10-05-2017, 01:24 PM
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We're going to be delayed by probably about a week. The stands are flawless. The base plates are almost perfect, but there was a slip up somewhere and the markers (two small dots) to identify the plates as Level Two were not added. So the shop is adding them to the parts they've run and they'll ship some out hopefully tomorrow. That means they won't likely arrive until early next week. It's a frustrating and silly mistake, but things could always be worse.

On the upside, the Level Two base plates shave excellently. They offer a fair bump in efficiency, but are still incredibly smooth and comfortable. If you are looking for the R41 of GEMs, this isn't it. But if you are looking for a touch more aggressiveness, blade feel, and efficiency than the L1 Sabre, you will be pleased.

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 10-05-2017, 01:56 PM
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Now I'm waiting for an L3 ...

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 10-05-2017, 02:03 PM
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(10-05-2017, 01:56 PM)CzechCzar Wrote: Now I'm waiting for an L3 ...

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Unlikely Smile.

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 10-05-2017, 02:06 PM
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(10-05-2017, 02:03 PM)Blackland Razors Wrote:
(10-05-2017, 01:56 PM)CzechCzar Wrote: Now I'm waiting for an L3 ...

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Unlikely Smile.


Looking forward to it Shane!! Love my Sabre and can’t wait to try the new L2!!


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 10-05-2017, 02:42 PM
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(10-05-2017, 01:24 PM)Blackland Razors Wrote: We're going to be delayed by probably about a week. The stands are flawless. The base plates are almost perfect, but there was a slip up somewhere and the markers (two small dots) to identify the plates as Level Two were not added. So the shop is adding them to the parts they've run and they'll ship some out hopefully tomorrow. That means they won't likely arrive until early next week. It's a frustrating and silly mistake, but things could always be worse.

On the upside, the Level Two base plates shave excellently. They offer a fair bump in efficiency, but are still incredibly smooth and comfortable. If you are looking for the R41 of GEMs, this isn't it. But if you are looking for a touch more aggressiveness, blade feel, and efficiency than the L1 Sabre, you will be pleased.

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 10-05-2017, 03:41 PM
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(10-05-2017, 01:24 PM)Blackland Razors Wrote: We're going to be delayed by probably about a week. The stands are flawless. The base plates are almost perfect, but there was a slip up somewhere and the markers (two small dots) to identify the plates as Level Two were not added. So the shop is adding them to the parts they've run and they'll ship some out hopefully tomorrow. That means they won't likely arrive until early next week. It's a frustrating and silly mistake, but things could always be worse.

On the upside, the Level Two base plates shave excellently. They offer a fair bump in efficiency, but are still incredibly smooth and comfortable. If you are looking for the R41 of GEMs, this isn't it. But if you are looking for a touch more aggressiveness, blade feel, and efficiency than the L1 Sabre, you will be pleased.
This description sounds perfect. Now I'm even more excited to get one. I have learned to make the L1 Sabre work fantastically for me. I have barely touched any other razor since having acquired this. The L2 sounds like a perfect Step Up.

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 10-05-2017, 04:29 PM
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Great news, I'm extra excited for this!

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 10-14-2017, 01:41 AM
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Any update?  Curious to see some more reviews on the L2.

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 10-15-2017, 10:01 AM
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(10-14-2017, 01:41 AM)david1201 Wrote: Any update?  Curious to see some more reviews on the L2.

No real update except to say that we're still working on these and they're taking a bit longer than I'd hoped. I'll update as soon as I have any news!

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 10-16-2017, 05:06 PM
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I tried to get my Sabre rhodium plated @ Razor Emporium but they couldn’t get the rhodium to stick. The steel was too high grade. They polished it for me instead and looks great. [Image: 4e7b9d17b29a32ac0aa588ef13b33506.jpg]


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 10-16-2017, 05:10 PM
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(10-01-2017, 05:20 PM)Shavemd Wrote: Can’t wait to try the level 2 plate. Is there going to be a set of level 1 & 2 plates as a complete razor?

(10-16-2017, 05:06 PM)Flyingbald Wrote: I tried to get my Sabre rhodium plated @ Razor Emporium but they couldn’t get the rhodium to stick. The steel was too high grade. They polished it for me instead and looks great. [Image: 4e7b9d17b29a32ac0aa588ef13b33506.jpg]


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We'll done! Shame about the rhodium, but I'm glad they could shine it up for you.

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 10-20-2017, 12:02 PM
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A quick update from Blackland on a Facebook post....

The Level Two Sabre. Subtle changes make a big difference. To notch up the aggressiveness of the incredibly smooth Level One Sabre, we did two things. First we stepped up the blade gap from 0.6mm to 0.9mm. Then we shortened the safety bar to increase the blade exposure and blade feel. The result is a razor that is efficient with a bit a blade feel while still retaining the smoothness and ease of use that makes the Sabre such a phenomenal platform.

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Production should be wrapping up shortly. These base plates will be available both individually as well part of an assembled Sabre.
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 10-21-2017, 10:06 PM
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We'll be releasing the Sabre stand alongside the Level Two base plate. Hopefully they'll be available this coming week.[Image: edit_DSC_4721.jpg]

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 10-22-2017, 03:34 AM
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(10-21-2017, 10:06 PM)Blackland Razors Wrote: We'll be releasing the Sabre stand alongside the Level Two base plate. Hopefully they'll be available this coming week.[Image: edit_DSC_4721.jpg]

Great! My screen on my IPad and cell will be locked in...

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 10-22-2017, 09:46 AM
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You guys can imagine my frustration, having bought the Sabre a couple of months ago, sending it to a friend in the U.S to be delivered on the 16th of Nov.
Such a beautiful shaver, a marvel of crastshmansip and I cannot put it on my face yet. The good thing about it is that I'll just manage to get the V2 plate delivered at the same time by my friend. Already stocked up on the Gem blades.

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 10-22-2017, 09:53 AM
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I absolutely love the shave characteristics of the original Sabre! Really on the fence with trying the new plate.

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 10-22-2017, 09:57 AM
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(10-22-2017, 09:53 AM)eengler Wrote: I absolutely love the shave characteristics of the original Sabre! Really on the fence with trying the new plate.

My personal opinion is that if you love the Level One Sabre then there's no reason to switch things up. My professional opinion is that you should try the Level Two plate and just use our 30-day return policy if you don't love it. Smile

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 10-22-2017, 01:28 PM
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(10-22-2017, 09:57 AM)Blackland Razors Wrote:
(10-22-2017, 09:53 AM)eengler Wrote: I absolutely love the shave characteristics of the original Sabre! Really on the fence with trying the new plate.

My personal opinion is that if you love the Level One Sabre then there's no reason to switch things up. My professional opinion is that you should try the Level Two plate and just use our 30-day return policy if you don't love it. Smile


Shane- I assume there will be a polished level 2?
I too am on the fence. I love the 1 but perhaps the 2 would be good for a few days growth.

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 10-22-2017, 02:20 PM
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(10-22-2017, 09:57 AM)Blackland Razors Wrote:
(10-22-2017, 09:53 AM)eengler Wrote: I absolutely love the shave characteristics of the original Sabre! Really on the fence with trying the new plate.

My personal opinion is that if you love the Level One Sabre then there's no reason to switch things up. My professional opinion is that you should try the Level Two plate and just use our 30-day return policy if you don't love it. Smile

I appreciate your opinions Shane Biggrin

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 10-22-2017, 02:24 PM
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(10-22-2017, 01:28 PM)Shave Monkey Wrote:
(10-22-2017, 09:57 AM)Blackland Razors Wrote:
(10-22-2017, 09:53 AM)eengler Wrote: I absolutely love the shave characteristics of the original Sabre! Really on the fence with trying the new plate.

My personal opinion is that if you love the Level One Sabre then there's no reason to switch things up. My professional opinion is that you should try the Level Two plate and just use our 30-day return policy if you don't love it. Smile


Shane- I assume there will be a polished level 2?
I too am on the fence. I love the 1 but perhaps the 2 would be good for a few days growth.

We'll have polished versions of both levels. Polished L1s will available soon, but L2 will take a while.

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