RazoRock ECO razor

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My RazoRock ECO razor arrived yesterday from Shaving Station, I shaved with it this morning.

Physically it's the same as a RazoRock Hawk as it can be. The head has the same shape and style , shave angle is the same as far as I can tell. The only differences are to accommodate the different sized and shaped blade. The blade is held in position very well (unlike my Focus R48) and is as easy to load as the Hawk . Four small posts hold the blade firmly in position, someone posted a pic earlier in the thread. I can't see the half DE blade being able to flex in there at all.

In my opinion SE razors need a sharper blade than DE razors to function well. As a result SE blades tend to be sharper than DE blades (big generalisation!). I believe that DE blades can be as sharp as SE blades, but I also believe that SE blades hold their edge longer because they are made of thicker steel. I suspect this makes them easier to put a sharp edge on as well. It's far easier to get a good edge on a wood plane blade than a pen knife blade.

For my first shave I used my go to blade for DE razors a Polsilver Super Irdium, It wasn't as smooth as a Schick Proline P30 in my Hawk, but I think that was a sharpness issue. I'm thinking of changing to a feather DE blade for my next shave. It's early days yet but so far I'm happy with it. I'll post more as I use it more.
 
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I used mine for the first time as well. In general I would agree with you....I am not sure that DE blades are less sharp. they are just thinner.....definitely easy loading....but I was surprised at the size of the head. Bigger than the Hawk but I think that is to give rigidity and compensate for the thinner blade. I enjoyed the shave.....very efficient. I used a 7 O'Clock Sharp Edge .
 
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Update!
I tried the razor with half a Feather DE blade this morning. It was certainly better that the Polsilver. Did it give as good a shave as my Hawk yes it did, was it as smooth a shave I'm afraid not. The alum block was stinging as it passed over my face!
I think it will improve as I get used to it. We'll see.
 
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Update!
I tried the razor with half a Feather DE blade this morning. It was certainly better that the Polsilver. Did it give as good a shave as my Hawk yes it did, was it as smooth a shave I'm afraid not. The alum block was stinging as it passed over my face!
I think it will improve as I get used to it. We'll see.
I have had 3 good shaves using a 7 O'Clok yellow. I had considered buying a black SS handle but will put that on hold for a while. The extra weight might be a little too much. Its a doddle to load and VERY efficient. I don't have what I would consider razor burn.....but AS or Alum do give more of a 'tingle'.
 
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