11-12-2012, 02:02 PM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen:
Recently I discovered the Alabastron razor sold at Fendrihan. I am curious. Do you know anything about it? The site gives a flowery description of the razor, which doesn't tell me all that much. Any thoughts? Thanks.
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 11-12-2012, 02:05 PM
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  • Dave
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Are they the Cadet Razors Obie just under a different name?

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 11-12-2012, 02:12 PM
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  • Obie
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(11-12-2012, 02:05 PM)Dave Wrote: Are they the Cadet Razors Obie just under a different name?
Aha! Thanks for the information, Dave. Cadet razors, eh? I have a Cadet on the way from Shave A Buck, the closed comb in the black handle. I admit I like the handles on the Alabastron, especially the tortoise.
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 11-12-2012, 02:16 PM
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  • Dave
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Obie I don't know for sure that they are the Cadets. I was just making a guess.

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 11-12-2012, 02:35 PM
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  • Obie
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Dave:
Interesting. We're floating in a cloud of mystery, my friend. From the vague description on the site, these are stainless steel and coated. Or not. I wish manufacturers and vendors would give clearer description. I know you need flowers to create an attractive mood around the product, but tone it down so that we can understand the bloody thing.
So back to the Alabastron DE razors at Fendrihan. Anyone know anything about them?
Thanks.
Obie

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 11-12-2012, 05:40 PM
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  • slantman
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They look like the Cadets but with different handles. If you notice no open comb heads offered.

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 11-12-2012, 05:53 PM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen:
The shave heads look different to me. The Cadet head resembles that of the Edwin Jagger with the sweeping line on the sides of the bottom plate. The Alabastron shave head is notched on the sides of the lower plate, which is similar to that on the Merkur.

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 11-12-2012, 07:04 PM
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I have both at the Tortise shell and Wooden Bullet. The heads are virtual identical to the Merkur.

Having Cadets and Matadors, I can tell you they are not the same, as you stated, Cadets closed combs are a DE89 type, and these are Merkur Type.

These are far less aggressive than the Sabi or NY Shaving Company head.

I have been using mine paired to open combs, although I did try the Merkur style head. I am keeping them as spares.

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With Merkur 41R (1904)

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With FaTip Grande

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