Blackland Blackbird Brotherhood (BBB)

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by PLANofMAN, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Welcome to the Blackland Blackbird Brotherhood
    BBB for short

    The purpose of this thread is to;
    - show off your Blackbird razor in as many photos as you want :)
    - discuss blade and/or handle options/findings,
    - field questions from potential BBB members
    - Etc.

    The most important thing is to keep it lighthearted and to discuss a razor that some of us have found to be a unique, modern, all stainless steel DE razor.

    If you're a Blackbird owner post below if you want to be added to the members list here.

    FAQ
    Q: How do I order one?
    A: http://www.blacklandrazors.com/
    Q: When will they ship?
    A: If they are in stock, it ships.
    Q: How much will I have to pay to get one of these beauties?
    A: At the time of writing this, 12/16/2015, the price is $160 for a head and handle in either 70mm or 101mm length.
    $205 for a head and both handle lengths.

    Please contact Blackland directly for up-to-date pricing information

    Q: What are my options when buying a razor - handles, head, finish, etc?
    A: You can buy a complete razor, with a choice of a 70mm or 101mm handle length or a razor head with both handles. Finish is either Black Oxide or Brushed Stainless (or a mix of the two).

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    BBBers


    01) @ShaneS
    02) @Darkbulb
    03) @PLANofMAN
    04) @fdce54
    05) @nunhgrader
    06) @cmorris357
    07) @Colonel_K
    08) @DLP
    09) @Number six
    10) @obturador
    11) @Boojum1
    12) @PickledNorthern
    13) @G22inSC
    14) @Troy M
    15) @rawfox1
    16) @ajc347
    17) @Redfisher
    18) @MattCB
    19) @Papa Roy
    20) @jakie55
    21) @LuvWetShavin
    22) @RaZorBurn123
    23) @Segafan#1
    24) @nupe10123
    25) @ssultan
    26) @loubal
    27) @Straight razor dandy
    28) @Jan Zoethout
    29) @Halvor
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    Welcome!

    (Yeah, borrowed the format from Darkbulb, and can't wait to join the Brotherhood. If I missed anyone on the pre-order list, let me know and I'll add you.)
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2017
  2. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    Add me. I'll play.
     
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  3. G22inSC

    G22inSC Member

    I can't wait for delivery.
     
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  4. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Great idea for a club - and I'm already a member :)


    On a serious note I really can't wait for all of you to experience this razor firsthand. It really does provide a great shaving experience and the angled head both looks - and feels - unique in the way it has you angle it against your face. Top notch stuff.

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  5. JR Reyes

    JR Reyes I scream for....chicken wings??

    We wouldn't have to wait...if you would have given in to the "passaround" idea...lol.
     
  6. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Yeah see that was never gonna happen with a razor that at the time was rather unique and not guaranteed to ever be manufactured - I liked it way too much to risk having it disappear into some mail-black hole :D
     
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  7. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    I just jumped in and pre-ordered mine. Can't wait.
     
  8. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    I don't think you ever explained that situation quite that clearly before. Your unwillingness to send it around makes more sense now.

    Edit: though it has been funded and manufacture has been guaranteed for the better part of four months now...
    Added you to the list.
     
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  9. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    This razor seems to share some similarities to the Mongoose. Am I correct?
     
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  10. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    From my perspective, the only similarity is that if you look at the Blackbird's cap from the right angle, it looks like it shares a similar angular line with the Mongoose. Otherwise, I don't really see it.
     
  11. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    Does anyone have any comparison photos of the razor with the shorter handle and perhaps a Tech? I'm a little concerned that the short handle may be like travel sized.
     
  12. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    I just looked real quick: My Fat Handled Tech is 77. 60's Ball End 76. I have a New at 77.5.

    I have to admit that the handle lengths were almost a deal breaker for me. I really like the 85mm Bulldog. I am kind of kicking myself for not ordering the longer one, but I really don't like long handles. Fingers crossed.
     
  13. ShaneS

    ShaneS Well-Known Member

    Supporting Vendor
    I've got a tech at home. When I get back tonight I'll take a photo. The 70mm handle is decidedly short. Great for travel, but not exclusively.
     
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  14. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    I looked at the video reviews of this razor and the short handle looks pretty short. I may need to change my order to the longer handle.
     
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  15. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Somehow, I don't think you will have a problem finding a buyer for it if it turns out to be too short for you. Just a hunch.

    I suspect Shane's remaining stock of razors will vanish rapidly when this first batch get into more people's hands.

    Edit: I ordered both lengths because I wasn't sure which I would prefer, especially since this is going to be my first stainless razor, and I know weight will be a factor.
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2015
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  16. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    For sure, not worried. All is good. :)
     
  17. CyanideMetal

    CyanideMetal Wild and crazy guy

    I was just about to say the same thing based on the head design.
     
  18. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    I'm not seeing it...
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    What are you guys seeing that I'm not?
     
  19. ugadawg

    ugadawg Well-Known Member

    The top caps would be similar in shape if the mongoose was a DE. The base plates don't look similar though.
     
  20. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    I'm with Ryan - I don't see any resemblance. (yes, still shamelessly pumping up my post count! - 1998 with this one)
     

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