I bought a Sabi T2 razor from Joe http://shaveabuck.com/sabi-t2-three-...zor-p-671.html last week. I was looking mostly for a heavy short, around 3 inch handle, that would fit most of my razors. I was not looking for a new head and was very surprised at what I got. I am a dedicated open comb and aggressive razor user. I have dropped most of Gillette TTO from the rotation except for the occasional red tip use. I very often use my R41, single ring, barbasol, french open combs, big fellow old type, new improved, as well as an occasional gillette new. So you can see from my selection of razors that I like some bite to my razors. I have a relatively dense thick dark beard and could shave twice a day. The R41 is the only razor that keeps my face smooth for nearly 12 hrs.
So on to the Sabi T2. The handle is very hefty, well made with very nice plating. It appears to be nickel plated brass, not pot metal. The handle itself is 72g and the whole razor 102g. Pretty darn heavy, most of my razors come in around 70g. The head appears to be the same as the New York Shaving Company Mariner razor, maybe someone can confirm this by looking at the pics, it does weigh 30g alone. The plating on the cap is nice, on the base it is matte similar to the mariner from what I have seen.
The shave was much more efficient then I would have thought. I was expecting something similar to a tech or DE89, but it was more similar to a FaTip or new improved. Definitely less aggressive then the R41 but still very efficient and comfortable. I could feel less blade then I typically feel with the R41 or old type heads.
I think this razor would really be enjoyed by those looking for something slightly less aggressive then the R41. It is still very efficient but requires less attention and is more comfortable. The handle is a great value alone.
The R41 is on the left in all the pics with 2 razors, the Sabi T2 in all other pics.