03-20-2021, 08:43 AM
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I know blades are very subjective but just curious: which do you prefer? Amd bonus question: which razor do you prefer them in?

I love feather blades, especially in my Rex ambassador. I'm looking at buying Kai blades

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 03-20-2021, 09:12 AM
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Kai is my go to but I use Feather too. 
After using Kai blades you may wonder why it took you so long.
Razors:
Feather AS-D2
Karve AA or A
Timeless 0.68 sb
Rocnel 2019 LE mild

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 03-21-2021, 11:37 AM
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  • Mel S Meles
  • On the edge, ouch
  • 44.4899° south of the North Pole
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[Withdrew double posting.]

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 03-21-2021, 11:40 AM
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  • Mel S Meles
  • On the edge, ouch
  • 44.4899° south of the North Pole
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(03-20-2021, 08:43 AM)FayizD Wrote: I know blades are very subjective but just curious: which do you prefer? Amd bonus question: which razor do you prefer them in?

I love feather blades, especially in my Rex ambassador. I'm looking at buying Kai blades

For the past three years or so, maybe longer, I have forsaken all other blades, and used KAI and Feather blades exclusively. I alternate between blades of each brand; typically, I get four or five good shaves from a Feather and five or six good shaves from a KAI.  When a blade tells me mid-shave that it is time to think about the used blade bank, I finish the shave in progress, but, when I am preparing for the next shave, I load the other brand of blade.  

I keep thinking that I might wake up one day, take my shower, dry off, and approach the sink thinking, “Dang!  It's Feather's (or KAI's) turn!” and realize that my heart has made its choice between them.  But it has not happened yet, and I am beginning to suspect that it probably never will happen.

Associated hardware:
  • Feather AS-D2 with standard baseplate;
  • Feather AS-D2 with Ikon Deluxe Open Comb (DLC) baseplate;
  • Ikon Stainless Slant with DLC.

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 03-21-2021, 12:18 PM
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  • garyg
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I strongly prefer the Feathers when I can't justify using one of my stash of Plus Platinums ..

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 03-21-2021, 02:25 PM
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In DE’s I prefer Kai’s, in SE’s I prefer feather’s.

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 03-21-2021, 06:43 PM
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  • Mel S Meles
  • On the edge, ouch
  • 44.4899° south of the North Pole
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(03-21-2021, 12:18 PM)garyg Wrote: I strongly prefer the Feathers when I can't justify using one of my stash of Plus Platinums ..

My experience:  Feathers, which are super flexible and springy, need tough love:  they are at their best loaded in razors that clamp the blade tightly and keep the edge (ultimately, the only part of the blade that counts) from rippling and flexing.  When I have chosen to use the Ikon Deluxe Open Comb baseplate in my AS-D2, I am loathe to load a Feather in it; those days, I go with the KAI.  When I am shaving with the “military academy" disciplined, no-nonsense, AS-D2 with its stock baseplate, or when I am shaving with the blade-torquing Ikon Stainless Slant, there is no significant difference between the shaves that I get with a Feather and the shaves I get with a KAI.  However, when I swap the Ikon Deluxe Open Comb baseplate into the AS-D2, I significantly reduce the chance that I will see blood specks on the towel when I dry my face after the shave if I choose the KAI vs. choosing to load a Feather.

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 03-23-2021, 01:31 AM
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Kai hands down for me.

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 03-23-2021, 09:04 AM
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Looks really split. Guess I'll stick to my feathers until I really feel like trying kais. I just got 50 more feathers for $15

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 03-23-2021, 08:54 PM
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A feather DE is a blade I don't plan to put against my face. I broke a kai just today.

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 03-24-2021, 06:00 AM
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(03-23-2021, 08:54 PM)lloydrm Wrote: A feather DE is a blade I don't plan to put against my face. I broke a kai just today.


Broke? How? You OK?

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 03-24-2021, 06:30 AM
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  • chazt
  • Life’s too short to use a dull blade
  • Queens, NY
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(03-24-2021, 06:00 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote:
(03-23-2021, 08:54 PM)lloydrm Wrote: A feather DE is a blade I don't plan to put against my face. I broke a kai just today.


Broke? How? You OK?

Maybe he means broke open?

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 03-24-2021, 06:32 AM
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  • chazt
  • Life’s too short to use a dull blade
  • Queens, NY
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Where’s the poll?

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 03-24-2021, 08:47 AM
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  • ischiapp
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  • Forio d'Ischia, Naples, Italy
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My best combo is:
• Colonial Razors The General V1 AL
• Kai Captain Titan Mild ProTouch MG

I do not like Feather / Kai DE blades.
On any razor / shavette I have.

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 03-26-2021, 08:05 AM
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(03-24-2021, 06:30 AM)chazt Wrote:
(03-24-2021, 06:00 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote:
(03-23-2021, 08:54 PM)lloydrm Wrote: A feather DE is a blade I don't plan to put against my face. I broke a kai just today.


Broke? How? You OK?

Maybe he means broke open?

You're right! I did not intend to post a reply and I thought I didn't. 
I meant to say I cracked open a new pack of KAI blades. Very nice blades to turn an otherwise mild shaver into a surprisingly efficient one. 
I should stop typing while waiting ... You never know what your phone will do when you push it in your pocket.

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 03-29-2021, 09:09 PM
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Personally, I would have to go with Feather. I just picked dup some Kai blades as I have always wanted to try them based on the comparisons to Feather. The Kai blades gave a great shave, but I find the Feathers to be more efficient for me. Also, the Feathers have sort of a "wow" factor I don't get from other blades when I feel my face. I don't know if they get closer than the others or what, but I am always surprised after I shave with them.

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