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    The Feather D-2 is probably the finest made and most ergonomic DEs I've ever used. It's a tad on the mild side (I have one) and you will see many guys complain about the shave it gives. From my experience you need to get the angle right and the window for that is very small. If you don't get it precise you get a crummy shave and that's what I think folks problem is with the razor.
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    I've never had one, but the fact that both Obie and spendur rate the Feather AS D2 at the top of the heap is very impressive to me. I've never had the Futur either, but as I mentioned I did have the Vision. Reading the reviews on amazon about the problems many people had with the Vision's internals being corroded with soap and what not, would make me hesitate on the Futur because it appears to be of the same construction.

    I guess I am more partial to 'normal' non adjustable razors because as Murphy's Law says, if something can go wrong it will. Adjustables require maintenance that isn't necessary with standard non adjustables.
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    The Feather is indeed a splendid razor, mild but still effective.
    I'm a tad on the large side, so to me the Vision actually works pretty darn well to be honest.
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    Thank you guys most helpful.
    Can any one recommend a good shave supply shop I could visit in LV I am flying to Shot Show later in Jan.

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    Ive had both and since sold both, I preferred the Futur out of the 2, only sold em due to liking my Fatboy more and my Brit TV superspeed is my go to DE.
    The Vision was big btw

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    Gentlemen,

    I find both Merkur's Vision and Futur clunkers, although some gentlemen shavers like them.

    The Feather D2 is a sweet razor, a work of art, really, with impeccable fit and finish. Yes, the shave is mild, but once you figure out the proper angle, the razor is a keeper.

    The American-made stainless steel Weber is a fine meat-and-potato razor, a touch more aggressive than the Edwin Jagger DE 89 and Muhle R89 razors, both of which I recommend. The Weber's finish is nowhere near that of the Feather, but it is a razor worth having nevertheless. I am quite fond of the Weber with Personna Red IP blades.

    In the Merkur razors, none sparkles like the Progress (short); I use it with Personna Red IP blades for a really sweet razor. This is also my travel razor, along with the Feather Artist Club AS DX.

    Among the vintage Gillettes, the Aristocrat is pure pleasure. Yes, it is a mild razor, in the Feather D2 neighborhood, but like the Feather, it is a sweet razor to hold.

    I've gone through everything from a seven-day set of Joris to Tradere, iKon and Pils, but they have failed to hold my attention, and all are gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obie View Post
    I've gone through everything from a seven-day set of Joris to Tradere, iKon and Pils, but they have failed to hold my attention, and all are gone.
    I'm surprised you haven't mentioned any slants Obie, I'm betting you've tried one or more ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    I'm surprised you haven't mentioned any slants Obie, I'm betting you've tried one or more ?
    Jimmy, I tried a slant a long time ago and did not like it. Years later, I tried it again, and still did not like it. I equate my dislike for the slant to that of the Japanese non-folding razor. I just don't like these razors.
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    Any Gillette Adjustable would be an even better choice. Had a Merkur Progressive and was too big for the upper lip. Gave it to my son, he tried it and sold it. He agreed but added that it was slippery to hold with wet hands.

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    I have both the Futur and the Vision. They're excellent shavers, in my opinion. The Futur is probably the more accessible of the two. The Vision is huge, and a little daunting to some. They can both be pretty aggressive, but still smooth, shavers.

    Of the slants I've tried, the only ones that were really good were the Merkur clones. They're efficient, smooth, and relatively cheap. The iKon slant is a waste of money - like shaving with a Tech (which is much cheaper).

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