09-26-2016, 01:13 PM
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I recently put out a Wanted to buy ad for a Cadet/Pearl//RazoRock/Matador/ Open Comb head as I wanted to add another OC head to my collection. I currently have a Sabi T2 handle paired with a Cadet OC head and it is my favorite razor, aggressive, but... oh so smooth and my skin just seems to agree with it. I know all these razors come from the same India manufacturer, the only difference being the handle configuration.



After talking with two different people and realizing the complete razor was no that much more I figured I'd scoop up a couple. I wanted to try out a Wave/Bamboo style handle too so what better chance right?


The upper one is the Pearl SSH-01. Weighing in at 72 grams. The knurling is very fine compared to my other razors but the grip rivals my Floating Head as the chance of it slipping between your fingers is slim-to-none. It feels almost sharp to the touch.

The bottom one is a Matador S3 wave which weighs in at 84 grams. This razor normally comes with a Closed Comb head but I begged the seller for a OC instead and he said no-problem, Thanks Dave!



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 09-26-2016, 01:17 PM
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The Pearl came with a spare OC head as well as a weighted razor stand, a nice touch.



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 09-26-2016, 01:21 PM
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Here is all three of my India razors with my Sabi T2/Cadet 101 gram razor in the middle.
I do love the Cooncat influenced handle. 
I will more than likely gift the Pearl to my Best friend Dave to get his feet wet in the Wet Shaving World.
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 09-26-2016, 01:38 PM
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I haven't tried these razors before but they sure do look nice. I'd like to try one, one of these days. Enjoy them in good health.

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 09-26-2016, 01:56 PM
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(09-26-2016, 01:38 PM)1Geralt Wrote: I haven't tried these razors before but they sure do look nice. I'd like to try one, one of these days. Enjoy them in good health.

That's the good thing about these razors, dirt cheap entry fee and if you don't like the shave it gives (very unlikely), you'll have a nice handle to add to your Den.

Jeff

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 09-27-2016, 09:34 AM
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Great score, congratulations!

I bought a couple of Pearls a month ago and enjoy the shaves they give me - the shd 26d closed comb and the ssh-02s open comb( same head as the ssh-01).

The closed comb gives me slightly smoother shaves (YMMV) and the handle has excellent heft and knurling. Both are excellent razors especially at their price point, not for beginners though.

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 09-27-2016, 10:49 AM
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The Pearl OC is a fantastic and underappreciated razor!!! Somehow it is aggressive and very smooth and user friendly at the same time, I love mine!  Thumbsup

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