Bit late to the party with this one. Received in post today was the gun metal finish Rockwell 6c purchased from a member on Sunday. Opening the box I was impressed with the finish. Absolutely flawless. Handle screws in and out without any of the squeaky noises I have heard others mention. So far so good. Grabbed an Astra sp blade and installed it with R4 plate. Blade aligned perfectly first time. Ok. Now I'm really impressed. My merkur progress and 34c don't do this without fiddling and at a higher price point may I add. Lathered up and easily found the angle. Goodness! Had to check I had remembered to put a blade in it. Super smooth first pass. lathered again and went for a xtg pass. Bit more aggression but still pretty smooth. Last pass atg finished off any stragglers leaving me completely bbs. No irritation. Quick check with Alum block confirmed this. For the price this is an incredible bargain. Plenty of weight, plenty of adjustability. Merkur progress is retired for just now. All in very impressed.