Yaqi Single Edge AC style

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by ischiapp, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    It's not a Blackland Vector.
    Maybe it's Victor ...
    :p

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    Last edited: Nov 27, 2020
  2. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Interested...has it hit the market?
     
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  3. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    Nope.
    Last phase of prototyping.
    Pics from a friend into Italian forum, who is a beta tester.
     
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  4. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Only similarity I see with a Vector is the squared off threaded post to go through the blade. Blade slots are in the base plate on the Yaqi and not pins in the top plate like the Vector. There is also a difference in the safety bar.

    I wonder if Blackland has a patent on the center post?

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  5. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    Not for sure, It's not his invention.
    Blackland is the first to use in safety razor design.
    But this solution is used in different industries.

    Vector is totally different.
    This chinese homage has just (roughly) similar the shape of the topcap.
    Not the geometry.
    Not the material.
    Not the craftsmanship.

    It's for a different market.
    It's for someone who search the first SE razor AC style.
    And does NOT want / have the budget for.
    Or, a cheap (in comparison, NOT sure the price will be a couple of bucks) backup / travel option ... in addition to others more valuable razors.
    And, as always seen into aficionados communities this could be the first step into a new world (SE razors are a little niche!!).
    Where to find other great ones as Blackland Vector or Colonial Razors General.
    If this happens, this thread will be an advertisement ... FOR THEM.
     
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  6. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

  7. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    I ordered the aluminum handle version last night. Looking forward to giving it a test run.
     
  8. hins2jw0

    hins2jw0 Well-Known Member

    As did I... I wanted the satin finish but I liked the aluminum handle... oh well

    If somebody wants to swap heads eventually, I might be down!


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  9. hins2jw0

    hins2jw0 Well-Known Member

    It’s quite the shaver actually. I like it!

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  10. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Looks great. I had an alignment issue with my top cap. Center post and tab was at an angle. Yaqi has a replacement on the way.
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  11. hins2jw0

    hins2jw0 Well-Known Member

    Yikes!! Sorry

    This was shave #2 tonight


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  12. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Awesome shave!
     
  13. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    Yaqi service is nice.
    BTW, so much tilt I've seen just in a flipper ...
    :p

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  14. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Great shave this morning with the replacement head.
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    The head is on a 1/2 inch piece of Delrin that I machined into a handle.

    I can only compare it to my Razorock Hawks and it will definitely hang with them and is more maneuverable. This razor punches way above it's price point.
     
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  15. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

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    Another great shave this morning with the RASB2102 head. I used a Feather Pro Super and achieved a BBS. Smooth and fun razor that will not break the bank.
     
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  16. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

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    Another great shave with the Yaqi RASB2102 this morning.
     
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  17. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    I have the same razor on the way(Shipping to Canada is slow with less flights), Looking forward to using it with different blades. I never thought I would venture into AC blades but got the urge to use AC Shavettes and have some Chinese that came with the folding Shavette razor.
     
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  18. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    I think you will really enjoy it. I first started with the Feather Professionals and really enjoyed it. I then used the Feather Pro Supers and it really amped up the shaves. The Supers are 8 thousands of and inch wider front to rear which will give you a little more blade exposure. Take care.
     
  19. jaro

    jaro Well-Known Member

    My razor head is messed up too but I haven't.been able to get in touch with yaqi.. where did you reach them at please.. any help would be appreciated a lot.. thank you.
     
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  20. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    I left a message through the message thread on Aliexpress referencing my order number.
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