01-18-2021, 02:19 PM
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 I have been using the Rockwell 6C as a safety razor for 2 years. I use the R3 plate for a shave every other day and with three passes. Sometimes i use R4 during WTG and XTG but never ATG. R5 and R6 plates are aggressive to my face skin( i use R5 only WTG on long beard) and the best combination I have found is R3 + Gillette 7 O'Clock SS. 

I have used as razors previously: Fatip Gentile, Fatip OC, DE89 and Fine MArvel.
I would like to buy a new Stainless steel razor, but I'm confused.
I had the following razors in mind:
  • Rockwell 6s, is a product that I already know but the material would make it eternal;
  • Henson Shaving AL13, I have read wonders about this product (Effective and delicate);
  • Razorock GameChanger closed , here too I have read positive comments but I don't know which plate to choose, 0.68 or 0.84.
  • Razorock BBS
  • Razorock Mamba 70
My facial skin is quite delicate and I would like a razor a little more effective than the R3 plate but which maintains the same comfort. Thank you all

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 01-18-2021, 02:38 PM
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Before reading what you were looking for, I already had the Game Changer 0.68 in mind. Mamba 0.70 is also a good choice. Personally, I prefer the Game Changer. I can confirm it later this week if you want to as I have brought my Game Changer at work for the past two weeks and I took the Mamba 70 for this week.

I own the baby smooth in titanium which is now known as the BBS for the stainless steel version and I found it to be a bit more aggressive/efficient then the two previously mentioned.

Haven't tried the Henson yet.

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 01-18-2021, 03:00 PM
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Thank you for the advice. Do3 you have also the Rockwell?

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 01-18-2021, 03:13 PM
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And... Karve ?

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 01-18-2021, 03:34 PM
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(01-18-2021, 03:00 PM)whitebyzantine53 Wrote: Thank you for the advice. Do3 you have also the Rockwell?

I don't own one, but a friend of mine have the 6C. I can ask him if he want to loan it to me so I can compare the 6C and the Mamba 70. I could get back to you later this week if you want. Let me know. And don't hesitate if you have any other questions.

(01-18-2021, 03:13 PM)whitebyzantine53 Wrote: And... Karve ?


Karve is on my list of razor to buy. I'm on the wait list for the titanium version since last year, so if it doesn't come into fruition in the next few months I'll get a stainless steel set instead.

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 01-18-2021, 03:38 PM
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(01-18-2021, 03:34 PM)ImJustMe Wrote:
(01-18-2021, 03:00 PM)whitebyzantine53 Wrote: Thank you for the advice. Do3 you have also the Rockwell?

I don't own one, but a friend of mine have the 6C. I can ask him if he want to loan it to me so I can compare the 6C and the Mamba 70. I could get back to you later this week if you want. Let me know. And don't hesitate if you have any other questions.

Thank you !!! Also a comparision with GC 68, if you can!

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 01-18-2021, 03:42 PM
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Yeah! I have used the Game Changer 0.68 a LOT since I bought one from the very first batch. Will give you a comparison with the Mamba and the Rockwell if I can have the one my friend have.

BTW, answered your question about karve in the previous post

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 01-18-2021, 05:56 PM
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Karve! C plate!
Tatara Razors.  I love my Nodachi.
And Parker Variant.  Cheap and punches way above its weight!

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 01-18-2021, 09:12 PM
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Have 3 Rockwells.  6C, 6S and Model-T.

Of these, the 6S is the one I reach for most.  For some reason, it shaves better than the 6C for me. 

Game changer IMO is better looking than the Rockwells.  With the Rockwell on 3, GC 84 should be no problem.  I think a 68 might be on the mild side for most people. 
Notice I did not say 'shaves better', but better looking.  The GC razors also load differently - on the bottom - instead of the top cap.  Not good or bad.  Just is. 

Curious as to the requirement for Stainless. 
I don't dislike it, but it is heavy - especially in the Rockwell models.  The 6C and 6S have a noticeable difference in 'heft'. 

Nothing wrong with the DE 89 heads either.  Have an EJ89/Barley - Used it today on a 3 day beard and mowed it down in 3 passes with a Wizamet on it's 3rd shave.

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 01-19-2021, 02:46 AM
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If you like the 3 plate, then of the RazoRock GameChanger base plates, the .68 may be the better option.

I prefer the 4 plate, which I feel sits between the .68 or .84, either of which I can happily use. I would also suggest you consider the Karve C, which is mild yet efficient with no blade feel.

I was NOT a fan of the Mamba .70. The GC .68 is superior is every single way. I felt the .70 was mild to the point where I had to press to get a close shave, and kept nicking myself. You'll see there are very few fans of the .70. It seems to only get positive review in comparison to the original Mamba.

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 01-19-2021, 04:05 AM
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the Karve is intriguing me as a razor, especially the one made of brass. How does it compare to the Rockwell? A kit with plates B C D is sold on the site.

my only concern is the waiting times for processing and shipping for Italy.

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 01-19-2021, 09:53 AM
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I have the 6S and the GC .68, if you use plate 3 the most I think you’ll be happy with the .68 - never tried the .84
I also have a Dscosmetic t7, a Mamba clone I guess, but I prefer the shaving of the GC.

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 01-19-2021, 09:57 AM
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(01-19-2021, 09:53 AM)Joao349 Wrote: I have the 6S and the GC .68, if you use plate 3 the most I think you’ll be happy with the .68 - never tried the .84
I also have a Dscosmetic t7, a Mamba clone I guess, but I prefer the shaving of the GC.

Are they different? Gc68 and Rockwell R3? Is Gc68 more efficient with the same comfort?

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 01-19-2021, 11:15 AM
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(01-19-2021, 09:57 AM)whitebyzantine53 Wrote:
(01-19-2021, 09:53 AM)Joao349 Wrote: I have the 6S and the GC .68, if you use plate 3 the most I think you’ll be happy with the .68 - never tried the .84
I also have a Dscosmetic t7, a Mamba clone I guess, but I prefer the shaving of the GC.

Are they different? Gc68 and Rockwell R3? Is Gc68 more efficient with the same comfort?


In my experience, yes.

For example, with the Rockwell R3 I need to do touch ups on the chin area, and with the CG no.

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 01-23-2021, 11:49 AM
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To all mentioned above I would add a Merkur Progess.
I know the Rockwell 6s, the Gamechanger 84 and the Progress.
The Rockwell is really excellent and would be my no 1 suggestions, if you hadn't the 6c.
The Gamechanger is really good...
But the Progress is far more efficient than both, but not that more aggressive. What i don't like that much is the little bit slippery handle. As a bonus the Progess is much cheaper.

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 01-27-2021, 09:24 AM
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(01-18-2021, 03:38 PM)whitebyzantine53 Wrote:
(01-18-2021, 03:34 PM)ImJustMe Wrote:
(01-18-2021, 03:00 PM)whitebyzantine53 Wrote: Thank you for the advice. Do3 you have also the Rockwell?

I don't own one, but a friend of mine have the 6C. I can ask him if he want to loan it to me so I can compare the 6C and the Mamba 70. I could get back to you later this week if you want. Let me know. And don't hesitate if you have any other questions.

Thank you !!! Also a comparision with GC 68, if you can!

I know this review is coming in a couple of days late, but I was freaking busy lately with the fact that I switched to a new job in two days notice.

So here is my experience about the 6C, Mamba 70 and Game Changer 0.68. Of course, your mileage may vary.

I used the Rockwell plate number 3 and 4 to compare them in the same shave two days in a row. I think, for me, that the plate 3 had the same smoothness then the Mamba 70 with almost the same efficiency. The Mamba might be a bit less efficient then the plate 3  to my experience in only 2 shaves. The Game Changer on an another hand is slightly less smooth then the plate number 3 (still very smooth), but is quite more efficient then the plate 3. To me, based on two shaves of courses, the 0.68 is closer to the plate 3 in term of smoothness then the plate 4 but is as efficient if not more then the plate 4 on the Rockwell. I felt that you can buff in the same area with the 0.68 to get a closer shave with less pass then the Mamba 70 or the plate 3 without getting any irritation. 

Both the Mamba 70 and the Game Changer 0.68 feel less cumbersome and more maneuverable then the Rockwell. 

I am now in the position that I might want to sell my mamba 0.70 because I think that it is for me not that much worth it, the game changer 0.68 being a bit less smooth but a all lot more efficient then the smoothness it sacrifice for being much efficient.

I don't know of you have others question in regard to these razors. Let me know if you have some.

I also think that if you buy a 0.68 and you like it, there is also the possibility that you could buy the 0.84 base plate that will fit the same top cap. The 0.84 is more aggressive but it is an awesome shaver. It has more blade feel but requires less pass, so you might pull it off in term of being comfortable. 

Anyway, hope it helps you a bit.

Have a nice one

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 01-31-2021, 07:57 AM
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Last days i could try Razorock baby smooth.
Hell, what a razor. A little bit similar to the Progess, but very mild. Has to be taken care of the angle.
It's a very curved blade. You have to like it. For me less. Curved razors give me nicks often whereas curved blades fit me better.

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 02-14-2021, 03:31 PM
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At moment GC 0.68 Is out of stock in Italy and i can't buy it from America because of  duties. GC 0.68 Is a sort of R3.5 in the end!

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 02-25-2021, 03:15 AM
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first test with the BBS. I felt the sensation of the razor blade on the skin throughout the shaving and I had some problems in the counter-grain with blood points and irritation. It's just a first test, the overall shave was deeper than R3 but less comfortable. I didn't quite understand the angle to take.

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 03-02-2021, 06:44 AM
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I bought the BBS last week after reading the positive comments. My previous reference razor was the Rockwell 6C plate R3. I shave every other day and my skin is relatively delicate (I suffer from seborrheic dermatitis during the change of seasons). I have had three shaves with the BBS and the feel of the blade on the skin in the counter-grain is very present. In some areas the razor irritated me with blood points and I felt the "tear" effect. I have been shaving for 3 years and therefore I have acquired a minimum of technique. What am I doing wrong? Perhaps the 0.68SB GC would have been better but it is nowhere to be found in Europe.

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