YaQi 24mm 'Tuxedo' Synthetic

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How are you all finding your Yaqi synthetics? Whilst I think they look great (I have the black marble Tuxedo), and are good value for money, I prefer the Razorock Plissofts myself for the softer feel on the face.
 
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How are you all finding your Yaqi synthetics? Whilst I think they look great (I have the black marble Tuxedo), and are good value for money, I prefer the Razorock Plissofts myself for the softer feel on the face.
Exactly my thoughts I've echoed before. The plissoft knot has great face feel with right amount of backbone..having said this I also own most Yaqi in tuxedo knots. I have ordered one in barber pole handle which looks like a plissoft look alike, till such time RR rocks !

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How are you all finding your Yaqi synthetics? Whilst I think they look great (I have the black marble Tuxedo), and are good value for money, I prefer the Razorock Plissofts myself for the softer feel on the face.
I mainly use my tuxedo if I'm using a soap which may need a bit of encouragement to lather up. I find it very soft on the face but lacking a bit of backbone. I like the knot size as I also shave my head so coverage is quick and easy. As its the only synth I currently own (I have a Maggards on the way) I can't really compare it to any others. I like it but still prefer my badger and boar brushes.
 
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On the strength of the very positive reviews here I have ordered a 26MM Yaqi Mysterious Space Color handle Tuxedo Hair Knot Shaving Brush.
Just to update I tried the above brush today, love it, I face lather and found it very easy to use, maybe not as soft as I imagined but it's still darned good.
The brush itself is very well made and feels quite heavy, the handle looks even better in real life, well worth what I paid for it.
 
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There seem to be a number of new Yaqi brushes, here's their new High Mountain Badger



Here are the synths, with different knots to the ones they have offered before.








I'm intrigued whether the new synth knots are the same fibre as the Plissoft/Tuxedo or are new fibres all together.
 
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There seem to be a number of new Yaqi brushes, here's their new High Mountain Badger



Here are the synths, with different knots to the ones they have offered before.








I'm intrigued whether the new synth knots are the same fibre as the Plissoft/Tuxedo or are new fibres all together.
I suspect they have just varied the dye and these are as you say Tuxedo or Plissoft in reality. Yaqi also have Black Fibre and Cashmere knots in their armoury too which similarly could be altered.

I have read elsewhere where that the Timberwolf knot is a Plissoft in reality and can confirm that this indeed true now I have in my possession.

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I suspect they have just varied the dye and these are as you say Tuxedo or Plissoft in reality. Yaqi also have Black Fibre and Cashmere knots in their armoury too which similarly could be altered.

I have read elsewhere where that the Timberwolf knot is a Plissoft in reality and can confirm that this indeed true now I have in my possession.

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Cashmere is the same as Plissoft

 
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Had a shave with the Yaqi black marble Tux 24mm last night and noticed that loads of the cream simply disappeared down into the brush. Is this a general trait of synthetics or does the Yaqi stand out in this respect?

Previous shave was with a Razorock 24mm plissoft and whilst you can tease out some nice lather from the base of the brush for a third pass, then have a simple clean-up, there was just loads of it coming up from the base of the Yaqi brush, and I’d hardly used any cream. Not a complaint as such, more an annoyance as it seemed to take ages to squeeze it out and rinse the brush !
 
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