08-18-2012, 05:41 AM
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  • slantman
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I have been watching this eBayer for a long time with his unbelievable line of Feather razors both double edge and straights. He works out of Japan and has a 100% rating. Look at page one only for his line of double edge razors which have tto I have never seen before. They are listed as brand new but very pricey. Then if you like straights keeping looking through his collection. AmazingBiggrin

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 08-18-2012, 06:31 AM
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  • gijames
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Thanks for sharing Jerry!

that Swing Special looks cool, but don't understand why the price is so high. Cool

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 08-18-2012, 07:02 AM
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(08-18-2012, 06:31 AM)gijames Wrote: Thanks for sharing Jerry!

that Swing Special looks cool, but don't understand why the price is so high. Cool

Supply and demand. Appears rare but so nice looking.

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 08-18-2012, 07:03 AM
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I was not aware that Feather made so many different DE razors, some of which look very interesting. They are rather expensive however. Are these sold and marketed only within Japan? Does anyone have any experience with using one of the featured Feather DE models?

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 08-18-2012, 07:16 AM
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(08-18-2012, 07:03 AM)jaguar Wrote: I was not aware that Feather made so many different DE razors, some of which look very interesting. They are rather expensive however. Are these sold and marketed only within Japan? Does anyone have any experience with using one of the featured Feather DE models?

The seller ships worldwide. I used to own the Portable and it was an excellent shaver. I think all the 3 piece razors share the same head but have different handles. Until today I have never seen the tto models. I going to guess none of these razors are produced any longer by Feather. Where this guy gets all the razors is a mystery to me. But I have been watching his auctions for a long time and have never heard any buyer complaint about him.

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 08-18-2012, 07:31 AM
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  • Samjax
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Only potential issue is that if you buy one of the DE Feathers - you better hope you like it a lot; because I doubt you would be able to B/S/T it for anywhere near your purchase price if you didn't - particularly on the 390 and 900 models.

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 08-18-2012, 07:43 AM
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(08-18-2012, 07:31 AM)Samjax Wrote: Only potential issue is that if you buy one of the DE Feathers - you better hope you like it a lot; because I doubt you would be able to B/S/T it for anywhere near your purchase price if you didn't - particularly on the 390 and 900 models.

Agreed. I particularly like the tto models.

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 08-18-2012, 08:43 AM
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Never knew it myself, but cannot see it being worthwhile for any of them. These are not available at the USA wholesaler and would cost more than a stainless made here in the states.

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 08-18-2012, 09:11 AM
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This seller always has great looking razors. There are some listings that are a decent price, but the Yen is strong against the dollar which doesn't help the pricing.

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 08-18-2012, 09:36 AM
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(08-18-2012, 05:41 AM)slantman Wrote: I have been watching this eBayer for a long time

With prices like that, better he should try Sotheby's. Eeeeek

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 08-18-2012, 09:43 AM
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I would agree that this might be a reasonable source for someone who is sure he wants to add to his collection, but not a good place for one who thinks he might want to re-sell sometime.

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 08-18-2012, 10:24 AM
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(08-18-2012, 08:43 AM)Shave a Buck Wrote: Never knew it myself, but cannot see it being worthwhile for any of them. These are not available at the USA wholesaler and would cost more than a stainless made here in the states.

Joe,
I don't think these are being manufactured by Feather any longer. This eBay seller somehow is able to procure them as NOS in Japan. I have been on to his auction a long time and some times the razors are not NOS but have a slight flaw in them and he starts the bidding at $59.95. His big seller is straights. He has pages of them.

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 08-18-2012, 10:25 AM
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(08-18-2012, 09:11 AM)Ecosse Wrote: This seller always has great looking razors. There are some listings that are a decent price, but the Yen is strong against the dollar which doesn't help the pricing.

Good point about the Yen.

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 08-18-2012, 12:23 PM
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  • slantman
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According to the seller and his descriptions the Feathers are from the mid 20th century which is about 1950. So I will assume NOS.

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 08-18-2012, 07:48 PM
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  • tgutc
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Those NOS DE Feathers are really neat. I don't think the prices are really that bad considering the cost of the Feather AS and the popularity of them here in the US. I love my AS and for the most part didn't think those prices were to steep to add a rare NOS Feather to my collection.

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 08-18-2012, 08:43 PM
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My sister-in-law lives in Japan, I'm going to find out about these.....

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 08-18-2012, 09:02 PM
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Wow, those are some pricey Techs.

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 08-19-2012, 12:02 AM
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  • ben74
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I'd consider buying, but NOT at those prices...

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 08-19-2012, 03:47 AM
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  • EHV
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The TTO is lovely.

And, I guess almost similarly priced to what the minty,British Aristocrats are going for on the Bay. !?!?!?!?

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 08-19-2012, 04:56 AM
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  • slantman
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Pricey but according to the seller all from the 1950s .

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