Yintal Adjustable Double Edge Razor at Aliexpress from £4.80
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Yintal Adjustable Double Edge Razor at Aliexpress from £4.80

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Found 8th Oct
This is a clone of the Merkur Futur adjustable double edge razor. Copyright ran out on these a few years back so anyone can churn out their own version.

I've got various new and vintage razors (some dating back to the early 1900s) and I'm really pleased with the quality of this for a few quid.

Chuck the blades that come with it and grab a sample pack from eBay or the highly recommended Connaught Shaving (and maybe get a brush and some soap while you're there). Check out some videos on double edge shaving techniques online and do away with those costly multiblade cartridges. (Not to mention the problem where the first blade lifts and the next cuts, meaning the hair drops back below your skin, the hole heals up, and you get ingrowing hairs).

30 Comments

Enjoy the impetigo

Heat from me for the price but having been DE shaving for a few years now I would pay a bit more (£20-£30) for a genuine DE shaver, after all it will last a lifetime.....

They accept paypal.

What if Apple made the razor and blades / How much would it cost and sell for?

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Graham19792 h, 7 m ago

Enjoy the impetigo

Never heard of it and I used to frequent a shaving forum. Having looked it up all I can say is "user error" (either in your lifestyle, hygiene or shaving technique).

The original Mekur one was a terrible shave, so add the Chinese corner cutting and supposed monkey metal and I'll pass thanks....

Damn sexy design though, if they took PayPal I'd gamble.... but not giving up my cc details :-(

Taken a punt..

bryanhaines3992 h, 1 m ago

Never heard of it and I used to frequent a shaving forum. Having looked it …Never heard of it and I used to frequent a shaving forum. Having looked it up all I can say is "user error" (either in your lifestyle, hygiene or shaving technique).


It's a strange one as impetigo generally affects children more than adults, I'd also worry if you're a child and already needing to shave.

Good reviews though!

Original was lovely to look at but when it came to actual shaving. Found the head was far too large - and getting the head clip off when changing the blade ....

Wouldn't mind one of the stands though

Have both these razors for a few years now been using the copy for ages never used the Futur in ages great shave from both there very much identical build Quality shaving Ect but the copy is not as Heavy as the original making it a little easier to work with and Chinese copy is completely Zinc Plated as well a nice touch....

Bought a couple of the qshave variant of this a few months ago. I have been de shaving for about 2 years and use a Gillette daily. These are very aggressive for me even on setting 1. I only use it occasionally when I have plenty of time. They do shave close but i think it doesn't suit my skin. YMMV.

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airdsuk33 m ago

Good reviews though! Original was lovely to look at but when it came to …Good reviews though! Original was lovely to look at but when it came to actual shaving. Found the head was far too large - and getting the head clip off when changing the blade ....Wouldn't mind one of the stands though

Interesting point about removing the head. When twisting the adjustment wheel with wet hands my thumb slipped across the blade. It wasn't a bad cut but enough that I make sure to adjust with dry hands or hold it with a towel. So whilst I haven't changed the blade with wet hands, I am mindful about avoiding doing so
Edited by: "bryanhaines399" 8th Oct

RoosterNo12 h, 23 m ago

The original Mekur one was a terrible shave, so add the Chinese corner …The original Mekur one was a terrible shave, so add the Chinese corner cutting and supposed monkey metal and I'll pass thanks....Damn sexy design though, if they took PayPal I'd gamble.... but not giving up my cc details :-(



On Ebay as well With Paypal Checkout


ebay.co.uk/itm…851

Yep- blade changing is definately clunky compared to the simple twist method of the Gillette's (ie the Fatboy) from 50s/early 60s

So this is the razor which Barbara Streisand uses...

I have recently received a Qshave version of this (probably the same anyway) and an original futur. The build quality on the Chinese version is poor. The parts of the head that should be there for blade alignment such as the centre block and the tabs at the end allow for excessive play. The edge of the removable plate are not straight and this leads to a curved blade as viewed along the edge/along the cutting edge. I managed a very good shave with it but I bought two the other is for a gift as part of a full DE kit but I think that the Qshave is too unrefined to give unless it is used on the lowest setting and where is the fun in that?

I've shaved today with the futur on setting 6 with complete confidence and blade symmetry to result in a BBS.

Anyone concerned with cuts while adjusting just grip the handle and turn the head using the gap between your thumbnail and thumb against the edge of the guard.
Edited by: "badheadday" 8th Oct

airdsuk1 h, 7 m ago

Good reviews though! Original was lovely to look at but when it came to …Good reviews though! Original was lovely to look at but when it came to actual shaving. Found the head was far too large - and getting the head clip off when changing the blade ....Wouldn't mind one of the stands though


The stands are really good. They fit this razor but not the handle of an original futur. If anyone is interested I will measure the ID of the stand. There's also a hole in the bottom to drain out.

fishmaster2 h, 44 m ago

It's a strange one as impetigo generally affects children more than …It's a strange one as impetigo generally affects children more than adults, I'd also worry if you're a child and already needing to shave.


We start aged 5 up north!

otonytonton1 h, 31 m ago

On Ebay as well With Paypal …On Ebay as well With Paypal Checkouthttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mens-Safety-Razor-Sliver-Classic-Safety-Pack-1-Handle-1-Blades-Gift/292174414110?_trkparms=aid=222007&algo=SIM.MBE&ao=2&asc=46150&meid=b6d232af64e54b4789adee8bdf357e1a&pid=100005&rk=6&rkt=6&mehot=ag&sd=272751134396&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851


MANY thanks... ordered !

RoosterNo14 h, 35 m ago

The original Mekur one was a terrible shave, so add the Chinese corner …The original Mekur one was a terrible shave, so add the Chinese corner cutting and supposed monkey metal and I'll pass thanks....Damn sexy design though, if they took PayPal I'd gamble.... but not giving up my cc details :-(


Yeah cos AliExpress is a shady, unknown website to give your cc details to

RoosterNo11 h, 4 m ago

MANY thanks... ordered !


Its a market place, not a store... of course it can be dodgy !

Original Poster

RoosterNo130 m ago

Its a market place, not a store... of course it can be dodgy !


How so? It's aliexpress that have your card details, they don't pass them on to the merchants. Also the money is held in escrow until you tell them you've received the item.

badheadday6 h, 8 m ago

The stands are really good. They fit this razor but not the handle of an …The stands are really good. They fit this razor but not the handle of an original futur. If anyone is interested I will measure the ID of the stand. There's also a hole in the bottom to drain out.


Obliged badheadday, cheers.

airdsuk12 h, 24 m ago

Obliged badheadday, cheers.


Good morning.

13.7 mm ID
23.0 mm internal depth

Cheers.

Tried the Qshave again this evening and not impressed. The blade location is asymmetrical which for a razor is not good at all. I'm going to maybe do some fettling and keep it in my wash bag for when I'm away with work although it's most likely going in the bin. I'll also bin the one I bought as a gift and just get a Wilkinson sword classic to see if my bro will get on with DE shaving.

These razors have plenty of positive reviews on YouTube etc. so maybe I had a duff one but as the old adage says you get what you pay for.
Edited by: "badheadday" 10th Oct

badheadday10th Oct

Tried the Qshave again this evening and not impressed. The blade location …Tried the Qshave again this evening and not impressed. The blade location is asymmetrical which for a razor is not good at all. I'm going to maybe do some fettling and keep it in my wash bag for when I'm away with work although it's most likely going in the bin. I'll also bin the one I bought as a gift and just get a Wilkinson sword classic to see if my bro will get on with DE shaving.These razors have plenty of positive reviews on YouTube etc. so maybe I had a duff one but as the old adage says you get what you pay for.



Check the badger and blade forums HERE seems it is a common complaint and may be resolvable by turning the spring upside down or using a cut down blade as a shim under the blade to lift the unlevel end.

I've got a Qshare and the Mingshi S2000 on order from AliExpress so dont know how easy either of the changes are but dont look to difficult as the shim just involves a pair of scissors and the other just unscrewing the handle
Edited by: "JustinBedford" 24th Oct

Thanks OP for posting this although I didnt buy the Yintal branded one it resulted about £100 of (un)needed shaving purchases
TOBS Almond Shave Cream (I love Almond scents and great cream)
Castle Forbes Lavender Shave Cream (really strong lavender scent in this one)
Mitchells Wool Fat Soap
Qshave
Mingshi S2000
New Brush
100 Rapira Platinum Lux Blades (not sure I like them as much as the Gillette 7oClocks I normally use)

I'm thinking I might get into DE shaving myself - any good butterfly razors out there? I'm too klutzy and can see myself getting into a mess trying to change razors. The simpler the better for me :P

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louiselouise9 h, 11 m ago

I'm thinking I might get into DE shaving myself - any good butterfly …I'm thinking I might get into DE shaving myself - any good butterfly razors out there? I'm too klutzy and can see myself getting into a mess trying to change razors. The simpler the better for me :P

I've not tried any modern ones but something like a parker 92r is bound to be good. Or if you don't mind second hand there loads of different Gillette models that you can pick up on eBay: starting at the cheap end with slim twist (known as knack in USA), then superspeeds and rockets, and more expensive adjustables like slim, Fatboy and black beauty.
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