04-20-2017, 12:18 PM
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Nice!

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 04-20-2017, 12:46 PM
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(04-20-2017, 11:51 AM)Blackland Razors Wrote:
(04-20-2017, 11:41 AM)bijou Wrote: Could you show the 2 part head detached?

Sure. These photos below are before the parts were optimized for machining so the final parts deviate from this a bit. The general geometry remains unchanged, but inner corners are radiused, posts get additional cuts around them to allow tool access, etc.


[Image: Sabre6.png]

[Image: Sabre7.png]
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 04-20-2017, 12:55 PM
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(04-20-2017, 12:14 PM)EricM Wrote: That looks great! I'd love to see how it handles compared to a GEM MMOC.

It's a bit less aggressive. I wanted the Sabre to be more approachable and intuitive for the majority of wet shavers.

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 04-20-2017, 01:02 PM
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Same basic design as the AC SE but accepts Gem type blades. Very nice

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 04-20-2017, 01:24 PM
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(04-20-2017, 01:02 PM)slantman Wrote: Same basic design as the AC SE but accepts Gem type blades. Very nice

It's sort of a blend of the AC razors and DE razors as the post inserts into the blade like a DE rather than behind the blade like the AC razors. Prototyping the Sabre with a traditional AC design like the Mongoose made the razor truly massive and front heavy due to the length of the GEM blade.

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 04-20-2017, 01:29 PM
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Wow Shane!

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 04-20-2017, 01:30 PM
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Shane can you compare the Sabre with Blackbird DE in terms of efficiency?

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 04-20-2017, 01:39 PM
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(04-20-2017, 01:30 PM)jfim88 Wrote: Shane can you compare the Sabre with Blackbird DE in terms of efficiency?

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I'd it's a bit less efficient, but requires no learning curve, and is easier to use than the Blackbird. The Blackbird requires more effort, but that effort is rewarded handsomely. The Sabre is a crowd pleaser; everyone should be able to easily get a very close shave with no fuss.

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 04-20-2017, 01:40 PM
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(04-20-2017, 01:39 PM)Blackland Razors Wrote:
(04-20-2017, 01:30 PM)jfim88 Wrote: Shane can you compare the Sabre with Blackbird DE in terms of efficiency?

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I'd saying it's a bit efficient, but requires no learning curve, and is easier to use than the Blackbird. The Blackbird requires more effort, but that effort is rewarded handsomely. The Sabre is a crowd pleaser; everyone should be able to easily get a very close shave with no fuss.


Thanks you Shane Wink

Waiting for it! And for the Polished Bb!


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 04-20-2017, 01:43 PM
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(04-20-2017, 01:40 PM)jfim88 Wrote:
(04-20-2017, 01:39 PM)Blackland Razors Wrote:
(04-20-2017, 01:30 PM)jfim88 Wrote: Shane can you compare the Sabre with Blackbird DE in terms of efficiency?

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I'd saying it's a bit efficient, but requires no learning curve, and is easier to use than the Blackbird. The Blackbird requires more effort, but that effort is rewarded handsomely. The Sabre is a crowd pleaser; everyone should be able to easily get a very close shave with no fuss.


Thanks you Shane Wink

Waiting for it! And for the Polished Bb!


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Edited my post because I missed some words.

Polished 'birds should be in next week.

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 04-20-2017, 01:51 PM
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(04-20-2017, 01:43 PM)Blackland Razors Wrote:
(04-20-2017, 01:40 PM)jfim88 Wrote: Polished 'birds should be in next week.

That's good news Shane.  I've been waiting for one.

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 04-20-2017, 01:54 PM
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What's the weight on this bad boy?

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 04-20-2017, 01:55 PM
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(04-20-2017, 01:54 PM)Slickandsmooth Wrote: What's the weight on this bad boy?

I'll provide that figure next week when the first heads of the production run are in.

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 04-20-2017, 01:57 PM
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Let me just add some gasoline to the fire by saying that I had a chance to try out a couple 3D printed prototypes. (Possibly the only fringe benefit of living in central Ohio...) While I always make every effort to be honest and objective, I do want to preface the rest of this post by saying that I am personal friends with Shane. I want to make it clear that I am not a shill, and I have not been asked or encouraged to say anything, nor have I accepted any sort of personal benefit from making posts to this forum. (Apart from getting the opportunity to try out an unproven, untested holder to rub a surgically sharp blade against my jugular vein.)

If the final machined versions are comparable to the plastic prototypes, this razor is going to be a SIGNIFICANT development in the hobby of traditional shaving. Most of the razors being released right now are slight variations on a tried-and-true theme. Of course, there is nothing at all wrong with that, but most of the choice recently has been between very similar variations on a 100+ year old design.

This is something very different. Even the old GEM razors had a drastically different design. The Sabre feels a lot like a DE razor in-hand, but it assembles like a standard three-piece. It has standard threading, so all of my aftermarket handles fit the head. I got consistently amazing shaves with the prototypes I tried. I mean, really, really good. No exaggeration, every shave was a 10/10. I shaved with it until the plastic threads stripped, and then I was sad, because I had to go back to other razors. I used non PFTE coated GEM blades, and they lasted at least 6-10 shaves each. (For comparison, I get 2-3 shaves from a Personna Lab Blue blade.)

This is not light praise from me. Shane let me use the prototype to give him feedback, and all I could tell him is that I literally wouldn't change a single thing. Anyone who knows me can attest that shutting me up is a very difficult feat, but there was nothing here. The design is perfection.

Of course, the design is only a part of the final product. Many things could happen between those amazingly good shaves I had and the final version, so I'm in no way commenting on the final product. (Yet...) However, I am saying that this is something to get excited about, and what I've seen so far is really and truly a game-changer.

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 04-20-2017, 01:57 PM
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These will sellout very fast! Looks really great Shane, as usual.

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 04-20-2017, 01:59 PM
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Chamm ! You broke the prototype lol

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 04-20-2017, 02:04 PM
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Yeah, and I should stress that it wasn't due to fault of the product. They were meant to be prototypes, and it was so good, I used it waaaay too long. And a battle between plastic threads and a stainless steel handle is never going to go well for the plastic.

The second prototype broke because I dropped it. Curse me and my clumsy ham-fists!

It's pretty difficult to compare to another razor, because the blade profile between SE and DE blades is drastically different. All I can say is that it is very smooth, shaved me as close as any other razor I've ever tried, and had an effortless blade angle.

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 04-20-2017, 02:22 PM
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I'll start to make room right away.  Cool

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 04-20-2017, 02:28 PM
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TBH I'm less than thrilled. The Achilles heel in this is the Gem blade. Even with Ted Pella's blades they lack the smoothness/sharpness of the Feather type SEs. IMHO.

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 04-20-2017, 03:56 PM
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(04-20-2017, 02:04 PM)chamm Wrote: Yeah, and I should stress that it wasn't due to fault of the product. They were meant to be prototypes, and it was so good, I used it waaaay too long. And a battle between plastic threads and a stainless steel handle is never going to go well for the plastic.

The second prototype broke because I dropped it. Curse me and my clumsy ham-fists!

It's pretty difficult to compare to another razor, because the blade profile between SE and DE blades is drastically different. All I can say is that it is very smooth, shaved me as close as any other razor I've ever tried, and had an effortless blade angle.


Thanks for your comments.

Now my VISA is waiting!

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