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10-29-2012, 02:06 PM
Post: #21
RE: Combined Threads About The Matador Razor
Hi GiJames,

Yes correct. But as the cars from GMC/ Ford. There are different models.

We chose those handles because they weren't out yet except one. We try to be different from say the "Cadet" in every aspect such as the "branding", the wooden box, and the colors.

Our main brand is called: Matador with a sub-brand on each razor such as : Capa Negra, Capa Azul, Capa Dorada, Capa Roja
and each razor is engraved with its name.
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10-29-2012, 02:42 PM
Post: #22
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(10-29-2012 01:13 PM)razorandblade Wrote:  Hi,

Thank you for sharing that picture. The razors are indeed made in India but not by Cadet. Cadet is a brand from shave a buck just like the Matador Brand. Enjoy the razor, I'm currently enjoying the Capa Azul. Feather blades go very well with these razors.

Thank you David for the correction. I don't have any Feather blades but will try a KaiBiggrin
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10-29-2012, 03:55 PM
Post: #23
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(10-29-2012 12:47 PM)slantman Wrote:  Just got in this beautiful Matador Capa Negra open comb from David and wanted to share how nice it looks.It comes in its own wooden coffin box which is really nice. The handle is 3.75" long and total weight 3.5 oz.

[Image: Matador001.jpg]

Looks great Jerry...

I cannot wait to get mine in, as this new open comb head has become my favorite, pair that to this beautiful handle, it looks like it is going to be a real winner.

Does the handle feel as good in your hand as it looks?
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10-29-2012, 04:23 PM
Post: #24
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(10-29-2012 03:55 PM)Azarius Wrote:  
(10-29-2012 12:47 PM)slantman Wrote:  Just got in this beautiful Matador Capa Negra open comb from David and wanted to share how nice it looks.It comes in its own wooden coffin box which is really nice. The handle is 3.75" long and total weight 3.5 oz.

[Image: Matador001.jpg]

Looks great Jerry...

I cannot wait to get mine in, as this new open comb head has become my favorite, pair that to this beautiful handle, it looks like it is going to be a real winner.

Does the handle feel as good in your hand as it looks?

The razor weight is 99 grams and appears to have great balance. Nice chrome job with no flaws. Will try it out in the morning with a Kai blade.
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10-29-2012, 04:28 PM
Post: #25
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Jerry,

Do careful with the Kais. They tent to be a bit sharper than the feathers. 2 pass maximum, don't over shave. Use a soap/cream that gives great protection so you don't get irritation.

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10-29-2012, 04:31 PM
Post: #26
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(10-29-2012 04:28 PM)razorandblade Wrote:  Jerry,

Do careful with the Kais. They tent to be a bit sharper than the feathers. 2 pass maximum, don't over shave. Use a soap/cream that gives great protection so you don't get irritation.

David

Good advise David and thank you for incredibly fast shipping.
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10-29-2012, 04:50 PM
Post: #27
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So far my favorite blades for this head has been Feathers, Perma-Sharps, Shark Super Stainless and the Personna Med Preps. I need to try my old faithful SuperMax Super Platinums in it.
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10-30-2012, 07:01 AM
Post: #28
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Brief history- I have been using an altered Cadet OC model TP-26 with open comb and a iKon Bulldog 11 handle and a Sabi top plate because all Cadet 3 piece razors (Matador & Italian Barber brands included) have a rather long stud making it difficult to use a generic handle.

First shave with the Matador Capa Negra (black handle).
This morning was an incredible experience with this razor. Using it as is with TOB Lavender shave cream and a very sharp Kai stainless blade I can use one word to describe it AGRESSIVE but not to the extent of a 2011 R41. As David(razorblades&more) suggested do only two passes. Well David was correct because that is all it takes to achieve BBS. One pass WTG,XTG and the second pass ATG. Unbelievably smooth and irritation free. The grip was excellent and I really appreciated the slightly longer handle (95 mm) as it created the perfect razor (for me).
The razor is well built with no apparent flaws. Chroming came out very nice and the blade sits in the head nice and even with no adjustment necessary.

Bottom line - For the money you can't beat this razorBiggrin
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10-30-2012, 08:58 AM
Post: #29
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(10-30-2012 07:01 AM)slantman Wrote:  Brief history- I have been using an altered Cadet OC model TP-26 with open comb and a iKon Bulldog 11 handle and a Sabi top plate because all Cadet 3 piece razors (Matador & Italian Barber brands included) have a rather long stud making it difficult to use a generic handle.

First shave with the Matador Capa Negra (black handle).
This morning was an incredible experience with this razor. Using it as is with TOB Lavender shave cream and a very sharp Kai stainless blade I can use one word to describe it AGRESSIVE but not to the extent of a 2011 R41. As David(razorblades&more) suggested do only two passes. Well David was correct because that is all it takes to achieve BBS. One pass WTG,XTG and the second pass ATG. Unbelievably smooth and irritation free. The grip was excellent and I really appreciated the slightly longer handle (95 mm) as it created the perfect razor (for me).
The razor is well built with no apparent flaws. Chroming came out very nice and the blade sits in the head nice and even with no adjustment necessary.

Bottom line - For the money you can't beat this razorBiggrin

Excellent review Jerry. I too have been using various handles on my Cadet, although mostly the EJ89 and iKon Bulldog.

What attracted me to the new Matador line was the attractive handles. To my eyes this handle looks similar to the Parker 48R but in reverse.

I have recently purchased 4 additional handles, including the Sabi T2 to use with these new modern open combs. Although with the Matador being so attractive I will keep this one intact and use the new handles on the Cadet and Jaws.
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10-30-2012, 09:05 AM
Post: #30
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(10-30-2012 08:58 AM)Azarius Wrote:  
(10-30-2012 07:01 AM)slantman Wrote:  Brief history- I have been using an altered Cadet OC model TP-26 with open comb and a iKon Bulldog 11 handle and a Sabi top plate because all Cadet 3 piece razors (Matador & Italian Barber brands included) have a rather long stud making it difficult to use a generic handle.

First shave with the Matador Capa Negra (black handle).
This morning was an incredible experience with this razor. Using it as is with TOB Lavender shave cream and a very sharp Kai stainless blade I can use one word to describe it AGRESSIVE but not to the extent of a 2011 R41. As David(razorblades&more) suggested do only two passes. Well David was correct because that is all it takes to achieve BBS. One pass WTG,XTG and the second pass ATG. Unbelievably smooth and irritation free. The grip was excellent and I really appreciated the slightly longer handle (95 mm) as it created the perfect razor (for me).
The razor is well built with no apparent flaws. Chroming came out very nice and the blade sits in the head nice and even with no adjustment necessary.

Bottom line - For the money you can't beat this razorBiggrin

Excellent review Jerry. I too have been using various handles on my Cadet, although mostly the EJ89 and iKon Bulldog.

What attracted me to the new Matador line was the attractive handles. To my eyes this handle looks similar to the Parker 48R but in reverse.

I have recently purchased 4 additional handles, including the Sabi T2 to use with these new modern open combs. Although with the Matador being so attractive I will keep this one intact and use the new handles on the Cadet and Jaws.

Reminds me of some of the EJs style wise and definitely quality. The big difference for shaving purposes is the great open comb head.
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10-30-2012, 10:46 AM
Post: #31
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David,

How do the heads compare to the Cadets? I personally find the Cadet Closed Comb too mild, but the Matador head looks like it may be styled more along the lines of an R89.

Also, how would you compare the OC models to other OCs which are out there.


I mus say in general there does seem to be a real renaissance going on in the wet shaving community. It is very encouraging to see nice choices in the low cost / good quality selection coming along. A couple years ago there didn't seem to be a lot of choice in GOOD products at a low price point. Merkur and Mühle seem to have had most of that to themselves as Weshi and Parker made what was / is in my opinion junk razors. Finding the Cadets and now the Matadors provides some new and exciting products for people who cannot afford or do not wish to pay for the high priced iKons, Traderes and Plissons.
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10-30-2012, 11:29 AM
Post: #32
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(10-30-2012 10:46 AM)wingdo Wrote:  David,

How do the heads compare to the Cadets? I personally find the Cadet Closed Comb too mild, but the Matador head looks like it may be styled more along the lines of an R89.

Also, how would you compare the OC models to other OCs which are out there.


I mus say in general there does seem to be a real renaissance going on in the wet shaving community. It is very encouraging to see nice choices in the low cost / good quality selection coming along. A couple years ago there didn't seem to be a lot of choice in GOOD products at a low price point. Merkur and Mühle seem to have had most of that to themselves as Weshi and Parker made what was / is in my opinion junk razors. Finding the Cadets and now the Matadors provides some new and exciting products for people who cannot afford or do not wish to pay for the high priced iKons, Traderes and Plissons.
Doug the Matador and Cadet are quality razors that perform outstandingly. I pared my new Matador black handle oc with a Kai blade and in two passes got an easy BBS. The cost with shipping is an incredible bargain for what you get.
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10-30-2012, 12:14 PM
Post: #33
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(10-30-2012 10:46 AM)wingdo Wrote:  David,

How do the heads compare to the Cadets? I personally find the Cadet Closed Comb too mild, but the Matador head looks like it may be styled more along the lines of an R89.

Also, how would you compare the OC models to other OCs which are out there.


I mus say in general there does seem to be a real renaissance going on in the wet shaving community. It is very encouraging to see nice choices in the low cost / good quality selection coming along. A couple years ago there didn't seem to be a lot of choice in GOOD products at a low price point. Merkur and Mühle seem to have had most of that to themselves as Weshi and Parker made what was / is in my opinion junk razors. Finding the Cadets and now the Matadors provides some new and exciting products for people who cannot afford or do not wish to pay for the high priced iKons, Traderes and Plissons.

Hi,

I don't have a cadet to compare but I am currently using the Matador Capa Azul close comb. I can compare to the webber close comb and I feel like it is a bit more aggressive then the webber. I also think it is more aggressive than the Edwin jagger but not by much. I guess is the gap of the blade. Pair this razors with great blades and you get great shaves.
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10-30-2012, 12:49 PM
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Well then, two more razors I need to buy. Cool

Do you know if these are plated brass or plated pot metal?
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10-30-2012, 01:27 PM
Post: #35
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(10-30-2012 12:49 PM)wingdo Wrote:  Well then, two more razors I need to buy. Cool

Do you know if these are plated brass or plated pot metal?

I am not sure you would have to call David at RB@M.
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10-30-2012, 01:37 PM (This post was last modified: 10-30-2012 01:40 PM by razorandblade.)
Post: #36
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These handles are chrome over brass with a coating of the color.

Heads might be different materials.
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11-01-2012, 04:53 PM (This post was last modified: 11-01-2012 04:58 PM by Azarius.)
Post: #37
RE: Combined Threads About The Matador Razor
As promised my new Matador Capa Dorada along with one picture of the Cadet paired to a T2 handle. As you can see, for those in doubt, they do share the same head.

I have a blade in the razors hoping that you can see the amount exposed blade.

[Image: Matador-01.jpg]

[Image: Matador-02.jpg]

[Image: Matador-03.jpg]

[Image: Matador-04.jpg]

[Image: Matador-05.jpg]
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