Same issue here with the Sabre but if I just do the normal N->S in the lip area followed by a E->W and W->E it does a really good job cleaning it up. I just go really slow under the nose.I love my Sabre. The only downside is above my lip. What’s good advice on conquering under the nostrils? Currently I have been tag teaming it with my Vector, which is fantastic above the lip.
That was me, too. I had to really think about it, like for two years or more. I finally decided to take the gamble, partially due to having a little extra cash laid by and doing some consulting work that paid me enough to feel like pulling the string.Knowing my history with Gems, I am hesitant to purchase a Sabre. Any thoughts?
Based on a day's worth of reading, I think it would be a tough call between these two razors. Right now I would lean towards the Vector for myself simply because I've had minor issues with GEM blades before after the first couple of shaves (might be the coating, not sure); also, because I'm really digging my Hawk right now and would love an AC razor with a smaller head.
Both the @Blackland Razors Vector and Sabre are incredibly great razors. There is only one rational solution to this dilemma: Get both of them.It IS a tough call, no mistake. Even if you're planning to try it on for size, that's still a certain amount of money you have to dedicate to it.
I'm sure we've all had experience with purchasing things that didn't work out the way we hoped. But let me say that I'm really, really glad I took the plunge. I wouldn't have been ready for this razor right off the hop. But I can sure appreciate it now!
I was kinda considering a Vector, but I've been looking at the Sabre longer and I find Gem style to be a little more congenial to my needs. I've now got some other AC razors that are letting me explore that space a bit -- I may possibly think a little more seriously about the Vector after I've really learned all their quirks (like I learned a lot of quirks with Gem razors before buying the Sabre). On the other hand, I may not. I have been fortunate to finally get a razor that does not leave me thinking that maybe another one would address some of the things that annoy me.
Plus, you don't want to be like the mule that starved to death between two piles of hay! Take a deep breath and jump (if it's not going to cause your wallet to auto-combust). I don't think I've ever caught myself daydreaming about shaving.