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    Finally got the blades in today, tested out the autostrop tonight, very nice. Didn't even notice it cutting on the WTG pass, felt it a bit more ATG but not bad. this will become my keep at work razor.
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    One of my favorite SE razors. I get several shaves from the Feather blades.

    I like the balance as well as the weight.

    Enjoy!

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    I have 4 of them, I recieved a package from a friend that was chalk full of safety razors and one unstamped Wapi (he claims). I did not know you could get blades for them! Maybe I will keep one

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    feather makes blades for them, but they are modern blades so the stropping part isn't really relevant anymore

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    It's an excellent razor, especially with those Feather blades.

    You can also modify a regular SE blade (use needlenose pliers to remove the spine) if you want a cheaper option for blades.

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    you tube has a video on the auto strop how to use it and shave with it

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    I have one of the first style you can use de-spined se in. It does a good job. It feels very funky to use, not in a bad way, just different. Different angle to a gem and a funny balance point.

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    I got a VAS last fall from my Uncle for about $5. Bought the Feather SE blades. Finally shaved with it tonight. My first SE shave. I regularly use a straight or a vintage DE.
    Holy cow! It was awesome. I love the feel in the hand, and the blade just glided across a 3 day growth. A new standard for me to compare my straight shaves to.
    Why did I wait so long?
    I would like to know why the Feathers dont need stropping?
    I used my SE stropper after the shave. I have a leather strop from another auto stropper, but didnt feel like digging it out.

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