Blackland Brotherhood (BB)

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

  1. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    OCtober 27th
    Razor: Blackland Dart
    Blade: Polsilver SI (3)
    Brush: Maseto Finest badger 30mm
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: A&E Cacao Lussuria
    Lucky Tiger face tonic
    AS: A&E Cacao Lussuria [​IMG]

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  2. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    SOTD OCtober 31st
    Happy Halloween everyone!
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    Blackland Blackbird
    Gillette New Short Comb
    Rapira Platinum Lux
    30DCLE (26mm, Frigate Class)
    Oleo Soapworks Empire soap and AS

    This morning I did a rather unorthodox comparison. I put the Blackbird up against my favorite vintage Gillette, the New SC. New blades in both razors as the old ones were feeling a bit tired. I lathered up my face and did the first pass, I noticed that I was able to achieve a much shallower angle with the New SC then with the Blackbird which resulted in a more comfortable first pass. At the end of my first pass my son woke up and was fussing so I did a quick second pass, cleaned up, splashed on the AS and went to see if I could get him calmed down and back to sleep. I eventually did get him back down and was out the door a little late. Upon inspection of the shave result after the fact the Blackbird was indeed a bit closer after two passes then the New, but the New felt a good deal smoother. In the end after two passes both sides were a respectable DFS and there is no detectable irritation.
     
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  3. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    November 1st
    Razor: Blackland Dart
    Blade: Astra SP (1)
    Brush: Switchback/TGN boar
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: Stirling Port AU Prince
    Stirling mentholated witch hazel
    AS: Stirling Port AU Prince
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  4. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    November 2nd
    Razor: Blackland Dart
    Blade: Astra SP (2)
    Brush: Switchback/TGN boar
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: Stirling Port AU Prince
    Stirling Bergamot Lavender witch hazel
    AS: Stirling Port AU Prince

    The efficiency of the Dart is truly impressive. Two pass with quick touch up left me near BBS.
    Only my fifth shave with the Dart. Some extra warmth from the alum shows I need more time with this beautiful razor.
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  5. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    SOTD November 2nd
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    Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    Blackland Blackbird SB
    RazoRock Game Changer .84-P
    Rapira Platinum Lux (2)
    Yaqi Moka Express (26mm, Frigate class)
    Stirling Hot Apple Cider
    The Blades Grim Smolder AS
    Stirling Glacial Unscented PSB

    Today's head to head features the safety bar version of the Blackbird and the RazoRock Game Changer .84-P. I begin the shave on my left side with the Blackbird, very similar feel using the SB as the OC. Pick up the GC and take my first stroke on the right side, WOW that's smooth! The contrast is very striking, The BB has quite a bit more blade feel then the GC and even at it's shallowest possible angle still feels aggressive. I continue my next two passes with just the general sense that the BB is the more aggressive of the two razors. Upon inspection the BB side was true BBS while the GC side wasn't quite there, DFS+ for sure though. Perhaps some angle adjustments with the GC would allow it to match the efficiency of BB while still maintaining the greater degree of smoothness.
     
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  6. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    Friday SOTD
    November 2, 2018


    Blackland Razors Sabre L2
    GEM PTFE
    Paladin Lapis Chief
    Panna Crema Nuavia Verde
    Stirling Soap Co. Black Ice Witch Hazel & Aloe
    Folsom Capri

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  7. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    November 3rd
    Razor: Blackland Dart
    Blade: Astra SP (3)
    Brush: Switchback/TGN boar
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: Stirling Port AU Prince
    Stirling Bergamot Lavender witch hazel
    AS: Stirling Port AU Prince[​IMG]

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  8. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    November 4, 2018
    Blackland Sabre Lvl 2
    Gem PTFE
    Paladin
    MdC Vetyver
    Fine Fresh Vetiver

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  9. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    November 4th
    Razor: Blackland Dart
    Blade: SuperMax Blue Diamond (1)
    Brush: Switchback/TGN boar
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: Stirling Port AU Prince
    Stirling Bergamot Lavender witch hazel
    AS: Stirling Port AU Prince[​IMG]

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  10. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    November 5, 2018
    Blackland Sabre Lvl 2
    Gem PTFE
    Paladin
    Stirling R4L
    Soap and Aftershave

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  11. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    Good morning!

    I tried a steeper angle with today's shave. The shave felt smoother and the alum was quiet for the most part except for under my chin where I got greedy and over shaved.

    Have a great day! [​IMG]

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  12. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    November 6, 2018
    Blackland Sabre Lvl 2
    Gem PTFE
    Paladin
    AOS Sandalwood Cream
    Fine Santal Absolut

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  13. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    Excellent shave to start the day. I feel I'm getting the Dart dialed in.
    Have a great day![​IMG]

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  14. ShaneS

    ShaneS Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys! Glad to see this group still active. Thanks for the support :).
     
  15. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    Good to see you checking in Shane!
    I'm looking forward to the Vector. Scheduled for delivery tomorrow.

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  16. ShaneS

    ShaneS Well-Known Member

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    Can't wait for the reviews to start rolling in!
     
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  17. G22inSC

    G22inSC Member

    My Vector is also slated for delivery tomorrow. I'm guessing it will be a very long day at work tomorrow.
     
  18. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    November 7, 2018
    Blackland Sabre Lvl 2
    Gem PTFE
    Paladin
    Oleo El Caballero
    Captain’s Choice Bay Rum

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  19. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    November 7th
    Razor: Blackland Dart
    Blade: SuperMax Blue Diamond (4)
    Brush: Switchback/TGN boar
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: Stirling Port AU Prince
    Stirling Bergamot Lavender witch hazel
    AS: Stirling Port AU Prince

    Good morning!

    Awesome shave to start the day! Two pass with touch up. DFS+. Muscle memory has me riding the cap so it takes a deliberate effort for me to drop the handle to achieve the angle that works for me with this razor. The reward was a great shave with nearly silent alum.

    Have a great day![​IMG]

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  20. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    SOTD NOvember 7th
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    Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    Blackland Dart
    Muhle R41
    Rapira Platinum Lux(3)
    Hardright Anchorset (24mm, Frigate class)
    Soap Commander Refreshment
    Stirling Glacial Lemon Chill PSB



    In left corner we have the undisputed champion, the infamous, the iconic, the Muhle R41. In the right corner we have the heavyweight contender, the deceiver, the Blackland dart! Their arena for today's match is the super slick Soap Commander Refreshment.

    Round 1 : Ding ding

    The Dart comes out swinging using its weight advantage to press the advantage and has the R41 backpedaling to the corner. Its all the R41 can do to keep its guard up

    Round 2: Ding Ding

    The Champion come out cautiously looking for an opening but the Contender gives him none. The Dart lands a heavy left hook and a right cross and staggers the Champion

    Round 3: Ding Ding

    The Champion come out with a heavy assault trying to regain some ground but his attempts are buffeted away and with a stealthy jab-jab-cross counter the Champion falls

    The Referee calls the match, we have a new champion!! The Blackland Dart is victorious!!

    Throughout the shave it was clear that the Dart was both more aggressive and efficient then the R41. There was nothing really left for the Dart to do on the third pass whereas the R41 needed the third pass to pull off the BBS finish. We will have a rematch next shave to see if the R41 can benefit from some fine tuning of the angle.
     
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