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#11
Perfect handle length and that thing is gorgeous. It definitely might be on my Christmas list!
#12
(This post was last modified: 11-07-2019, 07:45 AM by CK89.)
(10-05-2019, 07:29 PM)Dragonsbeard Wrote: Love the look of this new one.  Having had the older model I’m just hoping that they changed the torque on the spring. With  the last model you really had to be careful when taking it off as it could literally fly across the room!
I’m looking forward to some reviews before I’d jump in but I’m digging the looks so I’m definitely interested.

Gus  thanks for posting it up my friend!

In my opinion,

His adjustable mechanism is different than other adjustable razors. 

For any adjustable razors, they have 4 main parts: top cap, shim plate, base plate and handle. 

In Rocnel, base plate is stable, shim plate is moving. Basically, when you release the handle, shim plate is moving upward. Actually, it does not have any dial. He put signs over handle and you can see how much you release the handle. By releasing the handle, you are adjusting the razor.
If you put a shim plate in one of your razors, and put a compression spring between shim plate and base plate, you can have similar adjustable mechanism. 

In other adjustable razors, shim plate is stable, base plate is moving. They have a dial which turns opposite clockwise direction of handle. 
And, you do not have to adjust the dial every time, after you change blade.

When you release Rocnel handle fast, the compression spring releases instantly, and the shim plate pushes the top cap, and throw it.
For other adjustable razors, owing to stable shim plate, it is impossible that top cap will fly.

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#13

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35 Ready for Pre-Sales Gents, pony up your $450

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#14
Yeah...............I ordered one

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#15
There is absolutely no way that I would pass on this one!! They are now sold out so anyone that missed this first batch will have to wait until January/February from what Phil said.


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#16
$480 usd including shipping to Canada. Nice razor though
#17
Wow! That is a great deal of money for a DE razor.
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#18
Absolutely worth every penny in my opinion.


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#19
(11-07-2019, 07:08 AM)CK89 Wrote:
(10-05-2019, 07:29 PM)Dragonsbeard Wrote: Love the look of this new one.  Having had the older model I’m just hoping that they changed the torque on the spring. With  the last model you really had to be careful when taking it off as it could literally fly across the room!
I’m looking forward to some reviews before I’d jump in but I’m digging the looks so I’m definitely interested.

Gus  thanks for posting it up my friend!

In my opinion,

His adjustable mechanism is different than other adjustable razors. 

For any adjustable razors, they have 4 main parts: top cap, shim plate, base plate and handle. 

In Rocnel, base plate is stable, shim plate is moving. Basically, when you release the handle, shim plate is moving upward. Actually, it does not have any dial. He put signs over handle and you can see how much you release the handle. By releasing the handle, you are adjusting the razor.
If you put a shim plate in one of your razors, and put a compression spring between shim plate and base plate, you can have similar adjustable mechanism. 

In other adjustable razors, shim plate is stable, base plate is moving. They have a dial which turns opposite clockwise direction of handle. 
And, you do not have to adjust the dial every time, after you change blade.

When you release Rocnel handle fast, the compression spring releases instantly, and the shim plate pushes the top cap, and throw it.
For other adjustable razors, owing to stable shim plate, it is impossible that top cap will fly.

Here is a photo of how the previous Sailor dis-assembled, using a flathead screwdriver.  The Sailor is a very well put together tool.  I just could not open it up enough...and at some point the "too much" releases the tension on the springs and parts go flying if you are not careful.  The etching did not contrast well either.  It was a very smooth shaver tho, even with plenty of blade feel.  I sometimes miss the Sailor.

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#20
Is there much maintenance that needs to be done? Or, just taking it apart to see how the internals work?

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