At first I have to say that the Yates 921 is a wonderful razor! It looks brilliant and shaves super smooth and at the same time efficient for daily use. I bought individual components because I don’t like long handles: Stonewashed top cap and short handle plus the hybrid plate in brass. I’m very happy with the short handle and the cool look of the razor. I was disappointed with the packaging, because I bought a full razor (>150 € plus the extra fees in Germany) and each individual peace was in small cartons and no nice box like for de standard Yates razor or all my other stainless and brass razors. I can recommend the razor to 100 percent! All the best to YPM!
AMAZINGLY SMOOTH AND EFFICIENT RAZOR
I’m still fairly new to wet shaving, been doing it for about 3-1/2 years. Started off with the OneBlade I saw on a FB post. Since then I have leaned on the Merker 34c and probably for the last year I been using the bruiser Muhle r41. Now like I said I’m still new but that r41 was getting the best of me. Stumbled onto Yates on a forum and started doing research and decided to get me one. Mainly for the pure fact that it was being produced by a Husband and wife team right here in the Great US of A. I’ve used it 3 times so far. The M plate was a little too mild but still produced a great shave. The EH is a hog and I need to fine tune my technique before proceeding with it, but looking forward to graduating up to it. The H plate is where it’s at for me right now….I’m bias and still a novice but I will say it gave me an absolute great shave and as close as I ever got with the r41. Thank you Yates for a fine razor and keep up the great work. Model 921-M Double Edge Safety Razor with Mid-Level Plate, Stonewashed
I frankly never expected to see this level of finish on this brass machined top cap; I do have their razor in steel (both bead blasted and machined) but somehow a machined brass product from Yates is a whole different ball game! Looks lovely, am sure it’ll shave well too
Perfect addition to the Brass Hybrid baseplate
Excellent fit and finish. Wonderful razor from a great family run business. Look forward to what they make next