Do you find the new top cap design make the razor smoother or more mild feeling or there is no difference?Yes.
Not sure if the shorter handles will even come standard on his razors.
I know the new top caps will on newer batches.
I just received it today.Do you find the new top cap design make the razor smoother or more mild feeling or there is no difference?
I am more interested in the polished version whixh isnt available readily. I will see if he has them in stock in the future.
Thanks i will look forward to your reviewI just received it today.
I'm going to try it out tomorrow morning.
I'll assume that it will shave the same.
I don't think he changed any geometry on it aside from the flatter top.
The new short handle is really heavy though.
The complete razor with the short handle comes in at 120 grams including the blade.
I'll report back tomorrow in regards to how it differs to the original setup.
As for the stonewash finish, I really like it.
It definitely separates itself from the rest of the pack.
The edges of the new cap seem softer in these photos.
What is an "OG" razor?I've been shaving with OG Yates 921 razor and the Yates frankenrazor (new top cap, hybrid base plate, 3.25" handle) for a while and ultimately decided I enjoy the OG more.
Funny that once I got the OG Yates I immediately started hating on the handle, thinking that a thicker option would be perfect. But turns out the original handle feels much more agile and elegant, and the weight balance is perfect. The 3.25" handle adds more weight that I like.
Closed comb is a general preference on my end for razors, although the OC on hybrid felt nice compared to some other razors.
The new top cap is an overall improvement - I like the flat top and that it's less metal, and the smaller logo feels more sublte and better-looking, but I decided to keep the purity of my OG Yates 921 and have with the original top cap. They shave the same btw, just minor aesthetic differences.
Sold the surplus razor and kept the original. Can't wait to try the H plate, hope I manage to grab one!
"OG" is just a slang term for "original"; OG actually stands for "Original Gangster", but the slang OG is used for pretty much anything referring to the "original" or old-school, or if referring to a person, someone who is an expert, etc.What is an "OG" razor?
Thank you! I was confused if it was a typo for OC, but I've never seen an OC Yates, except the hybrid which I have. Now that I know he's doing a new plate in the new year I'm not so sure I'll pick up an H plate when they become available. But they aren't expensive."OG" is just a slang term for "original"; OG actually stands for "Original Gangster", but the slang OG is used for pretty much anything referring to the "original" or old-school, or if referring to a person, someone who is an expert, etc.
So in this context, the original Yates design, vs the newer top cap, base plate, and thick handle.
Yeah, I've got the H plate on the way. Looking forward to it. My understanding of the brass hybrid plate that I have is that it's the same as the M plate (?). It's a good shaver.Just a heads up @Leverspro and others: Jake has some razors up, H plates and Hybrid plates.
I sold a wolf and Diamondback because this razor is that good. Go get one.
edit: just to expand, I don’t care about shiny. I want a tool that works well for my skin and beard. Good value helps too.