07-21-2021, 04:25 PM
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A friend from a Danish barber shop just offered me this DE razor for a review for his shop.

He wants an experienced guy, who uses cartridge razors, to test it.

I sold my 25-30 piece DE razor collection 4-5 years ago and only shave using Fusion 5 and Mach 3 now with smooth great results.

So has never tried the Mühle Rocca before - heard it’s in between the R89 and R41 in aggression.

Also heard the newest version is V.4.
How do I make sure I get the newest version of this razor ?
Rumour says the stainless steel handles version only was made in batch V.4, so getting that instead of the Birch and black handled version should mean I’m sure it’s a V.4 head. But I’m not sure.

How do you feel the Rocca performs ?
What type DE blade do you prefer in it ?

Thanks.

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 07-21-2021, 08:07 PM
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The R94 is the latest I believe...V4...shaves excellent..maybe even better than the EJ316...still have to test them together...I am only one shave in but really enjoyed it...
Its available on amazon too....has the stainless steel handle and the latest head

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 07-21-2021, 09:13 PM
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I had the original Rocca when it first launched. It was a very aggressive razor. Too aggressive for my preferences. Extremely well built though. Don't know anything about subsequent variants including the V4.

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 07-22-2021, 12:04 AM
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I got a R95 just after the release, shave performance was good but the inside surfaces of the V1 head were not very pretty.
Mühle exchanged the head to the newest V4 version without any problem - great customer service. Shave wise the V4 head is similar to the earlier V1, smooth with good efficiency.

You can find further information on the different versions in this thread from ATG:

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There is also a thread on B&B about this topic, See especially posts #44, 45 and 46.

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 07-22-2021, 02:43 AM
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Have had the R94 for a few months and love it. 

Fantastic build quality, excellent balance, and nice smooth shaves. Recommended!

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 07-30-2021, 12:11 AM
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An update.

The Rocca shaves really well.
No matter what blade I put in it - Feather, KAI, Polsilver or Gillette Platinum - it gives me a smooth yet very close shave.

I’m still preferring my shave with my trusty Fusion 5 carts for shaves every other or third day, but this Rocca DE is a perfect daily shaver for me.

It’s definitely more aggressive than a R89 but not close to the aggression of the old original R41 I once owned.

I’m keeping this Rocca as my only DE razor - used to own many many DE razors a while ago.

Thanks for your advice and help.

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 07-30-2021, 10:57 PM
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Cheers to Claus enjoying a double edge razor again  Cheers

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 07-31-2021, 05:22 AM
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(07-30-2021, 12:11 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: An update.

The Rocca shaves really well.
No matter what blade I put in it - Feather, KAI, Polsilver or Gillette Platinum - it gives me a smooth yet very close shave.

I’m still preferring my shave with my trusty Fusion 5 carts for shaves every other or third day, but this Rocca DE is a perfect daily shaver for me.

It’s definitely more aggressive than a R89 but not close to the aggression of the old original R41 I once owned.

I’m keeping this Rocca as my only DE razor - used to own many many DE razors a while ago.

Thanks for your advice and help.

This is huge news - Claus enjoys a DE razor once again! Shave on Smile

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 07-31-2021, 04:05 PM
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(07-30-2021, 10:57 PM)zaclikestoshave Wrote: Cheers to Claus enjoying a double edge razor again  Cheers

(07-31-2021, 05:22 AM)chazt Wrote:
(07-30-2021, 12:11 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: An update.

The Rocca shaves really well.
No matter what blade I put in it - Feather, KAI, Polsilver or Gillette Platinum - it gives me a smooth yet very close shave.

I’m still preferring my shave with my trusty Fusion 5 carts for shaves every other or third day, but this Rocca DE is a perfect daily shaver for me.

It’s definitely more aggressive than a R89 but not close to the aggression of the old original R41 I once owned.

I’m keeping this Rocca as my only DE razor - used to own many many DE razors a while ago.

Thanks for your advice and help.

This is huge news - Claus enjoys a DE razor once again! Shave on Smile


Thanks guys  Thumbup

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 08-01-2021, 06:13 AM
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I’m kind of surprised you like the cartridges for multiple days growth and the DE for daily. I would have thought it would be the other way around since cartridges clog so easily, at least in my experience.

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 08-01-2021, 09:21 AM
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(08-01-2021, 06:13 AM)DayMan Wrote: I’m kind of surprised you like the cartridges for multiple days growth and the DE for daily. I would have thought it would be the other way around since cartridges clog so easily, at least in my experience.


I wash, rinsed and thumb strop my Fusion 5 cart after each stroke during my shave. This is the key. I do it so fast without thinking about it, that it’s part of my shaving routine now.

That is my key to getting excellent shaves using Fusion 5 carts. Constant thumb stropping the cart before, during and after the shave. Keeping the razor steel clean and stropped prevents micro-corrosion.

What most cart users around the world don’t know, is that simply thumb stropping the cart continuously during the shave increases the life of the cart by 10 times and a bi-result is far more comfortable shaves too.

Before this I got 4-6 shaves from one Fusion 5 cart. Now I get 40-50 shaves from one Fusion 5 cart and I’m not kidding.

The old brown-red Fusion 5 carts are far superior and longer lasting than the new blue and yellow cr_ap Fusion 5 carts.
So I’ve stacked up on the old brown-reds ;-) I’m

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 08-01-2021, 09:28 AM
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Just an update.

Tried a new Personna Platinum (Red or Israeli) in my Rocca today.

What a smooth shaving experience - WOW !

Excellent blade in this razor.
Really tames the Rocca, yet still gives me a very close smooth shave.

Love the balance, weight and finish of the stainless steel Rocca handle too.

I might stand in line for a Wolfman next time, do you still need to wait for years to get a new Wolfman ?

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 08-01-2021, 10:53 AM
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(08-01-2021, 09:28 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: Just an update.

Tried a new Personna Platinum (Red or Israeli) in my Rocca today.

What a smooth shaving experience - WOW !

Excellent blade in this razor.
Really tames the Rocca, yet still gives me a very close smooth shave.

Love the balance, weight and finish of the stainless steel Rocca handle too.

I might stand in line for a Wolfman next time, do you still need to wait for years to get a new Wolfman ?
I think the wait is down to 4-6 months. I’m probably in the minority, but I prefer the WR1 to the WR2 because I like the extra blade feel and smaller head. Both are great razors though and you couldn’t go wrong with either choice.

I might have to try a Rocca the next time one comes up on the BST. I wonder if the versions shave different or if each version is just a quality improvement.

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