The Sabre single-edge GEM razor. Proudly designed and machined in the United States.
The polished finish is truly timeless. Each piece is painstakingly hand-sanded before being polished and buffed to a mirror shine. The result is a piece of functional art that you will want to keep on display.
Level One Base Plate
The Level One base plate features a blade gap of 0.6mm. It is designed to be impeccably smooth, comfortable, and easy to use. Level One is the right choice for those with sensitive skin, light beards, or a preference for milder razors.
The Sabre is a modern three-piece safety razor that uses the single-edge GEM blade. It is designed, machined, and finished entirely in the United States. By using a modified threaded top cap, the Sabre assembles like a standard three-piece safety razor and is compatible with standard safety razor handles. Each of the Sabre’s three pieces is machined from solid 303 stainless steel to astoundingly tight tolerances, delivering exceptionally close and consistent shaves.
When designing the Sabre we were committed to making a maneuverable and balanced head. Rather than use a spring-loaded top cap to hold the blade in place as older GEM razors did, we decided to use a modified threaded post to hold the blade as tightly as possible. This makes the Sabre a true three-piece safety razor that requires no extra parts to function properly. Due to the length of the GEM blade, positioning the post behind the blade creates an unacceptably unwieldy and front-heavy razor. By modifying a standard post we were able to make the Sabre head as small and maneuverable as possible while maintaining perfect balance. The result is a wonderfully smooth razor that is a joy to use.
The Sabre could not be easier to assemble. Simply slide the base plate onto the top cap and carefully line up the handle before threading on. That’s it. No mechanisms to wear out and no extra parts to drop down the sink.
Caring for your Blackbird.
The Blackbird 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 Blackbird 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 as it may damage the polished and black oxide finishes.