Blackland Brotherhood (BB)

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

  1. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Charlie. I lucked out on a pretty good deal for the L2 used. I am really enjoying the razor.
     
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  2. Boojum1

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    Friday
    SEptember 14, 2018


    Blackland Sabre L2
    GEM PTFE
    Paladin Shaving Round Table LE Honey Noire
    iColoniali Mango Soap and ASB
    Stirling Soap Co. MITA Witch Hazel & Aloe
    Gold Bond Green Lotion
    ADP Ginepro di Sardegna

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  3. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Wow. That brush is just gorgeous.
     
  4. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    September 14, 2018
    Blackland Sabre L2
    Gem PTFE
    SOC Mistura Taj
    C&S Oxford and Cambridge
    Fine Lavender

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  5. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    September 29th
    Razor: Blackbird OC
    Blade: Astra SP (2)
    Brush: Envy White Supreme 8 Ball
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: Stirling Iced Pineapple
    Stirling Orange Chill witch hazel
    AS: Stirling Iced Pineapple [​IMG]

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  6. cliffb599

    cliffb599 Well-Known Member

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  7. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    September 30th
    Razor: Blackbird OC
    Blade: Astra SP (3)
    Brush: Envy White Supreme 8 Ball
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: Stirling Mountain Man
    Stirling mentholated witch hazel
    AS: Stirling Mountain Man [​IMG]

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  8. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    i am considering a blackland dart....
     
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  9. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Do you like aggressive razors?

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  10. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    other than my gillettes - red tip, i havent tried much else. i have a mamba and would like one more affordable ss razor. maybe a game changer? i like the looks of them so far.i like the karve also but prefer plated razors. both my news still have the plating intact. not a brass smell fan....
     
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  11. cliffb599

    cliffb599 Well-Known Member

    Get one I love mine. I would say it’s more Efficient not so much Aggressive


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  12. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    To me it is the most aggressive razor I own, in terms of blade feel. But I love it, I get two pass BBS shaves out off it. You must respect it and use a feather light touch.

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  13. cliffb599

    cliffb599 Well-Known Member

    I Enjoy more Efficient Razors Like the R41 and Game Changer.84-p
    Rockwell 6s On plate 6.
    But yea you Must Respect it.
    And you will be Rewarded Greatly.


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  14. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    thank you, will keep you posted...
     
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  15. cliffb599

    cliffb599 Well-Known Member

    My Names not on the Dart list.
    I’m so Sad.


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  16. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    SOTD OCtober 22nd
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    Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    Blackland Blackbird OC
    Blackland Dart
    Gillette Silver Blue
    Simpson's CH2 "The Soap Destroyer"(27mm, Destroyer Class)
    Stirling Vanilla Sandalwood :sick013:
    Nivea Sensitive PSB

    My shave this morning featured the Blackland Blackbird on loan from Jim @jluc to which I am going to compare it to the Dart and maybe a few of my other SS razors over the next couple of weeks. To make the comparison fair I loaded up a brand new GSB in both razors. I set to loading up the last few grams of my Stirling Vanilla Sandalwood soap into The Soap Destroyer into which I made a silky smooth, creamy, goopy, slick lather. The stage was set for this epic duel.I shaved the left side of my face and neck with the Blackbird and the right side with the Dart. First few strokes with the Blackbird were taken to find the optimum angle which was very intuitive because you can basically use the flat of the cap as a guide. Reduction was good and audible feedback was moderate. On to the Dart. The Dart requires a slightly steeper angle and has you coming off the cap and into a more of a neutral-guard riding angle. Audible feedback on the Dart is much louder then the Blackbird and it has slightly more blade feel as well. After the second pass (ATG) on the third pass (XTG touchups) I could hear more whiskers still being cut by the Blackbird, On the Dart side the pass was nearly silent. After the shave there was no irritation to speak of and the finish was identical on the face, BBS. On the neck where I only do one pass WTG the Dart was slightly closer. Round one efficiency goes to the Dart. Where the Blackbird excels over the Dart is smoothness. You get the distinct feeling with the Dart that if you aren't paying attention it will bite you, the Blackbird feels much more forgiving. I think this is primarily due to the Dart having slightly more blade exposure while having very minimal blade reveal, this makes for a very rigid blade clamping. Happy Monday my friends!
     
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  17. Linuxguile

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    SOTD OCtober 24th
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    Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    Blackland Blackbird
    Blackland Dart
    Gillette Silver Blue (2)
    JR#134
    PAA Chocolate Bourbon
    Canoe AS

    Round two in the Blackbird VS Dart showdown. The results pretty much mirrored the first round. The Dart, while capable of delivering a two pass out the door BBS shave, requires one to be fully focused during the shave. The Blackbird would be more of a three pass razor for me, but feels more comfortable during use and would forgive you an occasional lapse in focus.
     
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  18. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    New member of the Blackland Dart owners club![​IMG]

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  19. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    OCtober 26th
    Razor: Blackland Dart
    Blade: Polsilver SI (2)
    Brush: Maseto Finest badger 30mm
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: B&M Bay Rum
    Stirling Bay Rum witch hazel
    AS: B&M Bay Rum
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  20. Linuxguile

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    Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    Blackland Blackbird
    Above The Tie Atlas H2
    GSB (3)
    Doug Korn Stubby (35mm, Carrier Class)
    Mike's Natural Soaps "Orange, Cedarwood, and Black Pepper"
    Myrsol "Agua De Limon"

    Another Blackbird showdown on this fine Friday morning. This time with a razor that is in the same price tier, the ATT Atlas H2. From a visual comparison the head geometry and blade gap seem to be pretty close on these two razors with the ATT having a smidge more blade reveal. This morning was also my first use of Mike's Natural soap, and while the lather was amazing I don't think that this scent is my cup of tea. After building a super slick foundation out of the Mike's I put blade to face. I started with the Blackbird on the right. Still smooth with decent blade feel. With the ATT H2 on the left I though perhaps that it might have had a tiny bit more blade feel but it was really too close to call. The rest of the shave progressed similarly, both razors were really equally matched with blade feel and efficiency. I fact if I were blindfolded I probably wouldn't have known that I was shaving with two different razors. I finished with a spritz of Myrsol Lemon and experienced no sting from the alcohol. Have a great weekend my friends!
     
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