01-16-2014, 03:27 PM
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  • Alpha
  • Fatboy Slim
  • 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
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  • 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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  • celestino
  • Escanhoado em Vilar de Perdizes
  • Vancouver, BC
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 01-16-2014, 03:51 PM
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  • Alpha
  • Fatboy Slim
  • 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:

http://shavenook.com/thread-matador-sofisticado-safety-razor

http://shavenook.com/thread-matador-el-caballero-safety-razor

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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  • celestino
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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
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  • ischiapp
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 11-13-2014, 02:24 PM
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  • Gago
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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.

http://www.razorbladesandmore.com/catalog/matador-razors/matador-heavy-solid-stainless-steel-handle-safety-razor-s2

Matador Heavy Solid Stainless Steel Handle Safety Razor - S2
Dimensions:
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.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.736086423113364.1073741841.121954044526608&type=1

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 11-18-2014, 08:14 PM
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  • dimitrof
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  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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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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