Excellent razor! Comfortable & Efficient
The Yates razors (921-M for me) really do live up to the hype I’ve been hearing about in the shaving community. I was curious last night when I looked at the razor and saw the four rectangular protrusions on the top cap coupled with the usual two pins on the bottom cap. And then when I loaded the razor blade (last night prepping for today’s shave) I was really impressed with how tightly the razor held the blade and really locked it in there. Plus, I could see it bent the blade at a pretty sharp angle. Hmm , like some of my other favorite mild, yet efficient razors. Well, this razor is definitely #1 in my den now. So smooth, yet very efficient. I don’t know if the Kai blade helped that equation, but it too is super sharp while still being smooth. So, I’ll be ordering a large box of them tonight. I could’ve stopped at 2-passes (plus a ½ for my bottom neck as usual for me) but I did my usual 3-passes. And the Barbedeaux feedback didn’t lie, very little burn.
Can't use the handle you want
As for me the 921-M is more aggressive than i wanted, so i have to be more careful than usual. And i really don't like the handle that comes with it, it's too slim and i prefer a knurled handle. So i had to modify a handle to fit the razor head. The 921-M head does not allow other razor handles to be used due to the narrow design where the handle screws into the head.
Smooth razor, great service
I find the razor pleasantly smooth to shave with. The head is small and the handle is long, so it is really easy to shave mustache/neck areas. I am really happy with with razor and the company.
Great American Made ProductS!
All I can say is FANTASTIC! Great American Made products!
Beautifully machined and finished, well balanced, hopefully the last razor I’ll ever need to buy!