Tatara Masamune Nodachi

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  1. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Available for June Pre order.

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  2. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    Interesting razor. Reminds me of the Futur. That's about $166, which is towards the high end of what stainless DE's are going for.
    I know nothing about the company, as far as razors go, though the ad makes it sound like this is a big deal.

    What do you know about them?
     
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  3. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    This is their second razor , the first I tried in a pass around and was impressed with its build quality. It was a superb shaver if a little on the mild side for many. This razor seems aimed at those looking for a little more zing. I almost pulled the trigger on that one , I most certainly will on this one

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  4. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    This one has a .9MM blade gap and "enhanced" blade exposure (whatever that means), so it shouldn't be mild.
    Are they really associated with the family/company of the great sword maker, or they just leveraging the name?

    It is a beautiful razor, though.
     
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  5. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Name is a tribute. Portuguese is the maker's first language so one finds occasional translations a bit awkward. I presume this razor will have greater exposure than the first.

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  6. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    I look forward to your review when you get the razor. It does remind me of the Futur, a favorite razor I used exclusively for many years.
     
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  7. johnnyflake

    johnnyflake Well-Known Member

    Where are these razors, available for purchase?

    I cannot find them, at all the usual places!
     
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  8. Giova1949

    Giova1949 New Member

    Two shaves with the Nodachi: first impressions.
    Support accessories: Nuacre Blue Pannacrema soap, Simpsons Chubby 2 Synt (I usually prefer rates but this synthetic is really excellent), yellow Feather blades and Perma-sharp.
    1) (with Feather blade, which I don't like and usually don't use, but since these blades are included in the package, it seemed right to try them)
    The razor is worked very well, and I also like the type of finish they have chosen, which should be very durable. Of course the Timeless in polished steel, in comparison shines and does its damn figure, but in the long run I think I will have to polish it again. I don't think the Nodachi will have these problems. The total weight (120 gr.) Is not felt (or at least I do not feel it) thanks to an excellent general balance. I like the handle and it is "tuned" to the head of the razor, and does not slip even with hands soiled with soap.
    But we come to the test (two-day beard): at the beginning I am a little cautious, not so much for the razor as for Feather, and I do well because this razor is not as mild as the two brothers who preceded it (to hear the various comments, because I did not have them), and shaving is effective and natural (in the sense that it is easy to find the right angle) in every part of the face. Hair, counter-hair, oblique and some retouching that maybe you don't even need, but when I try a new razor or blade I always go to the maximum, I want a super smooth leather, whatever the cost. In the end I found myself with some small pinch of blood (which for me with the feather is the norm), but nothing abnormal, and really nice smooth skin. The shave took place at 8 am and at 8 pm the face was still in perfect shape - in the sense that if I had to go out at night to go home late I shouldn't have shaved again, that was fine - and the morning after the beard had grown back so little that it was not worth shaving again. So much so that I waited for the second day also for the second shave.

    Second shave (7 in the morning, with Perma Sharp): well, the second time it went even better. The shave was smooth and smooth, and in complete safety (thanks also to Perma-Sharp), and in the end I was equally smooth, and now it's almost 7 pm and I still feel as smooth as my feather (but without pins of blood).
    The next blades will be Kai and Polsilver
    The razor runs well, and for now it beats it on par with the Timeless SS 0.95 open comb. Compared to the Timeless I like the different weight distribution (sometimes I find the T. a bit heavy). Certainly the polished steel of the T. completed by a scalloped cork are of a unique beauty (for me). But I like that too, even if it's less scenic. What we lose is the Blackbird O.C., which is less smooth and a little rough (without being more effective) with respect to both the Nodachi and the T.
     

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