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Yaqi Tile Vs Henson Medium DE Razor Head Shave Thoughts

hey people so just used the yaqi tile, the ones that got the similar head to the henson de razor

so away i went loaded the yaqi tile with the polsilver de blades,
its the first time i used the polsilver de blades,
now i know these blades are highly thought off, so i went into this shave with high hopes

so if youre familiar with it youll already know the angle is no need to try and find it and very easy to use

i have to admit im so impressed with this yaqi tile stainless steel razor,
yea its probably not engineered as much highly as the henson but where this excels for me compared to the henson medium ive got it, is that its more efficient as with the henson medium i find i have to keep over going over certain parts as i got thick and coarse hair so in turn it just creates irritation, dont get me wrong if you got thinner hair you might not find this issue so YMMV

where else this excels for me is that i find that with my hair growth i have to go like diagonally upwards on the sides of my head atg and not all razors can clean it up to a proper BBS which is what i have a bit of an OCD for,
like to give you an idea my last head shave was with a leaf razor loaded with 6 se perma sharp blades, 2 on each slot and even that didnt do great on those areas and i was left with a bit of irritation,
where as this yaqi tile just did it with so much ease and i found BBS an easy result,
dont always use the alum block but fancied using it to see what it tells me and it hardly stung just slightly here and there

the yaqi tile is very smooth too, i watched kevy shaves vid and he even mentions this and i 100% defo agree with him, i think if i used a henson which has the same sort of efficiency to make it fair then it probaly would most likely be just as smooth too tbf

ive used other yaqi razors and ive found them to be really uncomfortable even if theyre effiecent but this is nice so dont think im a yaqi fan boy lool!!! 😅😅😅

one thing i would say though is whether you got a yaqi or a henson i dont think these de razors like a lot of growth as they do tend to get clogged, i'd probably say the henson gets less clogged then the yaqi but i had roughly about 3 days worth of growth

i think for anyone who's a head shaver any de razor with this type of head that the henson razors have and the yaqi tile is a winner as it makes finding the angle easy especially atg so good for newbies, of course if youve got experience its a non issue

anyways i will be trying out blades in this as ive tried a few in the henson medium too

im interested to see how the yaqi tile compared with the henson aggressive,
from what ive read and watched i think it might be about similar efficiency

also interested to hear if anyone on here has compared the yaqi tile vs the henson aggressive?
 
just remembered the winning razor, anyone know how it compared to the yaqi tile and the henson aggressive or even medium?
 
hey people so just used the yaqi tile, the ones that got the similar head to the henson de razor

so away i went loaded the yaqi tile with the polsilver de blades,
its the first time i used the polsilver de blades,
now i know these blades are highly thought off, so i went into this shave with high hopes

so if youre familiar with it youll already know the angle is no need to try and find it and very easy to use

i have to admit im so impressed with this yaqi tile stainless steel razor,
yea its probably not engineered as much highly as the henson but where this excels for me compared to the henson medium ive got it, is that its more efficient as with the henson medium i find i have to keep over going over certain parts as i got thick and coarse hair so in turn it just creates irritation, dont get me wrong if you got thinner hair you might not find this issue so YMMV

where else this excels for me is that i find that with my hair growth i have to go like diagonally upwards on the sides of my head atg and not all razors can clean it up to a proper BBS which is what i have a bit of an OCD for,
like to give you an idea my last head shave was with a leaf razor loaded with 6 se perma sharp blades, 2 on each slot and even that didnt do great on those areas and i was left with a bit of irritation,
where as this yaqi tile just did it with so much ease and i found BBS an easy result,
dont always use the alum block but fancied using it to see what it tells me and it hardly stung just slightly here and there

the yaqi tile is very smooth too, i watched kevy shaves vid and he even mentions this and i 100% defo agree with him, i think if i used a henson which has the same sort of efficiency to make it fair then it probaly would most likely be just as smooth too tbf

ive used other yaqi razors and ive found them to be really uncomfortable even if theyre effiecent but this is nice so dont think im a yaqi fan boy lool!!! 😅😅😅

one thing i would say though is whether you got a yaqi or a henson i dont think these de razors like a lot of growth as they do tend to get clogged, i'd probably say the henson gets less clogged then the yaqi but i had roughly about 3 days worth of growth

i think for anyone who's a head shaver any de razor with this type of head that the henson razors have and the yaqi tile is a winner as it makes finding the angle easy especially atg so good for newbies, of course if youve got experience its a non issue

anyways i will be trying out blades in this as ive tried a few in the henson medium too

im interested to see how the yaqi tile compared with the henson aggressive,
from what ive read and watched i think it might be about similar efficiency

also interested to hear if anyone on here has compared the yaqi tile vs the henson aggressive?
I have the Yaqi V2 SS tile razor and it is OK, I find it a mild to tame mid range razor. It performs well and if a person wants a little more blade feel I use a Kai SS (extra wide blade) and the razor goes up a notch in efficentcy with more blade feel.
The machining on my V2 head is accurate and finish is good enough for my shaving needs. It is very affordable also if a person is looking for a stainless steel razor IMO.
Yaqi V2 Tile 316 SS head with a Yaqi handle. MFG 2021.jpg

Have some great shaves!
 
I have the Yaqi V2 SS tile razor and it is OK, I find it a mild to tame mid range razor. It performs well and if a person wants a little more blade feel I use a Kai SS (extra wide blade) and the razor goes up a notch in efficentcy with more blade feel.
The machining on my V2 head is accurate and finish is good enough for my shaving needs. It is very affordable also if a person is looking for a stainless steel razor IMO.
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Have some great shaves!
Holy smokes! That picture looks very similar to the new Henson design change, the top cap specifically. This is really good timing posting this! I have had the same complaint about the medium for ever, I get tired of mentioning it. I didn't know that Yaqi had addressed this with their copy design.
 
Holy smokes! That picture looks very similar to the new Henson design change, the top cap specifically. This is really good timing posting this! I have had the same complaint about the medium for ever, I get tired of mentioning it. I didn't know that Yaqi had addressed this with their copy design.
You can use Kai SS blades and it will bring a nice notch up in performance for your medium Henson razor, I will always have a few tucks of Kai SS blades around for my mild razors. It seems a lot of folks don't know about this blade and it is wider by 9/1000 of a inch or 4.5/1000 of a inch per side in a DE razor. The blade is sharp & smooth with excellent longevity, but it is pricier but worth it IMO. Far superior than shimming a razor and works to improve blade exposure consistently with any DE razor.
YY KAI SS DE Blade Kai .871inch wide Astra SP .862 wide-2.jpg
Have some great shaves!
 
Holy smokes! That picture looks very similar to the new Henson design change, the top cap specifically. This is really good timing posting this! I have had the same complaint about the medium for ever, I get tired of mentioning it. I didn't know that Yaqi had addressed this with their copy design.
Henson had a design change. Please let me know what changed?
 
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Henson had a design change. Please let me know what changed?
It was just posted over on Henson razor club. I will see if I can link it...

 
I have the Yaqi V2 SS tile razor and it is OK, I find it a mild to tame mid range razor. It performs well and if a person wants a little more blade feel I use a Kai SS (extra wide blade) and the razor goes up a notch in efficentcy with more blade feel.
The machining on my V2 head is accurate and finish is good enough for my shaving needs. It is very affordable also if a person is looking for a stainless steel razor IMO.
View attachment 1477565
Have some great shaves!
How can you tell which version you got? Pretty sure mines v2 as I got it not even like a few months back
 
Holy smokes! That picture looks very similar to the new Henson design change, the top cap specifically. This is really good timing posting this! I have had the same complaint about the medium for ever, I get tired of mentioning it. I didn't know that Yaqi had addressed this with their copy design.
Yea if the medium Henson isn't efficient enough the yaqi tile will defo help it can't compare it to the Henson aggressive
 
You can use Kai SS blades and it will bring a nice notch up in performance for your medium Henson razor, I will always have a few tucks of Kai SS blades around for my mild razors. It seems a lot of folks don't know about this blade and it is wider by 9/1000 of a inch or 4.5/1000 of a inch per side in a DE razor. The blade is sharp & smooth with excellent longevity, but it is pricier but worth it IMO. Far superior than shimming a razor and works to improve blade exposure consistently with any DE razor.
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What does the Kai inside wrapper and de blade look like?

Trying to find it from my sampler pack lol
 
It was just posted over on Henson razor club. I will see if I can link it...

Is it me or does that looks like the yaqi tile head doesn't it?
 
What does the Kai inside wrapper and de blade look like?

Trying to find it from my sampler pack lol
Kai blade comes in a a blue & white tuck, the blade has a 1 white wrapping with just a blank blade with no itching on it at all. Just a plain blank blade.
 
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Kai blade comes in a a blue & white tuck, the blade has a 1 white wrapping with just a blank blade with no itching on it at all. Just a plain blank blade.
Is it slightly bigger then the average de blade?
 
Just got my Yaqi Tile stainless today.

It's on the queue for my next shave.

Blade tips ?

Kai?

Gillette Platinum?
 
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