Blackland Brotherhood (BB)

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

  1. ugadawg

    ugadawg Well-Known Member

    Nice picture. I had my first shave with the black oxide this morning. I definitely noticed some drag, but it was still a good shave and too early to judge after one shave. I am starting to wonder if the OC might help a little with the drag or of I just haven't found the best angle yet.
     
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  2. rawfox1

    rawfox1 Active Member

    I feel the same way you do. It's shaves wonderful but there is always drag, no matter what angle

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  3. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    The "drag" is getting less with each shave. I sort of recall this when I first received the complete razor earlier this year. It took 4 or 5 shaves to get smoother. Today's shave was number 3 with the OC and it was smoother than yesterday. Maybe just have to smooth out the oxidized finish a bit.
     
  4. ugadawg

    ugadawg Well-Known Member

    I just had my second shave and I used a little steeper angle and payed a little more attention to pressure and I didn't notice as much drag. I think the OC would also make it a little smoother using the steeper angle since it would allow more lather to pass through.
     
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  5. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    I've noticed an issue with my Blackbird Open Comb - I get such good shaves that I might not actually need to shave 24 hours later! I wasn't sure that the original BB could be topped, but, for my face anyways, the open comb takes it to another level.
     
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  6. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    I just completed a little over a full month using my Blackbird OC and Feather blades exclusively. Outside of 1 blade that seemed to be just a touch too tight to fit over the pegs on the cap, it was a fantastic month. Every shave became smoother and was always close.
     
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  7. Smooth Steve

    Smooth Steve Well-Known Member

    I finally received my polished Blackbird this past week with both open and closed combs!

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  8. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

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  9. Smooth Steve

    Smooth Steve Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I also like the black oxide from the photos. I went with the polished since the sale price, when offered, basically made the finish for free. I think with any of the finishes, you probably can't go wrong. I'm just extremely happy I finally received this great razor.
    Steve
     
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  10. Chaddy187

    Chaddy187 Active Member

    I've had five shaves with mine and still can't get a close shave.
     
  11. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    Ride the cap. This razor is super angle specific. Hit the sweet spot it shaves as well as an R41, just gentler.
     
  12. ugadawg

    ugadawg Well-Known Member

    Agreed. It is angle specific. It took me a while to find it. Put it up for a week or so and go back to it. For me, the sweet spot is where just a little bit of the to cap touches my face and the safety bar is barely off of my face.
     
  13. Jan Zoethout

    Jan Zoethout Well-Known Member

    On 20170106 I received my Blackbird OC with standard 85 mm handle:

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    I like this razor very much, but decided I wanted a longer handle - so I contacted Shane at Blackland.
    Shane sold me a 101 mm handle (actually NOS ;)), I received it 20170301:

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    Now I like it even better than before:

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    I also purchased the Blackland blades:

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    My request is: please may I join the BBB ? :signs097:
     
  14. Jan Zoethout

    Jan Zoethout Well-Known Member

    My latest SOTD:

    SOTD 20170308

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    Brush: Custom "Bethlehem" handle / Muhle silver tip fibre knot.
    Shaving soap: Jabones by Luna "Dama de noche" .
    Razor: Blackland "Blackbird" OC with long (101 mm) handle.
    Blade: Ladas Super Stainless (7).
    After shave: Figaro AS gel.

    Shaving soap and after shave have a lovely smell.

    Smooth !

    Have a nice day, everyone ! :) ;)
     
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  15. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    That is one beautiful razor. I have to stop looking at these posts.
     
  16. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    FWIW I haven't used my Blackland Blackbird in 8-10 months.
     
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  17. Jan Zoethout

    Jan Zoethout Well-Known Member

    OK - first, let me introduce my Blackbird - received 20170106:

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    This one is with the currently standard hand 85 mm - but I prefer a longer handle.
    So I contacted Shane of Blackland Razors. He supplied me with this:

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    A 101 mm handle, from previous edition of the Blackbird.
    I did like the Blackbird with the standard handle - but with the longer handle I like it even more ... ;)
     
  18. joshsmith

    joshsmith New Member

    Joshua Smith


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  19. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    I have a BB, I'll need to take it out of storage, have they rounded the edges so it's not so sharp?
    Kerry
     
  20. Chaddy187

    Chaddy187 Active Member

    I have a SB from last batch but can't get the hang of it. It's polished
     

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