Have decided to try a single edge razor. Does anyone have any suggestions? Blackland Vector and OneBlade Genesis look interesting.
Please elaborate on the OneBlade. No one ever seems to complain about the performance. The price is astronomical but a Feather AS-D2 sale will be contributing to the purchase price. I could actually do without the fancy stand and leather case but that doesn’t seem to be an option.My thoughts for whatever they're worth ...
I would start with one of these choices
The GEMs are all vintage. I think the Featherweight deserves even more love that it gets. As the name suggests, the Featherweight is a very light razor. That aside, it has a commendable combination of smoothness and efficiency. The MMOC is the most aggressive of the bunch, and both it and the Clog-Pruf are very popular. IMO the Personna PTFE SS blades are the blades to use in a GEM razor. The Hawk is a lightweight, modern, Artist Club (AC) razor - cheap, well made, reasonably efficient, and smooth. A real value.
- GEM Featherweight
- GEM Clog-Pruf
- GEM Micromatic Open Comb (aka MMOC)
- Razorock Hawk V2
I would not start with a Sabre, even though I own one with both plates, and I like it. It has the impeccable workmanship for which @Blackland Razors is noted (as they are for their excellent customer service), and IMO it has a degree of class unmatched by the vintage choices - especially if you get the matching stand. However, you will be lucky to fully appreciate the Sabre (or any razor) in 30 days, at which point, you will no doubt wonder if a $25ish vintage razor would suit you as well. Better to start on the cheap and go from there.
I have strong and positive feelings about the OneBlade Genesis V2, but as has been mentioned, it is controversial and not for everyone. I could elaborate, but suffice it to say I would not start with a OneBlade.
Good luck whichever way you go.
I noticed that the ac blade is a lot wider than a standard de blade. With my straight I have that found the longer blade makes it harder to get into tight spots. Any issue with this on the Vector? There are some reports of sharp corners on the Vector. Have you found this to be an issue?I only have experience with the Blackland Vector. I have never used any other SE razor. The Vector has quickly risen to the top of my list of favorite razors. It was extremely easy to get used to and I always had irritation free shaves. I also thoroughly endorse Blackland customer service!! Just a great company @Blackland Razors that produces awesome products!!!
That was fixed well over a year ago .I noticed that the ac blade is a lot wider than a standard de blade. With my straight I have that found the longer blade makes it harder to get into tight spots. Any issue with this on the Vector? There are some reports of sharp corners on the Vector. Have you found this to be an issue?