#1
Blackland is having a sale on their Blackbird razors right now. They have been on my radar for quite some time, I was hoping to hear your thoughts on your Blackbird.

How well does it shave for you? Is it in your top 3? Also I've been reading about this "drag" issue, mainly with the black oxide finish, how many of you face this issue? Thanks in advance!

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#2
(This post was last modified: 08-06-2018, 11:32 AM by carbold.)
Hello. Most people like it but I didn’t. I sold it after using it for a while. I have razors that give a better and deeper shave (Wolfman and Timeless), and the BB was never at that level.

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#3
I have the black oxide version and there is drag if you use too much pressure or have too much of the top cap on your face. I have not noticed any drag since I figured that out. I have the OC plate and I can’t use it as a daily razor. I like it for when I skip a day or if I need a quick 1 pass shave.

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#4
I have the polished SB (no drag) and it's one of my favorite razors. Could be my no. 1.

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#5

It's sharp and it cuts. I like it...
Northeast, USA
I've been using one (OC) for the past few days that's on loan from a forum member and it has been an excellent shaver. Mid-aggressive with excellent efficiency. So good in fact for me, that I ordered one last night with the 10% discount that Blackland is offering. Paired with a Kai it has been an incredible razor. Not for everyone but, definitely good enough for me.

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#6

Sophisticated Stooge
Corpus Christi, TX
Build wise the Blackbirds (actually all Blacklands) are impeccable. I had the OC, since they tend to work better for my beard, in machine finish and it just didn't work for me. While the razor is very well balanced and the shave was smooth, I couldn't get an irritation free BBS. I had the cap professionally polished and that made the glide better, but I still struggled to get that irritation free BBS. After reading further reviews, I think I would have been better with the safety bar. I ended up selling my Blackbird and my Sabre (best modern GEM razor period, but I'm a GEM MMOC guy) and picking up a Dart. Now the Dart, my favorite Blackland product, might just be 1 of 3 of my favorite razors in my collection...

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#7
(This post was last modified: 08-06-2018, 03:36 PM by LOOT.)
(08-06-2018, 11:30 AM)carbold Wrote: Hello. Most people like it but I didn’t. I sold it after using it for a while. I have razors that give a better and deeper shave (Wolfman and Timeless), and the BB was never at that level.

I'm curious, what Wolfman gap you are comparing to the BB?
#8
Fantastic shavers and, at the moment, my preferred razor. Once you acclimate yourself to it, it can provide you with some excellent shaves.
You do know that they offer a 30-day guarantee, right?

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#9

Merchant
San Francisco CA
The Blackbird is a unique shaver and you’ll probably find a binary response here. People tend to absolutely love the Blackbird or hate it; there isn’t much in the middle. It has an incredibly strong and passionate cult following, but for some it just never clicks. It can take a few shaves to adjust to the head design, blade angle, and blade feel. It’s a quirky razor that isn’t meant to be for everyone, but if it hits the sweet spot for you there’s nothing else like it. If you do happen to take the dive into the deep end, you aren’t stuck. Try it out for a while and return it in within 30 days if you don’t love it. Thanks!

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#10
What is the sweet spot people refer to? Do you lean toward the cap or the guard?

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