In 2015, Shane Swartzlander and his wife, Merissa Hawkins formed Blackland with a desire to blur the lines between art and function. They were inspired by the high-end watch industry. While you might be able to purchase a cheap timepiece that can tell you the time, but that isn’t the only consideration when buying a watch. A fine watch tells a story – of quality, durability, and design. The Blackland razors take the same approach.
The Blackbird Safety razor is a sleek, modern marvel. Modeled after the iconic SR-71 “Blackbird” reconnaissance aircraft, this razor is striking in form and astounding in function. The long vertical lines create troughs for the water to flow down and away, giving you better grip. The handle is machined from solid brass. The brass is untreated and raw so it will tarnish and develop a patina over time. Small amounts of tarnish might be visible upon deliver. The long handle is 101mm.
The razor handle is finished with a machine finish, which means you get the markings created during the machining process. This gives the product an unfinished feel, that tells the story of the journey from raw material to marvelous razor.