Yaqi is a shaving gear manufacturer based in China who's expertise revolves around brushes and razors. If you have ever experienced the softness of makeup brushes you'd have an idea of the dimension of softness that they add to the some of their products. Lovers of synthetics brushes will find their brushes and knots hard to beat in terms of all round performance, quality and bang for your buck. The company has about 20 year's worth of experience in the field and is a solid player, more than likely ranking as the number one supplier of synthetic knots in the global market. Their brushes are known for their sturdiness, lathering capability, fast drying properties and its resistance to mold/bacteria.
The Hero S2 has a 50 mm tall all metal handle finished to a matt appearance with the Yaqi emblem on the bottom, it stands 105 mm high and is fitted with a 24 mm Timber wolf knot set at a 55 mm loft. The brush weighs 93 grams, and has a waist measurement of 20 mm. The Timber wolf knot is softer with less backbone than Yaqi's standard range of knots, and has less of a kick on direction changes, something we like in this knot.