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    For me, the Feathers are the best for my face with the Gillette 7 o'clock a close second.

    They've worked in every one of my vintage and new DE's so far. It's true, very light pressure (you'll learn the new meaning for light ), an proper angle.

    Just tried some Bolzano's (sp) in my vintage Bakelite slant....no bueno lol

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    I'll add my tuppence worth and say that I'm more than happy with Tesco "own brand" blades, which seem to be a repackaged Israeli/Personna blade.
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    . being used to a cartridge requires pressure in order to obtain a smooth shave. The change to a double edge razor requires using less pressure. Using a feather razor blade with the pressure that we utilize with the cartridge head will be a dangerous situation.. so in my opinion the use of a feather razor blade requires a feathers touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BanjoTom View Post
    ....in my opinion the use of a feather razor blade requires a feathers touch.
    Yup, hence the name Feather hehe

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    Ok, I manned up again and tried the Feather blades. This time it was a lot better. I am not saying they are my favorite but it worked. I was so cautious during the shave that I could not really enjoy it. I was walking on eggshells to avoid any pressure at all. In the end, no razor burn and the alum/asl only had a slight sting to it.
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    I like Feather blades both in the DE and also in the Feather Artist Club straight, you don't get that many shaves though from the DE about 3 to 4 max, on the other hand if you use the Feather AC straight type Feather when using the Pro blade you can get over 15 shaves per blade, the Feather light blades are pretty poor you will only get around 4 shaves in the Feather AC using those blades.

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    When I first started DE shaving, I bought a 50 count bundle of Feathers. From time to time I would try them, but they always roasted my face. I think they are a quality product, but we are not compatible! But I would recommend to all DE shavers to try them.

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    funny I came to this forum section tonight to sing the praises of the Feathers! Different strokes, I guess. For me, they are the best I've used so far, the comfort unsurpassed by any other shaving experience I've had. (blasphemy alert) It is making me second guess even having a straight!

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    I just spent a week away from home and rather than pack my straight, I took my R41 and a pack of Feathers. It seems I only get 3 good shaves from a Feather blade. After that I get razor burn, as in, exactly my shaving area is bright red for a while until the after shave and moisturizer kick in. Switch to a fresh blade: no problem, no redness. It surprises me but that's my experience. But when they're right and in an R41, they're the next best thing to a straight.

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    Try using them in a Feather or iKon DE or a Joris if you prefer a more aggressive razor. Big difference...IMHO

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