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    Default First trial of Feathers and... damn!

    I ran out of Gillette 7am blades for both my DE and my shavette(non DOVO) so I though I'd get a sample pack and see what else is out there. I'd grown used to the fact that I would always have a certain amount of razor burn, thinking it's just my skin/beard type.

    Feathers were the first of the sample pack to try, and the difference is quite astounding. First of all, not a spot of razor burn anywhere, using either the DE or the shavette. I barely need to do a second pass! Secondly, I've picked up more cuts that I ever have before, even though I did not feel any of them.

    I figure that I had been using too much pressure with the gillettes just to get a half decent shave, and this sort of pressure is simply not needed with the sharper feathers. Its almost a matter of waving the razor over the skin rather than shaving the stubble off.

    Not exactly forgiving though

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    Default First trial of Feather . . .

    Hello, JoelVDM:

    Yes, the Feather blades are great shavers. When shaving with the double edge razor, I use Feathers and Gillette 7 O'Clock "Sharp Edge" blades (yellow packs). I find these Gillettes almost as sharp as the feather, though a bit smoother. Neither blade gives me cuts, because I shave carefully, as I would with any blade, and rely on the razor's pressure only.

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    Definitely the most unforgiving blades I have ever tried!! I have a scar under my chin that I re-named Nick because of them.

    Have fun,

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    Very coincidental....

    I just picked up my first pack of Feathers when I visited Rasage Poulin a couple weeks ago. I've yet to try them out, althought I'm not too worried because, like Obie, I'm an overly cautious shaver. We'll see.......

    I'll keep you guys posted.

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    I like the feather's. Very sharp and give a great shave you just need to be careful with them.
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    JoelVDM,

    For me, the Feathers are the best blades I have used in a DE razor.

    They are very closely followed by the Russian blades - Gillette 7'o Clock SharpEdge and the Iridium Supers; you might want to give them a try.

    As Obie has siad, they are almost as sharp as the Feathers, but quite a bit smoother.

    Good luck

    Have fun !

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    I'm another fan, but on an occasional basis. Their sharpness seems to me to be combined with a somewhat less than smooth edge which causes irritation if I use them continuously, no matter how carefully. They do seem to work well in almost any razor, from a mild Tech to a wide open Fatboy, the key being to use no pressure worth speaking of at all.

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    Hi Joel,

    Yeah, they are a bit on the unforgiving side.....heh. You have about zero time to react before something bad happens. Very little buffer there.

    Seeing as how you'd been using only one type blade before, I can understand how surprising the difference was. Actually, the Feather's different from any other blade anyway. You may have to alter your technique a tiny bit, but it won't take long. They can be a pretty fun blade.

    I don't care for a Feather in any of the many razors I use, except for one. That one razor( fatboy dialed in perfectly at #4) tames the Feather into something magical. The combo is one of my top two favorites......amazing.

    Sadly that blade is just too sharp in all other cases for me to use comfortably on my face. The Feather blade is an odd duck that's not for everyone. In my case, it was a question of finding the correct razor to fit that blade.

    I use Iridiums in almost all my razors and they're the best all round blade for me. As others have mentioned, it's very sharp but gives you plenty of time to correct technique.

    Hope that helps,

    Martin
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    Quote Originally Posted by De Layne View Post
    Hi Joel,

    Yeah, they are a bit on the unforgiving side.....heh. You have about zero time to react before something bad happens. Very little buffer there.

    Seeing as how you'd been using only one type blade before, I can understand how surprising the difference was. Actually, the Feather's different from any other blade anyway. You may have to alter your technique a tiny bit, but it won't take long. They can be a pretty fun blade.

    I don't care for a Feather in any of the many razors I use, except for one. That one razor( fatboy dialed in perfectly at #4) tames the Feather into something magical. The combo is one of my top two favorites......amazing.

    Sadly that blade is just too sharp in all other cases for me to use comfortably on my face. The Feather blade is an odd duck that's not for everyone. In my case, it was a question of finding the correct razor to fit that blade.

    I use Iridiums in almost all my razors and they're the best all round blade for me. As others have mentioned, it's very sharp but gives you plenty of time to correct technique.

    Hope that helps,

    Martin
    This gives me a good reason to dust off the 1959 Fatboy I have not tried yet..

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