Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Johan M, Dec 20, 2017. Unlike most safety razors it is sure to survive every time you drop it in the bathroom. Personally, I love the look of the Rockwell 6S Stainless Steel Razor and the Chrome Series Gunmetal finish is just plain tough looking. And I found I could easily and comfortably use a Feather blade across the entire range, R1 through R6. To summarize the key differences: 6S is made of stainless steel. So, no, not all are nickel-plated brass. They seriously hit the sweet spot with this razor, price, material, quality, everything! The Feather is a razor which demands fair precision in … This has the same sentiment in Amazon, forums, and blogs. The chrome finish will do just fine though and one thing is for sure, I’ll never use a cartridge razor now, and I have no desire to use my electric razor, which I (regrettably) just bought before receiving the Rockwell razor. The razor design of the Rockwell 6C and the Rockwell 6S aren’t so different, but the 6C is lighter in weight than the 6S. Wetshaving is how barbers used to get the ultrasmooth shave of legends. I have been going through the different settings / base plates and the shaves just get better and better ! $99.99 Sold Out. Only 9 shaves with this razor and all 9 with the baseplate 5/6 Plates 1/3 and 2/4 never used. ). Feather Artist Club Blades ; Fragrances ; Other Razors ; Pre Shave ; Razor and Brush Stands ; Razor Blades ; Razor Blades 100 & 200; Razor Handles; ... Rockwell 6S Double-Edge Safety Razor $99.99 Sold Out View. Razors 6S While I’ve been wet shaving using a double edge razor for three years or so, I am new to writing reviews of shaving products. ): Rockwell A; Feather ABang for the Buck: Rockwell (at $80 A+ and at $100 A); Feather B-Polish, Craftsmanship: Rockwell (some scratches, blemishes on mine but nothing that messes with shave quality...purely cosmetic) B+; Feather AFinal averages - Rockwell at current price (A, A, A, B+), Feather (A-, A, B-, A)So...Rockwell > Feather? (12-23-2017, 07:24 PM) oldie Wrote: I have both and both are great. The secret isn't more blades and more canned goo but a single wicked edge. I have a few Techs that have a Zamac cap and stem. Kinda. What's the experience like? Even better if you can obtain it at a discount. Aesthetics are notoriously subjective ("beauty is in the eye of the beholder"), and I really like the look of the Rockwell a lot, certainly at least as much as I like the look of the Feather and perhaps more. Never tried the feather as-d2, however I have owned all the techs, even the elusive Hybrid Tech. For me the Feather razor (coated at Delta Echo) is quite similar to the RazoRock Mamba and the Charcoal Goods Level 1. All of those easily produce BBS with no problems. Do you want to spend that time hating or enjoying what you are doing? The Feather brand was actually the first manufacturer to use stainless steel. Rockwell Razors is a new brand offering adjustable double edge safety razors. Are Gillette Tech not made from Nickel Brass and not zamac? Crafted from pure stainless steel and designed to deliver a lifetime of incredible shaves. (You must log in or sign up to reply here. The better way is wetshaving, come and see what "they" didn't want you to know. Period. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Whilst the 6S is a premium stainless steel razor, the 6C is a cheaper chrome variant. I like it very much but recently started to feel the itch to buy another one. Press J to jump to the feed. The great advantage of the Rockwell 6S – is that it works fine with almost all of the blade. There are a couple of differences between the two, but the main is the finish used. ***SOLD*** Rockwell 6S V1. Men who’ve used this say that this product a thing of beauty. I have enough of the limited lifespan of zamac razors. Stainless steel means the Rockwell 6S feels much heavier – which is boosted by a very slightly wider handle. Shipped/Insured CONUS $170. The Rockwell gives me a better ATG shave on my neck and with the other Rockwell plates available, I can dial up or dial back my shaving aggression easily. The final new feature of the new Rockwell 6S is that it comes with Rockwell Blades! I have to say, I am pretty impressed! I have the Feather AS D2 and the rockwell is my daily shaver now. ***SOLD*** Feather AS-D2 in steampunk finish. Purchase: $100 Wetshaving - isn't all shaving wet? I've had both and I agree. The 6S has the Rockwell brand name on each side of the base plates whereas the chrome ones are blank. Wer Qualität mag, wird die Optik des Feather lieben. Feather AS-D2 is a mild razor, so the added sharpness of feather blades adds to the aggressiveness. Weepers? Or perhaps to which plate on the rockwell 6S/6C or which setting on the Merkur progress ? I consider myself an intermediate wet shaver. The Rockwell 6S is guaranteed to turn your shave routine into an experience you'll love and look forward to. etc. Universal machine for all occasions. Rockwell 6C vs 6S Performance. This is my daily driver. Thanks. Rockwell Razors Model 6S & 6C (Summary) Für mich ist die Stärke des Feather As-D 2 vor allem die tolle Verarbeitung. The Rockwell 6S/6C are, essentially, a variation on the R89 head design, ... For the person asking the question, moving from the R89 to a Feather AS-D2 is advised only if you are an experienced wet shaver. It's good and when it came down to my final DE choices of the Feather AS-D2 or the Rockwell 6s, I kept the Rockwell and flipped the Feather. And the Rockwell 6S system I received had zero issues in terms of build quality, fit, and finish. My Rockwell 6S had zero cosmetic blemishes or issues, and I like the look of the finish (and the comfort of the handle), so I would rate the AS-D2 and Rockwell the same in the fit and finish category. The design for the inter-exchangeable plates was splendid. Yeah, my thoughts today on that are really saying - I think so, yes. Rockwell 6s > Feather AS-D2? Your advice: Feather AS-D2 vs Rockwell 6S. Expensive; yet worth the price -- its a heirloom purchase. Shaving is 50+ days of a woman's life and 85+ for a man's. This makes it rustproof; 6S is .7 oz / 18 g heavier compared to 6C; Liegt aber der Fokus auf einer gründlichen und unkomplizierten und auch "sanften" Rasur ist man glaube ich mit dem Rockwell 6S einfach besser bedient. Their flagship razor, the 6S is an adjustable razor with a full stainless steel body. We’ve had our own brand of double-edge razor blades manufactured, and we’re really thrilled with the results. A friend of mine recomended the Rockwell 6C, and I decided to splurge on the 6S. Buy the Feather AS-D2. Rated 5 out of 5. I don't change plate midway. The first razor I bought was a Feather AS-D2. The Feather AS-D2 razor is a beautifully-made safety razor in surgical grade stainless steel that will last a lifetime. I compared the Rockwell R1 and R2 baseplates to my Feather AS-D2, using a Feather blade because that’s what I use in the AS-D2 and what I prefer in a very mild razor (e.g., the Gillette Tech, the Wilkinson “Sticky,” et al.). In a nutshell, you will get a smooth, efficient razor. An assembled Rockwell 6S weighs: 3.99 oz (113 grams); the Rockwell 6S handle weighs 2.4 oz (68 grams); and the entire razor is 3.74” (9.5 cm) long from cap top to handle bottom, The most significant difference is that cap and plate of the the new 6S razor’s cap and plate are made by metal injection moulding (MIM), while the old 6S was made through investment casting . Here’s the deal, if you buy a Feather AS-D2 stainless razor, it will easily cost you over $150. Anyone with experience with SS Timeless razors? Not sure which setting will end up my goto but I am loving this razor. (I do understand that there seems to be some variation in this, so I assume I just got the luck of the draw.). I can't understand the idea of a heavy clunker being used for shaving and all stainless razors except for the Feather AS-D2 are clunky feeling and heavy! Believe the Feather was $175 and Delta Echo finish was $65. Largely thought to be the Cadillac of safety razors, there’s fancier options out there, but nothing stands up to abuse, does the job better, and has more honest to Jagger swagger than the 6S. The Rockwell 6 safety razor series has 2 models – the 6S and the 6C . My razor arrived from Rockwell in mid-March, pretty much on-time from the updated shipping date that was on … does a feather AS-D2 shave and agression level compare to a Razorock Mamba ? You can spend more, but you won’t get more. Yes 7 vote(s) 38.9% Buy the Rockwell 6S 7 vote(s) 38.9% Buy Blackbird 1 … item 6 Feather AS-D2 All Stainless Steel Double Edge Razor 6 - Feather AS-D2 All Stainless Steel Double Edge Razor. Read our review to discover the difference and other Rockwell products such as shaving soaps and combs. I have been a big proponent of the AS-D2 here (and continue to be so - it's a great shaver) BUT the last several days of jumping back and forth between the Rockwell's #1 and #2 baseplates and trying different blades have produced closer shaves than my Feather while maintaining the no/low irritation qualities of my Feather. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the wicked_edge community. I found the R1 with a Feather blade identical in comfort and efficiency to the Feather AS-D2 with a Feather blade; the R2 with a Feather blade was also very comfortable and efficient but did have a bit more blade feel—but still totally comfortable, just a different feel. This razor is as good and smoother than others that I love and own such as Rex Ambassador and Rockwell 6S. If your mind is set on the Feather, then buy it ... otherwise you will buy twice, FYI you can get a RazoRock Mamba, an all stainless steel razor, over at. I just shaves with the #4 and it was a great shave, no irritation and very smooth. Yes, the feather is prettier, but when it comes to shaving the rockwell is hands down a lot better. But the 6S is too heavy and the 6c is just the right weight. Nicks? Nice and close. Only a dozen shaves on this razor. The Rockwell 6C will cost just around 35% less than a Feather in Amazon. Tags: as-d2; feather; rockwell? The size and weight of the Rockwell 6C. Ming Shi 3000S Adjustable Double Edge Safety Razor $12.99 $15.99 View. Rockwell has a stainless steel razor for around $100. I have to agree. Rated 5 out of 5. I haven't but now you have me intrigued! Other than the material there is very little that divides the two razors. Rockwell 6S via the-gadgeteer.com. Nonetheless, as a cost-conscious user, the Rockwell is clearly the bargain steel razor once you realize that it allows you to tailor the aggressiveness of the shave as well. The 6S is made from 316L space-grade stainless steel (same as Feather AS-D2 is using) while the 6C is made from a zinc alloy with a chrome finish. The most common complaint of the Feather AS-D2 is that it is too mild. As a non Feather user, I do think the ASD2 blows away the Rockwell in terms of aesthetics and its build quality is certainly visibly better. And that's true even if 95% of your shaves are just with one setting. The R2 worked fine, but the R1 turned out to be the closest match to the AS-D2 in terms of feel and performance. Rockwell 6S is the same razor as 6C, ... Also 6S comes only in Matte finish, there is no polished stainless steel model available currently like Feather AS-D2. I started off with the number 2 plate. There doesn’t seem to be much in the way of new varieties of razor blades on the market nowadays, so we’re hoping this can be a real value add to classic shavers everywhere. My favorite tech is the post-war tech because it holds the blade the tightest. If you ask me to grade it all out today, here's what I would say:Closeness of shave: Rockwell gets an A; Feather gets an A-Comfort of shave (Is there irritation? Got my 6S today, popped in a Feather Blade. The AS-D2 is a 2nd generation variant. Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Johan M, Dec 20, 2017. Say goodbye to overpriced plastic razors, razor bumps, and skin irritation for good. Having that option in hand is very valuable. I have always been on the fence with this razor. After I got better at using a safety razor, I went back to my Feather Blades, and was able, with some serious care, get a decent shave. I have the Rockwell 6s and normally use the #4 and #2 plate depending on how my skin feels. That’s tool-grade stainless steel right there. Would highly recommend the Rockwell 6S. I have been a big proponent of the AS-D2 here (and continue to be so - it's a great shaver) BUT the last several days of jumping back and forth between the Rockwell's #1 and #2 baseplates and trying different blades have produced closer shaves than my Feather while maintaining the no/low irritation qualities of my Feather. I’ve heard the as-d2 is a tighter tolerance post war tech so I skipped the as-d2. Blade exposure and blade gap are both minimal in the Feather AS-D2 making it a mild beast. And paved the way for other brands such as the Ikon and Above The Tie, according to the Sharpologist.