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

37 reviews |
$141.99
THIS ITEM SHIPS FREE!
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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JR
08/16/2022
John R.
United States
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Impressive

The Yates is definitely worth the money if you appreciate fine American workmanship. I like an open comb razor so that’s the side I use on the brass comb. The open comb might be slightly more aggressive than my open comb Merkur but it’s just right for me. Very close shave. Well balanced with a nice long handle. 5 plus stars!

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03/13/2022
Ed
United States United States
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Excellent artisanal quality

Two strokes with this razor and I was ready to abandon all my others, German and English. It looks and feels like the fine tool it is but, even more important, the feel of the shave itself, and its result, were superb: smooth-cutting, comfortable, complete. One could quibble about its unusual balance, but this razor is still way ahead of whatever is in second place.

HP
01/23/2022
Henry P.
United States United States
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Light Touch Shaver

Performance is superior including the Hybrid Plate showing open and close comb brass plate. Longer and slimmer handle is a perfect for ease of use. Precision made stainless is the best and worth the price.

A West Coast Shaving Customer
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12/25/2021
Derek
United States United States
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Great American made razor

I received this razor as a gift for Christmas from my wife. It feels solid and grippy in the hand, and has quality packaging(new aluminum case in place of the old cardboard for me) along with all the authentications. Love that it comes with the extra hybrid baseplate. I have shaved with it once as my Christmas morning routine, can’t wait to get used to it more as it already outperforms my merkur. Yates is a small company that has earned my respect and I’m sure they’d earn yours as well.

West Coast Shaving Yates Precision Manufacturing Double Edge Safety Razor, Updated Threading Model 921-M with Bonus Hybrid Brass Plate Review
M
12/25/2021
M
United States United States
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Simply the best

This is the only place which i can get the razor with free hybrid plate. The M plate is very smooth and efficient enough to provide a DFS.