11-04-2014, 11:14 PM
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To all the Feather users out there, how far are you willing to push the blade? I recently found that 3 and out is perfect for me if I want nice, clean shaves, every time. But sometimes I try getting an extra shave out of it.

Tonight, I decided to go for that extra shave, and pushed it to 4 with the same blade. This proved to be a bad decision. A couple weepers on jaw line and minor irritation. I have not cut or irritated my skin in a long time until tonight!

I have learned a valuable lesson from tonight's shave. I will try and really stick to my "3 And Out Rule" even though, I do wish deep down, these blades would last longer! They are certainly not the cheapest.. But a clean, smooth shave is what counts in the end.

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 11-05-2014, 04:49 AM
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[quote='Ellas318' pid='459953' dateline='1415171675']
To all the Feather users out there, how far are you willing to push the blade? I recently found that 3 and out is perfect for me if I want nice, clean shaves, every time. But sometimes I try getting an extra shave out of it.

Tonight, I decided to go for that extra shave, and pushed it to 4 with the same blade. This proved to be a bad decision. A couple weepers on jaw line and minor irritation. I have not cut or irritated my skin in a long time until tonight!

I have learned a valuable lesson from tonight's shave. I will try and really stick to my "3 And Out Rule" even though, I do wish deep down, these blades would last longer! They are certainly not the cheapest.. But a clean, smooth shave is what counts in the end.
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I haven't found a blade I can use other than feather and I personally get anywhere from 5-7 shaves from a feather.

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 11-05-2014, 03:31 PM
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Wow, 5-7 shaves! I wish I could get that many. My hair is pretty coarse though and is probably the main reason i'm seeing only 3 great shaves per blade.

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 11-09-2014, 01:14 PM
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  • Mouser
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  • Forest City, Florida U.S.A.
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I can't even finish two shaves with one, and at no point are they smooth. A very good example of ymmv in shaving. Most people love them, they're among the worst for me

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 11-09-2014, 01:58 PM
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i can push it to 3 - but really they are best fit to make slits on top of dough when i'm baking bread Sleepy

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 11-09-2014, 02:03 PM
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I love the Feather blades in mild/smooth razor like the Weber DLC, or a pre-war Tech. I don't usually push blades but I'm good with 4 shaves or so (I have a goatee, so there's a bit less surface area per shave thank most folks. Unless I'm counting head-shaves, but I've gone to SE razors for that).

I love Marius' carving of bread slippers with Feather blades, though. I'm not sure what kind handle is used, if any!

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 11-09-2014, 04:17 PM
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3 shaves for me, can squeeze out 4 if using the Gillette #15 for the last shave on a 24 hour growth but nothing beyond that.

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 11-10-2014, 02:38 AM
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  • Jovan
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I typically do three passes so I get on average three shaves from my Feather blades. I have a preference to a very sharp blade, therefore I may toss out a blade with some mileage left for a sharper one.

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 11-10-2014, 08:15 AM
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  • moallen
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  • Bellevue, WA USA
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Three passes in my Feather AS-D2 are smooth and comfortable. A fourth shave usually is not as good? So I stop on three.

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 11-11-2014, 01:50 PM
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Can someone please tell me ehat is the difference between these two?
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 11-12-2014, 12:00 AM
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  • Karlo
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  • Manila, PHL
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I'm guessing one is JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) packaging while the other is for export.

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 11-12-2014, 01:51 AM
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I see. So the blades are the same.


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 11-12-2014, 05:01 AM
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  • lowjax
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  • Milwaukee, WI
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I've used both and they seem to be the same.

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 11-13-2014, 08:08 AM
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  • v4257
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(11-05-2014, 04:49 AM)captain caveman Wrote: I personally get anywhere from 5-7 shaves from a feather.

I have a very dense, coarse beard and get 5-7 shaves from a Feathers using my 37c.

I used to like Feathers a lot - especially when my daily weapon was a Progress. Now that I use a slant - I find them a tad too harsh. My new fav is the Indian 7'o'clock black. No 3rd choice.

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 11-13-2014, 08:19 AM
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Today and for the first time i used a Feather blade and in 2 passes i got a BBS, without any nick or cut. Very good blade.


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 11-13-2014, 08:38 AM
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(11-04-2014, 11:14 PM)Ellas318 Wrote: To all the Feather users out there, how far are you willing to push the blade? I recently found that 3 and out is perfect for me if I want nice, clean shaves, every time. But sometimes I try getting an extra shave out of it.

Tonight, I decided to go for that extra shave, and pushed it to 4 with the same blade. This proved to be a bad decision. A couple weepers on jaw line and minor irritation. I have not cut or irritated my skin in a long time until tonight!

I have learned a valuable lesson from tonight's shave. I will try and really stick to my "3 And Out Rule" even though, I do wish deep down, these blades would last longer! They are certainly not the cheapest.. But a clean, smooth shave is what counts in the end.

Usually do 2-3 passes, usually 2 1/2 (the 1/2 being an extra direction on the neck) for a high quality DFS close to BBS. These are my favorite blades and mostly all I use.

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 11-13-2014, 09:47 AM
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  • geezer
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  • Menomonie, Western WI
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Oh, you mean DE! I get about 5-7 great shaves from the feather Kamisori blades and about three from a DE. I think that is due to a slightly diagonal stroke(Gillette Slide) that is more pronounced with the straight's pivoting motion.

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 11-13-2014, 10:48 AM
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  • Stubbl E
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  • Lake Tahoe, California
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I've been using only straight razors for a bit now, but the feather was one of my best blades for DE razors, usually in a 1908 Gillette Single Ring. I'd typically get 15-20 shaves from a blade, all perfectly smooth & comfy. They seem to irritate some folks but were always a very smooth shave for me.

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 11-13-2014, 12:10 PM
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  • kiruiz
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Gents:

In my particular case of coarse beard I get about 5-7 shaves. My second choice are the Polsilver Super Iridium, with those I get 3 max. Love both.
In the other hand, I have a non folding face knife razor from feather an I use on that one the proguards, with those I only get 2 max. I will try the pro and see if they are the same.

thanks
Ken

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 11-18-2014, 03:50 PM
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Typically with Feather blades I can push it to about 3 shaves. I have a very thick beard though and usually use a fresh new blade every time

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