RazoRock - Satin Silver HAWK Single Edge Razor
The RazoRock Hawk is the cheapest machined SE razor on the market today. Great shaves at a low cost. This is the best way to get your feet wet in SE shaving. Machined out of a billet of solid aluminum, this razor is kinda rough, but will last a long time if you take care of it.
Please note that this does not take regular or half DE blades. This takes artist club style razor blades.
If you are looking for or expecting jewel quality, this probably isn't the razor for you.
*If you have never shaved with an SE razor before, I urge you to start slowly and not to apply excessive pressure with the razor. The SE blades are thicker, sharper and more rigid than a double-edge blade and they require a bit of a learning curve. Use the razor for 12-15 shaves in a row before judging whether you like SE shaving or not. If you want to begin with training wheels, consider starting with the FEATHER Pro Guard Blade.
**When assembling the razor and threading the handle on the post, please make sure not to apply excessive force because aluminum is softer than steel and can cross-thread and be damaged much easier. Aluminum on aluminum can squeak and be a little rough, you can apply a drop of mineral oil to the threads for smoother operation, if desired. When screwing on the handle with a blade inserted, I strongly urge you to hold the razor head inside a thick towel just in case it slips. BLADES ARE SHARP, so take great care when changing the blade in your razor!
Weight: ~1.4 oz
Handle: 90 mm long and 12 mm in diameter
FEATHER Professional Blade (aka Artist Club Professional)
FEATHER Pro Guard Blade (aka Artist Club Pro Guard)
KAI Captain Titan Mild (aka KAI Pinks)
KAI Captain Titan Mild Protouch MG Blade (guarded blade)
FEATHER Professional Super Blades will also work but make the razor very aggressive and I would not recommend them. FEATHER Professional LIGHT blades will not work in the Hawk.
*The RazoRock Hawk razors do NOT come with blades, all blades are purchased seperately. See the fourth photograph in the listing for the three types of blades I recommend.