01-16-2014, 03:27 PM
  • Alpha
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  • Central Wisconsin
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Anyone ever try a Matador razor? How are they as far as aggressiveness?

I recently came across this brand and really like the look and price of a few of their razors.

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 01-16-2014, 03:36 PM
  • Triad
  • Triad Razor Handles
  • Texas
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I have a closed comb it has more blade gap than your standard 34c or 89 razors, moderatly aggressive very nice handles and fairly priced.

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 01-16-2014, 03:37 PM
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 01-16-2014, 03:51 PM
  • Alpha
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  • Central Wisconsin
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(01-16-2014, 03:36 PM)Triad Wrote: I have a closed comb it has more blade gap than your standard 34c or 89 razors, moderatly aggressive very nice handles and fairly priced.

That's good to hear it's more aggressive than a 34c. The handles are what really attracted me...I think I'll dive in and get one.

(01-16-2014, 03:37 PM)celestino Wrote: Check here, also:



Thanks! The El Gordo and Caballero are the two I was eying up.

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 01-16-2014, 08:23 PM
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Best of luck and I hope you enjoy the razors! The handles do look great! Smile

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 11-13-2014, 10:37 AM
  • ischiapp
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 11-13-2014, 02:24 PM
  • Gago
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  • Rio de Janeirto
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I had a Toro Mastiff longo, and really liked it. Is somewhat more aggressive than a Edwin Jagger, very efficient.

The finish, tough, was below average. Not in the top plate, wich was beautiful, but mainly in the baseplate.

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 11-13-2014, 03:01 PM
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I've tried a Matador El Caballero. Surely didn't impress me, though.

The razor delivers a good shave. Aggressiveness (or better said, effectiveness) lies somewhere between a Mühle/EJ and a Merkur. I surely didn't feel that it was more aggressive than a Merkur.

The finishing is the main disadvantage of these razors. Much worse than a Mühle/EJ or a Merkur.

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Yes, it has a lower price and a nifty handle, but the finishing is just disappointing. Yes, it delivers a good shave (and perhaps, at the end, that's what matters more) but it is not on the same league as a EJ/Merkur/Mühle in the quality department. The same applies to the other brandings of this razor heads (Cadet, Maggard, HTGAM, etc.).

In the end, I believe it is a razor that doesn't bring anything new to the wetshaving word.... specially if you already own a Merkur or a EJ/Mühle. It can be a nice and inexpensive option for a beginner, thought.

Sorry to rain on your parade, but I'm just trying to give my honest opinion... and those were my thoughts when I've used that razor, so I couldn't write otherwise.

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 11-14-2014, 04:33 AM
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The finish on this Matador may not be an issue at least with the handle since it is stainless steel so there is no plating.


Matador Heavy Solid Stainless Steel Handle Safety Razor - S2
Handle Length: 90mm
Handle Diameter: 18mm
Assembled Diameter: 100mm
Assembled Weight: 135g

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 11-18-2014, 06:47 PM
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Some new stainless steel handles to come. No specs on these yet as far as length, diameter, weight, or if they come with head pieces.


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 11-18-2014, 08:14 PM
  • dimitrof
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I've got a Toro Mastiff Corto - it's a nice, efficient DE.

I'd say the handle alone is worth the price, and the shave is pleasant as well.

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 11-18-2014, 08:29 PM
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It shares the same head has cadet/pearl/maggards razors. and is certainly more aggressive than a Merkur HD. very good for two days or 3 days growth.

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