New Pearl Razor. All Brass CNC, the Hammer.

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Str8on2, Mar 11, 2023.

  1. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Just saw this pop up in one of my emails from Maggard Razors. It's a new razor or new to me at least from Pearl Razors. It's called the Hammer and is constructed of all Brass via CNC. Two heads come with the razor, an open & closed comb head. Don't know the specific shaving attributes of it concerning blade gap or exposure but, it caught my interest and for $44, I took a flyer on it plus Maggard has an additional 11% off code site wide, so I picked the trigger. Won't be able to try it out until next month as I'm in a fixed shave event for March but, thought I'd start a thread on it for those interested and might even pick one up.

    Pics & a few details below:





      • Pearl Shaving "Hammer" DE Safety Razor

      100% Brass CNC Machined Razor, matte finish.

      Included in box:
      • 1 - Handle
      • 2 - Baseplates, both open and closed comb
      • 1 - Pack of Silvermax DE blades 10 pcs
      • 1 - Pkg. of nylon washers 6 pcs
      • 1 - Micro Fiber Cloth
      • 1 - Instruction booklet plus premium packaging
      Razor Type: Double Edge Razor

      Total Height: 108.76mm

      Total Weight: 136g

      Handle Height: 99.81mm

      Handle Weight: 86g

      Razor Head Weight (Top cap & Baseplate): Closed Comb 44g - Open Comb 44g
  2. ShaversRUs

    ShaversRUs Well-Known Member

    Looks like they took a page out of Parker's book, which sells the 69CR, which they call a "convertible" since you can take the top down when it's sunny, um, I mean you can switch baseplates from a straight bar to an open comb.

    Of course without trying it you can never tell, but to me it looks like a fairly standard open comb and straight bar razor. But who knows?
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  3. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member


    Happy shaves.... :eatdrink047:
  4. ShaversRUs

    ShaversRUs Well-Known Member

    I'd bet they're targetting newbies who want to try a straight bar and an open comb. I doubt they're trying to break new ground with DE vets.
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  5. brit

    brit in a box

    Gillette did that already..;):eatdrink047:
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  6. ShaversRUs

    ShaversRUs Well-Known Member

    Which Gillette came with 2 baseplates? Or one dual baseplate?
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  7. brit

    brit in a box

    they built neither,but offered both oc and sb techs in europe until the late 60s..
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  8. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Razorock comes to mind with a razor that had both on the same plate. Ikon SBS and OSS are another. Don't know if those are still in production. There also was a well regarded Russian made razor called a Saiver that made an dual guard open comb razor. That one was also notable for being able to use 2 DE blades like a double blade cartridge.
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  9. ShaversRUs

    ShaversRUs Well-Known Member

    And the currently available Yaqi Flipside.

    I like the 2 baseplate concept. For the Parker 69CR, it was economical for me since I wanted to try both their open comb and their SB. Dual-combs never interested me. If I had one, I'd probably only use one side of the comb for a given shave, on a given day.
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  10. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    Another nice razor: Hammer.
    Two plates. Sounds good, not singing.
    Smooth, on mid-mild range.

  11. ShaversRUs

    ShaversRUs Well-Known Member

    Have you tried the Parker equivalent, the 69R, or any of their open comb or closed comb non-TTOs? If so, how do they compare? I picked Parker because it is also made in India. I rate Parkers mid to aggressive, with the saftey bar more aggressive then the OC.

    Compared to other popular razors?

  12. ShaversRUs

    ShaversRUs Well-Known Member

    I see Mark Szorady already has a review. Without watching it, let me guess --- he likes it!:chores016:
    Mikey he is not.
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  13. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    Actually, the Hammer is different.
    Not a classic geometry.
    But I've not tried for now.

    This new kind of shape, gives smoother shave.
    More bending, and stiffness. So not singing ... aka chattering.
    And the exposure is moderate, so It's easy.

    This path at Parker started with 55SL.
    That one I've had, and It's the best slant out there IMHE.
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  14. ShaversRUs

    ShaversRUs Well-Known Member

    Then how did you know this? :)

    I had a rough shave with the 55SL a few days ago. Hadn't tried it almost a year, when I also had a rough shave.

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