06-24-2013, 12:22 PM
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Well, I was a believer in the Feather brand when I began using their blades in my early days of Wet Shaving. This led to me purchasing the Feather All Stainless D1. I always got great shaves from my AS-D1, and knew I had to try the AS-D2 when it hit the shelves.

With a newborn in our house, shaving hasn't been at the top of my to do list, but I've finally gotten around to trying out the AS-D2 for the past couple of weeks. And I once again have been very impressed with Feather's line of DE Razors.

I enjoy a nice mild shaver, and the AS-D2 is just that. It's weight gives a perfect balance, and a nice BBS shave after 3 passes (at times, 2 passes and a clean up). I've used the AS-D2 when I am in a hurry and haven't had weepers, and have taken my time and again, enjoyed a mild smooth shave.

A lot of folks have written fine reviews of this razor, so I won't repeat the praises that they have given here.

I have compiled a few pictures of the AS-D1 and AS-D2, showing both of the designs in hopes to have a side by side comparison.

I love my AS-D2!

Feather All Stainless D1

[Image: FeatherAS-D1_zps08c8adcb.png]



Feather All Stainless D2

[Image: FeatherAS-D2_zpsfab2708a.png]

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 06-24-2013, 12:34 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Thanks for the review. Would you say even though the D2 is mild that it is more aggressive than the D1 was?

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 06-24-2013, 08:45 PM
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  • celestino
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts. i would still be interested in trying one out as the AS-D1 was just the mildest razor i have ever tried. Couldn't get a decent shave with it for the life of me!Blush

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 06-25-2013, 04:52 AM
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  • Samjax
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The D2 is indeed more aggressive than the D1...although it's still a very mild shaver.

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 06-25-2013, 04:55 AM
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  • Johnny
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(06-25-2013, 04:52 AM)Samjax Wrote: The D2 is indeed more aggressive than the D1...although it's still a very mild shaver.

I was afraid someone would say that. Now I want one. Now where did I plant that money tree?

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 06-25-2013, 07:10 AM
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  • ojinsa
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Johnny, samjax beat me to it, but I agree with his response. More aggressive than the D1, but still mild. If it helps your analysis, I too was on the fence about getting a D2 based on my own experiences with the D1, but when the opportunity to get one from our B/S/T came up ( thank you Steve!), I picked one up. Today was my first shave with it and I can fully recommend this razor to those seeking a well-built and mildly efficient razor.

I don't know if it affects the shave but one difference between the two that I noticed is that the D2 doesn't retain lather between the plates like the D1 does; in other words once the shave is over there's less lather trapped between the cap and plate so it expels lather much better than the D1.

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 06-26-2013, 05:06 AM
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  • ben74
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I've always experienced decent shaves with my friendly D1, but I have a D2 en route and if it is indeed more aggressive then I may end up parting with my long time friend...

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 06-26-2013, 05:15 AM
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I agree. For me, the AS-D2 is a bit more aggressive while still offering the close comfortable shave. The D2 is a keeper for sure, and well worth going out to the money tree Smile

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 06-26-2013, 06:47 AM
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  • Snuff
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I love the D2 (the first model didn't shave at all for me), it requires rinsing a bit more during shaving then all other razors that I have but that's the only somewhat negative thing that I can say.

For those who want to try one there are several specimens for sale on the European forums.

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 07-03-2013, 12:26 PM
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  • celar36
  • Enjoying Life 1 shave at time
  • Essex, UK
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Hi guys,

Sorry for kidnapping a thread but I didnt want start new one about feather.

I have feather Portable (only DE I feel comfortable to shave with after my friend kidnapped my Muhle R41 2010 head) and I use mostly SE razors. As many of you know I have sensitive skin but I need efficient razor to cut.

To the point:

I really want try new Feather ( think to buy at August) but I am afraid it will not be so good so I dont want to spend £184 for it to dont waste it. Any advice should I go for it or reconsider and stay with my greatest Portable razor?

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 07-03-2013, 01:02 PM
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(07-03-2013, 12:26 PM)celar36 Wrote: Hi guys,

Sorry for kidnapping a thread but I didnt want start new one about feather.

I have feather Portable (only DE I feel comfortable to shave with after my friend kidnapped my Muhle R41 2010 head) and I use mostly SE razors. As many of you know I have sensitive skin but I need efficient razor to cut.

To the point:

I really want try new Feather ( think to buy at August) but I am afraid it will not be so good so I dont want to spend £184 for it to dont waste it. Any advice should I go for it or reconsider and stay with my greatest Portable razor?

The Portable is a great razor and will never be replaced unless Feather goes back to their original roots which I doubt because there was not enough profit in it. The AS-D2 is a big profit maker and that is why they make them.

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 07-03-2013, 01:21 PM
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  • Samjax
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(07-03-2013, 12:26 PM)celar36 Wrote: Hi guys,

Sorry for kidnapping a thread but I didnt want start new one about feather.

I have feather Portable (only DE I feel comfortable to shave with after my friend kidnapped my Muhle R41 2010 head) and I use mostly SE razors. As many of you know I have sensitive skin but I need efficient razor to cut.

To the point:

I really want try new Feather ( think to buy at August) but I am afraid it will not be so good so I dont want to spend £184 for it to dont waste it. Any advice should I go for it or reconsider and stay with my greatest Portable razor?

While the D2 is a very nice razor, if you're concerned about the money, there are any number of other very nice razors out there for far less money that will shave you every bit as good. You did mention sensitive skin...so any of the following would be suitable.

Gillette Techs,
Superspeeds
Aristocrats
Gillette Adjustables
Merkur Progress
EJ89
Weber

There are probably others, but those come to mind - all less money than a new D2.

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 07-03-2013, 01:56 PM
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  • Harvey
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Excellent advice...If I could only pick one it would be the Merkur Progress....

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 07-05-2013, 05:26 PM
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  • Johnny
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I got my AS-D2 in the mail today. I will put it through its maiden voyage tomorrow.

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 07-06-2013, 06:39 AM
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  • Johnny
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I really like this AS-D2. It is mild but not as mild as the AS-D1 was. This will be my go to DE Razor.

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