07-11-2017, 10:47 AM
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  • bullgoose
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Since the Rocnel SE-G Gem Style razor will again soon be available for purchase, I thought it might be a good idea to start a mini-tour of the razor. I'm feeling lazy today so I am shamelessly going to borrow Billy and Michael's wording. Please send me a PM if you would like to participate in the tour. The tour is available to members in good standing.  

I imagine most of us have done this before but since a $210 razor is in play, expectations are worth repeating. They are simply intended to keep the tour fair, fun and safe.

1. Duration:  Please limit your time with the gear to 7 days. This should be enough time for some quality shaves and impressions. There will be exceptions, and if you know ahead of time your schedule will be limited (e.g., vacation, job constraints, travel) please let me know so we can adjust the order and keep the momentum going.

2. Package Contents:  Rocnel SE-G Gem Razor and a supply of PTFE Coated Gem Blades.

3. Be Clean:  I will ship the razor clean and sterilized. Please do the same before handing it off to the next member. Soapy hot water soak, Barbicide and Scrubby Bubbles are fine.  Please do NOT use boiling water or bleach on the razor as it could cause irreversible damage.

4. Package and Insure like a Pro:  I will carefully wrap and ship the package via USPS Priority Mail and insure it for $210.  There is an expectation that each participant agrees to insure the package for a minimum of $210.00 in order to replace the razor should something go awry.     

5. Communicate:  Please post in this tour thread when you receive the razor and when it ships.  Upon receipt, please contact the next person on the list in order to have their shipping information on-hand when your time with the razor is over.  Please PM me as needed or if you have questions. It is never fun to track you down if you are in possession of the razor and have "gone off the grid".  

6. Post Reviews:  Please share your impressions in this thread, good or bad, with your fellow TSN members. 

7. HAVE FUN and...go Shave Nook!

The initial line-up is below. If you have interest in the tour, we can add you to the list.


The Lineup

1. Sharpspine

2. Wreck Fish

3. Steely Edge

4. King Fisher

5. Cessnabird

6. Sully

7. Rory1262

8. CzechCzar

9. Beardbgone

10. Chaturvedi.ankit

11. rabelious21

12. Bladeruner

13. David1201
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 07-11-2017, 10:49 AM
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Excellent, Phil!  This should be a lot of fun and like so many tours, informative for owners and non-owners alike.

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 07-11-2017, 11:21 AM
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Excellent idea Phil.  This will be interesting to follow.

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 07-11-2017, 11:50 AM
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I'd love a chance to compare this side-by-side with the Blackland Sabre and to see first hand just how the blade loading operates. 

Thanks for the opportunity!

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 07-11-2017, 11:55 AM
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Great offering!  Would love the opportunity to try this one.

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 07-11-2017, 12:13 PM
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Don't know if I would qualify, but I would love the opportunity to be involved in this pass around. Keep my fingers crossed.......

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 07-11-2017, 01:00 PM
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Sounds great.  I'd love to try it.  PM sent.

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 07-11-2017, 01:41 PM
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Well done, Phil!


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 07-11-2017, 01:51 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(07-11-2017, 01:41 PM)poonjaji Wrote: Well done, Phil!  


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Thank you Michael. You are the king of the pass around. They always seemed to generate a lot of interest when you did them so, I thought I'd follow your lead.

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 07-11-2017, 05:36 PM
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  • bullgoose
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It looks like the tour is going to start with Brian (Sharpspine).

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 07-11-2017, 05:47 PM
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Looking forward to it Phil! Thanks again!

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 07-11-2017, 06:18 PM
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Yes!!! This is going to be good.

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 07-11-2017, 06:27 PM
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(07-11-2017, 05:36 PM)bullgoose Wrote: It looks like the tour is going to start with Brian (Sharpspine).

Congratulations Brian.  All of TSN  will be waiting for your review.

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 07-11-2017, 06:49 PM
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(07-11-2017, 06:27 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(07-11-2017, 05:36 PM)bullgoose Wrote: It looks like the tour is going to start with Brian (Sharpspine).

Congratulations Brian.  All of TSN  will be waiting for your review.

It will be going up against some heavyweights right off the bat; Blackland's Sabre & OneBlade. I'm excited to compare & contrast.

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 07-11-2017, 07:14 PM
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Rocnel and Blackland should be an interesting comparison, because their designs are so radically different.

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 07-11-2017, 07:28 PM
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Please add me to the list, Phil. Thanks.

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 07-11-2017, 08:39 PM
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  • pbrmhl
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I applaud this effort, Phil. I own a Rocnel SE-G, which I love, largely because it's a fairly aggressive open comb design without blade stops, and a very cool steampunk design. By aggressive, I don't mean anything more challenging than an MMOC or 1914. It's simply designed, and intuitive (with the top cap close to the face). Frankly, I've been surprised by all the attention paid to the Sabre, and the lack of attention paid to the Rocnel. I haven't tried the Sabre, as I'm aggressive razor dude, but my anecdotal observations on the forums have reinforced my Rocnel "buy decision." I hope all y'all enjoy the Rocnel as much as I do. Have fun!

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 07-11-2017, 09:01 PM
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(07-11-2017, 07:28 PM)cessnabird Wrote: Please add me to the list, Phil. Thanks.
Will Do! Biggrin
(07-11-2017, 08:39 PM)pbrmhl Wrote: I applaud this effort, Phil. I own a Rocnel SE-G, which I love, largely because it's a fairly aggressive open comb design without blade stops, and a very cool steampunk design. By aggressive, I don't mean anything more challenging than an MMOC or 1914. It's simply designed, and intuitive (with the top cap close to the face). Frankly, I've been surprised by all the attention paid to the Sabre, and the lack of attention paid to the Rocnel. I haven't tried the Sabre, as I'm aggressive razor dude, but my anecdotal observations on the forums have reinforced my Rocnel "buy decision." I hope all y'all enjoy the Rocnel as much as I do. Have fun!
Thank you. I agree...I have been very impressed with the Rocnel. It will be interesting to see how others like it.

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 07-12-2017, 12:24 AM
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Interesting comparison I'll get popcorn  Smile

Well done Phil .

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 07-12-2017, 08:00 AM
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(07-11-2017, 08:39 PM)pbrmhl Wrote: I applaud this effort, Phil. I own a Rocnel SE-G, which I love, largely because it's a fairly aggressive open comb design without blade stops, and a very cool steampunk design. By aggressive, I don't mean anything more challenging than an MMOC or 1914. It's simply designed, and intuitive (with the top cap close to the face). Frankly, I've been surprised by all the attention paid to the Sabre, and the lack of attention paid to the Rocnel. I haven't tried the Sabre, as I'm aggressive razor dude, but my anecdotal observations on the forums have reinforced my Rocnel "buy decision." I hope all y'all enjoy the Rocnel as much as I do. Have fun!

I agree, this is a great effort by Phil. And Scott, to be honest I just have to try this razor out. I like razors with some aggression and blade feel. I've had the Sabre as you know for a couple of weeks and it has surprised me. Mild yes, but very efficient. No regrets. But if this Rocnel brings it, I just might have to make room for another GEM style modern razor. Can't wait for the shave off...

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