12-09-2013, 02:05 PM
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  • Crag
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I have seen several places on line where they are offering the SEKI Feather AS-D2 which seems to be about $40 to $50 less than those advertised as specifically the Feather AS-D2. Does anyone know what the differences are between these two razors?

They 'look' exactly the same in every respect...

Thanks!

Matt

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 12-09-2013, 02:42 PM
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Matt, this is the first time I have heard of this! Blush

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 12-09-2013, 04:24 PM
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  • ben74
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I've read that Seki Edge, is the same as Jatai, just retailed under a different name. Apparently when purchasing from Seki you still get billed by Jatai...

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 12-09-2013, 04:50 PM
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I only saw the Seki Feather listed at a couple retailers, where it was out of stock, and the price was $220 plus shipping.

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 12-09-2013, 06:01 PM
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I see that now, but yesterday Amazon had it for $169 which is probably why they are out of stock now. Maybe I should have bought it. haha

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 12-09-2013, 06:06 PM
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Well ... I've learned to be skeptical with Amazon and shaving items ... perhaps it's for the best that this offer sold out before you could purchase ... you never know exactly what you're getting with Amazon.
This is why I stick with reputable and known shaving focused vendors.

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 12-09-2013, 07:04 PM
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But I have to note that it really does look exactly the same.

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 12-09-2013, 08:09 PM
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I thought that SEKI was the Feather distributor for North America.

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 12-09-2013, 08:10 PM
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Hmm... Did anyone read my comment above... ? ? ?

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 12-09-2013, 08:26 PM
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(12-09-2013, 04:24 PM)ben74 Wrote: I've read that Seki Edge, is the same as Jatai, just retailed under a different name. Apparently when purchasing from Seki you still get billed by Jatai...


* Ben, personally, I am not sure what this means. I have never heard of either of these names. Are you implying that they are the same as Feather?

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 12-09-2013, 08:30 PM
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My understanding is that Jatai is closely affiliated with Feather, and that Seki Edge is a subsidiary of these entities. There appears to be some overlap in terms of product nomenclature, between Feather and Seki Edge, perhaps depending on geographical market.

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 12-09-2013, 08:54 PM
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(12-09-2013, 08:30 PM)Agravic Wrote: My understanding is that Jatai is closely affiliated with Feather, and that Seki Edge is a subsidiary of these entities. There appears to be some overlap in terms of product nomenclature, between Feather and Seki Edge, perhaps depending on geographical market.

* Thanks, Ravi. I had no idea! It must be my myopic view with my Weber DLC that limits me, nowadays, to anything else! Biggrin

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 12-09-2013, 09:11 PM
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(12-09-2013, 08:26 PM)celestino Wrote:
(12-09-2013, 04:24 PM)ben74 Wrote: I've read that Seki Edge, is the same as Jatai, just retailed under a different name. Apparently when purchasing from Seki you still get billed by Jatai...


* Ben, personally, I am not sure what this means. I have never heard of either of these names. Are you implying that they are the same as Feather?

Jatai is the parent company of Seki Edge.

Jatai are Feather.

Jatai sell Feather.

Seki sell Feather.

Use your credit card to buy from Seki and the biller will be Jatai.

Visit: http://www.jatai.net

and note:

JATAI International
6980 Hermosa Circle, Buena Park, CA 90620
Toll Free: (888) 965-2824 • Office (714) 670-9400 • Fax: (714) 670-9440 Service@Jatai.ne

Visit: http://www.sekiedge.com

and note:

JATAI International / Seki Edge Beauty Implements
6980 Hermosa Circle, Buena Park, CA 90620
Toll Free: (888) 965-2824 • Office: (714) 670-9400 • Email: Service@SekiEdge.com

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 12-09-2013, 09:21 PM
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Thanks for the clarification, Ben! Smile

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 12-09-2013, 09:23 PM
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(12-09-2013, 09:21 PM)celestino Wrote: Thanks for the clarification, Ben! Smile

Sorry for not making it clear enough to begin with...

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 12-09-2013, 09:27 PM
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Thanks everyone! I confirmed with Jatai Japan that Seki is a trademarked brand of steel and also happens to be where the Feather is manufactured and is akin to the (Dovo)Solingen moniker. With that info I ordered a Seki Edge Feather All Stainless AS-D2 razor this evening. It's just the razor, not the stand as I will be using a traditional stand for my razor.

I appreciate all the input, especially from Ben74 as I was able to contact a Colleague in Japan who confirmed the info with Jatai.

Thanks again!

Matt

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 12-09-2013, 10:01 PM
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Enjoy the razor Matt!!

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 12-10-2013, 02:46 PM
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(12-09-2013, 10:01 PM)Triad Wrote: Enjoy the razor Matt!!

Thanks! It should be here on Thursday! I hope it finally puts me at ease! I have the Worst case of RAD ever! Boy does that iKON Shavecraft look good....LOL

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