Haven’t thought about my Rockwell 2C since getting a Gillette Flare Tip

Discussion in 'Double Edged Razors' started by BrooklynSalt, Sep 15, 2018.

    In Mid-August I received a 1958 Flare
    Tip. It’s my second razor acquisition since I started shaving with a DE, specifically a Rockwell 2C (plate 3) a year and a few months ago.

    My first shave caused me serious razor burn, but thanks to the good folks here with that pointers, I honed in the technique and I absolutely love this razor. I have to be much more careful and light the with my technique, however I find this to be a very smooth and efficient razor. I can more easily get under my nose and save my neck more efficiently and closely (note I rarely go against the grain). In fact my last shave with a PolSilver blade was close and efficient and I had little burn from the alum.

    Is it normal to reject my first razor, for the new one on the shelf? Because I have zero desire to shave with the Rockwell since I’ve learned how to use the Gillette Slim. Or am
    I finding what works best for me?

    Also, I assume the blades I liked in the Rockwell may not be the ones I favor in the Gillette. Can anyone confirm? (I’ve only used 2 blades, a Gillette Wilkinson Sword and most rectbku a PolSilver)


    Also, getting this razor makes me want to acquire a Gillette Tech and a Schick Krona for starters.
     
  1. And down the rabbit hole one goes.......
    Tech? Prewar? NDC? Canadian Tech? English Tech? Gotta have them all!
     
  2. What about the Gillette News ? SC, LC, new improved and yes you forget the old type too !

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  3. REV579

    REV579 Contributor

    This is why I bought each of the vintage Gillette razors and worked my way through the lot. It's also why I've sold a ton of razors here too. @Studious_John is correct, you gotta at least try them all.
     
  4. +1! It is fun to try different options!! :a29:
     
  5. Yes, it's normal. We've all been there. I ended up selling my first razor after I bought a few more. I wasn't going to use it again anyway.

    2C has the plates 1 and 3, very mild settings, which means that, if you had bought the 6C, you would have more options to shave with and there is a possibility that you'd still use it.
     
  6. Agreed!! This is a fun hobby. Due to the excellent experts here I have experienced many vintage razors going from Gillettes, other DE types, SE types, and finally to "straights". If you make friends here and are respectful of others, the sky is the limit to what you can experience.
     
  7. Normally the first razor acquisition is the most "educated" one. you research, read lots of reviews, watch youtube reviews etc. you try to buy the razor that will suit your needs at a reasonable cost. after you get comfortable with your razor RAD begins. You start to doubt whether you use the best razor for your needs and you look for the next razor acquisition.by this time you get reckless . you are sure you mastered your technique and you can handle any razor and you buy the new razor because you want it but not necessarily need it. even if you get disappointing result from the new razor you mentally convince yourself that it is better than your old one just to justify the acquisition and the future ones. you will go back to the rockwell for sure , its one of the best razors around.
     
  8. This works if you can remember which one you got first. :a29:
     
  9. I agree with you about the plate settings.
     
  10. If you want to experience further the 2c you can buy from Rockwell one of the more aggressive plates 2-4 or 5-6. i think it cost 15$ and you can enjoy a more effective shave with the same smoothness.
     
  11. Thanks. For some reason I believe they had two sets of plates (old and new). My plate is not stamped Rockwell in the side. They also weren’t very responsive to emails
     

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