I have been shaving for 35+ years now and have always used a disposable razor. Single blades, double blades, triple blades, 5 blades, fixed, pivoting, you name it, I've most likely used it at one time or another. Recently I landed on the safety razor thing, and wanted to try it out, see what all the hype was about. So, after much research I landed on the Rockwell 6S metal finish for its adjustability. It was also important to me for the razor to be made in the USA. After digging, I found the 6S is the only one of their lineup that is made in the USA. Sidenote...I do have to say, I for one hate the business BS that companies do with their play on words with "designed in USA, Canada, whatever". Just be honest up front and say, "made in China", end of story. Anyway, on with the review. I have never in my life shaved with a safety razor, so I dropped in a feather razor, put in the 2 plate to start out, and after one pass, decided I needed more than that, so I swapped it out for a 3 plate. Spot on perfect! I have to say, this was the best shave of my life, not one nick, no irritation, and super, super baby smooth face, neck, and back neck hairline. I totally see what the hype was all about, best shave ever! So glad I bought the 6S.
So impressed by the feel and smooth action of the razor. My wife shaved her legs and now she’s sold on my Rockwell. Definitely worth the money and the brush I got with the kit is super soft.
Like a couple of others on here, my first T2 was giving me rough shaves (3 setting)….leaving my face very irritated. Turns out it was uneven blade gap with one side being more aggressive than the other. I contacted Rockwell with pics of the gap differences…and they agreed…and sent me a brand new T2 that was perfect. The difference in shave quality is like night and day. This T2 is rapidly turning into my preferred razor because of the TTO and adjustability features. My other razors are a 6S, 6C, and Gillette Slim. My blade rotation is Feather, Nacet, Astra SP, and Voskhod…..with Proraso shave cream and Simpson T3 brush. In conclusion…I am a loyal Rockwell customer and admire them greatly for their great customer service. They sure treated me right on this T2 initial problem.
Works just as advertised. Smooth, easy, no cuts. Great razor
Rockwell 6C - Double Edge Safety Razor
The butterfly/Twist to Open mechanism makes this such a dream to use. No fidgeting around with opening and locking in a two or three piece.
The adjustability range is all fairly mild. You don't get a lot of blade feel, and and the cross bar under the blade is fairly protective. Its a fantastic feel. Very smooth. It gums up a bit quickly with foam so it takes more frequent washing, but its a really nice shave. The edge glides across your face, and the burnished finish makes it very smooth.
Worth. Every. Penny.
Great razor. Smooth shave and can switch it up depending on growth of beard
The appreciate oil helps to soften the beard, and allows the razor to glide over the skin with less friction. I recommend this product.
After a couple of weeks of using the Rockwell 6S there's no going back to a electric razor or God forbid a multiple blade disposable. Using the Rockwell 6s and any number of higher grade DE safety blades there's no irritation, nor razor burn. I have super sensitive skin to the point where the only way to avoid the pain was to grow a beard. I'm using the Rockwell 6S using the #1 and #2 blade gap inserts and even using the sharpest razor blades ( the Feather ) I have not cut myself even once.....
I bought a 2C razor with the 1/3 plate, and the 3 was not quite aggressive enough. I love the finish, quality and hand feel of the razor so I bought a 2/4 plate, and the 4 is just right, perfect...love it. Smooth, close shave, no nicks.
I made the move from cartridges to an Edwin Jagger DE86 9 years ago. I was impressed and only use cartridges if I have to fly somewhere. The black handle on the Jagger had started to crack, so it was time to upgrade. The Rockwell 6S is amazing. It has weight to it, making shaving easy. The adjustable base plates give flexibility to the shave aggressiveness I’m after. The handle has good texture so it doesn’t slip. And being 316L (surgical) stainless steel, it will last a lifetime.
I grew up using a safety razor (in the 70s), and much later switched to cartridge razors. I received a safety razor (from the Art of Shaving) as a gift about 15 years ago, and have used it off and on (more off than on because it tends to nick me). After seeing an add online for an injection razor, I began researching reviews of razors and decided to try the Rockwell 6S safety razor. I am currently using the R3 blade setting, and I have experienced zero nicks! I may move up to R4, and will probably stop there. I like the heft of the razor, letting its weight do the work for the most part. My kit came with five Rockwell razors, though I intend to try some Gillette Platinum blades I have when I change blades next time. I'm retired, so I shave maybe twice a week now rather than every day. Great razor! By the way, I love the aroma of the Barbershop Shaving Cream.
With the addition of the 6S I now have four DE safety razors and this one is by far the best. I use the #4 plate and in spite of the suggestion to use it every 3-4 days I use it every day with no issues. It shaves close and it is almost impossible to cut myself. Shaving has become something to look forward to. No need to ever buy another razor. Thank you Rockwell!