Excellent! Congratulations!@never-stop-learning, my order arrived yesterday. Here are a few hastily snapped pictures:
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First impressions are that these razors are very well packaged and they exude an air of refinement and quality. I can see how some people refer to them as being like sports cars.
Tatara have cut back on the packaging, however, and the boxes that they come in don't have the magnetic catch that earlier versions had. These require one to slide the cork inner out of the cardboard outer cover.
Aesthetically they are in another class when compared to the Razorock offerings. But these are tools after all and the real test will be how they perform at their intended purpose.
Can one of them unseat my Game Changer .84 and Lupo .72 in ease of use and effectiveness ?
A full comparison will follow, but I couldn't resist shaving with the Nodachi this morning and it is much more aggressive than the Lupo with the .95 base plate with a lot more blade exposure.
I will have to take some time to learn to use it properly, but at this point, it is quite far from being an autopilot shaver.
I've completed my initial five test shaves with the Nodachi SB and find it to be medium efficient and nicely smooth. It responded well to my preferred steep angle.
One shave, so far, with the Nodachi OC. The OC has a lot more blade feel and seems to prefer a more neutral angle. Still dialing things in with the OC.
Looking forward to your further shaving impressions.