Chinese Razor Month

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Boycie83
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Razor: Yintal Adjustable
Blade: Gillette Winner (1)
Brush: Simpsons CH2 Synthetic
Soap: Wickham 1912 Irish Fern
Pre: Proraso Cypress and Vetiver
ASL: Superdrug Forest Fresh
ASB: LEA

Well, that was a rubbish shave. I threw the towel in after the first pass. This thing shaves like the Parthenon. Lots of blade feel even on the lowest settings. Nothing like the Weishi. This won't be staying in the den.
 
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Bought a bronze Yintal 3 piece which I used for the first time today. It's a weighty beast and gave me a very good shave. It really surprised me. Believe it uses the Maggard V3a head. Got the Yaqi slant also and it's an aggressive beast but gives a damn fine shave.
 
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Bought a bronze Yintal 3 piece which I used for the first time today. It's a weighty beast and gave me a very good shave. It really surprised me. Believe it uses the Maggard V3a head. Got the Yaqi slant also and it's an aggressive beast but gives a damn fine shave.
The Yaqi Slant is up next Drew. I know the bronze Yintal 3 piece you're on about and it's a good razor. I think mine is now owned by Iain following the purchase of one of my shaving bundles.
 
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Razor: Yaqi Slant
Blade: Gillette Winner (2)
Brush: Simpsons T3
Soap: Wickham 1912 Club Cola
Pre: Proraso Green
ASL: Floïd Suave
ASB: LEA

This head is definitely aggressive with a similar audible sound to a GEM 1912. A DFS+ finish from two passes though so I can't complain about its efficiency. I wouldn't describe this head as smooth though. Awesome lather from the T3 and Club Cola combination.
 
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Razor: Yaqi Slant
Blade: Gillette Winner (1)
Brush: Russ 400
Soap: TFS 75th Anniversary
Pre: Proraso Wood & Spice
ASL: Proraso Red
ASB: LEA

2.5 days growth taken down with total ease. This shave was much smoother than the last one and I have a super smooth face. The only down side was a little nick on my chin on the third to last stroke when I stopped paying attention and started talking to myself in the mirror - don't judge me, you've all done it. A reminder that this head needs to be respected. I'm looking forward to the next shave with this.
 

Mike Smart

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No, this isn't a little known celebratory month.

I'm about to conduct a month using only my Chinese razors. The collection consists of:

Ming Shi 2000s
Ming Shi 3000s
Weishi Adjustable
Yaqi DOC
Yaqi Monster Hybrid
Yaqi Chrome Scalloped

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Unless a bloodbath ensues, each will be used for 3 shaves with a Gillette Winner blade. This will be the only common element.

I'm also going to give all my 'cooling' soaps and creams a run out so the following will be used for the first 8 shaves:

LEA Menthol
ESC Fuar Ach Snog
Extro Freddo
Proraso Green
Dead Sea Shave Maelstrom
Signature Soaps Eboracum
P&B Denali
Ingram Green

I'll report on my findings here.

What do we hope to learn from this endeavour? No idea. I doubt this thread will be of use to anybody but I haven't really got a lot better to do in these days and evenings of lockdown. If somebody reads this and is enabled to buy a Chinese razor and a 'menthol' soap, my work here is done.

Also worth noting that I'm easily distracted and there's every possibility I won't see this through.
Good Yuck i hope it dosent go all wong
sorry i mean pete tong
Whatever you know what i mean lol
 
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Boycie83
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Razor: Yaqi Slant
Blade: Gillette Winner (2)
Brush: Yaqi Sagrada Familia 2B 22mm
Soap: TFS Vecchia Torino
Pre: Proraso Red
ASL: Proraso Red
ASB: LEA

Yesterday's 2 pass with this razor was so close, I only needed a single pass today. I like this head - it's a keeper. I've mentioned it in an earlier post but the toast scraping sound (a la 1912) is really satisfying. It's not for the faint hearted but is a rewarding head for those that don't mind a head that can bite.

Up next is the Yaqi Katana which will be mounted on the Alpha Bravo handle.
 
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