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    The Feathers are excellent in a Super Speed or a Tech.

    They are very good in the more aggressive razors and the adjustables too - but then I do have to remember to be a bit less aggressive myself..

    The upside is if I cut myself with a Feather - I never feel it.

    But I bleed just the same-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighter2 View Post
    I found that I've actually cut myself more with my DE's than with my straights, but the straights deliver a smoothness of the skin that can't be matched.

    +1. I also have this issue. I'm new to DE's and so spent some time with them of late. The other day I shaved with my Cutthroat, only to find it was like being a beginner with that all over again. I started to alternate now and, thankfully, my CT shaves are back to where they ought to be. I'm still having issues with the DE that will hopefully be sorted out with time, practice and the finding of the holy grail blade to suit my face. I can barely make it through a second pass with the DE somedays.


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    Ive been a solid DE user for 30+ yrs only using disposables now an then all that time have been shaving with a superspeed and a fatboy but since starting with straights prettywell daily for bout 8 mths now then going back to DE's now an then I get outstanding shaves out of my Feather loaded Fatboy genuine BBS all over , my DE technique has improved outa sight from using straights yeap streching makes all the difference indeed , just ordered a 39C slant after reading all the good reviews on it , cant wait to load some feathers in it and clean up !
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    Gentlemen,

    Please do not take this as criticism, as I do not know what your shaving technique is like, but if you put as much care and attention into your DE shave as you do with a SR you will not cut yourself up at all. You should also be able to match your straight shaves in closeness Unfortunately many of us look at the DE as a "knock off a quick shave" instrument, without giving it it's due respect.

    I've shaved with Feathers many times and have yet to cut myself with one. It's likely due to the fact that, like Obie, I respect whatever razor I happen to be using on any given day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan82 View Post
    Gentlemen,

    Please do not take this as criticism, as I do not know what your shaving technique is like, but if you put as much care and attention into your DE shave as you do with a SR you will not cut yourself up at all. You should also be able to match your straight shaves in closeness Unfortunately many of us look at the DE as a "knock off a quick shave" instrument, without giving it it's due respect.

    I've shaved with Feathers many times and have yet to cut myself with one. It's likely due to the fact that, like Obie, I respect whatever razor I happen to be using on any given day.
    Ryan I think your post is right on the money we will tend to slack off when shaving with a DE because it is diffcult to remove body parts with a safety razor but there is always that possibilty with a straight so we'll subconciously pay more attention

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickR View Post
    I'm still having issues with the DE that will hopefully be sorted out with time, practice and the finding of the holy grail blade to suit my face. I can barely make it through a second pass with the DE somedays.


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    Hi there,

    That is an odd thing. I sorta doubt it's your technique that's the problem, but you never know. Sounds like a pretty rough road, and maybe I'd look to something else as the culprit.

    It might be the razor you have isn't a good fit, or it may be the blade......or both. Do you happen to be using an aggressive razor with a Merkur blade? Now that could be a tough combo for lots of people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evin View Post
    we will tend to slack off when shaving with a DE because it is diffcult to remove body parts with a safety razor
    That's my thinking too. However I frequently hear stories about guys cutting themselves up pretty good with DE razor, and I mean hanging-flaps-of-skin kind of cuts. I'm not sure how they are performing this feat, but if you can make it through a straight shave without cutting yourself there is no reason why you should be cut by a safety razor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by De Layne View Post
    Hi there,

    That is an odd thing. I sorta doubt it's your technique that's the problem, but you never know. Sounds like a pretty rough road, and maybe I'd look to something else as the culprit.

    It might be the razor you have isn't a good fit, or it may be the blade......or both. Do you happen to be using an aggressive razor with a Merkur blade? Now that could be a tough combo for lots of people.

    Martin

    It was the blades mate. I've started on a different brand after trying to alter my technique to fix the problem. Nothing worked, so I moved onto the next (3rd) pack of blades in the line-up in my sample pack. They work fine, no burn, clean shave...I'm in love! Still going to give the other brands a go. But I ain't going back to the ones I've tried and failed with.


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