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The Merica Razor from WSC & YPM....

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Thanks for the reviews gents. Has anyone tried the blades that come with it?
A good solid shave yesterday evening. The Tatra Platinum gave 4 great shaves but, on this last one I felt just the slightest bit of tugging so, this is the last one with it. I'm going to install a KAI blade and that should kick up blade feel & efficiency a bit.
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Got to use the KAI SS in the Merica Razor for a couple of shaves and it was just as good if not better than with the previous combo of the Merica & Tatra Platinum. There is a slight bump in blade feel and efficiency that adds a nice performance notch in cutting through the whiskers with ease while not sacrificing the comfort that this razor delivers. Impressed and thoroughly pleased with this creation & performance from the hands of WSC & YPM. A great razor, period. On a side note, the Dragonsbeard products are just insanely good. Top, top performers at every level.....

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Congrats!

How does it compare it terms of efficiency and comfort to the original YPM 921-M? It is my best razor at the moment - most comfortable yet plenty efficient for me.
To 921-H plate? New 921 top cap?
 
Thank you for the reviews. It sounds like a really good new entry in the razor market. And your assessment of Ethos Greenfresh is spot on. IMHO, it’s the best soap by the best soap maker.
 
Congrats!

How does it compare it terms of efficiency and comfort to the original YPM 921-M? It is my best razor at the moment - most comfortable yet plenty efficient for me.
To 921-H plate? New 921 top cap?
It actually shaves similarly to the 921-M. Maybe slightly more mild.
 
Skipped my shave last night and wanted to try the Merica razor with 2 days growth. Took down most of my beard with the WTG pass and it was extremely smooth, XTG and ATG led to a very smooth BBS. I am very impressed with this razor, and of course the ETHOS lavender I used
 
I'm interested in the Merica razor... I like the industrious, rugged look. How's the efficiency on this one for those who tried them?
I'm looking for mid-high efficiency, similar to GC84. Something more efficient than DE89/34C.
 
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I'm interested in the Merica razor... I like the industrious, rugged look. How's the efficiency on this one for those who tried them?
I'm looking for mid-high efficiency, similar to GC84. Something more efficient than DE89/34C.
It's pretty efficient.
I haven't used the GC 84. But it's way more efficient than the 68.
Probably medium efficiency.
 
I had shaved with the 'Merica razor and found it to be exactly the same as the YPM Model 921-M. Maybe a tiny bit more noticeable drag due to finish being a bit more satin'y, but overall the exact same excellent shave that the Model 921 provides. Great value at the price too.
 
A solid shave from a razor that’s on the lower end in price point but, offers an excellent alloy (316L), superb construction with precise tolerances and a shave that rivals a few costing two to three times as much. Not pretty as it sports an industrial look, more workmanlike in features and aesthetics. But, it delivers the goods very nicely without fanfare or “bling-bling”. What it is, is an affordable razor that gives a real good quality shave that balances in equal parts smooth, slightly mild & efficient feeling day in, day out. Don’t let the low price fool you, it’s a superb shave tool for the money....

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Sounds good. I'd put 68 similar to DE89. Seems like one more razor coming to my den...
Thanks for this comparison. I have also noticed a thought of a topic-starter that it is “not a face peeling Muhle R41”. I‘ve found R89 (the same DE89) a little not so effective as I would like, but at the same time R41 as too much (!) aggressive for my skin.

I think about ’Merika. While being more effective than DE89 - how far (or how close) it could be in comparison with R41? Or would it be the so long-awaited middle balance?
 
A solid shave from a razor that’s on the lower end in price point but, offers an excellent alloy (316L), superb construction with precise tolerances and a shave that rivals a few costing two to three times as much. Not pretty as it sports an industrial look, more workmanlike in features and aesthetics. But, it delivers the goods very nicely without fanfare or “bling-bling”. What it is, is an affordable razor that gives a real good quality shave that balances in equal parts smooth, slightly mild & efficient feeling day in, day out. Don’t let the low price fool you, it’s a superb shave tool for the money....

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I am mostly a daily shaver and there is no razor in my collection that shaves better daily than my Merica. I agree it is not as pretty as many in my collection but it has an industrial look that consistently gives me a smooth, 3 pass BBS. It is made by Jake at Yates precision for WSC, and is made at the same level of precision as razors costing 3x the price, it is 316 SS without a fancy polish, but looks and shaves great.
 
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