Blackland Brotherhood (BB)

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

  1. Boojum1

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    Thursday SOTD
    November 8, 2018


    Blackland Sabre L2
    GEM PTFE
    Simpson Chubby 2 Tres Amigos Synthetic
    MDC Original Le Bol en Bois
    Stirling Soap Co. MITA Witch Hazel
    Folsom Shambala

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  2. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    November 8, 2018
    Blackland Sabre Lvl 2
    Gem PTFE
    Thäter Boar
    Proraso Cypress & Vetyver
    Cream and Balm

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  3. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    Blackland Vector! [​IMG]

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  4. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Looking good. Congrats.
     
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  5. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Clint.

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  6. Rhody

    Rhody Active Member

    Did you polish the dart?
     
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  7. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    I did not. They are now available in machined and polished finishes from Blackland.

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  8. Rhody

    Rhody Active Member

    Looks fantastic
     
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  9. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    November 8th
    Razor: Blackland Vector
    Blade: Feather Professional (1)
    Brush: Envy White Eight Ball
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: PAA Sandalwood
    Thayers Rose witch hazel
    AS: Proraso Lozion

    Good morning!

    First shave with the Vector. Smooth shave! Moderate blade feel. I varied the angle and I found a shallow angle felt just a bit smoother to me. The shave was going so well I did a quick ATG touch up in the hollows of my neck, something I have been skipping because it usually leads to trouble. No problem. Zero feedback from the alum. My chin is as smooth as I've ever gotten from any of my razors but I'm noticing my cheeks aren't quite as smooth as usual. I chalk this up to inexperience with the razor. I'm looking forward to getting to know this razor.

    Have a great day! [​IMG]

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  10. Boojum1

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    Friday SOTD
    November 9, 2018


    Blackland Dart with Triad Ti
    Polsilver SI
    Varlet Orion
    Savonierre du Moulin Tempete'
    Fine Italian Citrus
    ADP Colonia Essenza

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  11. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    November 9, 2018
    Blackland Sabre Lvl 2
    Gem PTFE
    Thäter Boar
    C&S Oxford and Cambridge
    Fine Lavender Aftershave

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  12. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    November 9th
    Razor: Blackland Vector
    Blade: Feather Professional (2)
    Brush: PAA Switchback/TGN boar
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: Stirling Port AU Prince
    Stirling Bergamot Lavender witch hazel
    AS: Stirling Port AU Prince

    Good morning!

    Plenty of time for this morning's shave so I went with a traditional three pass shave. BBS result and silent alum. Wonderfully smooth razor. I'm still experimenting with the angle. For me, not quite riding the cap but close. Only my second shave with this razor, but wow! Form and function. My wife was asking what I thought of my new razor, I told her it's the sports car of my collection. Early impressions of this beautiful razor.

    Happy Friday! [​IMG]

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  13. Linuxguile

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    SOTD NOvember 9th
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    Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    Blackland Dart
    Muhle R41
    Rapira Platinum Lux(4)
    Ever-Ready 200T (22mm, Corvette Class)
    Mickey Lee Soapworks "Pantie Dropper"
    Country Club Sweet Water AS

    Round two of the showdown between the Blackland Dart and the Muhle R41. I gave the R41 a little bit of a steeper angle and it was able to match the Dart in efficiency today. Blade feel was very similar. I think once you get to a certain point with positive blade exposure all you feel is the naked unguarded edge of the blade on your skin. This is a great reminder to keep the pressure off and just let the sharpness of the blade do the work. When you are truly able to shave with no pressure both razors feel less harsh. Three passes was overkill but I did them anyway because I was enjoying the scent and slickness of MLSW Pantie Dropper so much.
     
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  14. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    November 10th
    Razor: Blackland Vector
    Blade: Feather Professional (3)
    Brush: PAA Switchback/TGN boar
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: Stirling Port AU Prince
    Stirling Bergamot Lavender witch hazel
    AS: Stirling Port AU Prince

    Good morning!

    Another traditional three pass shave to start the day. BBS with silent alum.

    The Blackland Vector is a smooth, easy razor with moderate blade feel. Not too heavy, not too light. I was concerned that the length of the blade would be awkward, not the case at all. With the narrow head and a balance that feels natural to me the razor feels nimble. If someone is looking for an aggressive feeling razor, this isn't it. These are my impressions after three shaves.

    Have a great weekend![​IMG]

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  15. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    November 11th
    Razor: Blackland Vector
    Blade: Feather Professional (4)
    Brush: PAA Switchback/TGN boar
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: Stirling Port AU Prince
    Stirling Bergamot Lavender witch hazel
    AS: Stirling Port AU Prince

    Awesome shave to start the day!

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  16. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    November 12th
    Razor: Blackland Vector
    Blade: Feather Professional (5)
    Brush: PAA Switchback/TGN boar
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: Hendrix Classic & Co.
    Lucky Tiger face tonic
    AS: Fine American Blend

    Another terrific shave from the Vector![​IMG]

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  17. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    SOTN NOvember 11th
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    Blackland Dart
    Ikon Tech
    Rapira Platinum Lux(5)
    Yaqi Ruby Red (24mm, Frigate Class)
    Stirling Pumpkin Spice
    Stirling Glacial Unscented PSB

    This was the first comparison between the Ikon Tech and the Blackland Dart. First of all, with a blade loaded in the tech you can see a rather large blade gap and visually you can see that the edge of the blade extends well past the "safety bar", a very menacing looking razor. I started with the Tech in the left side of my face. Even though I was trying to use a very shallow angle I could still feel the edge of blade very clearly and also the corners of the blade. On top of that there was a sensation that the blade was gripping the whiskers before cutting them and that the razor was shipping over my face, not a very comfortable shave from the Ikon. The Dart side was much more comfortable, controlled aggression. I only did two passes because the shave was so uncomfortable with the tech. Next shave I will switch out the blades and see if that makes any difference with the Tech. I do feel that the shave was closer with the Dart, but that may be because I'm more familiar with it.

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  18. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    November 13th
    Razor: Blackland Vector
    Blade: Feather Professional (6)
    Brush: PAA Switchback/TGN boar
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: Hendrix Classic & Co.
    Stirling Orange Chill witch hazel
    AS: Fine Platinum [​IMG]

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  19. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    Great shave to start the day![​IMG]

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  20. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    SOTD NOvember 14th
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    Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    Blackland Dart
    Ikon Tech
    Derby Premium
    Stirling Boar (24mm, Frigate Class)
    Cella of Hagen Street
    Baxter of California Shave Tonic and ASB

    Round two of the showdown between the Ikon Tech and the Blackland Dart. New blades in both razors, and a slick creamy lather from the Cella, Jeeves, VdH frankensoap. Today I started with the Dart on the left and the Ikon Tech on the right. Nothing new from The Dart, lots of blade feel but in a controlled manner. I really focused on maintaining the shallowest of angles with the Ikon Tech, which took away most of the harshness, but there was still a couple of times where I let the angle vary a little and could definitely feel the difference. The Ikon Tech is definitely more aggressive (blade feel) then the Dart but I can’t say that is it more efficient. I may be neutering the Tech slightly by using the shallowest angle possible but to shave with it otherwise is rather uncomfortable.
     

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