My initial impression that the Masamune is a mild razors is not far of the mark, it did a good job of taming the Feather blade – a blade I haven’t seen eye to eye with for a long time. The balance is good, handle provided me with a secure grip, and the design of the base plate and handle gives a reasonable large contact surface between the two while making sure no excess stress is placed on the threads.
I am – I’m happy to say – a very lucky guy; I got an Tatara Masamune razor as an unexpected gift. Thank you, Joao and the rest of the Tatara Team! While I have not put the Masamune through it’s paces yet, I have some initial impression of the design, craftsmanship and presentation.