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Agreed. I've seen it in a number of industries now. Folks just want their "stuff" cheap. There is no consideration or protection for the inventors.I wonder how the half screw will fair being zamak on this razor. Personally I think it's too bad that such a blatant copy exists. Especially on a modern razor still in production that took some actual R&D to produce.
I wonder how the half screw will fair being zamak on this razor. Personally I think it's too bad that such a blatant copy exists. Especially on a modern razor still in production that took some actual R&D to produce.
I agree, the build quality isn't comparable. I think most drops might snap off the half screw made of zamak though. Only time will tell I suppose.FWIW, after looking at the video clip of the Yaqi Vector copy and pictures of the Blackland Vector, I can't imagine many who would look to buy a $200 Vector would be pleased with the zamak Yaqi copy.
For a bit more the Razorock Hawk looks a better made razor.
Agree. It seems to be the way of the world though. It's less trouble to copy a design than create something new from scratch, but Yaqi do seem to come up with a fair number of designs; they probably could have come up with an original razor head design that bypassed the half screw; which I'd be a little reluctant to use myself, as a few of my Yaqi DE heads have had issues with the zamak thread.
I see and understand what you're saying. It seems to me though that vector is a fairly recent product (about 2 years old I believe) that occupies a small portion the ac razor market.
In my own experience the Lupo has piqued my interest in a Wolfman (eventually, hopefully).A cheap copy can be a gateway drug for many who wouldn't buy the original straight away, but might change their mind later.
Never mind that there is very little about the Vector that it is innovative: it is simply a single edge razor that take Artist Club blades, both the basic single edge design and the blades (obvs) existed long before it.
Curious to know how this is not innovative.We made the Vector in response to the bulky, heavy, and unbalanced Artist Club razors that have entered the market in the last few years. While Artist Club blades perform exceptionally well, the razor platform has left much to be desired. The long cutting edge of the blade aides in removing large swathes of hair in a single pass, but that size also makes it easy to make an overly hefty razor head.
To solve this problem we took the same approach that has worked so well in the Blackland Sabre. The threaded post has been modified to allow the Artist Club blade to slide over it, allowing the razor head to be as small as possible. How small? While other stainless steel Artist Club razors have heads that weigh close to 50g, the Vector head is a featherweight at just 17g. And the Vector head is less than half as wide from front to back as the others. Additionally, the Vector head is centered over the handle providing perfect balance rather than being front-heavy like the competition.