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Yaqi Mercury Head

I've used a few of the Yaqi razor heads and aside from the Double Open Comb one I found them (Scalloped Head, Cobbed Head, Katana) all too aggressive.

I'd try another if it was a bit more on the mild side of things.
I actually shimmed the Yaqi DOC under the blade with another trimmed blade. Highly recommend it :)
 
Tried the Mercury head today on a Maggard stainless steel handle -- I think it is an MR11. Very nice DFS shave in 2 1/2 passes. It is a mild razor despite the big gap. Blade exposure seems about neutral to a hair over. Same results as I got yesterday with a Vintage Post-War Tech, but with slightly less effort. (I used the same Gillette Light Blue Plat (Swede)). Like the Tech, there is a very narrow range of angles to use (for me).

Blade tabs are covered, and the alignment was perfect -- I loaded it with everything upside down on the counter-top.

For $3 shipped, I'm quite impressed.
 
Tried the Mercury head today on a Maggard stainless steel handle -- I think it is an MR11. Very nice DFS shave in 2 1/2 passes. It is a mild razor despite the big gap. Blade exposure seems about neutral to a hair over. Same results as I got yesterday with a Vintage Post-War Tech, but with slightly less effort. (I used the same Gillette Light Blue Plat (Swede)). Like the Tech, there is a very narrow range of angles to use (for me).

Blade tabs are covered, and the alignment was perfect -- I loaded it with everything upside down on the counter-top.

For $3 shipped, I'm quite impressed.
Sounds similar to my experiences with the Yaqi chrome Mercury razor also, I also have the Yaqi tile razor head and was thinking I should have a shave with them for a daily double dual one of these days this week. The Mercury razor like you mentioned has small window angle and will just stop cutting beard if you wander out of the sweet spot. I find the finish in chrome on the Mercury head very good also, I have so many yaqi razor heads (Zamak) mostly that daily double shaves appeal to me. I think for what we paid it is a bargain regardless and shipped free is excellent deal. I will post when I have this daily double if I remember. @NoahYoung860 if you want a little more blade feel in that razor you can also use a extra wide Kai SS blade because it is wider than a standard Gillette Astra blade by 9/1000 of a inch or 4.5/1000 inches per side. It gives a nice boost in efficentcy and aggression but nothing over top to worry about. I use this blade in my milder razors and razors that I want a little more blade feel.
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Have some great shaves!
 
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Sounds similar to my experiences with the Yaqi chrome Mercury razor also, I also have the Yaqi tile razor head and was thinking I should have a shave with them for a daily double dual one of these days this week. The Mercury razor like you mentioned has small window angle and will just stop cutting beard if you wander out of the sweet spot. I find the finish in chrome on the Mercury head very good also, I have so many yaqi razor heads (Zamak) mostly that daily double shaves appeal to me. I think for what we paid it is a bargain regardless and shipped free is excellent deal. I will post when I have this daily double if I remember. @NoahYoung860 if you want a little more blade feel in that razor you can also use a extra wide Kai SS blade because it is wider than a standard Gillette Astra blade by 9/1000 of a inch or 4.5/1000 inches per side. It gives a nice boost in efficentcy and aggression but nothing over top to worry about. I use this blade in my milder razors and razors that I want a little more blade feel.
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Have some great shaves!
Actually, I like mild feeling razors. I really liked this Mercury head -- that's saying a lot for just the first shave. No irritation whatsoever, even though I had to go over some areas again -- which I seem to have to do with any razor. As long as I get a close shave with no redness, I'm happy. The key for me was the 3rd pass was really just a 1/2 pass, which to me is really touch-ups or 2 on certain areas. With the Tech yesterday, is was 3 full passes with touchups to get the same result. And like I said, I just moved the blade from the Tech to the Mercury.
 
Looks like the Fine Marvel.
Yes, though I never used that razor.
Looks a lot like this, too:


Yaqi seems to have a live session at least once a week on Ali. They change the list of what they have deals on each session, but I highly recommend it if you can get it for $3 shipped.
 
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Yaqi Mild razors daily double, Thursday, June 2nd 2022

Razor : Yaqi V2 Tile Stainless steel head(right side), Mfg 2021> mild range, Very efficient, well machined, easy to work the face and has a small angle widow because of it's design. Excellent shave this morning using this one.
Razor: Yaqi chrome Mercury Zamak head(left side), Mfg 2022> mild range, well designed, easy to work the face, also has a small angle window because of design of top cap design, Great audio feed back, close comfortable shave this morning.
Blade : Gillette 7oclock SP(1) sharp & smoooth, used on V2 SS Tile head.
Blade : Gillette 7oClock SP (4) sharp & smooth, used on the Mercury head.
Soap : Ach Brito Lavanda, nice unique scent of lavender + excellent lather qualities.
Brush : Yaqi 24mm
Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area.
Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
Post shave : Ach Brito Lavanda AS with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless).
Results :9.5 or CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers=:a17: excellent shave with my V2 Yaqi Tile razor with a Gillette 7oClock SP.
Results : 9 or CCS,DFS, BBS + no irritation + no weepers=:a17: excellent shave with my Mercury razor with a Gillette 7oClock SP.
My shave off with these 2 fine mild razors indicate that the Tile head is slightly more efficient and I enjoyed both razors this morning, the Tile razor also had a fresh blade(1) compared to the Mercury head blade(4) that could of made a difference also. Excellent shave regardless of blades. It all gets shaved off tomorrow again! My nice change up for a different shave for my morning shave.
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Have some great shaves!
 
Not sure I like this head, but I do like mild razors. It has close to zero blade feel, but perhaps the gap is too large for my preferences. Maybe I need to adjust to it a little, but most of my other standard razors feel more comfortable having more blade feel(exposure) and less gap.
 
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