#1
I have the rockwell 6s, but I would like to try a razor with a better construction and with a feel as similar as possible to the rockwell, I have heard that the tatara muramasa is a smooth razor, but, for owners of both razors how would you compare these razors?
#2

Posting Freak
Peachtree City, GA
One is an engineering marvel manufactured to perfection, the other cheaply manufactured to a price point.

Both have merit but would never consider a Rockwell.

Even if one fine with the quality trade offs to reach a price point and lack of innovative engineering solutions, Rockwell stack height so high would be spending an extra 30 minutes tweezing all the areas requiring plucking due to its stack height limiting access on my lean angular face.

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#3
They're both perfectly fine razors capable of delivering a BBS shave. That's my experience. The two razors present orthogonal approaches to adjusting blade gap and exposure, if that kind of thing interests you.

The Muramasa is beautiful, but it makes a design statement some might not like.

You'll determine the quality of your shave more than the difference between these two quite different razors could. I enjoy them both.

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#4
Could you say that the muramara is smooth?

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#5

Posting Freak
Peachtree City, GA
(This post was last modified: 05-28-2023, 07:25 PM by DanLaw.)
(05-28-2023, 07:04 PM)Fanshaving Wrote: Could you say that the muramara is smooth?

It the definition of smooth; some complain it too smooth wanting more blade feel and aggression. Here's a link to the passaround:

https://damnfineshave.com/thread-tatara-...thout-bulk

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#6
If you‘re looking for an adjustable with a similar face feel and result to the 6s, the first one that comes to mind is the Konsul.

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#7
(This post was last modified: 05-29-2023, 10:13 PM by CHSeifert.)
I own the Rockwell 6S Matte black and just purchased the Tatara Masamune razor with closed comb. 

I’ll report back once I’ve had a chance to test it over a few shaves.

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#8

Posting Freak
Peachtree City, GA
Masamune is the mildest nonadjustable razor; Muramasa is the adjustable

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#9
(This post was last modified: 05-30-2023, 03:19 AM by CHSeifert.)
(05-29-2023, 10:37 PM)DanLaw Wrote: Masamune is the mildest nonadjustable razor; Muramasa is the adjustable

Sorry about that. 

In that case my post is totally redundant. 

I’ll never own an adjustable razor again since I’m in favour of simplistic non-adjustable razors and an adjustable razor simply won’t fit my profile as a wet shaver.

I bought the Rockwell 6S Matte Black to use as a non adjustable mainly using certain plates and never with the intention of exchanging plates during my shaves.

With that said the Rockwell may not look to be an engineering masterpiece with its clumsy baseplate, but in my shaving experience it actually is indeed an engineered masterpiece to be quite honest.

Among the 65-70 DE razors I’ve owned it ranks in my Top 5 of best performing most well designed razors, so I have to strongly disagree with your comment regarding the Rockwell DE razor.

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Cheers, Claus from Denmark
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Posting Freak
Peachtree City, GA
(This post was last modified: 05-30-2023, 04:36 AM by DanLaw.)
(05-30-2023, 03:13 AM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(05-29-2023, 10:37 PM)DanLaw Wrote: Masamune is the mildest nonadjustable razor; Muramasa is the adjustable

Sorry about that. 

In that case my post is totally redundant. 

I’ll never own an adjustable razor again since I’m in favour of simplistic non-adjustable razors and an adjustable razor simply won’t fit my profile as a wet shaver.

I bought the Rockwell 6S Matte Black to use as a non adjustable mainly using certain plates and never with the intention of exchanging plates during my shaves.

With that said the Rockwell may not look to be an engineering masterpiece with its clumsy baseplate, but in my shaving experience it actually is indeed an engineered masterpiece to be quite honest.

Among the 65-70 DE razors I’ve owned it ranks in my Top 5 of best performing most well designed razors, so I have to strongly disagree with your comment regarding the Rockwell DE razor.

The quality of manufacture aside, my biggest issue is the stack height. Stack height is a recurrent theme in  rating razors. While those with round faces can afford to ignore the issue, those of us possessing lean angular faces cannot. 

All Tatara razors to date have exhibited low stack heights, hence earning positive reviews. To date no truly adjustable razor trialed has remotely achieved the low stack height of the Muramasa - which is lower than many nonadjustables. Will stipulate that a low stack height isn't sufficient to render a razor great BUT it is necessary. Even in a SE, this a CSF as demonstrated by the BlackLand Vector - and, suspect, the AD Gem.

Strongly suggest you at least try a Tatara Muramasa. Do let me know if interested and will try to arrange getting a demo made available.

Sincerely hope you give it a go, truly revolutionary design breakthrough.

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