Weekly Razor Review

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Apr 29, 2017
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Nhulunbuy
Wolfman Guerilla Open Comb (Canada)



For an all too short period in 2017, a Wolfman was available directly from the manufacturer without any wait list or lotto system to navigate; this was the Guerrilla model. A stainless steel razor available with both safety bar and open comb options; the Guerrilla was a less expensive option that missed out on the detailed satin or polished finish of its big brother the WR1. It has a machine finish that is very well executed and equal to that of many manufacturers satin finish. Of course I never purchased the open comb model while they were available but was lucky enough to be supplied one from Wolfman while there was still stock remaining.

Typical of a Wolfman razor all excess metal has been removed from the head. The hollow handle is the controversial part of the razor and that is mainly because of the lack of any provided grip. With dry hands I never experienced any difficulty but throw a bit of water and lather into the mix confidence in the handle’s performance becomes problematic. It’s no wonder that many users have changed the handle for one with more grip. After the first shave I could not believe how mild the razor felt, maybe coming from a razor with a lot more efficiency had led me astray. However, the second and subsequent shave felt a lot more like I remember of the Guerilla and was very similar in feel to that on the Karve BC on #C plate. All shaves were super smooth and very close so there were no complaints from me.

Blades Used – Gillette 7 O’Clock Yellow & Gillette Silver Blue

Final word – Very good
 
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I enjoy your reviews Errol. I'm going to order my first modern adjustable razor that features base plates; which if you haven't seen my post I made the other day; it's going to be the Rockwell 6C. In my mind it's a great place to start then move up to the more number of plates for adjustability.
My advice is to purchase now. On Saturday I’m going to try and tempt you away from that decision with the Razorock Game Changer.
 
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Razorock Game Changer (Canada)



I was among the first to lay down my money when this razor was released earlier in the year and managed to secure one of the original Game Changers without the groove in the back of the plate. My second Game Changer recently purchased has the groove in the back of the plate. The groove is purely aesthetical and the advertising literature advises that there should be no difference to the shave between the two plates. I did not plan on testing the Game Changer till later but the release of a #.84 plate (grooved) spurred my interest in trying both plates.

I chose the first razor with the non grooved plate and fitted with the Radio Knob Handle. The Game Changer is machined from stainless steel and has been machine polished to a very presentable condition. The workmanship on the razor may not be up with the likes of the RAW, Timeless or Wolfman but it is certainly very acceptable. Using the standard #.68 plate the razor produced a smooth but not a real close shave akin to that delivered by a Karve CB #B plate. I’ve long accepted that there is no relationship to plate designations between manufacturers but was a little surprised just how mild the Game Changer #.84 plate was with the Treet blade fitted; very much like a #Karve CB #C plate. Inserting the Feather blade to the #.84 plated Game Changer produced a real upgrade in performance. Only once before (and that was with the Colonial General/ Feather Professional Blade) have I had a shave where I held all the aces and I had what I’m calling a dream shave. The Game Changer #.84/ Feather combination just glided over the face, any hint of aggression/ efficiency totally disappeared and a fantastic shave was delivered. Using exactly the same ingredients as the previous shave the final shave was not a dream shave but was very good just the same. This razor delivered as good a shave as I’ve experienced with any DE razor. I recommend this combination to everyone.

Blades Used – Treet & Feather

Final word – #.84 plate and Feather blade; Wow.
 
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Now you want me to get the 84 plate - thanks for another great review (y)
The #.84 plate makes the razor. My biggest hurdle is getting over the price Italian Barber charge for postage. More than the cost of the plate, I did purchase two plates but that is still virtually nothing. It did come in a box where a padded envelope should have done the job at a fraction of the cost.
 
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Oct 3, 2015
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Brisbane
The #.84 plate makes the razor. My biggest hurdle is getting over the price Italian Barber charge for postage. More than the cost of the plate, I did purchase two plates but that is still virtually nothing. It did come in a box where a padded envelope should have done the job at a fraction of the cost.
Wonder if vshod would do just the head?

EDIT - great review as always mate! Sat down with coffee this morning for the weekly routine :)
 
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Jun 23, 2018
Location
Savannah GA
Razorock Game Changer (Canada)



I was among the first to lay down my money when this razor was released earlier in the year and managed to secure one of the original Game Changers without the groove in the back of the plate. My second Game Changer recently purchased has the groove in the back of the plate. The groove is purely aesthetical and the advertising literature advises that there should be no difference to the shave between the two plates. I did not plan on testing the Game Changer till later but the release of a #.84 plate (grooved) spurred my interest in trying both plates.

I chose the first razor with the non grooved plate and fitted with the Radio Knob Handle. The Game Changer is machined from stainless steel and has been machine polished to a very presentable condition. The workmanship on the razor may not be up with the likes of the RAW, Timeless or Wolfman but it is certainly very acceptable. Using the standard #.68 plate the razor produced a smooth but not a real close shave akin to that delivered by a Karve CB #B plate. I’ve long accepted that there is no relationship to plate designations between manufacturers but was a little surprised just how mild the Game Changer #.84 plate was with the Treet blade fitted; very much like a #Karve CB #C plate. Inserting the Feather blade to the #.84 plated Game Changer produced a real upgrade in performance. Only once before (and that was with the Colonial General/ Feather Professional Blade) have I had a shave where I held all the aces and I had what I’m calling a dream shave. The Game Changer #.84/ Feather combination just glided over the face, any hint of aggression/ efficiency totally disappeared and a fantastic shave was delivered. Using exactly the same ingredients as the previous shave the final shave was not a dream shave but was very good just the same. This razor delivered as good a shave as I’ve experienced with any DE razor. I recommend this combination to everyone.

Blades Used – Treet & Feather

Final word – #.84 plate and Feather blade; Wow.
Awesome review mate.
 
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