First Shave Experience with Blackland Blackbird Safety Razor
3rd Feb 2022
Blackland Razors are designed with the same timeless appeal that goes into high-end watchmaking. Shane Swartzlander and his team are blurring the lines between function and art as they believe each razor should become an heirloom.
The Blackbird is a modern, double-edge safety razor designed, machined, and finished in the United States. With looks inspired by the iconic SR-71 "Blackbird" reconnaissance aircraft, the Blackbird razor is as visually striking as it is functional. Each of the Blackbird's three pieces is machined from solid 303 stainless steel or solid brass to astoundingly tight tolerances, delivering exceptionally close and consistent shaves. Are safety razors better, we think so and Blackbird is an excellent razor.
The open comb base plate is designed to maximize the efficiency and closeness of your shave. The comb teeth allow for greater lather flow and make it almost impervious to clogging. This style excels at cutting through thick or long stubble and is perfect for those with coarse beard types.
The Blackbird is robustly built and will last many lifetimes with basic care. While stainless steel is resistant to corrosion, it is not immune. Tea staining or surface corrosion can occur when wet blades are stored in the razor. We recommend loosening the handle of your Blackbird in between shaves to allow the blade and razor to fully dry, preventing corrosion.
Clean your razor occasionally with a mild soap and soft cloth. We do not recommend scrubbing the razor with a coarse towel or bristled brush as it may damage the polished finish
Aggressive Rating 7.5
Handle length: 85mm
Material: 303 Stainless Steel
Machining: Illinois Finishing: California and Ohio
Packaging: Indiana and Ohio