Razorock Hawk V3 SS

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Finally had to try my Hawk v3 with the recently purchased OC baseplate. I went with tried and true Feather AC Pro blade (5th use). The effectiveness is astonishing given how smooth the shave went. I've noticed a few tiny red dots after the shave but they quickly (almost instantly) disappeared. 2-pass full-BBS. wow. I'm not gonna boldly call it a daily driver. But this tender beast shall work great in a more relaxed shaving regime (2-3 shaves per week).
The SOTD picture is here.
Next combo shall be the regular plate with a more aggressive Pro Super blade.
 
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I had my first shave with the standard V3 last night and was very impressed. I used a Proline blade which is my go to AC blade so I'm very used to using them.

I found the Hawk to be pretty much spot on in terms of efficiency and smoothness. I had no weepers and no irritation from the shave and feel it'll be perfect for my every other day shaving routine. I would say it's somewhere in-between what most of us would describe as mild and medium, which suits me fine as I'm not a fan of aggressive razors.

The other thing that stands out is the quality of the finishing. There's minimal machining marks on mine and the outer sides have a good level of polish on them. It cost less than half the price of my Blackland Vector I would say it's superior, although I have the standard Vector not the polished one.
 

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Likewise a first time out with the Hawk V3 recently.

A great little razor at a great entry level price but I am not going to say it is up there with the Generals (any one of them) or the Mongoose, because it isn't. Or so far anyway. Certainly sits on the mild side of life although I have started with a mild blade in the Kai Captain. I think it needs something with a sharper edge and that will be my next move. To me it seems to have a bit of a rougher shave in much the same way as the Game Changer delivered.

Build quality is first class although not sure the locating pins are on the best plate which makes it a bit awkward to load. Why the other manufacturers can't have the same incredibly shiny finish though is a shame on them. It does look sexy.

For what it cost a really nice entry level SE and many would quite happily call it a day with one. I can't as there are better in the armoury at the moment.

The end verdict is still out there as I need a bit more time and different blades to get a better gauge of how it is performing. I am expecting better results and I do hope it can show me my initial thoughts are wrong
 
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I decided to sell my aluminium General after shaving with my Hawk v3 OC. Seemed smoother and more efficient to me. I guess my mileage varied.
 

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The General to me was okay , the Stainless Hawk is a much better razor as far as I am concerned , one of the smoothest I have come across , I tend to use an A plate with a Kai Pink and am really happy with the end result .
Which General was that? The aluminium and the stainless/brass are two different creatures to me.

I will happily say the Razorock V3 is a great razor but the Colonials have the edge. Throw in the stainless Mongoose and the whole SE thing is wide open.

For me it is great to see choice and haven't really met any SE which is below par.
 
Which General was that? The aluminium and the stainless/brass are two different creatures to me.

I will happily say the Razorock V3 is a great razor but the Colonials have the edge. Throw in the stainless Mongoose and the whole SE thing is wide open.

For me it is great to see choice and haven't really met any SE which is below par.
Sorry , I was continuing in the theme of the previous post to mine ,the Aluminium version , I moved all mine on .
Got to admit I never tried it in anything else other than Aluminium .
 
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Which General was that? The aluminium and the stainless/brass are two different creatures to me.

I will happily say the Razorock V3 is a great razor but the Colonials have the edge. Throw in the stainless Mongoose and the whole SE thing is wide open.

For me it is great to see choice and haven't really met any SE which is below par.
Hi Chris,
I believe that you are on the basic plate, the A is super and works better for me than the OC.Had a very long lasting Shave with the A and Schick Proline.
Mike B
 
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