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

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Original price $135.00
Current price $114.95
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SKU RZ-YPM-001
  • 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. 

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 from the Vendor

The Model 921 safety razor is precision machined in the United States from 316 stainless steel bar stock. This ensures consistently tight tolerances, and results in a much higher quality razor than the traditional casting process.  316 Stainless is commonly used in the medical and marine industries due to its superior corrosion resistance, which makes it very suitable for the bathroom environment.

The "M" in 921-M stands for "Mid", as this is a mid-level baseplate, designed as a neutral shaver. It will produce a nice, close shave, while also reducing the probability of nicks and cuts.

Advantages of the Model 921 Safety Razor:

  • Machined entirely on CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) equipment, ensuring accuracy and consistency.
  • High quality 316 Stainless Steel
  • Unlike some of the competitors, the side of the blade does not protrude from the razor, making the changing of blades safer and more comfortable.
  • Long 4" handle provides more control
  • Each baseplate features machine engraved Serial Number, ensuring that your razor is unique to you. 
  • Limited lifetime warranty directly from Yates. 
  • Packaged with Eco-Friendly material.
  • Stonewashed- This finish is the most robust, as it hides any scratches that may occur over the life of the razor.

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.
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04/09/2020
Derek C.
United States United States
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Great Craftsmanship!

This razor is made very very well. It has a decent weight to it. When you pick it up you can tell it has been made with quality surgical steel. Do yourself a favor and drop the money on this razor. You will not be disappointed!

Derek Codol verified customer review of Yates Precision Manufacturing Double Edge Safety Razor, Model 921-M with Bonus Hybrid Brass PlateDerek Codol verified customer review of Yates Precision Manufacturing Double Edge Safety Razor, Model 921-M with Bonus Hybrid Brass PlateDerek Codol verified customer review of Yates Precision Manufacturing Double Edge Safety Razor, Model 921-M with Bonus Hybrid Brass Plate
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03/19/2020
Jason
United States United States
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Best razor ever

This thing is amazing. It’s highly efficient while not being aggressive. Best of both worlds you get a super close shave without any irritation. I’d highly recommend this razor.

YG
02/09/2020
Young G.
United States United States
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great item for shaving

I was surprised at the quality - hybrid as well as basic plate. Very smooth shaving is possible with it and the build-quality is also superb. I hope YPM would launch another razor soon

PH
02/08/2020
PAT H.
United States United States
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AWESOME RAZOR

I've been Wet Shaving for 3 years and own 9 Safety Razors and this is FAR AND AWAY MY FAVORITE THUS FAR!!! My wife purchased this for me for my Birthday and when I used it I was amazed at how comfortable a shave I had. I used a Voskhod blade and the smoothness of the razor across my face was so excellent that I felt an obligation to let others to know that if you aren't sure if you should buy this then let me tell you that you won't regret it. The price is right for sure along with the Quality. I gave 5 ☆ because 6 wasn't an option. The craftsmanship is amazing as well.

J
01/20/2020
Jon
United States United States
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Outstanding Product

The shave is phenomenal. I paired it with Astra blades (Feathers didn't work well for me) and used Wholly Kaw "Man From Mayfair" for the shave soap. With the hybrid plate, I get an extremely quick, painless shave daily. One criticism I have is that the handle can get slick depending on how you grip it. Lots of flat surface between the ridges. But the handle is heavy, well machined and I still prefer it to the fully knurled although extremely light Merkur 23C. I am also waiting for a double open comb from Yates. If/when they start producing it, I will be first in line to buy one.