05-15-2014, 12:39 PM
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Has anyone had success (or lack thereof) in order a Feather Artist Club razor from one of the vendors based in Japan on eBay? They seem to be a little cheaper (to the US) and I just saw a few "new" kamisori-style RG models in new colors, like green or pink.

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 05-15-2014, 12:47 PM
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Feather RG razors are 'out of production' ... so eBay is likely your best bet, in terms of finding NOS or NIB from Japanese vendors. These RG are no longer available from US vendors.

There will be a longer wait in terms of shipping from Japan.

Otherwise, just observe the usual precautions and due diligence in terms of eBay transactions, etc.

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 05-15-2014, 05:50 PM
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Yeah I knew that RGs were out of production but if you look them up (I'm on my phone right now so I don't really have the capability) I've never seen ones with the different color handles. The kamisori ones come in the gray handles I've always seen but also in lime and sort of a raspberry pink. The folding ones also come in a blue handle. I would assume these were for the Japanese or Asian markets but I've never seen these before.


- Josh -

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 05-15-2014, 05:57 PM
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Josh, I see what you mean ... and agree that the colorful versions of RG were likely available in Eastern markets only'.

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 05-19-2014, 07:37 AM
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I've received Feather AC razors from Japan and have had zero issues. Be prepared to wait a bit for shipping, but other than that I've had no issue. I bought a cocobola SS from Japan as that is the only market it is available in.

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 05-19-2014, 07:52 AM
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Thanks for the info, Doug. Yeah, I figured I'd need to wait.

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 05-19-2014, 09:30 AM
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I ordered a feather SS from Japanese vendor. Price was very good and the guy couldn't have been more helpful. Stuck a load of Japanese confectionary in the box which was nice touch and even has a YouTube video showing how razors were packaged. Quite an entertaining purchase!

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 05-19-2014, 09:35 AM
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I also ordered one from Japan and got the extra treats too and a handwritten note. A great transaction.

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 05-19-2014, 09:38 AM
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(05-19-2014, 09:35 AM)BreakItYourself Wrote: I also ordered one from Japan and got the extra treats too and a handwritten note. A great transaction.

Could be the same vendor I ordered from. I got a number of sticks of incense....... if only I liked incense. Each was in its own glass tube. A great transaction IMO.

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 05-19-2014, 01:43 PM
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I also got an RG from Japan with electric green scales. Smooth transaction and a great shavette.

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 05-19-2014, 01:56 PM
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(05-19-2014, 01:43 PM)matloffm Wrote: I also got an RG from Japan with electric green scales. Smooth transaction and a great shavette.

Just so you know, the RG and DX are identical shavers. The difference being the RG is plated brass and the DX is solid stainless steel. The angle and head size are exactly the same.

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 06-04-2014, 08:44 PM
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They weren't just for the eastern market. I saw the RG models in colors on various US dealers in the past. Right now razorbladesandmore has colors for the folding and non-folding Feather AC with different look and model names, but not the RG.
http://www.razorbladesandmore.com/catalo...her-razors

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 06-04-2014, 09:46 PM
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Have to put my hand up here too.
I purchased from Japan and enjoyed the added trinkets and a hand written note of thanks as well.

It's a nice touch to receive a personal note of thanks for the sale and of course the Feather razor , grey handle in my case was a thing of beauty.

Now if only I could use it with my shakey hand Biggrin

PS/edit: I bulked up on Feather blades at the same time for quite a substantial saving.

Bill

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