves.

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To me this closed comb head shaves more "efficiently" than a Timeless 0.68 closed comb head and I think that the Timeless is a heck of a closed comb head.

I like to use this closed comb head with the Matador Elegante handle , which makes a truly stunning stainless steel razor :

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If I have to choose some double edge razors these days , or at least , make a ranking of the 3 more efficient and smoothest ones for me , this would be :

1.Seygus.
2.Rocnel
3.Timor closed comb head.

Rocnel have truly made a closed comb head that combines smoothness to a extreme with high efficiency at the time of shaving.Two passes and almost a BBS for me.I have medium to hard beard , specially under my jaw and neck , and this Rocnel take cares of it like it would be the easiest job ever.And it's not.

You can buy this razor for the US market straight from Rocnel or at BullGoose Shaving and don't wait the week and half (maybe more) that takes to arrive from Turkey.For me , worth every penny of its price , 175 dollars.

I'm a happy shaver.

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 03-27-2017, 11:24 AM
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Nice review!

I've tried a couple of their models. I had two SE50s, but sold the extra I had. A nice razor and at a fair price.
Don't get me wrong, but the price for some of their models is a bit too much. I saw the other day the SE-P titanium coated, not titanium made, and it's very expensive. I've tried the SE-P and it's not what I call a great razor. Of course, this is sudjective. I would probably have a different opinion for this model if they didn't offer it with this "generic", I say very simple, handle. Nothing special to my eyes. Also many models are bulky. I'd prefer to buy a Blackbird any day to this. Maybe the majority of the wet shavers share the same opinion with me, since this didn't sell much, we don't see many around.

Just an opinion.

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 03-27-2017, 12:43 PM
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I'm a huge Rocnel fan and own the SE, SE50 and the DE-P. My favorite is the SE50 by far. I found the DE-P too mild but extremely well built. I own Wolfman, Blackbird, Timeless, Pils, ATT, Black Mamba, Weber, etc. and the DE-P is the mildest out of all of them. I used it twice and it has been sitting collecting dust since. I even thought about selling it. I will try it again with a different blade but I was using a Voskhod and a PolSilver the two times I used it and it was too mild. I have had it for about 4-5 months.


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 03-28-2017, 04:16 PM
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  • Teiste
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Interesting thoughts , gentlemen

For me this razor is not mild , but smooth.Mild for me is a Super Seped blue tip or a ATT M1 razor , which I can use with no fear of cutting myself (unless I apply extra force over it).

The Rocnel is extremely smooth but , if I press harder than I should , I cut myself.And I need only two passes (WTG and XTG) to archive an almost BBS shave , while with others , I need 3 , at least.My beard is medium-hard , truth to be told too.

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 03-28-2017, 05:28 PM
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Used it again this morning and again, way too mild for me. This one is going up for sale. If anyone is interested, PM me. Still love Rocnel though!! I also own the Rocnel/Barbaros adjustable and that is a fine piece of art! I think Rocnel is the most unique designer of amazing different razors right now and they keep innovating! I'll be first in line for the new SE50N!


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 04-15-2017, 03:39 PM
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(03-28-2017, 04:16 PM)Teiste Wrote: Interesting thoughts , gentlemen

For me this razor is not mild , but smooth.Mild for me is a Super Seped blue tip or a ATT M1 razor , which I can use with no fear of cutting myself (unless I apply extra force over it).

The Rocnel is extremely smooth but , if I press harder than I should , I cut myself.And I need only two passes (WTG and XTG) to archive an almost BBS shave , while with others , I need 3 , at least.My beard is medium-hard , truth to be told too.

Hey Teiste,

Used Rocnel DE-P today purchased from gmhjr06 ( one post above) as you mentioned, it's mild but very efficient. Hope I get to try my Seygus brass and aluminum soon, which you mentions in many of your post for their efficient shave.



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 05-05-2017, 05:42 AM
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Anyone purchase the Rocnel Elite or DE42? Nobody has posted anything about them on the forums yet from what I can see.


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