Blackland Blackbird Brotherhood (BBB)

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  1. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Five pages in, out of 31. I'm collecting blade recommendations.
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  2. LuvWetShavin

    LuvWetShavin Well-Known Member

    Another YMMV thing ... i really like the Polsilver, Astra SP and Gillette 7 o'clock yellows in my Blackbird, you may like other blades
     
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  3. RyX

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    Those all agree with me in a Gillette 195, Red Tip, or NEW LC. I like a Feather in the Fat Boy on number 9, so this is more an exercise in seeing the history than required information. Good Reading, too!
     
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  4. RyX

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    Color me impressed! I used a familiar soap whipped up to goopy wet and a fresh Astra blade. Very effective reduction with and easy to find angle of attack. One weeper on my chin I suspect was from applying pressure. Used the short handle and OC base and felt the weight. Looking forward to trying the longer handle next!
     
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  5. LuvWetShavin

    LuvWetShavin Well-Known Member

    Glad you like it, yes i'd say the weeper was from applying too much pressure as i never get any nicks or irritation from my Blackbird.
    I have the SB polished version with 101mm long handle .. i have never tried the OC baseplate but really like my SB paired with the long handle, this razor has never let me down
     
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  6. RyX

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    Funny thing was it didn't bleed until after I applied AS. Not deep and will heal up quickly. It was a great shave for first time with a new to me brand of razor.
    Having read a number of pages into this thread I was aware of the "searching for the sweet spot" effect. Since I go warp nine with a Feather loaded Fat Boy I'm not new to aggressive gear.
     
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  7. Great shave today with my blackbird OC and GSB blade, 2 pass BBS. I haven’t used this razor in months, and I think this is the best shave I have ever had with it. I used it because I was thinking of selling it, nope, it’s staying in my rack and I’m adding it back into my rotation.
     
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  8. LOOT

    LOOT Well-Known Member

    Agreed. It's a keeper, a constant in my den. I can't imagine ever selling it.

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  9. Jan Zoethout

    Jan Zoethout Well-Known Member

    Sold my Blackbird - so I'll leave the Brotherhood ... :thanks:
     
  10. Halvor

    Halvor Well-Known Member

    Maar waarom dan, Jan, waarom? ;)
     
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  11. Boojum1

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    Sabre Level 2

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  12. Boojum1

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    May 5, 2018

    Blackland Sabre Level 2
    GEM PTFS
    Omega 10098 Pro
    MDC Original Le Bol En Bois
    Fine Platinum
    Creed Aventus

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  13. Boojum1

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    May 6, 2018

    Blackland Blackbird OC with TRIAD Ti
    Gillette Silver Blue
    El Druida Robo 1 Manchurian
    Fine L'Orange Noir Soap & AS
    Terre D'Hermes

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  14. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    Hello,
    Hoping to join the brotherhood! [​IMG]

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  15. montieg

    montieg Well-Known Member

    Wow. That handle is amazing
     
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  16. Boojum1

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    Thanks! Toby has made some incredible handles.
     
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  17. montieg

    montieg Well-Known Member

    Yes. I've been trying to find them since I started and no dice. Maybe one day.
     
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  18. Boojum1

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    May 8, 2018

    Blackland Sabre V2
    GEM PTFE
    Shavemac 400 with Silvertip D01 Two Band
    Panna Crema Nuavia Nera
    Folsom Capri
    Terre D'Hermes

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  19. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    Great shave from the Blackbird OC! [​IMG]

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  20. PLANofMAN

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    Added. :)
     
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