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    Some of you gentlemen will be very interested in this in-depth review. I have to say that this is one of the most comprehensive and professional pieces of shaving writing I've seen.

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    I got a Feather DE after trying 4 other DEs and it's the last razor I'll ever buy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arrowhead View Post
    Some of you gentlemen will be very interested in this in-depth review. I have to say that this is one of the most comprehensive and professional pieces of shaving writing I've seen.
    Thanks, arrowhead.
    The Feather-DE is a part of my "vacation- equipment" together with Proraso, a little brush and Florena-ASB.
    This DE works very well but I'm sure I'll miss my straights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    The very idea that people pay $40.000.00 and well over that for an automobile is mind boggling to me. perspective.
    I'm not sure that likening thoroughbred cars to things like expensive running shoes or even an expensive razor is a good comparison.

    There is a whole world of difference between say, a Porsche 911 Turbo and and a Ford Mondeo which is immediately obvious when you drive it.

    However, I've had expensive NB running shoes and they didn't feel much better or last any longer than budget Nikes or Adidas. Likewise the 100 Feather probably won't perform much better than a 25 Merkur and you could use the same brand of blade in either one.
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    I understand what your saying but this was not the case this time.
    I have 2 Merkur's a cheap starter than the new satin ADJ. Same blades "Feather" but the Feather razor with the Feather blades just work. I've tried all different ADJ's with the Merkur and can't get the damn thing not to cut the S*** out of me. Now, not a cut...YET

    Maybe the 4 blade "stops" at the corners? I don't know why it just works from day one.

    Hope that helps.

    Quote Originally Posted by welshwizard View Post
    I'm not sure that likening thoroughbred cars to things like expensive running shoes or even an expensive razor is a good comparison.

    There is a whole world of difference between say, a Porsche 911 Turbo and and a Ford Mondeo which is immediately obvious when you drive it.

    However, I've had expensive NB running shoes and they didn't feel much better or last any longer than budget Nikes or Adidas. Likewise the 100 Feather probably won't perform much better than a 25 Merkur and you could use the same brand of blade in either one.

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    I still use a DE as much as a straight, while it looks fantastic I can't see how it could shave better than a Futur or Edwin Jagger. If you want to invest in the style then fair enough, but I can't see that it would give be better result.

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    Sorry, the Satin Futur is the one I used to compare this razor with the same "Feather" blades. I have used all the settings and can't get a similar shave and I get many weeping cuts.

    My Girl has tried both on her legs with the same results...the Feather works better

    Try the Feather than get back to me. If you don't like it you can sell it quick.

    The only major difference is the 4 prongs that hold the edges of the blade maybe that's it. I have been talking to iKon and that's what they think. I'm currently on a waiting list for a satin standard with the short handle. I will try an iKon out just for kicks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeltz View Post
    I still use a DE as much as a straight, while it looks fantastic I can't see how it could shave better than a Futur or Edwin Jagger. If you want to invest in the style then fair enough, but I can't see that it would give be better result.

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    If you use a variety of DE's you know they all feel different and often times shave different. Maybe it's the hold or the angle I don't know but it is true. I have the feather and the Chatsworth and they do shave the same (in that case) though the difference being the ergonomics with the feather is better.

    I can tell you with my fatboy and the mercur barber pole and the vision, those three give an inferior shave to the other two, in my case anyway no matter what combination of blades I use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    ...(in that case) though the difference being the ergonomics with the feather is better.
    That and maybe the angle that the blade is held? I'm just glad I found a razor that will shave close to my ST8s and the "PURIST" I love saving with.

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    I had one of these for a while. They are superbly made, and a really nice piece of kit. They shave really well too, it was probably the best shaving DE I've tried.

    I ended up passing it on, it was great but it wasn't all that much better in the shave than the basic metal/plastic Feather DE razor (which sells for about $20), which is also a pretty nice shaver. Also, I don't care if the $20 Feather gets dropped, or stolen from my luggage.

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