10-06-2014, 06:35 PM
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 10-08-2014, 05:47 PM
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Love em

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 10-08-2014, 06:29 PM
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  • kav
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  • east of the sun,west of the moon
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There's this story (apocryphal) about King Richard Coer de Lion meeting Saladin. Richard pulls out his mighty two handed fighting sword and chops an anvil in half with one mighty blow.
Saladin threw a silk scarf into the air, turned his damascene scimitar upside down and the silk cut in two floating against it.
There's a famous story of a samurai/Zen Monk who defeated a drunk samurai without drawing his sword at all.
And THAT story is my take on feathers.
I pretty well flayed my self alive in one attempt to use themAngry

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 10-08-2014, 06:39 PM
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That's all I use,both DE & SE,nothing else comes close.

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 10-08-2014, 07:06 PM
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  • Shaun
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They get all pissy after about three shaves. Nah.

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 10-09-2014, 12:18 AM
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  • Mouser
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  • Forest City, Florida U.S.A.
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They go bad on the second shave for me and before that hey are about as smooth as flint. R.....O......U.....G....H spells Feather.

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 10-09-2014, 05:30 AM
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The blade I learned with and which continues to be my number one choice. I can manage 6-7, three pass shaves easily per blade, although I routinely change every 4 shaves.

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 10-09-2014, 12:29 PM
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So they get worse around 4 shaves, but that worse is still better than any other blade which will just tug on my beard.

just found the most ridiculous deal. less than 17 cents a feather.

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 10-10-2014, 11:44 AM
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  • kav
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Isn't a selection so vast AMAZING in the face of mass advertising for multiblade gimmick razors, foam in a can and aftershaves inspired by a WALKING DEAD episode?
We few, we happy few get to try all this equally wonderful ( for somebody) stuff. It's not unlike a wine tasting room and we eventually sort of stagger out with a few bottles counterbalancing a compromised equilibriumBiggrin
So, THANKYOU to Feather and everybody else just for marketing this stuff.

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 10-10-2014, 03:08 PM
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there is a couple models of these blades which one is the best

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 10-23-2014, 08:09 AM
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  • kiruiz
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Gents:

In my case from what its available feathers is the best.

Thanks
Ken


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 10-23-2014, 09:21 AM
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(10-10-2014, 03:08 PM)BrotherCavefish Wrote: there is a couple models of these blades which one is the best

Really only 1 type of Feather blades in 2 packages as far as DE razor blades. Both are the Hi-Stainless Platinum Coated blades, one in a yellow (main color) 10 pack and one in a black and gray 5 pack. I hear this was just done for Marketing reasons.
[Image: 100-feather-razor-blades-double-edge-fre...-85a50.jpg]

Also this thread talks about the yellow and black packaging.....http://shavenook.com/thread-feather-blades

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 10-23-2014, 04:08 PM
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  • Mouser
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  • Forest City, Florida U.S.A.
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I know they are the most popular blade made and most people love them but they are a pos for me. Sharp for about two passes , smooth about never.

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 10-24-2014, 09:41 AM
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  • Karlo
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I like them in only some of my razors. The first shave is usually not as smooth as the second to fourth. I typically don't get a good shave on the fifth use, so I bin after four shaves.

My only blade choice in an AS-D2. One of my top choices in a Tech or standard Super Speed. Not something I typically use in an 89 or Progress.

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 04-02-2017, 03:42 AM
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(10-23-2014, 09:21 AM)Doug-Edgewaterww Wrote: [Image: 100-feather-razor-blades-double-edge-fre...-85a50.jpg]
I hear this was just done for Marketing reasons.

The official website says that in the black (5) package, these are old blades, and in the yellow (10) - new ones.

[Image: L472tgi.png]

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 04-02-2017, 04:29 AM
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There are also black blades, sold in blue packaging. Carbon steel.

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 04-04-2017, 02:49 AM
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  • Mel S Meles
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(04-02-2017, 03:42 AM)maximus_lt Wrote:
(10-23-2014, 09:21 AM)Doug-Edgewaterww Wrote: [Image: 100-feather-razor-blades-double-edge-fre...-85a50.jpg]
I hear this was just done for Marketing reasons.

The official website says that in the black (5) package, these are old blades, and in the yellow (10) - new ones.

[Image: L472tgi.png]

Doug-Edgewaterww is correct;  maximus-lt is over-analyzing and mis-interpreting the word “New” in the linked .pdf brochure.  (The word “new” (or ニュ—) is as over-used and misused in Japanese marketing as it is in American laundry detergent or breakfast cereal marketing.)  

Feather markets the same Hi-Stainless blades in 5-packs, which have predominantly black printing, and in 10-packs, which have predominantly yellow packaging.  The packs are sold side-by-side in Japanese retail stores, and the color difference makes it easier for both the retailer and its customers to distinguish between the different quantity packages.  I have both color packs here, and the blades inside are identical.  

AND, incidentally, the printing on the Hi-Stainless blades themselves (as opposed to the printing on the packaging) inside both the black 5-pack and the yellow 10-pack is like the blade depicted on the “pillar box type” red packaging shown on the left in the .pdf brochure, and in the picture that has the blade dimensions below the Feather “Popular” razor in the .pdf brochure.  Regardless the outer packaging, the two words “TRADE MARK” are above the cut-outs in the middle of the blade, those words separated by the picture of a feather logotype; and the hyphenated word “HI-STAINLESS” and the words “MADE IN JAPAN” appear below the cut-outs in the middle of the blade.  Doug-Edgewaterww’s photo of the two packs side-by-side also shows that the printing on the blades inside the respective packs is the same.

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 04-23-2017, 09:33 PM
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  • RobE
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Feather forever.

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 05-02-2017, 10:22 AM
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+1. Learned as a newb on these 10 years ago. All the recommended starter blades like derby killed me. I finally took the time to learn how to shave with a feather and never looked back. I'm not a very trusting soul so I'm just waiting for them to stop making yellow box blades and create something new screwing everything up.

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 05-02-2017, 01:02 PM
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(10-10-2014, 11:44 AM)kav Wrote: Amen brothrIsn't a selection so vast AMAZING in the face of mass advertising for multiblade gimmick razors, foam in a can and aftershaves inspired by a WALKING DEAD episode?
We few, we happy few get to try all this equally wonderful ( for somebody) stuff. It's not unlike a wine tasting room and we eventually sort of stagger out with a few bottles counterbalancing a compromised equilibriumBiggrin
So, THANKYOU to Feather and everybody else just for marketing this stuff.
Amen brother

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