RazoRock ECO razor

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Blade rigidity comes from the SE blades themselves (GEM or AC style) which are significantly thicker. These are still foil thin DE blades in the Eco razor. Get a Fatip OC and shave with just one side, done. Rigidly held DE blade. :unsure:
I think in this case we should agree to differ as I have a selection of both Fatip OCs and half DE Blade Razors. It may be a case of YMMV!
 
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I think one of the appeals of such a razor is that it is a SE razor where the user is able to take advantage of multitude of different blade choices and the relative lower costs of such blades.

Whether it will shave like a true SE or just 'half a DE' is something we'll only know when the razor's in our hands.

I'm kind of tempted by the RR Eco though, partly down to being intrigued by the first 'half DE' razor I came across which was the Rocnel one which I kind of regret not buying but it did look incredibly fiddly to load and it looks like RR have addressed that particular failing of the Rocnel counterpart.
 
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I think one of the appeals of such a razor is that it is a SE razor where the user is able to take advantage of multitude of different blade choices and the relative lower costs of such blades.

Whether it will shave like a true SE or just 'half a DE' is something we'll only know when the razor's in our hands.

I'm kind of tempted by the RR Eco though, partly down to being intrigued by the first 'half DE' razor I came across which was the Rocnel one which I kind of regret not buying but it did look incredibly fiddly to load and it looks like RR have addressed that particular failing of the Rocnel counterpart.
I have the Rocnel SE-P, and, as an interpretation of the "1/2DE", it's a brutal thing if you make but one mistake with it (and even if you don't). The Focus R48 is a much more forgiving razor, but unlike the Rocnel and this RR, it has a pivoting head, which makes learning to use it a little bit more involved. The Focus is also a fiddle to load, but fine when you eventually get it right, and even if mine isn't a top favourite, I can get along with it.

For me, the USP for another one of these will be if it loads in two moves i.e. the blade positions such that it cannot easily move out of place whilst the other action of putting a cap over it and tightening up happens. In other words, if it's as easy as locating and securing a blade in an AC-type razor, but that's bound to be a challenge when a DE blade is located pushed up against stops, rather than hung on pins.

It's not clear to me whether the ECO has actually been released, and there aren't yet any reviews. I look forward to the reports with eagerness.
 
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I have the Rocnel SE-P, and, as an interpretation of the "1/2DE", it's a brutal thing if you make but one mistake with it (and even if you don't). The Focus R48 is a much more forgiving razor, but unlike the Rocnel and this RR, it has a pivoting head, which makes learning to use it a little bit more involved. The Focus is also a fiddle to load, but fine when you eventually get it right, and even if mine isn't a top favourite, I can get along with it.

For me, the USP for another one of these will be if it loads in two moves i.e. the blade positions such that it cannot easily move out of place whilst the other action of putting a cap over it and tightening up happens. In other words, if it's as easy as locating and securing a blade in an AC-type razor, but that's bound to be a challenge when a DE blade is located pushed up against stops, rather than hung on pins.

It's not clear to me whether the ECO has actually been released, and there aren't yet any reviews. I look forward to the reports with eagerness.
Thanks for the reply, a really informative insight into the other half DE blade razors there.

Italian Barber seem to give the info the Eco will be for sale at a later point this week, which I imagine is for their website only and it might take a bit longer for third party retailers to have them in stock.
 
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