Yaqi High Mountain White???

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by MR41, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    I heard a you tube shave guy say that Yaqi was going to release a high mountain white badger shave brush in March. I have been eagerly awaiting such a release. Has anyone seen or heard tell of one?
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  2. RyX

    RyX DoH!

    I already get entirely too much advertising in my email, but if you want to sign up, you can FOLLOW them.
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  3. blitz

    blitz Member

    not up yet but I wouldn't get too hung up on the nomenclature. Whether the difference is the actual badger pelt or bleaching/processing I can't say for sure but I lean toward the latter. In practice I have trouble distinguishing huge differences between their sivertip offerings but all seem to have the same huge bloom.


    A- 3 band silvertip
    B - referred to a silvertip and super, but could also be HWM given some photos
    C - 2 band silvertip
    D - Best
    E- Pure
    F - mixed (not pictured)

    You can also browse their instagram and match up the finished brush with the knot samples.
    HMW from kevyshaves https://www.instagram.com/p/BelpRqNBfkU/?hl=en&taken-by=kevyshaves
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  4. blitz

    blitz Member

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    alesmv Member

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  6. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

  7. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the pic and the breakdown.
  8. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    Yeah me too on the ads. They’re not the problem it’s who they sell it to.
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  9. blitz

    blitz Member

    HMW is up now.
  10. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    I looked at them a couple of weeks ago, I wish it had a better handle. I don't like that "androgynous"(what I call it) blue color.
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  11. blitz

    blitz Member

    some more options would be nice.
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  12. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

  13. GawainandtheGreenKnight

    GawainandtheGreenKnight Well-Known Member

    Happy to announce I just ordered one. I think the handle looks awesome. Will update in a few weeks when it arrives.
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  14. Johan M

    Johan M Member

    What about that update.

    Is it as advertized?
  15. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    Who is this directed towards? Shipping from Yaqi takes a few weeks.
  16. blitz

    blitz Member

    just arrived. Have only test lathered but appearance is as shown in other photos, huge bloom, softer than the yaqi silvertip, backbone feels about the same. Will post a full review after it gets some actual mileage.
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  17. Johan M

    Johan M Member

    Still looking forward to your follow up!
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  18. boingo

    boingo Member

    Where is the website for this brush?
  19. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

    Article Team

    Edit: that's the website for the company. The link to the brush being discussed was already posted. It's the AliExpress link.
  20. blitz

    blitz Member

    the HMW is yaqi's flagship badger and ticks several boxes, but facefeel is not one of them. It is well constructed, only shedding a couple hairs during initial cleanings/test lathers. It has a medium firm backbone, holds a decent amount of water, loads/lathers easily, and has fairly good flow through. The tips however have a distinctive prickle/scritch to them that is very similar to a simpson's best or maybe a high end pure badger. Obviously this is a YMMV thing, but I don't think that fits the backbone/facefeel combination most expect with a HMW (feel free to correct me if i'm wrong as I haven't used many HMW/manchurians). Regardless if you are after softer, go with the 2band or silvertip which are both cheaper. Another caveat is that if you prefer smaller brushes, you may want to avoid yaqi badgers altogether as they have a large bloom, especially the fans.

    as was already mentioned you can purchase from aliexpress as well as west coast shaving.
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