10-11-2018, 07:23 AM
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How much blade feel does the black bird have? Too much fou a daily driver? Want to get one but don't know enough about it's aggressiveness.

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 10-11-2018, 07:34 AM
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We have a long thread on the Blackbird, and you'll probably find useful comments there.

http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=...=blackbird

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 10-11-2018, 07:36 AM
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I'm also interested in picking up a new high end SS razor and would like to know other people's opinions. Thanks for asking Gravity.

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 10-11-2018, 07:37 AM
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What I really want to know is how does it compare to ATT and Timeless.

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 10-11-2018, 08:24 AM
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(10-11-2018, 07:34 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: We have a long thread on the Blackbird, and you'll probably find useful comments there.

http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=...=blackbird

Thank you

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 10-17-2018, 12:45 PM
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It has a lot of blade feel, to me, but I don't necessarily think that rules it out as a daily driver.  Blade feel does not automatically equal irritation. 

Any razor that doesn't cause irritation can be used for daily shaving, in my opinion. 

So, long story short:  it has quite a bit of blade feel but I did not find the shave irritating.

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 10-17-2018, 03:40 PM
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(10-17-2018, 12:45 PM)kingfisher Wrote: It has a lot of blade feel, to me, but I don't necessarily think that rules it out as a daily driver.  Blade feel does not automatically equal irritation. 

Any razor that doesn't cause irritation can be used for daily shaving, in my opinion. 

So, long story short:  it has quite a bit of blade feel but I did not find the shave irritating.


^This exactly^

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 10-17-2018, 04:43 PM
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(10-11-2018, 07:37 AM)chazt Wrote: What I really want to know is how does it compare to ATT and Timeless.
I think the Blackbird OC is a little more efficient than an ATT R2. They are both blade forward designs. The Blackbird head design makes it a little easier to get up under the nose. I enjoy using both razors.

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 10-17-2018, 05:24 PM
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(10-17-2018, 04:43 PM)DayMan Wrote:
(10-11-2018, 07:37 AM)chazt Wrote: What I really want to know is how does it compare to ATT and Timeless.
I think the Blackbird OC is a little more efficient than an ATT R2. They are both blade forward designs. The Blackbird head design makes it a little easier to get up under the nose. I enjoy using both razors.

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 10-18-2018, 12:16 PM
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(10-11-2018, 07:37 AM)chazt Wrote: What I really want to know is how does it compare to ATT and Timeless.

In terms of aggression the Blackbird would be more similar to the Timeless .95 plate than their .68 offering.  It's extremely efficient while still being very comfortable to shave with.  I could totally use it as a daily driver provided I wasn't looking to be completely careless.  If complete carelessness is the goal then the Timeless .68 is a much better choice.  

I'd agree that the Blackbird is close to the ATT R series plates in terms of aggressiveness.  Though I do find the Blackbird to be more efficient than the ATT R series razors and a bit more comfortable to shave with as well.  

It's a really exceptional razor and an excellent choice.

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 10-18-2018, 02:52 PM
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(10-18-2018, 12:16 PM)dfoulk Wrote:
(10-11-2018, 07:37 AM)chazt Wrote: What I really want to know is how does it compare to ATT and Timeless.

In terms of aggression the Blackbird would be more similar to the Timeless .95 plate than their .68 offering.  It's extremely efficient while still being very comfortable to shave with.  I could totally use it as a daily driver provided I wasn't looking to be completely careless.  If complete carelessness is the goal then the Timeless .68 is a much better choice.  

I'd agree that the Blackbird is close to the ATT R series plates in terms of aggressiveness.  Though I do find the Blackbird to be more efficient than the ATT R series razors and a bit more comfortable to shave with as well.  

It's a really exceptional razor and an excellent choice.

Thanks, dfoulk. I appreciate your impressions.

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 10-18-2018, 03:06 PM
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(10-18-2018, 02:52 PM)chazt Wrote:
(10-18-2018, 12:16 PM)dfoulk Wrote:
(10-11-2018, 07:37 AM)chazt Wrote: What I really want to know is how does it compare to ATT and Timeless.

In terms of aggression the Blackbird would be more similar to the Timeless .95 plate than their .68 offering.  It's extremely efficient while still being very comfortable to shave with.  I could totally use it as a daily driver provided I wasn't looking to be completely careless.  If complete carelessness is the goal then the Timeless .68 is a much better choice.  

I'd agree that the Blackbird is close to the ATT R series plates in terms of aggressiveness.  Though I do find the Blackbird to be more efficient than the ATT R series razors and a bit more comfortable to shave with as well.  

It's a really exceptional razor and an excellent choice.

Thanks, dfoulk. I appreciate your impressions.

You're welcome

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