Likes a fat handle in his hand
I know I need another razor like I need a whole in my head. But I have really fallen in love with hand made in the USA razors, and I felt it was time to get my 4th adjustable razor. I've known about Blackland for awhile now, most folks purchase their Blackbird Titanium, or Stainless Steel models. Can I just say, so many of you folks, post such breathtaking photo's, of your Blackbirds. At first I was looking at the Blackbird models, and I was having difficulty deciding, on which one to buy.
I contacted both a buddy of mine, as well as Blackland themselves, asking for assistance. Unfortunately, by the time I figured out what I had wanted, the razor was out of stock. I own 3 adjustables so far, a Merkur Futur, Rex Ambassador, & Gillette Fatboy, so I know how handy they are, for adjusting the shave aggression, as needed. So, with much deliberation with the black hole that encompasses my mind, I decided to just order the Blackland Osprey and be done with it. I got a 10% off discount with free shipping.
Now, those of you who actually know me, will know that I adjust the aggression, for each pass of the shave. Yes, I actually use them as adjustables, I don't just set them and forget. Here's a great video from BlackLand bellow, that shows how to use these razors. Its quite informative, and if your thinking about buying one of these, I suggest that you watch it...
Another thing that boosted my interest in Blackland is, I saw their post on B&B, where they talked about how they acquired ATT, and will be keeping the dream alive. And then I read how Blackland became a company, out of inspiration of, seeing the wonderful things that ATT had done, not just with fine products, but with top shelf customer support, as the primary focus of the company. I found it to be an amazing gesture, and it pretty much concreted my decision to go with Blackland Razors.
I can't wait till the razor gets here, ohhhhhh, how waiting is the hardest part. But good things come to he who waits!