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#31
I have been interested in this razor but have a feeling it may to be too aggressive for me. One of my favorite razors is the ATT with the M1 plate so would the Blackbird be a stretch?

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#32
Actually I have just signed up for the email notifications hoping to be informed when the next batch it ready ... Although I'm not sure where the funds will be coming from haha

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#33

Merchant
San Francisco CA
(04-06-2016, 01:11 PM)AFG008 Wrote: I have been interested in this razor but have a feeling it may to be too aggressive for me. One of my favorite razors is the ATT with the M1 plate so would the Blackbird be a stretch?

The Blackbird is probably a bit more aggressive, but not by a large margin. I find it to be similar to the R1 in aggressiveness, but more efficient. Of course, that is just my very biased opinion. Smile

By the way, there is a 30-day refund policy so if you ever do feel the itch to try it you can do so without risk.



Production has advanced to a reasonable degree so I will be announcing the ETA for the next batch and making preorders available for those who would like to guarantee their razor before they arrive. Keep an eye out for that announcement tonight or tomorrow.
#34
(04-06-2016, 01:11 PM)AFG008 Wrote: I have been interested in this razor but have a feeling it may to be too aggressive for me. One of my favorite razors is the ATT with the M1 plate so would the Blackbird be a stretch?

I used to say I was a mild razor guy too. Until I learned the ways of more 'aggressive' razors and found that they delivered a smoother and more consistent shave.

It all comes down to technique.

There are days, however, that a mild EJ89 or AS-D2 (which btw isn't really all that 'mild' if you find the PERFECT angle; but is much more forgiving over a bad technique) is in order such as when my face is really dried out from a day in the wind or after a particularly rough shave the day before.

I would say a 'non-polished' bird is a GREAT teacher of proper technique (since it's so quick to give feedback in the form of drag when using it incorrectly) and my skills improved vastly having had it for the first few weeks.

So is it aggressive - Yes if you have bad form.
But NO if you've gotten the hang of the right angles.

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-Spencer
#35
Shane is right. There is quite a bit of blade feel on the face and it's about on par with an ATT R1 I would say. My current favourite razor Smile
#36
Got the pre order email and pre-paid for a polished version with long handle. Now to work some OT to cover this damage to my wallet!

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#37

Merchant
San Francisco CA
(04-07-2016, 07:55 PM)Cl3anShav3 Wrote: Got the pre order email and pre-paid for a polished version with long handle. Now to work some OT to cover this damage to my wallet!

Thanks again! Smile
#38
I have pre ordered a Machined version, looking forward to it Wink

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Oli AKA Windsor Citrus
Surrey, UK.
#39
I don't have a grasp on the logistics but I would be interested in a passaround for the Blackbird.
#40

Merchant
San Francisco CA
(04-09-2016, 06:45 PM)Asafiev Wrote: I don't have a grasp on the logistics but I would be interested in a passaround for the Blackbird.

It might be best to wait for a pass around until the new version drops.

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