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Yates Precision Manufacturing Double Edge Safety Razor, Updated Threading Model 921-M with Bonus Hybrid Brass Plate

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$135.00
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SKU RZ-YPM-002
  • 316 stainless steel
  • Handmade in Pennsylvania
  • "Stonewashed" durable, grippy finish

In June of 2017, mechanical engineer Jake Yates turned his experience in the aerospace & medical industries into Yates Precision Manufacturing. His passion for design, engineering, & manufacturing prompted him to start his own business creating quality, aesthetically pleasing products.

NOW WITH 10-32 THREADING - ensures wide compatibility with most DE handles


Jared's Testing Notes:

As I had no prior knowledge about the brand, I was shocked by how well this razor performed. Super smooth yet efficient enough for my barbed-wire beard. The handle is much longer and thinner than I generally prefer, but I had no problems during use. If you shave your head or legs, you might even appreciate the longer handle design. The bonus brass hybrid plate (closed/open comb) provides a cool color contrast with the stonewashed steel. The baseplate serial numbers demonstrate the artisan's attention to detail. Needless to say, I get to test a lot of gear. I'm really excited about this razor.

I was skeptical about my own excitement and invited some fellow razor enthusiasts to try it too. Here's actual feedback from one of those testers: "The razor is a marvel: probably the best combination of aggressiveness (5.5/10) and efficiency (at least 8.5 /10, if not 9) I've ever come across. The two things are at odds with one another, and it's very difficult to minimize aggressiveness while simultaneously maximizing efficiency. A complete unknown in the community, this is made in Pennsylvania and comes with two plates for around $130. Welcome to the party, Yates." B. Myers, 11/16/19.

Description:

This Model 921-M is made of 316 stainless steel bar and completely precision machined in the USA. The machining ensures that this safety razor has amazingly tight, consistent tolerances (compared to casting processes). “M” stands for mid as this is a medium level baseplate. It is great for all kinds of everyday shavers or other neutral shavers. The result is a nice, close shave without nicks and cuts. 

The razor is a bit longer than some with a 4 inch handle. Another benefit is that the blades do not protrude from the sides of the razor, making changing blades safer and easier. Each base plate features an engraved serial number that is unique to you. The stone-washed finish almost hides scratches well and makes this a long-lasting, robust choice. 

What's Included:

  • One complete razor (Handle, Baseplate, and Top Cap)
  • BONUS: Hybrid brass baseplate. The Model 921-HYB baseplate combines the best of both worlds. The open-comb side provides aggressive, clog-free shaving for quickly tackling longer hair, while the traditional scalloped, closed-comb side provides a close finishing pass. This baseplate is only compatible with the Yates Precision Model 921 Safety Razor. Note: Brass oxidizes over time, forming a "Patina". This can be left as-is for an aged look, or removed using fine Scotch Brite pads.

Size: 4 inch handle plus head

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5.0 Based on 28 Reviews
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GG
10/27/2020
Gabriel G.
United States
I recommend this product
Nice Razor

I like this razor. It works well, feels solid, and I like the muted look.

DH
10/24/2020
Don H.
Canada
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My new Yates razor

A very well made and machined freezer. I especially enjoyed using the hybrid base plate because I do like open comb razors. The fit and finish is superb. And dealing with West Coast shaving was an absolute pleasure

West Coast Shaving Yates Precision Manufacturing Double Edge Safety Razor, Updated Threading Model 921-M with Bonus Hybrid Brass Plate Review
LS
10/11/2020
Luke S.
United States
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Super smooth shaving

Love the feeling of it. Use Wilson sword. Very clean and smooth shaving. Little bit pricy but you pay for what it’s.

DH
09/28/2020
David H.
United States
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Precision!!

awesome razor,fast shipping would definitely recommend.

GB
09/22/2020
Greg B.
Canada
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Top notch razor

Upon receiving this razor, straight out of the box, the stonewash finish sparkles in the light. I knew this was something special. The cut out notches on the top cap lends the easiness of removing the blade to the user. Easy to find the intuitive optimal shaving angle. And the shave, oh my the shave. High efficiency with no irritation or feel of it wanting to bite. Super smooth, even on my sensitive scalp for my daily headshaves. Works well with sharp Feather blades, as well as smooth Voshkods and anything in between. No noticeable chatter from the blade. A supremely smooth, efficient, comfortable razor. A new favorite is here.