03-22-2014, 05:20 PM
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I'm not into straights but have been interested so when I go into a store that has them I always look. Saw this one today and it looked very nice. I am used to the feather name but this almost looked new not vintage. Can someone help me out? Just trying to learn.

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 03-22-2014, 05:25 PM
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I don't know enough about the vintage feathers. I agree that the condition of this vintage is very nice. Have you tried searching the forum for previous posts on vintage feathers? I do believe that they are of high quality.


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 03-22-2014, 07:17 PM
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I've never heard of vintage Feather straight razors. This is probably new. What is the country name on the tang? I know Suzumasa is making new straights in Japan, but haven't heard of Feather other than for the shavettes.

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 03-22-2014, 07:20 PM
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(03-22-2014, 07:17 PM)lindyhop66 Wrote: I've never heard of vintage Feather straight razors. This is probably new. What is the country name on the tang? I know Suzumasa is making new straights in Japan, but haven't heard of Feather other than for the shavettes.

Didn't get the name on the tang. That's part of the problem. I just don't know what to look for.

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 03-22-2014, 07:37 PM
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I just remembered seeing japannippon on ebay listing Feather straight razors, so this is probably a good razor and could be vintage. The tang on a Feather will have two feathers crossing as the logo on the tang.

Here's a list of his Feathers.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=feat...=1&_ipg=50

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 03-22-2014, 10:17 PM
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If that's a Feather straight razor then you are a lucky Man as they are some of the best Japanese straight razors you can buy, they are vintage I would like one but they come with a far to hefty price for me If you can snag for a good price go for it.

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 03-23-2014, 07:08 AM
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Pick up several of the Feathers, if cheap, especially larger ones, and you can sell them to Jamie and myself.

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 03-23-2014, 08:16 AM
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They want $85 for it and would haggle but I have no idea what the value is. If anyone wants me to pick this up for them I could. I run into these all the time in my search for safety razors and may come across a holy grail but would never know. If only there was a compendium that would help me find things for other people.

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 03-23-2014, 12:52 PM
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Japannippon sells the larger sizes for $456 to $500 plus, so it is a good deal. Still haggle for it,anyhow. If it's a Feather, I'd take it off your hands. See if he has a larger one.

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 03-24-2014, 09:58 AM
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Well I just don't know what to do. I don't really have a use for it but would be willing to snag it for someone else. I'm just not brave enough or have enough time for a straight.

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 03-24-2014, 02:19 PM
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These are pretty good razors. I've had one in the past - it has the usual Japanese quality. Not all the 'Feathers' were made in Japan, though. I seem to recall a Feather-branded razor with a Solingen mark.

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