RazoRock HAWK Single Edge Razor - 316L Stainless Steel (DLC Coated)
*BEFORE YOU BUY: These SS Hawks are finished to a user grade therefore they will have milling marks present on the bottom. They are glass blasted and DLC coated, this type of finish will highlight small marks and blemishes a lot more so if you decide to buy, please do not expect perfection.
Limited Edition, 316L Stainless Steel with Glass Blast and DLC Coating
The RazoRock Hawk project has been on-going for a very long time. We started with big dreams of wanting to make an affordable Single-Edge (SE) razor but it was easier dreamt than done. These Artist Club style SE blades are different than a double-edge blade and require a razor to be precisely manufactured in order to get the blade lined up perfectly every time; this required the razor to be made using CNC machining versus other less expensive casting processes and finding the right machining partner that could make the razor (at our target cost) took much longer than anticipated. We went through a few partners that originally agreed but later changed their mind after they realized the work involved and the precision required. We finally got it done and we are very happy with the result and the final retail price.
The RazoRock Hawk is CNC machined from 316L stainless steel billet and rod. The razor is glass blasted
*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 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: ~3.8 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)** See note below
Note: Kai Protouch MG are finicky, because there is two parts to the blade, sometimes these two parts don't line up perfect and the blades don't fit into the Hawk without modification to the blade. I would avoid them.
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 separately. See the fourth photograph in the listing for the three types of blades I recommend.