01-19-2014, 11:11 AM
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  • Teiste
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It was a question of time , after my great experiences (and shaves) with the Matador El Gordo (Maggard MR3) and the Matador "El Caballero" , that this Matador "El Gordo Negro" would join my shave nook.And again , Im very please that it did , since for its price , its a great razor.

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Shaving wise , there is not much difference between this razor and its sisters : the shave is so smooth and pleasant , as well as effective.I would say that this razor is very similar to the shaves that the Rotbart N15 .Not an aggressive shave , but so effective !

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The handle is the same than the Matador "El Gordo" but this one comes with a rubber coating on it , which improves the handgrip.

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Its that handgrip dramatically improved if we compare it with the Matador "El Caballero" or "El Gordo".Well , if you are concern about handling a razor with wet hands , I will truly go for this one.However , never had a problem (razor slipping of my hands) with any of them.

This razor has a a weight of 90g (around 3.2 oz) , which is 5 grams less than the Matador "El Gordo" and 6 grams less than Matador "El Caballero" :

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But with any of these Matador , your shaves will be amazingly smooth , effective (BBS in 3 passes for me ! ) and inexpensive compared to other brands.

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This razor cost 21 , 95 dollars at RazorBladesandMore.

Very happy with these 3 razors !

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 01-19-2014, 11:32 AM
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  • ischiapp
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Another great Wright up!
Very nice.

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 01-19-2014, 11:39 AM
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Mano, lovely looking trio you have there!
Thanks for the review! Smile

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 01-19-2014, 12:26 PM
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Love the name!

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 01-19-2014, 12:56 PM
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  • Alpha
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Nice looking razor!

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 01-20-2014, 06:48 PM
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  • Sanch
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Hmmmm...seems that I have a relative of that razor!

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This one was Duracoated completely some time ago! I love my "el gordo en ropa negra"

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 01-20-2014, 07:05 PM
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  • Teiste
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(01-20-2014, 06:48 PM)Sanch Wrote: Hmmmm...seems that I have a relative of that razor!

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This one was Duracoated completely some time ago! I love my "el gordo en ropa negra"

Man , where did you get that one ?
En ropa negra ! Muy bueno , amigo.Biggrin

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 01-20-2014, 07:14 PM
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  • Sanch
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(01-20-2014, 07:05 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(01-20-2014, 06:48 PM)Sanch Wrote: Hmmmm...seems that I have a relative of that razor!

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This one was Duracoated completely some time ago! I love my "el gordo en ropa negra"
Man , where did you get that one ?
En ropa negra ! Muy bueno , amigo.Biggrin
I painted this razor some time ago with a fire arm coating called Duracoat! here is the original thread!
http://shavenook.com/thread-update-on-duracoated-de

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 01-21-2014, 03:52 PM
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  • Obie
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Teiste,
On your recommendation I bought the "Caballero" and am quite pleased with the razor. Although the finish is mediocre, the razor is a good shaver and worth the modest price. Thanks for writing about it.

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 01-25-2014, 07:25 PM
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I like the nice thick handles on these Maggard razors. Do these handles have the diameter thickness, of say, a UFO Goliath/Godzilla (15mm)?

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 01-25-2014, 07:33 PM
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  • Sanch
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(01-25-2014, 07:25 PM)Bravado13 Wrote: I like the nice thick handles on these Maggard razors. Do these handles have the diameter thickness, of say, a UFO Goliath/Godzilla (15mm)?
They are branded MATADOR not Maggard although probably the same producer....as far as handle size in comparison to the UFO handles dunno?

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 04-19-2014, 04:58 AM
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Called razor blades and more Thursday. David was super helpful gave me lots of information about crimes, blades, and razors. Placed an order. I will let you know my impressions of the razor


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 04-20-2014, 12:59 AM
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(04-19-2014, 04:58 AM)Idg4ever Wrote: Called razor blades and more Thursday. David was super helpful gave me lots of information about crimes, blades, and razors. Placed an order. I will let you know my impressions of the razor


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Huh......ConfusedConfusedBiggrin
Autocorrect at work again.......Tongue

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 05-03-2014, 05:42 AM
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Very nice looking razor Teiste! Enjoy it!

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 10-18-2014, 01:04 AM
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  • dimitrof
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Awesome review!

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