Hello gents (Perth)

Discussion started by patchwork, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Dale.Whiley

    Dale.Whiley Active Member 2017 Sabbatical

  2. shavenardo

    shavenardo Member

    Welcome from another Perthite
  3. RazorPlay

    RazorPlay Member

    Another sandgroper here - welcome!

    I own a Rockwell 6S. I would recommend it if:
    - The asking price is within your comfort zone
    - You want a "buy once, cry once" razor - a stainless razor is a lifetime purchase and this razor has cured me of the desire to buy or try any more razors
    - You aren't likely to continue to try other razors (a 6S has most of the aggressiveness spectrum covered with its different plates although plate 6 isn't as aggressive as some razors). If you want to try a lot of different razors (open and closed comb, single edge, straight etc) then do that first with cheaper ones to work out what you like.

    If you do buy a Rockwell, then I suggest starting on the lower plates (I start all my blades on plate 2 before increasing the aggressiveness as the blades wear in) to reduce the risk of harm. It's pretty difficult (though not impossible!) to hurt yourself on plate 2, even for a newbie. As you find the angle and improve your technique then you can go up to the higher plates, otherwise I find I stop getting close shaves after the first couple on that plate. As it is, even after a year of doing this, starting off a new blade with a high plate is a recipe for at least some damage, unless I'm concentrating on flawless technique (I just haven't got the patience for that long term). So just start on a lower plate and transition to the higher plates as the blade wears in. I get 10+ excellent BBS shaves per blade with no damage from this technique. There is enough variation just in trying new blades to keep you occupied for a few years...

    As for brushes, I'm a boar fan and the king of boars for me is the Omega 48. You can treat it like you stole it and it's also a screaming bargain for newbies who want to dip their toes. But a synth is also a good beginning option and there are so many good ones out there. If you get a boar, you just have to make sure you shampoo it when it arrives and soak it in water for a few minutes before you shave (they absorb water and soften up in the process - if started dry I find them too stiff and absorb lather instead).

    Hope this helps!
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  4. Snooze

    Snooze Active Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    Welcome @patchwork - you've got a fun couple of weeks ahead!
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  5. Blackie

    Blackie Member

    Welcome mate.
    You are now on a steep slippery slope leading into a rabbit hole that these guys are happy to help shove you down!
    Just ask about Rubies, Nacets, GSB's and you will see what I mean.
    Personally I'd buy a nice Gilette NEW, or a Fatboy/Slim then never want another razor ever.
    But don't ask me as I went out and bought a Mamba anyway just 'cos I could.
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  6. Cris

    Cris Member

    Welcome buddy, I’m down mandurah way!
    I would highly recommend the Rockwell 6C. It gets plenty air time on my YouTube channel! And it’s way cheaper than the 6s.
    It’s still got a great weight to it and shaves like a dream!
    The great thing is rather than opting for a non adjustable razor you can find the setting that works best for you.

    Cheers bud,

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  7. todras

    todras est Français pour après-rasage Menth Dealer Artisan Producer

    So hows that M&F brush going anyway :D
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  8. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Active Member Grand Society 2017 Sabbatical Fail

  9. Cris

    Cris Member

    I’m on a roll mate! 2 shaves in a row with no hair loss! I lost 1 in between the shaves! But it’s a breakthrough! Need to get to 10 shaves before I get too excited
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