921-H “High Level” Baseplate
The 921-H baseplate boasts increased blade gap and positive exposure, creating a more aggressive shave than our flagship “-M” plate.
This baseplate is only compatible with the Yates Precision Model 921 Safety Razor.
Material: 316 Stainless
Finish: Stonewashed, Bead Blast, As-Machined
Engraving: Individually Serialized
Blade Gap: .040" (1.02mm)
Proudly made in the USA
Let me preface this by saying I have much experience with many razors. Some lower end some very premium and high end (this razor fits squarely in the latter, don’t let the reasonable price fool you). I’m an everyday shaver and frankly most of the higher end razors are simply not comfortable for an every day shaver such as me. They tend to err on the aggressive side. This one sure can be aggressive with the H plate, yet still quite comfy and supremely efficient. I personally use the lower plate on a day to day basis and have yet to find anything that just plain works for my face better. I can usually manage a 2 pass dfs with some buffing whereas the 6s I used daily before I generally needed the full three passes to get there or bbs. I personally prefer shorter handles and the standard handle is definitely on the longer side so I picked up the stubbier guy and quite like it. This razor has come out on top as one of my favorite razors out of my many other razors, some of which cost 3 times the price of this! Amazing value here. I highly recommend.
When I first got the 921 with the M plate I was worried about the aggresivness of the razor an no low plate currently offered. However after the first couple shaves to figure out the new razor I learned my fears were not valid and the razor was awesome. So smooth that I bought the H plate about a month later. The smoothness between the M and H plate are identical with the H getting my shaves that much closer. Heck, give me another month and I might grab the EH plate next. Such an awesome razor I'll own for life.
Beautiful base plate gives a nice clean shave.
Fabulouso, great smooth efficiency with this plate.