Most other adjustable DE razors only change the gap, not both. This includes the Rocnel. That is why the Muramasa is unique in this case.One thing I wonder - is the Rocnel Sailor a similar design to Rex Ambassador? I.e. the adjustment is 1 dimensional (gap) as opposed to the Muramasa, which is somewhat 2 dimensional (gap and exposure).
Similar, but different performers. Both hold the blade at a constant exposure and I would probably still have both, RAD being what it is; however, were I to pick only one to keep it would be the Sailor. It is (IME) more efficient (but at least "equally") than the Rex and smoother. Stilll an aggressive razor, but smooth, and you can step it up or down with adjustment and blade selection.One thing I wonder - is the Rocnel Sailor a similar design to Rex Ambassador? I.e. the adjustment is 1 dimensional (gap) as opposed to the Muramasa, which is somewhat 2 dimensional (gap and exposure).
How much are you asking for the Rex?I haven't tried the Muramassa but I have an Ambassador.
From what I've read the Maramusa is very mild, the Ambassador is the opposite.
It's well made, it looks better than the Portugese razor (IMO) but... I think I just read your SOTD Regarding your experience with the GC. 84. If you find the GC. 84 too aggressive I dont think you should buy a Rex Ambassador.
Also, you have a Flexi (which I have also owned). The Pearl Flexi is a bit more gentle than the Ambassador. If you love your Flexi on the higher settings and want a better looking one, the Rex is interesting - it's what I did but I did it purely for esthetical reasons and out of curiousity.
My Rex is currently listed for sale, even though I do like it. I have come to appreciate razors with less blade feel and need to make some room.
Can you contrast Muramasa vs Konsul? I have an ambassador and masamune already…Rex Ambassador I tried for a year and found it too much for me. Must be the positive blade exposure.
Tatara maramusa is lovely and I will keep it. Get great shaves. Very smooth.
Rex konsul was a Real surprise for me and love it. Really smooth. Again its a keeper.
Konsul = ambassador without blade feel and so much smoother.Can you contrast Muramasa vs Konsul? I have an ambassador and masamune already…