Blackland Vector Safety Razor (Machined)
- Handle Length: 92mm
- Material: 303 Stainless Steel
- Finish: Machined
- Base Plate: Safety Bar
- Weight: 94g
The Vector is a modern three-piece safety razor that uses single-edge Artist Club-style blades. It is designed, machined and finished in the United States. Blackland made the Vector in response to the bulky, heavy and unbalanced Artist Club razors that have entered the market in the last few years. While Artist Club blades perform exceptionally well, the razor platform has left much to be desired. The long cutting edge of the blade aides in removing large swathes of hair in a single pass, but that size also makes it easy to make an overly hefty razor head.
To solve this problem, they took the same approach that has worked so well in the Blackland Sabre. The threaded post has been modified to allow the Artist Club blade to slide over it, allowing the razor head to be as small as possible. How small? While other stainless steel Artist Club razors have heads that weigh close to 50g, the Vector head is a featherweight at just 17g. And the Vector head is less than half as wide from front to back as the others. Additionally, the Vector head is centred over the handle providing perfect balance rather than being front-heavy like the competition. The result is the most manoeuvrable and best performing Artist Club razor in existence.
The Finish: The machined finish proudly shows off the markings created during the process of machining each razor. The intricate, carefully-planned patterns left in the surface tell the story of the Vector's journey from solid steel to finished product.
Caring For Your Vector: The narrow threaded post of the Vector requires additional care when assembling. Align the post with the handle and thread the handle on slowly at first to ensure proper thread alignment. If resistance is met, back the handle off before attempting once more. Forcing a misaligned handle may damage the top cap and/or handle. Once the handle has begun to successfully thread onto the top cap, screw the handle on as normal.
The Vector is robustly built and will last many lifetimes with basic care. While stainless steel is resistant to corrosion, it is not immune. Tea staining or surface corrosion can occur when wet blades are stored in the razor. We recommend loosening the handle of your Vector in between shaves to allow the blade and razor to fully dry, preventing corrosion. Clean your razor occasionally with a mild soap and soft cloth. We do not recommend scrubbing the razor with a coarse towel or bristled brush.
Compatible Blades: Feather Professional, Feather ProGuard, Feather Pro Super, Kai Captain, Kai Captain Titan Mild, Kai Captain Titan ProTouch MG, Kai Captain Sharpblade, Kamisori, Schick Proline P-30.