Pass Around: Tatara Masamune Razor

#81
The razor is now with @p.b
  1. sɐǝɹpu∀/riverrun (ATG/TSR)
  2. Blademonkey (TSR)
  3. carbold (ATG/TSR)
  4. Rowlers (ATG)
  5. Salv (ATG)
  6. Holyzeus (ATG)
  7. Barry Giddens (TSR)
  8. ajc347 (ATG)
  9. Mikey J (ATG)
  10. p.b (ATG)
  11. Tomhstorey (ATG)
  12. Wayne Pritchard/2hot 2trot (TSR/ATG)
  13. Boru62 (ATG)
  14. ManicDee (ATG)
  15. Andymc133 (ATG)
  16. bagman (TSR)
  17. Celar36 (ATG)
  18. Nosdoh (TSR)
  19. Benz3ne (TSR)
  20. fixedwheel (TSR)
  21. nolisco (TSR)
  22. Simonfend (TSR)
  23. Bikerjohn (TSR)
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#82
Only two places left!!!
  1. sɐǝɹpu∀/riverrun (ATG/TSR)
  2. Blademonkey (TSR)
  3. carbold (ATG/TSR)
  4. Rowlers (ATG)
  5. Salv (ATG)
  6. Holyzeus (ATG)
  7. Barry Giddens (TSR)
  8. ajc347 (ATG)
  9. Mikey J (ATG)
  10. p.b (ATG)
  11. Tomhstorey (ATG)
  12. Wayne Pritchard/2hot 2trot (TSR/ATG)
  13. Boru62 (ATG)
  14. ManicDee (ATG)
  15. Andymc133 (ATG)
  16. bagman (TSR)
  17. Celar36 (ATG)
  18. Nosdoh (TSR)
  19. Benz3ne (TSR)
  20. fixedwheel (TSR)
  21. nolisco (TSR)
  22. Simonfend (TSR)
  23. Bikerjohn (TSR)
  24. Looney12345 (ATG)
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#83
  1. sɐǝɹpu∀/riverrun (ATG/TSR)
  2. Blademonkey (TSR)
  3. carbold (ATG/TSR)
  4. Rowlers (ATG)
  5. Salv (ATG)
  6. Holyzeus (ATG)
  7. Barry Giddens (TSR)
  8. ajc347 (ATG)
  9. Mikey J (ATG)
  10. p.b (ATG)
  11. Tomhstorey (ATG)
  12. Wayne Pritchard/2hot 2trot (TSR/ATG)
  13. Boru62 (ATG)
  14. ManicDee (ATG)
  15. Andymc133 (ATG)
  16. bagman (TSR)
  17. Celar36 (ATG)
  18. Nosdoh (TSR)
  19. Benz3ne (TSR)
  20. fixedwheel (TSR)
  21. nolisco (TSR)
  22. Simonfend (TSR)
  23. Bikerjohn (TSR)
  24. Looney12345 (ATG)
The list is open.
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#84
Pre: Warm water face wash
Brush: Omega 20102 Boar
Soap: Tabac
Razor: Tatara Masamune (Pass Around)
Blade: Polsilver Lodz
Post: Warm then Cold water rinse, Tabac ASL
IMG_20180506_083431.jpg
This is a stunning razor and is nicely balanced.
The blade is held very securely and thanks to the clever design blade exposure will always be even.
It's early days but I think this would be a bit mild as a daily driver as I had to go over the wiry grey hairs quite a few times.
Three passes and pick ups to get me where the 1924 got me in one and a half yesterday.
It is very nimble and a pleasure to use and did I say it was stunning?

For some reason this tune pops into my head every time I think of this razor:
 
#85
Brush: Vie-Long 13052 Horse
Soap: MWF
Razor: Tatara Masamune OC (Pass Around)
Blade: Polsilver Lodz
Post: Warm then Cold water rinse, Alphy & Bess ASB
IMG_20180507_105434.jpg
After yesterday's enjoyable if somewhat mediocre shave I was hoping for better things from the OC.
It was as smooth and perhaps slightly more efficient and I do prefer the OC but I have razors as smooth and more efficient.
I will stick with the OC for the rest of the pass around to see if it becomes more efficient with use.
Did I mention it was stunning?
Happy Shaving one and all.
 
#86
Pre: Cold water face wash
Brush: Vie-Long 14846 Badger/Horse
Cream: Sudsey Soapery Lavender & Peppermint
Razor: Tatara Masamune OC (Pass Around)
Blade: Gillette Nacet
Post: Cold water rinse, Vitamin E Oil, Cella Eau De Lavande

IMG_20180509_163813.jpg
Final go with the Tatara and although it's beautiful I find it a bit mild for my liking.
I don't mind the fact that you can't use other handles, I really like the handle and the whole balance of the razor.
As I disassemble and assemble a razor each time I use it I don't like the long thread on the handle, petty I know, but it annoys me.
Thanks to everyone who made it possible for me to try this incredibly well made and stunning razor (have I said that before?) I'm glad I had the chance to find out it's not for me.
Happy Shaving one and all.
 
#87
  1. sɐǝɹpu∀/riverrun (ATG/TSR)
  2. Blademonkey (TSR)
  3. carbold (ATG/TSR)
  4. Rowlers (ATG)
  5. Salv (ATG)
  6. Holyzeus (ATG)
  7. Barry Giddens (TSR)
  8. ajc347 (ATG)
  9. Mikey J (ATG)
  10. p.b (ATG)
  11. Tomhstorey (ATG)
  12. Wayne Pritchard/2hot 2trot (TSR/ATG)
  13. Boru62 (ATG)
  14. ManicDee (ATG)
  15. Andymc133 (ATG)
  16. bagman (TSR)
  17. Celar36 (ATG)
  18. Nosdoh (TSR)
  19. Benz3ne (TSR)
  20. fixedwheel (TSR)
  21. nolisco (TSR)
  22. Simonfend (TSR)
  23. Bikerjohn (TSR)
  24. Looney12345 (ATG)
The list is open.
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#91
I was cleaning the razor up to get it ready for next person and found when I took the blade out the blade had cracked which could have caused bad alignment of the blade leading to cuts

Anyone else had this problem as it's something that has never happened to me before. Might be something to keep an eye on
 
#93
The razor arrived safely today, thank you.

The starkness of the wooden box belies the technical beauty within. Lovely looking razor with the closed comb base plate.

It's quite subtle compared to my usual 6S and about a third lighter if my scales are to be believed? Having the hole in the base plate so much bigger than the threaded post seems odd but it all fits together superbly with excellent blade retention.

I do have concerns with the pattern on the handle as it's not very grippy in my large sausage type fingers. I love the thinner manoeuvrable head.

The razor seemed to drag on my face with a brand new Gillette Rubie blade? (I'm go try the same set up and software in my 6S tomorrow in case it was the blade?)

Very good 3 pass shave but not as close as my 6S on the 4 plate. Very little feedback from the alum block and only 1 weeper that had disappeared after my post shave shower and hair wash.

My eldest son (19, who only shaves a couple of times a week at most) spotted it on the shelf in the bathroom this evening and will probably give it a try before I pass it this on so two reviews for the price of one :D)

I'll try the closed comb again Wednesday and report back.
 
#94
  1. sɐǝɹpu∀/riverrun (ATG/TSR)
  2. Blademonkey (TSR)
  3. carbold (ATG/TSR)
  4. Rowlers (ATG)
  5. Salv (ATG)
  6. Holyzeus (ATG)
  7. Barry Giddens (TSR)
  8. ajc347 (ATG)
  9. Mikey J (ATG)
  10. p.b (ATG)
  11. Tomhstorey (ATG)
  12. Wayne Pritchard/2hot 2trot (TSR/ATG)
  13. Boru62 (ATG)
  14. ManicDee (ATG)
  15. Andymc133 (ATG)
  16. bagman (TSR)
  17. Celar36 (ATG)
  18. Nosdoh (TSR)
  19. Benz3ne (TSR)
  20. fixedwheel (TSR)
  21. nolisco (TSR)
  22. Simonfend (TSR)
  23. Bikerjohn (TSR)
  24. Looney12345 (ATG)

The list is open.
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#97
I’ve had another closed comb shave and two with the open comb.

I was very hesitant about the open comb as the only other time I’ve used one (a vintage Gillette) I made a right mess! :rolleyes:

All good shaves and I didn’t get any nicks (only one tiny weeper on the last shave) but I don’t like the feel of an open comb on my face. You certainly have to pay more attention to the angle.

My son tried the closed comb but said he couldn’t really feel much difference to his normal razor (6C)

An excellent quality razor but despite my RAD I won’t be buying one.

Thanks very much for the opportunity.
 
#98
The razor is now with @Celar36

  1. sɐǝɹpu∀/riverrun (ATG/TSR)
  2. Blademonkey (TSR)
  3. carbold (ATG/TSR)
  4. Rowlers (ATG)
  5. Salv (ATG)
  6. Holyzeus (ATG)
  7. Barry Giddens (TSR)
  8. ajc347 (ATG)
  9. Mikey J (ATG)
  10. p.b (ATG)
  11. Tomhstorey (ATG)
  12. Wayne Pritchard/2hot 2trot (TSR/ATG)
  13. Boru62 (ATG)
  14. ManicDee (ATG)
  15. Andymc133 (ATG)
  16. bagman (TSR)
  17. Celar36 (ATG/TSR)
  18. Nosdoh (TSR)
  19. Benz3ne (TSR)
  20. fixedwheel (TSR)
  21. nolisco (TSR)
  22. Simonfend (TSR)
  23. Bikerjohn (TSR)
  24. Looney12345 (ATG)
The list is open.
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