Blackland Vector SE

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Ordered a Blackland Vector SE from the USA last week so should hopefully get it in the next few days.
I shave both my face and head, and I’ll be using this razor on both areas.
The Vector uses Artist Club blades which are not supplied with the razor, so I’ve ordered some Feather pro’s + Feather proGuard and Kai Captain Titan mild, I’ve also placed an order for Mongoose sampler from tryablade.
I’ve never used an SE razor before but have been using a DE for over 7 years, so if I don’t feel confident shaving my head using the Feather pro blades, I should be ok face shaving.
P.S. I decided to use a Vector as my avatar.
 

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Nice choice

Just to let you know I recently bought a General V2 from the USA and it took four days to the UK and then nearly three weeks to arrive my place after clearing customs etc.

Depending on what they declare the value to be I paid around £38 in import fees. No regrets though as one super piece of kit.

Great things are worth the wait
 
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Nice choice

Just to let you know I recently bought a General V2 from the USA and it took four days to the UK and then nearly three weeks to arrive my place after clearing customs etc.

Depending on what they declare the value to be I paid around £38 in import fees. No regrets though as one super piece of kit.

Great things are worth the wait
Yeah apparently it left HEATHROW on the 26th but I’ve not heard anything else from the tracking. With it coming from the USA I expected there’d be import fees to pay, but it’s something that has to be done. Seeing videos and reading reviews about the Vector I’m sure this unwanted extra payment will be worth it.
 
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Great choice the Vector is an amazing razor. I got one a few months ago from Maggard's and it's pretty much the only razor I use now.

Proline blades are excellent but you'll likely have to order them from a Japanese seller on ebay or rakuten. Connaught Shaving did stock them but they're no longer listed on their site.
 

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Notice you have never used an SE before so I'd recommend you start with the Kai Captain first as the Feather blades can be a bit daunting. The Feathers are great blades just best start at the mild end of the scale while you adapt.

I tend to find a new SE blade fresh out the pack can be a bit over sharp and usually expect a weaper or two. I'm quite happy to let the razor clog up a bit with a new blade. After this no problem. The Kai blades just go on forever while the Feathers start to lose the edge after some five shaves or so.

Once in you'll probably never use a DE again. I rarely do.

Just hope it arrives quickly
 
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