Rockwell Razors - Model-T Adjustable

Discussion in 'Double Edge Safety Razors (DE)' started by Wet the Face, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Wet the Face

    Wet the Face Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Huntington N.Y.
    Company: Rockwell Razors
    Product: Model T Adjustable
    Location: Canada
    Website: https://rockwellrazors.com/


    To say I was waiting a long time for my Rockwell Model T adjustable razor would be an understatement. The kick starter was launch in May of 2016 as production started everything looked great but with many shipment dates missed I received yet another email which arrived Aug of 2017 they had a “bump” in the production run but excepted to have them going out in mid-October 2017. Then on March 23, 2018, I received this email “The Rockwell Model T is in full production and the first 100 models have just been shipped this past week, with the rest of fulfillment on track to complete by end of May. We've quality checked each and every one of the first batches and they've been coming out flawlessly and we don't foresee having to send any replacements this time around. Thanks for all your patience and for sticking with us while we power through this final stretch” and with that email and two months later the package arrived at my door on July 20, 2018. The process took two years seven months and 4 days and I would do it all again because this razor is the best one I’ve ever owned!

    Let me explain first the packaging which the razor comes in. A book like case which opens to a black velvet lined inside with cutouts holding the razor along with other accessories. A mirrored edge to the case with the Rockwell emblem on the cover. A really great product presentation. This could be placed right on the shelf of any den for easy storage or could be placed in an overnight bag for travel. Mine also came with two razor covers which slip over the head of the razor protecting it from scratches and if you have a blade inside the razor protecting you from cuts as well.

    When you start to experience the razor you will notice the attention to detail along with precision craftsmanship. This is not just a showpiece but an incredible engineered tool for shaving. You can measure this by using the butterfly twist knob at the bottom of the handle most of the ones I’ve used in the past felt extremely tinny and not smooth at all but this one is a dream to use. Also, the dial which selects the closeness operates in the same manor smooth as silk.

    Blade aliment was flawless just dropping in a persona Blue blade and closing the top was about all I needed to do in order to have perfect aliment. The balance was also spot on the weight of the razor is 3.4oz and for me, it's just right, heavy but not where it's going to be a control problem, in fact, I had complete control throughout the entire shave.

    Now I’ve reviewed razors in the past which I still have nightmares about but what a pleasure it was to see someone getting an adjustable right for a change even right down to washing it out during the shave each time I ran it through the water it cleared out all the stubble and lather with ease. A MIRACLE!

    If I had only one thing to improve it would be a slightly better grip pattern other than that this gets as close to a must-have than any other Razor I’ve ever reviewed. That being said this was a Kickstarter and I was an Early bird supporter #431which got me in at $79.00 if you wanted to purchase this today it's going to cost you $200.00. So just take a good look at what’s available today for that price and spend with your head, not over it.

    Just a Quick Note:
    I’ve seen the hype over the one blade and frankly, I’m not falling for it one bit. If you want to have a great shave, then give this one a try.

    Company: Rockwell Razors
    Product: Model T Adjustable
    WebSite: https://rockwellrazors.com/

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    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQr6J_zxAIU
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2018
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  2. Marine

    Marine Regular Member

    Location:
    Republic of Texas
    Did you get he Model T with the two piece T-Bar or one piece? There are several post saying the two piece t-bar falling apart after a few shaves. Congrats on your new razor! I got a refund and jumped in on the REX group buy... very happy with my decision.
     
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  3. Wet the Face

    Wet the Face Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Huntington N.Y.
    Would have loved to try the Rex but I'll have to wait on that one. I have asked about that and as of this writing, I haven't checked yet as soon as I do I'll post back here to tell you I need to dismantle the Razor to find out.
     
  4. Quique

    Quique Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Madrid
    Thanks for sharing Don
     
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  5. bakerbarber

    bakerbarber Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Ohio
    Wow.

    Their website has cancer. I've hardly seen so many popups and screen interruptions in a while. The Model T isn't even on the website.

    Oh well. I really like my 6S. Not interested in whatever else. They went back to the well too many times.
     
  6. Batch300

    Batch300 Extraordinarily Uncomplicated

    Only the models readily available including the ever popular $15 R1 (The Rookie) TTO are shown as Featured Products. I had no problems with the website, however, I do not recall seeing the R1 before and never recall any reviews.

    I never cancelled my Model T as part loyalty and part just lazy. I do wish Rockwell good luck with all their razors
     
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  7. Wet the Face

    Wet the Face Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Huntington N.Y.
    here is the link I don't know what you used but its ok https://modern-edge-razors.myshopify.com/products/rockwell-model-t
     
  8. Wet the Face

    Wet the Face Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Huntington N.Y.
    I would love to try the Rex maybe one day
     
  9. bakerbarber

    bakerbarber Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Ohio
  10. Wet the Face

    Wet the Face Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Huntington N.Y.
    Ok, that's a notification which is pretty common now. When you visit a website they sometimes ask if you want to be notified of anything new that happens with them and if you answer yes they do this sending you a message that you can read from the browser I get them all the time. Is this a pop up well not really you can just say no and it goes away.
     
  11. RandySp

    RandySp Veteran

    Location:
    Greece
    King Don
     
  12. Str8Mug

    Str8Mug Forum GOD!

    Location:
    NorthEast, USA
    Congrats on receiving an actual working Rockwell Model T. Unfortunately, there have been far to many reports of failure and misalignment with this model especially when the company knew of specific issues during pre & post production. Specifically the 2 piece T-Bar assembly in which they knew (Rockwell) was faulty.

    Even though with all of that happening, I still stayed on amidst the horror stories as I truly do hope they come through and pull it off. That being said, I've lost quite a bit of faith in Rockwell, especially in their R&D processes as I find them severely lacking.

    But, hopefully all will be rectified and they can still save face. At the end of the day I wish no razor manufacturer to close its doors.

    And if not, as they say even a broken watch tells time correctly twice a day.

    Link to a few of the complaints. Very good reads actually. Starts around page 12 or 13....

    https://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/rockwell-model-t.59173/
     
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  13. Wet the Face

    Wet the Face Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Huntington N.Y.
    Thanks for the insight on the production issues they kept me abreast of everything that was happening during the two years that I was waiting. I really didn't know what to think but I was hoping for the best. I'm just glad it turned out ok for me.
     
  14. bazemk1979

    bazemk1979 Veteran

    Saw your shaving video, the razor is yet to be judged properly because there are failures with the 2 piece T-bar, aligning issues with the blade, unbalanced feel, bulky head etc.

    I jumped ship long time a go from the Kickstarter when they changed metal choices, for the sake of those that want to buy the razor and pay $200 for it it would be fair for them to know the materials each part is made of if they care regarding this matter:

    - Silo/Butterfly doors - Zinc
    - Blade holding tray - Zinc
    - Internal rod and Tbar - Zinc
    - Dial knob - Brass
    - Handle barrel - Brass
    - Bottom of the handle screw - Stainless Steel

    Overall:

    Zinc - 75%
    Brass - 20%
    Stainless Steel - 5%
     
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  15. Wet the Face

    Wet the Face Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Huntington N.Y.
    Thanks for the additional posting of this, most important information
     
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