10-27-2018, 08:30 AM
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I’ve been enjoying this razor for several weeks now & never see anyone write positively about it. I see them in the BST occasionally & members sometimes mention them being mild shavers - but that’s it.

I’d like to hear from others that are enjoying their razor as much as I am. The headline is specific to the 2018 limited edition that was just released with the 1.95mm plate bcs that’s the one I have but please feel free to discuss prior releases of the Rocnel Elite Series.

The 2018 1.95mm plate was marketed to be a medium aggressive razor that would accept all blades(apparently prior models were particular to Feather blades only)I can confirm that this is correct in both cases. The razor accepts Feather flawlessly as well as some other blades, still the occasional blade will fit snugly but the shave is never compromised. And this razor is absolutely not mild!!!

What makes this such a unique & special razor is the extreme smoothness of each stroke to the point that there’s very little blade feel(try not to over-shave in this case to prevent razor burn) but while you may not be feeling the blade, it is removing whiskers with an efficiency usually reserved for the aggressive names.

This phenomena is what makes this razor stand out in a crowded field of “high end razors.” Will it give you a 30hr BBS? - no. But it also won’t scrape off the top layer of epidermis while you get a fantastic smooth 14hr BBS! The Rocnel makes the other high end razors feel almost harsh. Of course the outcome of each shave is still bbs after all - that’s why they command big dollar retail prices - but the Rocnel 2018 Elite gets me to the finish line in such a smooth(almost gentle)way - it makes that daily shave even more enjoyable.

A little background perspective may help - I would not call my beard growth course, let’s say it’s medium. I’m a daily shaver & keep a rather large rotation including many modern high end razors as well as vintage. In case you’re wondering - my top 7 razors other than the Rocnel would be Blackbird, Windsor, Ti2, Rex, WR1&2, CG lvl2 - even with company like this the Rocnel fits right in.

Please share your thoughts or feedback about this low key great piece of functional art.

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 10-27-2018, 12:32 PM
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I have to admit that I forgot the blade gap of mine.
Not the 2018 ediition, an earlier run.
I like it a lot, one of my favorite modern razors.

I prefer the Gillette bleue extra blade with mine.


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 10-27-2018, 01:10 PM
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(10-27-2018, 12:32 PM)apogee. Wrote: [Image: f9b6060b428a2465ed36414045c69819.jpg]

I have to admit that I forgot the blade gap of mine.
Not the 2018 ediition, an earlier run.
I like it a lot, one of my favorite modern razors.

I prefer the Gillette bleue extra blade with mine.


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That’s a nice pic!
I haven’t found a blade that didn’t do well in this razor. I think it makes Feathers shine better than even the Wolfman does.

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 10-27-2018, 03:22 PM
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(10-27-2018, 12:32 PM)apogee. Wrote: I have to admit that I forgot the blade gap of mine.
Not the 2018 ediition, an earlier run.
I like it a lot, one of my favorite modern razors.

I prefer the Gillette bleue extra blade with mine.


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Great photo!

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 10-27-2018, 05:18 PM
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I don't know anything about the razor the photograph is nice and so now I go check out the razor someplace to see what the story is on them. Thanks for the posting.

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 10-29-2018, 05:14 AM
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Thx for the kind comments regarding the photographySmile


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 10-30-2018, 01:30 PM
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Damn, just broke down and ordered one. I have had every single Rocnel razor except this one but once I heard that this one is more aggressive, I knew I would get it. I just didn’t expect to order it so soon after receiving the Raw Shaving RS-10. Love all of my Rocnel razors and I have only sold one, the DE-P because it was too mild for me. Looking forward to trying this one with a Feather blade as the RS-10 is the holy grail with a Feather blade for me.


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 10-30-2018, 07:48 PM
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(10-30-2018, 01:30 PM)gmhjr06 Wrote: Damn, just broke down and ordered one. I have had every single Rocnel razor except this one but once I heard that this one is more aggressive, I knew I would get it. I just didn’t expect to order it so soon after receiving the Raw Shaving RS-10. Love all of my Rocnel razors and I have only sold one, the DE-P because it was too mild for me. Looking forward to trying this one with a Feather blade as the RS-10 is the holy grail with a Feather blade for me.


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Ha ha! I’m surprised you held out this long!! Congrats on placing the order & also the recent purchase of the RS-10(I took a pass on it)
This was my first Rocnel but I’m so impressed with it that I’m sure it won’t be my last!

When yours arrives, please let us know how you like it & how it compares with the RS-10.

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 10-30-2018, 10:44 PM
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(10-30-2018, 01:30 PM)gmhjr06 Wrote: Damn, just broke down and ordered one. I have had every single Rocnel razor except this one but once I heard that this one is more aggressive, I knew I would get it. I just didn’t expect to order it so soon after receiving the Raw Shaving RS-10. Love all of my Rocnel razors and I have only sold one, the DE-P because it was too mild for me. Looking forward to trying this one with a Feather blade as the RS-10 is the holy grail with a Feather blade for me.


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How do you like the RS-10? I keep eying it on WCS as they sell it with mild and mid baseplates.

I bought the Rocnel 2018. Really nice and impressive razor.

I put off getting the RS-10 because I am 41 on the CG waitlist and I want to max out on the CG goodies when I get the chance.

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 10-31-2018, 01:45 AM
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I had the 1.95 and liked it but it was just a tad mild for me. I was able to get a 2.0 and this was perfect for me. More efficient and still very smooth. The Rocnel Elite razors are built like tanks. They are as good as any high end razor!!!

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 10-31-2018, 02:39 AM
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(10-30-2018, 10:44 PM)koolkankat Wrote:
(10-30-2018, 01:30 PM)gmhjr06 Wrote: Damn, just broke down and ordered one. I have had every single Rocnel razor except this one but once I heard that this one is more aggressive, I knew I would get it. I just didn’t expect to order it so soon after receiving the Raw Shaving RS-10. Love all of my Rocnel razors and I have only sold one, the DE-P because it was too mild for me. Looking forward to trying this one with a Feather blade as the RS-10 is the holy grail with a Feather blade for me.


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How do you like the RS-10? I keep eying it on WCS as they sell it with mild and mid baseplates.

I bought the Rocnel 2018. Really nice and impressive razor.

I put off getting the RS-10 because I am 41 on the CG waitlist and I want to max out on the CG goodies when I get the chance.

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I absolutely love the RS-10 and I own a CG L3 DC. Love that one too but the RS-10 is probably the best DE razor I have ever owned as of right now. I use a Feather blade in it as I have stated and I get an extremely close BBS finish with my usual 2.5 passes. I own or have owned or tried every single high end DE razor out there except a BBS-1. I hope to rectify that soon with James’ release of the WR2. The RS-10 is absolutely amazing and I hope the Elite LE lives up to that. We’ll see but I am a collector and a huge Murat/Rocnel fan so it will stay in my collection regardless. I will post my impressions when I get it.


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 10-31-2018, 11:42 AM
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Just to whet your appetiteSmile


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 10-31-2018, 03:23 PM
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Mine will be delivered tomorrow or Friday.


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 11-05-2018, 07:42 PM
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(10-31-2018, 03:23 PM)gmhjr06 Wrote: Mine will be delivered tomorrow or Friday.


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Have you had a chance to use the 2018? If so, what do you think?

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 11-05-2018, 07:48 PM
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Mine is caught in the postal system as “in transit”. It’s killing me! I may get by Blackland Vector before this one gets to me. I talked to Phil at Bullgoose and he is keeping an eye on it for me as well.


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 11-05-2018, 08:03 PM
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(11-05-2018, 07:48 PM)gmhjr06 Wrote: Mine is caught in the postal system as “in transit”. It’s killing me! I may get by Blackland Vector before this one gets to me. I talked to Phil at Bullgoose and he is keeping an eye on it for me as well.


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Oh no!!! Sorry about that. I can totally understand how you feel - i hate when a package gets held up.

You’re going to have your hands full once both razors touch down - very nice haul on the way!

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 11-06-2018, 10:59 AM
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I purchased this razor from Phil/Bullgoose and have had it about a week using it daily since. This razor really sings with a Perma Sharp Super blade!

I have used MANY of the more popular DE razors out there and this one is very close, if not on the top in terms of smoothness and efficiency.

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 11-06-2018, 12:47 PM
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(11-06-2018, 10:59 AM)FloridaCreekIndian Wrote: I purchased this razor from Phil/Bullgoose and have had it about a week using it daily since. This razor really sings with a Perma Sharp Super blade!

I have used MANY of the more popular DE razors out there and this one is very close, if not on the top in terms of smoothness and efficiency.


Congrats!!
I know exactly what you mean. I too have other razors that deliver great shaves but none do it as effortlessly as this one.

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