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Brass Blackbirds

Here's the first peek at the new brass Blackbirds! The handles here are straight off the first operation from the lathe. They then get flipped out to face off the bottom and remove that cute little tail. The Brassbird will be a permanent addition to the lineup and production will not be limited. They're running now and will be available in about a month or so. Also in this batch is the reintroduction of the 101mm handle as an option. As usual, the machined finish will roll out first followed by the polished once they are ready.

 
Just when I decided to wait for the slant, you come up with one more reason to get the Blackbird, Oops, I mean Brassbird.
 
Whoa! Looks amazing
im interested in the polished
101mm nice!
will the polished version keep off the dreaded patina?
 
Whoa! Looks amazing
im interested in the polished
101mm nice!
will the polished version keep off the dreaded patina?
It will reduce the patina and make it more serviceable if you dislike patina because you can polish it again. Polishing decreases surface area which will in turn decrease the amount of corrosion that will develop. However, if patina isn’t your thing I would probably recommend against brass. Patina just comes with the territory here.
 
It will reduce the patina and make it more serviceable if you dislike patina because you can polish it again. Polishing decreases surface area which will in turn decrease the amount of corrosion that will develop. However, if patina isn’t your thing I would probably recommend against brass. Patina just comes with the territory here.
Thx
do you mean heavy duty polishing or just by hand. Isnt decreasing corrosion good?
I can live without patina so maybe i should go ss
any plans for a longer handle in ss?
love the dart btw
 
Thx
do you mean heavy duty polishing or just by hand. Isnt decreasing corrosion good?
I can live without patina so maybe i should go ss
any plans for a longer handle in ss?
love the dart btw
The amount of polishing required depends on the severity of the patina. If it’s light you’ll be able to get away with hand polishing. You can also treat brass to essentially seal it and prevent patina from developing. I don’t know much about this yet, but I’ll have a good understanding by the time these razors are released.

101mm handles will return in stainless steel when we run those again in a few months.
 
Things are coming along quite nicely! Should be set for a release in late January or early February if things continue smoothly.


 
Shane....nice looking razor. Will these be heavier, lighter, or the same weight as the stainless Blackbird?
 
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