04-14-2014, 01:10 PM
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 04-14-2014, 02:09 PM
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  • BobH
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We are going to put your theory to the test when some feather blades I have on order arrive. I tend to agree that with very sharp blades, be they DE or straight razor, your lather and your technique WTO weight and angle have to spot on as well as your concentration.

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 04-14-2014, 02:25 PM
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(04-14-2014, 02:09 PM)BobH Wrote: We are going to put your theory to the test when some feather blades I have on order arrive. I tend to agree that with very sharp blades, be they DE or straight razor, your lather and your technique WTO weight and angle have to spot on as well as your concentration.

Bob
YMMV as always but I definitely prefer sharper tools. Using blades that are less sharp would seem counterintuitive to me.

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 04-15-2014, 01:05 PM
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Thanks Chris
The Feather works well for me which I use exclusively and I do get the occasional nick, however this is down to operator error (complacency) on my behalf.
Thanks again for the video!
Jim


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 04-15-2014, 02:54 PM
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Thanks for your kind words.

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 04-15-2014, 08:01 PM
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  • LORDBISHOP
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Well said, they certainly are nothing to fear, but rather utilize Feather's positive attributes, and in this case be a touch more mindful around your trouble areas during your shave. I don't use Feather blades consistently, but do enjoy one every so often, especially in my more mild razors.

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 04-15-2014, 10:05 PM
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These were the only blades that was too intimidated to use when I first started de shaving. They are in my regular rotation now, it's just a sharper than average blade.

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 04-16-2014, 02:40 AM
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it's their lack of smoothness that puts them among the worst blades for me. If you could quantify both sharpness and smoothness for example on a 1 to 5 scale,I much prefer a blade that scores a 4 on sharpness and a 4 on smoothness for an 8 than something like a Feather which gets a 5 on sharpness and a 2 on smoothness for a 7. even if it got a 3 for the tie, after three passes the resulting closeness is the same so I'll take the smoother blade. Add to that the fact that I can often feel Feathers declining before I'm done with my first shave ...I am not a fan.
but YMMV!

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 04-16-2014, 04:25 AM
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Yep, blades are definitely a YMMV thing.

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 04-16-2014, 08:08 AM
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The sharper the better but don't handle a blade too much as they can dull very easily.

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 04-23-2014, 03:07 AM
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Very good point. As always a good video to. Thank you.Smile

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 04-23-2014, 04:29 AM
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My initial impression of Feather blades, only having shaved with them twice, just confirmed what I had thought. If you use a light touch and the right angle they are nothing to fear. Just as others in this thread have already said. They for sure are capable of giving a close long lasting shave. I'd say the closest and longest lasting shaves of any DE shave I have had so far going back 40 odd years. They will give a straight razor a run for it's money in both those areas.

Bob

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 04-23-2014, 06:07 AM
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(04-23-2014, 04:29 AM)BobH Wrote: My initial impression of Feather blades, only having shaved with them twice, just confirmed what I had thought. If you use a light touch and the right angle they are nothing to fear. Just as others in this thread have already said. They for sure are capable of giving a close long lasting shave. I'd say the closest and longest lasting shaves of any DE shave I have had so far going back 40 odd years. They will give a straight razor a run for it's money in both those areas.

Bob

Glad it went well for you!

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 04-23-2014, 06:16 AM
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Not nearly as glad as I am. Biggrin

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 04-23-2014, 06:26 AM
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(04-23-2014, 06:16 AM)BobH Wrote: Not nearly as glad as I am. Biggrin

Bob

If only the price were a wee bit betterSmile

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 04-23-2014, 11:28 AM
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(04-23-2014, 06:26 AM)TSEvangelist Wrote:
(04-23-2014, 06:16 AM)BobH Wrote: Not nearly as glad as I am. Biggrin

Bob

If only the price were a wee bit betterSmile

Not much of a concern for me shaving with a straight 95% of the time. Only really use a DE when traveling or for a change of pace.

Bob

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