05-04-2018, 11:56 PM
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Hi, does anyone own and love this razor above all others they have used? According to some reviews, it gives the most comfortable shave ever!

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 05-05-2018, 03:22 AM
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  • Obie
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  • Glendale, Wisconsin
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Roy,

I am with you on the Feather AS D-2. It is a superb razor in every way. Once you figure out how to use it, and what angle to use, the razor is sweet and luscious. I have owned scores of safety razors, modest and fancy, and none gives me as comfortable a shave as my Feather AS D-2, even the OneBlade. I am a predominantly straight razor shaver, but the Feather never leaves the shave den. Good stuff.

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 05-05-2018, 04:27 AM
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I’ve been on and off with this razor but it’s now my all around best DE. Just reacquainted myself with them, I’m looking for a spare. Will be selling my B&R adjustable I like them so much!

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 05-05-2018, 05:10 AM
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(05-04-2018, 11:56 PM)Roy Wrote: Hi, does anyone own and love this razor above all others they have used? According to some reviews, it gives the most comfortable shave ever!


A great razor. The feather was my first higher end razor. I purchased and sold twice. I don’t think you can go wrong with the razor and it does give great shaves and very smooth. The angle in which you shave is pretty flat (more like 40 degree angle) which can make it tricky to shave a bald head.

Another razor you may want to look at is the that the Game Changer by Razock sold @ ItalianBarber. Simple to shave with and delivers.


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 05-05-2018, 06:59 AM
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  • DanLaw
  • Just an old slow fat man
  • Peachtree City, GA
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good shaver  very well built

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 05-05-2018, 07:51 AM
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I find it to be wonderfully well-made.  Super smooth and comfortable; quite mild.  I found I got much better results with the Feather Hi-Stainless blade (which I generally do not like in other razors) than with the St. Petersburg Gillette varieties (which I generally love in other razors).  Go figure.

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 05-05-2018, 12:56 PM
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Ive got one.  I find it to be a bit too mild for me but it does give very comfortable shaves.  I found with mine that I cant quite get to BBS.  It always leave a little stubble behind no matter what direction I go in.  Even a lot of blade buffing doesnt help and I find myself using too much pressure with it because its so mild, causing me to get nicks and irritation.
Its a shame too because I love the quality and craftsmanship of the razor but its just too mild.

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 05-05-2018, 04:18 PM
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I have one but it's not my favorite or daily driver. It usually takes me about two days to reaquaint myself with it. I'll generally use a razor for an entire week and when I do use the AS D2 I do enjoy it.

I did actually use it for the better part of one year once. It's got a way of making you either love it or hate it.

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 05-05-2018, 04:21 PM
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  • Asafiev
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  • Lancaster, PA
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I will never sell my ASD2.  Always a joy to use.

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 05-05-2018, 05:42 PM
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Fantastic razor. It’s the only other one in my rotation with my One Blade.

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 05-05-2018, 06:22 PM
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I love mine (both of which were coated by Delta Echo, which I think may have made them even a slight bit smoother).  However, to finally get consistent BBS shaves with them required me to learn exactly the right technique and to use only the best vintage blades, Wilkinson Light Brigade or Personna 74 Tungsten.

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 05-05-2018, 08:38 PM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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(05-04-2018, 11:56 PM)Roy Wrote: Hi, does anyone own and love this razor above all others they have used? According to some reviews, it gives the most comfortable shave ever!

It was way too mild for me. I had to either settle for not that close of a shave or, I had to do extra passes.  If I opted for the extra passes, it ended up being not that comfortable of a shave. I have owned two and, I have sold two. YMMV.

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 05-06-2018, 03:21 AM
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I have the D-1, my first , then the D-2 when it came out, even have the twist to open plastic Feather.
D-1 too mild, D-2 better, TTO plastic not worth the money. Back to your question, the D-2 is nice and mild
but I think the Rockwell 6s is better. I do use the D-2 occasionally.

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 05-06-2018, 12:11 PM
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Hi Roy,
The Feather As d2 it’s a beautiful machine but too mild for me. Honestly, even though many people rage for this razor, I have to do 4 passes at least in order to achieve a bbs resulting in a not pleasent shave. Maybe I could not find the right angle even though I used it 10 times already, I am not sure... but i would advise against buying it IMO

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 05-06-2018, 12:16 PM
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I'm sure some would say never buy a Muhle R41, Timeless .95, ATT H, etc...this is ymmv. 2 kinds of beards/faces in this world: sensitive and not so. 
(05-06-2018, 12:11 PM)FedeMore Wrote: Hi Roy,
The Feather As d2 it’s a beautiful machine but too mild for me. Honestly, even though many people rage for this razor, I have to do 4 passes at least in order to achieve a bbs resulting in a not pleasent shave. Maybe I could not find the right angle even though I used it 10 times already, I am not sure... but i would advise against buying it IMO
this is ymmv. 2 kinds of beards/faces in this world: sensitive and not so. Some love Feather AS-D2, some love straight razors...

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 05-12-2018, 11:42 AM
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  • Smudge
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  • Hertfordshire UK
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When I first got my AS-D2 I found it too mild and seriously considered moving it on. 

Then I read a couple of articles regarding the correct blade angle and the need to keep it shallow. Since then it's become one of my top razors and I always use it a couple of times a week.

When I now hear people saying how mild and ineffective it is it I suspect that most of these people just haven't found the correct way to use it. This razor needs the handle to be at about 45 degrees to your face, whereas most others work best at approx 30 degrees. It does take a bit of practice, but after a few shaves you get used to it and it becomes second nature.

I would urge anyone that doesn't get an excellent shave from this razor to try a shallower angle and you might rethink it.

Because the blade exposure is so minimal the operating window is quite small. That's the reason why the R41, with greater exposure can be used with either a steep or shallow angle.

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 05-12-2018, 01:04 PM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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Quite accurate.....most of us don,t spend enough time getting to know our razors....almost all of them will work just fine with a bit of time and slight effort....but then again a lot of us are really just collecting for the "cause"........GUILTY your Honor !!!!!!!

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 05-12-2018, 10:56 PM
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Bought the Feather AS D2 twice years ago.
Gave it 20+ shaves and chances.

Beautiful construction.

Awfully inefficient razor.

Had to do 8 passes and still had stubbles all over.

YMMV

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 05-13-2018, 08:41 AM
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  • Mel S Meles
  • On the edge, ouch
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(05-12-2018, 10:56 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: Bought the Feather AS D2 twice years ago.
Gave it 20+ shaves and chances.

Beautiful construction.

Awfully inefficient razor.

Had to do 8 passes and still had stubbles all over.

YMMV

http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=...#pid868561

He’s right, you know.

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 05-13-2018, 09:07 AM
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Double post

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