Yaqi Katana: SHaDE Cobbled Slim

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by ischiapp, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    This is the new Yaqi Katana.
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    Just seen at the Yaqi Shaving retailer in Australia.
    It's the Slim version of the Single Edge Half DE blade (SHaDE) with the Cobbled geometry.
    I really like the new head, as well the slender and classic handle.
    It'll be available in four colors:
    • White
    • Space Chrome
    • Black
    • Black Metal
    For me the chromed / silver one is a true beauty.
    But I think It's not the kind of mild shaver I prefer.
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2020
  2. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    It looks like an interesting razor.
     
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  3. alesmv

    alesmv Member

    no esta en produccion y venta aun !
     
  4. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    Preview on AU store.
    Available (hopefully) on August.
     
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    ischiapp Well-Known Member

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  7. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    The SCHaDE head is a pleasure.
    Very light, 22g.
    Ultra compact, only 8mm high.

    Very slim and easy to handle, in any situation.
    It is not a pussy.
    It beats, and is not to be underestimated.
    But It does it with grace and fairplay.

    Simple and intuitive to control.
    With the right technique ...
     
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  8. ischiapp

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  10. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    Interesting example of how the coupling of the handle on Yaqi SCHaDE (Katana) is complex.
    In fact, the lower face of the base has a very thin flat section.
    So (as in the "original" handle) it wants a thin capital.
    Penalty problems with tightening, stability and / or alignment.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ilrasoio/permalink/1750671935075272/
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  11. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    Of the SCHaDE head, there's the Black Edition.
    As of all the other DEs.
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    Of the Katana now there's the travel edition.
    Light resin handle, the Globe Trotter colors are nice.
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    Just asked to have both, merged in one.
    White & Chrome handle, with Black head.
    If available, I'll have the Tuxedo Trotter.
    :p
     

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