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    Default A feather for the ladies, and some gents...

    Hi everyone. Hope this isn't a repost- I stopped by the “Feather” website today and found this:


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    They are nice but I cant find anyone in the UK bringing them in.Paul

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    damn, that makes me want to get a 'real' straight - if only I had the cash for a proper 7 day set

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    Thanks for sharing, but as I have 2 straights already I can't see me downgrading in a hurry!

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    -absolutely a down grade from any quality straight, I posted because I thought it was cute and the feather isn't bad for a disposable straight-

    I have an artist club, but only take it with me on trips where it would be a hassle to bring a real straight or if I'm traveling somewhere where I believe there's a good chance one of my good razor's might get stolen.

    The feather is pretty good, but the same problem with any disposable, besides the obvious, no way to ensure the quality of blade's edge. Though I've tossed very few blades, some have been too dull resulting in jumping and catching. Still, if you're after a disposable straight, this is a pretty good one.

    Although a down grade from a quality straight, a definite upgrade from expensive disposable cartridge razors-

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    Yeah you are right. They may prove to be a good way of trying straight type shaving without the initial layout until you know for sure it's the way you want to go. The Feathers are kinda cute, but why does ladies stuff mainly come in PINK!!!! I wish people would get over the fact a section of the market is being ignored due to such slanted colour choices.

    Ok, rant over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morganholda View Post
    -absolutely a down grade from any quality straight, I posted because I thought it was cute and the feather isn't bad for a disposable straight-

    I have an artist club, but only take it with me on trips where it would be a hassle to bring a real straight or if I'm traveling somewhere where I believe there's a good chance one of my good razor's might get stolen.

    The feather is pretty good, but the same problem with any disposable, besides the obvious, no way to ensure the quality of blade's edge. Though I've tossed very few blades, some have been too dull resulting in jumping and catching. Still, if you're after a disposable straight, this is a pretty good one.

    Although a down grade from a quality straight, a definite upgrade from expensive disposable cartridge razors-
    I recently bought a nonfolding RG and super blades. I cant believe you hit dull blades! These supers are insanely sharp, like to the point they are too sharp.

    I think they are about on par with straights, just different characteristics. Like I noticed even though the blades are insanely sharp (sharper than any of my straights) I didn't get smooth shaves. The edge still felt rough and uncomfortable, like not smoothed enough, got cuts everytime I tried to shave with it lol.

    I think your problem of jumping and catching is more a problem of lather not being lubricating enough for the razor to slide. You will feel a dull blade pulling when cutting hairs or it doesn't cut hairs well and you wind up pressing harder or using more aggressive angles and wind up getting cut.

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    I wonder if you corked one of those blades, if it would be any smoother and less prone to nicks?

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    I have two Artist Clubs and I love them just as much as any straight razor shave I've gotten whether it was done by me or by a barber. The Professional Super blades are consistently insanely sharp. You might find them to be too sharp, but it's all about adjusting your technique. :]

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    I have a Feather Artist club and a Feather Japanese style razor. I find these are a nice complement to my other two dozen razors. I actually love to shave with them and get a fabulous shave from the sharp blades. I do not find them too sharp or hard to adjust to compared to a regular straight.

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