Completed: Pass Around - Tatara Masamune Razor

Enjoy!

  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)
  25. Steven_Jagger (TSR)
  26. ScOtt (ATG)
The list is closed.
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Morning

Sorry I've been a bit quiet on this one, been a bit nutty this month!

I'm just about done with the Tatara Masamune, and ready to pass it onto @nolisco, so have dropped a PM over for address details

What can I say? Well, it is definitely a ting of beauty. The precision, and the quality of finish are outstanding. I like the chice between straight bar and open comb, and found I preferred the open comb. It is beautifully presented, and the heft makes it sit nicely in the hand.

I started off with my goto blade, Personna Med-Prep, in the straight bar, and have to say that I just found it a little mild for me, and was relying on the slickness of the soap to go over the same areas a bit too much.

Switched it up to a Feather, and found that better, and better again with the Feather in the open comb.

Slight panic at the thought of only being able to select from one blade type though! :) Bit like the thought of only being able to use one soap or brush!

So, great to try, but not a must-have for me. I think there are too many razors on my shelf that I would reach for first, but we are all different.

Thanks to @Paul from Connaught for putting the razor into the pass-around, and for Andreas (@riverrun) for co-ordinating it.

Cheers again, John
 
I’ve just realised that, much to my embarrassment, the stand is still in my possession. Please could whomever has the pass around, or whomever is next to receive it, contact me and I’ll send it off pronto!

My apologies guys!
:)
Happens to the best of us.
The razor is briefly in limbo due to people being busy and other people not being responsive while other people are away.
It's briefly stuck - I'll let you know where to send that lovely stand once things are moving again - or watch this thread.
 
And we have movement again!
  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)
  25. Steven_Jagger (TSR)
  26. ScOtt (ATG)
The list is closed.
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Hi all, Sorry is a late review. My wife works as a nurse in a Hospital was taken ill at work last monday she only came out the follow Friday, She's fine now tho.

I'm nearly done with the tatara, its a high quality product. the clamping of razor blade is genus bit of engineering. I used the open comb first with BM grand chype (my go to soap), Gillette vintage blade the spoiler. It was like something out of a horror film, I've never had so many cuts!! I used the straight bar for the last couple shaves it redeemed it shelf with a cracking two shave pass today. Using tallow and steel Himalaya and gillette The spoiler razor blade. Now the big question would i add to the den as long
 
Well the Masamune arrived late on Thursday, so little time to look at it or try it out before starting night shift. Friday afternoon I had three days growth and with thick coarse beard it nicer to shave as the stubble has softened a bit. I had been looking forward to trying an open comb razor as I understand they are better with my type of stubble. The comb seems to hold more water and carries the soap lather along with it resulting in next to no blade feel but a close smooth efficient shave with no irritation using an Astra SP on a 3 pass shave and Agua de Colonia Barberia Shaving Cream folowed with the matching Balm. Onto Sunday evening and I had another shave with the open comb and the same Astra SP, with 24 hours growth and another 3 pass shave again a great shave with Mitchells Wool Fat.
Out of the box the razor looks great and feels great with a brilliant finish, it gives the impression of being light compared to the Blackland Dart (8g difference between them), this could be due to the feel of the handle being quite svelte, smooth and well balanced. Taking the razor apart you notice how well it is made and and the fitment of the handle to the head and plate,, visually there are no machining marks on it and the satin finish looks great. The engraved manufacture number and Samurai and where the top cap locks into the base plate look to be hammers are a nice touch.
So far I am really impressed with this razor, now onto the solid bar to see how it goes and a different blade in the comb. sotd tatara.jpg
 
  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. Steven_Jagger (TSR)
  25. Looney12345 (ATG)
  26. ScOtt (ATG)
The list is closed.
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Hi Andreas, I have to say it has been an absolute pleasure using this razor, I have had shaves with 3 days growth and most with 24 hours and it has been superb. I have had the best results with the open comb which I believe suits me best as I have a thick coarse stubble and it shaves through it with ease and no irritation with my favorite Astra SP and Voskhod blades. It's the only razor I have used so far that i can go with the grain and then against the grain and then have minimal touch ups.
I love the look and feel of the razor, it is well designed and put together, even the magnetic hinge on the box is really innovative. I have put this razor top of my list of must haves and using both top caps I now I will not need the solid bar, sadly I am going to have to pass it onto the next person and hopefully they will enjoy it as much.
 
@Looney12345 has gone missing. The pass around is therefore now finished and the razor will go back to @Paul - thanks for making this pass around possible
  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. Steven_Jagger (TSR)
  25. Looney12345 (ATG)
  26. ScOtt (ATG)
The list is closed.
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