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
Aggressiveness: Level One - 4/10 Level Two - 5.5/10
Blade gap: Level One - 0.6mm Level Two - 0.9mm
Weight: 111g, Head: 33g
Handle length: 85mm
Material: 303 Stainless Steel
Finishing: California and Ohio
Packaging: Indiana and Ohio
Assembling the Sabre.
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.
Base Plate Styles
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.
We took the same smooth shave of the Level One base plate and stepped it up a notch. The Level Two base plate features a blade gap of 0.9mm and a shorter safety bar to increase both blade exposure and blade feel. The result is a razor that is highly efficient without sacrificing the smoothness that makes the Sabre such an incredible razor. Level Two is the right choice for those will coarse, thick beards, or a preference for mid-aggressive razors.
The machined finish Sabre 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 Sabre's journey from solid steel to finished product.
The polished finish is truly timeless. Each piece is painstakingly polished by hand and buffed to a mirror shine. The result is a piece of functional art that you will want to keep on display.
Caring for your Sabre.
The narrow threaded post of the Sabre 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 Sabre 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 Sabre in between shaves to allow the blade and razor to fully dry, preventing corrosion. The Sabre ships with stainless steel GEM blades which resist corrosion. Take additional care when using carbon steel GEM blades as they corrode easily.
Clean your razor occasionally with a mild soap and soft cloth. We do not recommend scrubbing the polished razor with a coarse towel or bristled brush as it may damage the finish.