YAQI - The Joy of Shaving
Crafted by skilled, experienced hands to create a new level of indulgence, stimulation and shaving satisfaction.
The YAQI Range starts at fabulous and then continues to excel and surprise.
YAQI knots are crafted using tried & tested traditional techniques that retain the hairs natural oils and highlight the natural characteristics of premium selected badger hair.
2020 - YAQI Knot Range
2Band Badger BEST
The finest selection of 100% 2Band Badger hair, traditionally formed, tied, pruned, glued & trimmed.
Great backbone with consistent long soft tips that will age and bloom wonderfully.
2Band Badger SHD GelTip™
The finest selection of 100% 2Band Badger hair, traditionally formed, tied, pruned, glued & trimmed. The GelTip™ undergoes a new modern process that emphasis the hook tips of each hair.
Great backbone. Scrubby dry feeling tips that transform into a GelTip™ fantasy when wet.
2Band Badger Premium
The superior long hair selection of 100% 2Band Badger hair, traditionally formed, tied, pruned, glued & trimmed. The superior hair selection boasts unrivalled “Natural Gel Tips”. Soft & luxurious the Premium maintains great backbone and the best natural gel tips.
A superior long hair selection of 100% finest Silvertip hair, traditionally formed, tied, pruned, glued & trimmed. Super silky smooth feel, natural soft tips with the artistry of the less rigid knot. Face painters unite, your ultimate face painting tool.
Super High Density.
A SHD Knot is approx 10-20% denser than average YAQI knot.
A SHD knot will provide greater backbone and a larger bloom*
*the larger bloom will be dependant on how the knot is set within the handle.
A quality Badger Hair knot will develop Gel Tips with regular use. This process can take anywhere from a few months to a year of regular use to fully develop.
As the tips ware & curl-in it creates a hook shape that retains water/lather at the tips. This layer is what gives the luxurious geltip feeling.
The highest quality hair, as used in the Premium & HQ knots, develops these gel tips naturally, whereas the GelTip™ knots are manufactured to create this affect from day one.
Why? Well many of us have a collection of brushes nowadays and use them in rotation. It may take a while for hook tips to develop naturally so the Hook is a way to skip that waiting time and get straight to the heavenly feel of hooked tips. The process of making them this way is very labour & material intensive, hence the price.