I've been using the RazoRock JAWS OC for a while and thought it was time to do a review. That, and CyberJCM put out a great PIF in the RazoRocktober thread requiring a review to enter. Seriously though, you need to join RazoRocktober for the rest of the month. It is a lot of fun!
The JAWS was my first foray into the RazoRock line of hardware. It was also my first open comb. Up to that point, I had basically just used my Merkur 34c, EJ89, and a 40's SuperSpeed. Well, this was a whole new experience for me. I happened to hit on a great razor/blade combo my first time using it.
I started with a Crystal blade in it and it was the closest shave I'd every had. I really couldn't believe that it was that good with only 2 passes. I've since used it with 3-4 different blades, but the Crystal just fits the JAWS like a glove.
Now, about the razor itself. It has a longer handle than I was used to, but after using it a few times, fits perfectly in my hand. I just have to be careful I don't grip it with my whole hand instead of just my fingertips. It is a close shaver and will bite if you put too much pressure on it. The Open Comb was a new thing for me and I think that is what makes it feel more aggressive.
I've used the JAWS 39 times since I got it and I still really enjoy it. The angle is easy to get. The quality is top notch. It feels great in my hand. And, best of all, it gives a great shave with minimal passes.
Today I used a Gillette Black blade in it that was on it's last leg. And I had 3 days of growth. It was a bit tuggy as the Black already had 6 shaves on it, but by the time I was done with my 2nd pass, it was almost BBS. I tried using the Gillette slide on the 2nd pass and that worked wonderful as well. No bites, nicks, weepers, or anything.
I know, it seems like I'm going overboard here, but really, for $15, it's a great razor and one of the best values out there.
Now.. go buy one and join RazoRocktober for the rest of the month!!