10-21-2012, 04:49 AM
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I've been a big fan of SE razors since I started wetshaving. I mostly use the GEM/ER razors with GEM Stainless blades, but I've had a Valet Autostrop razor in the den for a long time too.

I used to use the Valet with a modified GEM SE blade - remove the spine, and stick it in and it works pretty well. The shaves were nice, but not spectacular.

Several months ago, a friend of mine gave me a pack of Feather SE blades. These are designed for the Autostrop-like razors. I finally got around to trying one recently.

Man, what a difference! It makes the Valet a completely different razor. These Feather blades are smoother and sharper than any other SE blade out there. The shaves were consistently among the most comfortable I have ever received.

I still have a bit of a fit issue with the Valet head on my upper lip area, but that's a minor problem. These blades have made the Valet a viable option for me when I want a great SE shave.

In fact, I'll be trying to modify the Feather blades for use in other SE razors (stick a spine on it).......it's that much better than the Ted Pellas I use.

(NOTE: Of course, the stropping feature on the Valet is useless when you employ modern blades.)

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 10-21-2012, 06:27 AM
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Spining (adding a spine) a feather se blade works well with a 1912

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 10-21-2012, 06:36 AM
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(10-21-2012, 06:27 AM)MondoJ Wrote: Spining (adding a spine) a feather se blade works well with a 1912

Great razor! Cool

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 10-21-2012, 10:27 AM
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I agree, great blade; and unlike a DE Feather you'll get MANY shaves out of it. The only issue I have with them is the expense as compared to a Ted Pella.

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 10-21-2012, 11:20 AM
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i had no idea Feather made SE blades.

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 10-21-2012, 07:02 PM
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Razor Blades and More is a source. There may be others.

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