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Update: New $120,000 Stretch Goal: Awesome Tin Case
We wanted to thank our awesome backers by shipping every Rockwell 6S in this tin case, if we reach $120,000 in pledges.
Update: See the Rockwell 6S in Action by Shaving Expert Mantic59 (author of sharpologist.com)
Check out how easy it is to shave with the Rockwell 6S!
What's a Safety Razor?
You likely noticed the Rockwell Razor looks different than most razors nowadays, and that's because it is! Our razor is a re-engineered safety razor, the gold standard in shaving until the mid-1900's when companies realized they could make more money selling you a disposable cartridge every week, and safety razors disappeared.
Nowadays, most men use cartridge razors. They're outrageously expensive and for many leave behind cuts, bumps, and irritation. This is because they’re made as though everyone’s stubble should be shaved the same way. But we all have unique skin and facial hair, and your razor should reflect that.
A New Generation of the Safety Razor
We created Rockwell Razors to give every man the chance for a perfect shave and to make buying expensive cartridge razors a thing of the past.
Our razor, the Rockwell 6S, is an update to the classic safety razor. We've created an all stainless steel safety razor with 6 different shave sizes. The different sizes represent slight adjustments in the angle and gap between the blade and the razor. Size 1 is the smallest, and is perfect for men with fine hair with shorter stubble, while size 6 is the largest, and is perfect for men with thick, curly facial hair. Or you may find your perfect shave somewhere in between. The Rockwell 6S includes all 6 sizes so you can discover your perfect shave.
The Rockwell 6S
The Rockwell 6S includes the following all stainless steel components, forged in the USA:
- Handle with engraved grip
- 3 reversible base plates providing sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
- Plate A: Sizes 1 and 3, Plate B: Sizes 2 and 4, Plate C: Sizes 5 and 6
- A blade cap
Each base plate has a different blade gap on each side. Just flip the plate over to get a brand new shave. Flippable plates reduce manufacturing costs, and allow us to offer 6 sizes on only 3 plates. This flippable plate system is one of several innovations we brought to the Rockwell 6S Razor.
Double-Edge Razor Blades
Design and Manufacturing
About the Founders
Where We're At
Our initial prototyping is done, and the feedback on shave quality from our beta testers has been overwhelmingly positive. We have created 3D printed prototypes, milled steel prototypes, and have perfected our 3D rendering of the final razor for the engineers at our mill. We're so close to casting the final product! Of course, we're still tweaking and improving the razor, and we're looking forward to any and all feedback from our Kickstarter backers.
Risks and challenges
Building an excellent razor leaves very little room for error; angles must be precise and weight must be perfectly distributed. We want every man to find his perfect shave, so we've worked, and continue to work hard to get everything just right.
The engineers and designers of the Rockwell Model 6S Razor have worked for months, adjusting the razor and our prototypes to according to requests and suggestions of our testers. Those manufacturing our razors have decades of experience in fields with precise tolerances, such as aerospace technologies, firearms and automotive parts. As a result, we are extremely confident in their ability to manufacture a razor to our particular specifications, and the feedback of our backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
After a long consult with the Kickstarter Book of Rules, we have concluded that yes, by increasing your pledge you can order more Rockwell 6S's. Obviously 2x the pledge means we'll ship you two razors, 3x the pledge means three razors, etc. Please don't order more than 10 razors because then it is breaking Kickstarter rules and that's no fun.
All three pieces are 316 stainless. We went through a lot of decision making concerning the steel, and 316L hit the sweet spot in our market. Its durable, machines well for threading, and takes a great polish.
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