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    Yaqi slant head

    I have not tried either of those. I am left handed and for years kind of stayed away from the slant setup thinking that it would not work well for me, but the Yaqi has shown me how wrong I was. One thing I am certain of is that although they are also zinc based heads they are going to be 4-6...
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    Yaqi slant head

    I did not know that fatip even made a slant head. I just took a peek at it on Maggard's site and it looks beautiful, very tempting, so your assessment is helpful because lord knows I do not need more razors! I can get a Muhle r41 head from an EU vendor for less than 30 dollars, but that is...
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    Yaqi slant head

    I was unable to figure out how to post this in the reviews section (the gold button to add a review was not present for me, perhaps I have not made enough posts) so here we go. I wanted to share my impressions of this head. When it first came out there seemed to be some mixed reviews a few...
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    Yaqi Moutain Lake Caravel Arctic Synthetic Knot Shaving Brush, 24mm

    I have been using this brush for a few weeks now and just wanted to say that I have even more regard for it after further use - it is my second favorite brush after my extra density silvertip. I have used it with every type of soap and cream (meaning tallow and vegan soaps, italian croats, and...
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    Yaqi Moutain Lake Caravel Arctic Synthetic Knot Shaving Brush, 24mm

    How is the density on the badger knot? They do not advertise any of their badger knots as "extra density" so I am interested in how the fill is. I have a couple of standard-fill badgers but I find the backbone collapses when they are soaked. I much prefer the support that the denser knots...
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    Yaqi Moutain Lake Caravel Arctic Synthetic Knot Shaving Brush, 24mm

    Now that is a brush I would buy!
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    Gillette Knack / Slim Twist. Do you own one? Have you tried one?

    The Gillette butterfly heads have a lot of variation, even among the same razor model it seems. I have had five or six different super speeds, for example, but only one had a head that I really liked (and like a dummy I gave that one away). In my experience overall the vintage razors seem to...
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    Yaqi Moutain Lake Caravel Arctic Synthetic Knot Shaving Brush, 24mm

    Thank you. The more that I use it the more I like it, it is a really solid, well made and performing brush. The picture turned out odd, it is truly a light mint green color with an opaque top, but it came out much darker in my photo. the pics online show the light mint green color but you...
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    Gillette Knack / Slim Twist. Do you own one? Have you tried one?

    Those are awesome! The gold one is sweet, if I buy another that is the one I will look for. Whatever plastic they used was high quality also, it looks great even after decades, and is tough to boot. Thanks for sharing.
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    Yaqi Moutain Lake Caravel Arctic Synthetic Knot Shaving Brush, 24mm

    not sure what happened with the pics but here is another:
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    Yaqi Moutain Lake Caravel Arctic Synthetic Knot Shaving Brush, 24mm

    Historically I have not been a fan of synthetic brushes. I bought an expensive (at the time) omega about eight years ago, and I hated it. The performance was not just different from natural brushes, it was bad - it did not hold water and felt like using a cheap paint brush on your face. Also...
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    Gillette Knack / Slim Twist. Do you own one? Have you tried one?

    sorry it took me so long to reply, I have been busier than a one legged cat in a sandbox. Thank you for the info, I really like the other handle shape and the fact that they come in different colors, maybe someday. Here is the pic of my razor (over original pink tile from 1958!). I Did not...
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    YAQI KNIGHT HELMET

    I own the head in the matte finish. I found it to be a very smooth and comfortable shave. It is somewhat of a dichotomy because it is definitely aggressive, extremely so, and if you look at it the first time you load the blade it is intimidating, it looks like it will take your head off. When...
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    Gillette Knack / Slim Twist. Do you own one? Have you tried one?

    I will try to post pictures later, but I have the dark blue plastic handled slim-twist/knack from 1968 (not sure what makes one a knack versus a slim-twist). It is one of my favorite razors. While I have a number of vintage razors including first-year offerings of both fatboy and slim...
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