04-21-2017, 06:15 AM
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I know the first batch sold out a couple weeks ago. Anyone get one? If so, can you give us a review? I'm on the wait list and have been waiting for this one. Very interesting design similar to the SE50 from them. I was on vacation when the first batch hit and missed out. I recently sold my DE-P because it was just too mild for me but love all of their other razors.


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 05-22-2017, 01:20 PM
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Mail call today. Should be interesting to shave with. First thing I noticed is that you have to push the blade down on to the top cap to enable it to slide on to the bottom cap. It has a beautiful finish but a bit cumbersome to load a blade. Same slide design as the SE50.[Image: 764100e1c3dffccb8685694a1b8277bb.jpg][Image: 97e84e58f186f3be73dee0ae5ed3368a.jpg][Image: 7414bdda0283c965a2443cd261bef0b4.jpg][Image: 3d7d7425f64f756d18b94ca01d8dc198.jpg][Image: 922bca47c4bf53330b163105df0bf5f8.jpg][Image: 29fc9f3509203f9e4a9765f46941da20.jpg]


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 05-23-2017, 05:39 AM
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Interesting design.  Is there some supposed advantage to loading the blade in that way?

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 05-23-2017, 05:51 AM
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(05-23-2017, 05:39 AM)kingfisher Wrote: Interesting design.  Is there some supposed advantage to loading the blade in that way?

I don't think so. The thing I always worry about with these Rocnel slide designs is losing the set screw. Like the SE50, this razor has a set screw that you tighten to keep the top cap in place before screwing on the handle. I will be shaving with it later this morning or early afternoon.


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 05-23-2017, 11:23 AM
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Shaved today with the DE42 and a Voskhod blade that I had already used 3 times. The razor is very smooth without being too mild. I was told that each side has a different level of aggression and that is correct. Once again, Rocnel is on the cutting edge with their unique designs. The loading of the blade is a bit awkward but the razor is beautiful and shaves as well as my new Guerrilla. I am highly impressed with it. These are hard to get right now but if you can get your hands on one, DO IT!!


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 05-23-2017, 06:46 PM
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Is there a way to get this razor?


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 05-23-2017, 06:55 PM
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Looks dangerous to me.

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 05-23-2017, 08:40 PM
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Shaved with this razor tonight. It does feel a bit dangerous to load. Once it was loaded I got a good shave, although I didn't overdo it because I was gauging the aggressiveness.  One side has more blade feel and audible feedback. 

This is definitely a unique and effective design. I look forward to more shaves.

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 05-24-2017, 01:50 AM
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(05-23-2017, 06:55 PM)bakerbarber Wrote: Looks dangerous to me.


Loading the blade at first seems a bit dangerous but once you figure it out, it's not bad and the Shave was worth the blade loading learning curve.


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 05-31-2017, 07:21 AM
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Another smooth shave today with this truly unique razor. Getting more and more used to the blade loading but again, it's different. The shave quality is right up there with my Timeless .95 scalloped head. Almost identical feel of the blade and finished BBS. Used a Voskhod again with some CRSW soap with my usual prep and landing process. Very nice 2 pass shave with no irritation and no problems.


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 05-31-2017, 07:25 AM
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I find that if I place the blade on the top cap and then push down on either side of the slide post, sliding the top cap on is much easier. Grab the top cap on each end with your fingers, line up the base plate groove and slide it on. Hold from the top on either end of the head and then tighten the set screw before screwing on your handle. Sounds complicated but not bad after getting used to it.


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 05-31-2017, 07:27 AM
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Slightly off-topic, but I've re-discovered the SE50 razor after not using it for a few months, and I'm quite taken. I have gotten several spectacular shaves in a row with it, and I'm moving it up in my rotation. It might be my favorite FAC razor, topping out even the King Cobra.

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 05-31-2017, 07:28 AM
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(05-31-2017, 07:27 AM)chamm Wrote: Slightly off-topic, but I've re-discovered the SE50 razor after not using it for a few months, and I'm quite taken. I have gotten several spectacular shaves in a row with it, and I'm moving it up in my rotation. It might be my favorite FAC razor, topping out even the King Cobra.


Yep, I have really loved shaving with my SE50 and am now waiting to get their new Gem razor and the SE50N that should come out soon. Rocnel continues to innovate with their designs.


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 05-31-2017, 12:47 PM
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Anyone have the Rocnel Elite Series razor?


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 06-01-2017, 11:20 AM
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Where did you guys get this Rocnel DE 42? It's not even on their site. It looks interesting though. I do have some Rocnels, the SE 50 and the SB&OC SE-P's. Looking forward the the SE-G and the SE 50N.

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 08-18-2017, 05:27 PM
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Haven't heard much about this razor at all. I'm thinking of picking one up. Anyone using one still and if so, what do you like and dislike about it?

Thanks!

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