Men lead hectic lives. We wake up early, go to bed late, and fill every minute in between with responsibilities. With so much to do we rarely allow time for ourselves. We deserve a few minutes to slow down and prepare for the onslaught of a busy day. It’s time we throw away our canned shaving cream, stop using overpriced plastic razors, and elevate our shave. With the right tools and technique, shaving can be transformed from just another chore into a morning routine to relish. Blackbird was designed as a tool to enhance the ritual of wet shaving with performance and quality to match its beautiful aesthetics.
Blackbird is a safety razor machined from solid stainless steel right here in the United States. Its design is inspired by the iconic SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft. Like its namesake, the Blackbird safety razor combines sleek curves with sharp angles and a black finish.
The Blackbird is available in two finishes, black oxide and raw brushed stainless steel. Black oxide is a unique finish typically used on firearm barrels. We wanted Blackbird to have a truly custom look so we chose a finish that would add character and allow some of the machine marks to show through rather than have a flat, solid black finish. Black oxide is beautifully imperfect with slight color variations throughout the finished surface. Unlike coatings which bond to the surface, black oxide is a chemical conversion process which means it adds no thickness and won't chip or flake off. Instead, it will age and wear gracefully over time, developing a patina truly unique to each owner. We also understand that the black oxide finish isn't for everyone, which is why Blackbird is also available in her raw, brushed stainless finish
We've made two different handles for Blackbird to give you two ways to enjoy one great shave. The short version is 70mm for superior maneuverability. The long version is 101mm long for better balance and grip.Choose the handle which best suits you or get them both and swap when you please.
Blackbird works with any standard double edge razor blade. Fine machining and a slot and tab head design ensure proper blade alignment for a beautiful, consistent shave.
Blackbird was designed to be mild and comfortable without sacrificing efficiency. To accomplish this, a mild blade gap is combined with a shallow shaving angle. The result is a shave that is safe, comfortable, and highly efficient.
Blackbird is machined to incredibly tight tolerances from 303 stainless steel, ensuring proper blade alignment. The heft of stainless steel and a unique head angle guarantee an effortless, mild, and highly efficient shave.
Blade Gap: 0.58mm
Blade Exposure: 0.101mm
Shallow Shaving Angle: 26°
Steep Shaving Angle: 28.9°
70 mm Razor Weight: 90g
101 mm Razor Weight: 110g
Every bathroom counter could use a little improvement. Proudly show off your razor and favorite brush with this beautiful cherry stand with acrylic brush hook. The stand is compatible with any safety razor handle less than 15mm in diameter. The brush hook is 1.25" in diameter and .25" thick.
After the campaign is over, a survey will be sent to all backers allowing them to select their preferred razor finish. If you have any additional questions or special requests, please contact us and we would be happy to accommodate you.
If you would like to order more than one razor, simply multiply your pledge by the number of razors at the regular reward level pricing you would like to purchase.
We've partnered with Local Gent Shaving Co. to create an exclusive Blackbird shaving cream! All backers at the $125 level and higher will receive a 4oz. tub of handmade cream if the stretch goal is met.
My name is Shane Swartzlander and I founded Blackland in 2015. I’m not a designer or engineer by trade. My passion for wet shaving and love of making things motivated me to create a safety razor as a fun project. What began as a hobby eventually evolved into an obsession. Over the past year, I’ve spent countless hours studying engineering and learning the intricacies of creating a fine razor. When I began this project, I had no expectations of actually bringing my design to market. But, once I began shaving with the razor myself, I realized I had created something others might also enjoy. After several prototypes and many mistakes and frustrations, the Blackbird safety razor was born.
Although we anticipate shipping before the Christmas holiday, we cannot guarantee that your reward will arrive in time. Delays are a possibility despite our best efforts so please plan accordingly. We wouldn’t want your holiday to be spoiled!
Risks and challenges
We have partnered with competent manufacturers in the USA to minimize the risks of quality defects and delays. The hands-on nature of quality control during machining ensures that there won’t be widespread manufacturing defects. As with many Kickstarter projects, the primary challenge will be shipping our product on schedule. We’ve allowed additional production time in case of delays, but unforeseen issues are still a possibility. Most importantly, any problems or delays will always be openly and honestly shared with backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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