Closed Pass Around: Rocnel SE-G (GEM/FHS blade) razor - Finished

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Wednesday 30th August 2017

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Pre Shave: Hot Shower + L'Oreal Pure Power Charcoal Face Wash and Proraso White
Razor: Rocnel SE-G (Pass around)
Blade: GEM PTFE (#4) (Modified by rounding the corners off)
Brush: Vulfix 404
Cream: Taylors of Old Bond Street - Jermyn Street
Post: Alum Block, Cold water and Humphreys Witch Hazel
AS: Nivea Soothing Balm

Fourth shave with the Rocnel SE-G pass around, yet again another nice two pass shave and still no weepers. There was some sting from the alum in places especially under my chin, but after a cold water rinse, and the post shave all was good. I may change the blade and try one without the corners rounded off just to see how it shaves.
 
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Thursday 31st August 2017
Pre Shave: Hot Shower + L'Oreal Pure Power Charcoal Face Wash and Proraso White
Razor: Rocnel SE-G (Pass around)
Blade: GEM PTFE (#1)
Brush: Vulfix 404
Cream: Crabtree & Evelyn Moroccan Myrrh
Post: Alum Block, Cold water and Humphreys Witch Hazel
AS: Osma Balm

Fifth and final shave with the Rocnel SE-G, I put a fresh GEM blade in and I am pleased to report there were no injuries from the corners of the blade. I think you need to pay close attention to ensure the blade sits correctly in the head as the final tighten of the grub screw can move the blade sideways slightly which could leave one corner of the blade exposed. Once again only two passes needed.

No photo today as I already cleaned and boxed up the razor ready to post in the morning.

A big thankyou to @Paul and @riverrun for making this pass around possible. I have enjoyed using this razor very much but at the price it is not for me.
 
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Arrived safely at the homestead today. That's the weekend shaves decided.

Richard
Enjoy!
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The razor is now with @shevsky
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I'm not the best at reviews; thought I would simply reflect on my time with the Rocnel.

I genuinely found it's form factor to be excellent. Looks great, felt great. Initially, a little surprised at the angle of the head. Packaging is really good too. Clearly a strong strategy in place. I must agree with previous reviewers, that for the price point, the blade loading is difficult. Didn't sustain any injuries, but even after watching the YouTube clips; it's just awkward. Or was for me.

Shave wise, I found it to be too efficient. Not necessarily aggressive, but keen. Having said that, I've only used Schick injectors for nearly 2 years, & lack match practice with a GEM blade/SE combo. So, it could well have been my technique. Some great advice out there about having the head/blade flush with the chops. That's the way to use this razor.

Not necessarily the razor for me. However, in the spirit of the Lending Pool, and TSR - enjoyed having a go. I do appreciate the engineering that has gone into it. For me, and my Yorkshire wallet - a few pound less, and a head that is easier to load - it could be more user friendly.

Thank you to Andreas & TSR for letting me have a go. Appreciated.

Regards, Richard
 
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The Rocnel is now with @Manicdee
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An update to the list:

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The pass around is now finished.
Thanks for everyone for looking after the razor and your feedback.
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