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The Vector is Blacklands best razor.

Hey @nicked78 & @molon_labe , how many shaves do you get on average with the Kai Milds? I am trying another one, and if I stay shallow (thanks again, @DaveHStone!), I can get some very comfy shaves. But regardless of SB or OC, the Vector is super efficient at removing all the lather, making an additional stroke an invitation for irritation. Thanks in advance!
I've only used one of those blades so far, but got nine uses out of it and that was about one too many. My other blades have also been eight good shaves. (As a reference, I get 3-4 good shaves from a typical DE blade, and then it's completely toast.)

I think I know what you're talking about when you say the Vector really sweeps your skin clear of lather. I must have gotten so used to it by now that I don't notice. On my final (touchup) pass, I squeeze the remaining lather out of my brush into my non-shaving hand and do quick reapplications of lather for each stroke. It's faster than putting the razor down and picking up my brush, giving me less excuse to shave dry skin. And boy, do I need help not being lazy.
 
I've only used one of those blades so far, but got nine uses out of it and that was about one too many. My other blades have also been eight good shaves. (As a reference, I get 3-4 good shaves from a typical DE blade, and then it's completely toast.)

I think I know what you're talking about when you say the Vector really sweeps your skin clear of lather. I must have gotten so used to it by now that I don't notice. On my final (touchup) pass, I squeeze the remaining lather out of my brush into my non-shaving hand and do quick reapplications of lather for each stroke. It's faster than putting the razor down and picking up my brush, giving me less excuse to shave dry skin. And boy, do I need help not being lazy.
I appreciate hearing this. The Fatip Grande and Piccolo were the only others that did this, and I remember being cautioned by a member here not to try too many strokes before applying more lather. My experience with the Vector has been similar, in that no matter how slick the lather is, there doesn't seem to be any residual lather left behind. Maybe I am still applying too much pressure. Good thing the whiskers grow back so I can try again! 🤪
 
The combination of daily shaving, Vector’s efficiency using a steep angle, and the sharpness of the Proline blade was causing some irritation. I’ve switched to the Kai Pink and a shallow angle, allowing me to maintain smoothness while lessening irritation. Any one else with similar experience?
I missed responding earlier, and really have nothing new to add, except to say that yes, I have that same experience as you if I shave steep for 2-3 days in a row. I find shallow better, but my hand/muscle memory wants to hold at a less than shallow angle.

The Vector is so different, to me, from any other razor (mostly DEs for me), that I am willing to concede that much of my issue with daily shaving is due to not having my "Vetor-tique" down yet. Many thanks to @DaveHStone for such a comprehensive list, it is helping me as I continue with the Vector.
 
I missed responding earlier, and really have nothing new to add, except to say that yes, I have that same experience as you if I shave steep for 2-3 days in a row. I find shallow better, but my hand/muscle memory wants to hold at a less than shallow angle.

The Vector is so different, to me, from any other razor (mostly DEs for me), that I am willing to concede that much of my issue with daily shaving is due to not having my "Vetor-tique" down yet. Many thanks to @DaveHStone for such a comprehensive list, it is helping me as I continue with the Vector.
You're more than welcome brother. Happy you've found my input useful.
 

Jmp63

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Finally acquired a Vector! Still getting to learn this razor and currently only have proline blades, should be getting some more through a trade on the BST soon. (Pesky sabbatical and all). Had a fantastic shave with it this morning after going a few days without shaving.
Razor: Blackland Vector
Blade: Schick Proline
Brush: 26mm Timberwolf
Bowl: Timeless
Soap: Cella EEB
A/S: Old Spice Pure Sport
Post: Nivea Sensitive Cool Balm
Have a great day y’all! F2225B36-401E-41BA-BD72-1D0109F09790.jpeg
 
Finally acquired a Vector! Still getting to learn this razor and currently only have proline blades, should be getting some more through a trade on the BST soon. (Pesky sabbatical and all). Had a fantastic shave with it this morning after going a few days without shaving.
Razor: Blackland Vector
Blade: Schick Proline
Brush: 26mm Timberwolf
Bowl: Timeless
Soap: Cella EEB
A/S: Old Spice Pure Sport
Post: Nivea Sensitive Cool Balm
Have a great day y’all! View attachment 1292904
Nice!
 
Obviously the design of the thin head, blade gap, blade exposure play a roll in how it shaves. I wonder also that if the distance (or in this case the lack of distance) from how far the the bade is from where the handle connects. Maybe the way the force vectors (no pun intended) are different with blades that protrude far from the cap (like DE, other SE, or Gem)?
 
Obviously the design of the thin head, blade gap, blade exposure play a roll in how it shaves. I wonder also that if the distance (or in this case the lack of distance) from how far the the bade is from where the handle connects. Maybe the way the force vectors (no pun intended) are different with blades that protrude far from the cap (like DE, other SE, or Gem)?
That's probably my favorite part of the Vector. The blade feels so directly controlled because it's sitting right at the end of the handle. It makes the razor an extension of the hand in way that few razors can/do.
 
Just watched several reviews of the Vector on YouTube. So far, only one person (The Lathering With Rui) has had anything negative to say about it...Rui said he found it a "very rough shaver". Of course, YMMV and he may have gotten a bad sample, but it's pretty amazing that, so far, I've only found one naysayer. Actually, Rui told me he hasn't given up on the Vector yet!
 
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