04-04-2013, 06:34 PM
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  • ben74
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Shaved withe the D1 for the first time in a couple of years and was surprised with the results. My idea was to try again prior to offering it on the BST. Well I had a DFS after 2.5 passes (WTG, ATG and touch ups). So the razor is staying (for now) and I do see a D2 in my future...

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 04-05-2013, 12:53 AM
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(04-04-2013, 06:34 PM)ben74 Wrote: Shaved withe the D1 for the first time in a couple of years and was surprised with the results. My idea was to try again prior to offering it on the BST. Well I had a DFS after 2.5 passes (WTG, ATG and touch ups). So the razor is staying (for now) and I do see a D2 in my future...

I knew it and said it Wink

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 04-05-2013, 09:10 AM
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  • Snuff
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I see more and more messages appear on the different forums that people are very happy with their purchase. Today I tried several blades during my face and head shave. Feather comes out on top followed by Iridium and Med, others where lacking in performance.

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 04-05-2013, 11:25 AM
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i am not familiar with connaught. do they periodically offer 10% discount codes?

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 04-05-2013, 02:48 PM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen,
Do you have a more concrete review of the Feather AS D2's performance? Or have I missed reading it? I loved everything about the Feather AS D1 except the shave. I am really curious about the D2. Thanks.

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 04-06-2013, 08:44 AM
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  • slantman
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The old AS-D1 cost about $179.95 now the new AS-D2 cost $224.95 which is a $45 increase. Is the new model worth the extra price?

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 04-06-2013, 09:07 AM
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  • Harvey
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I doubt it...you can buy the IKON base plate OC or SB or both and have an excellent razor.I have two of the Feathers and I converted them to IKON/Feather Hybrids...best of both worlds.

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 04-06-2013, 09:19 AM
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(04-06-2013, 08:44 AM)slantman Wrote: The old AS-D1 cost about $179.95 now the new AS-D2 cost $224.95 which is a $45 increase. Is the new model worth the extra price?

I'm wondering the exact same thing. Even if the as-d2 is "better" than the first, not sure the price increase is justified. The word better is in quotes because many people quite enjoyed the as-d1 (I did not, too mild for me).

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 04-11-2013, 12:08 AM
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Hiya Claus, very nice pics and collection, gold ones look stunning.

I want to get some advice from all of you experienced nookers on AS-D1 vs. AS-D2.

I am planning on buying one of these to start. I have NEVER shaved with anything except cartridge razors, so this will be my first double edge safety razor. My beard probably would be considered mild on the cheeks and normal under the chin and neck. On the neck it grows in all directions.

Also, I have never gone ATG ever. Only WTG and XTG on my 3 passes.

So my questions is, which one would you recommend based on the above?

For Claus, I read that you could get a DFS with the new D2 and not at all with a D1 (in a previous thread). Could this be attributable to the experience you have gained with shaving regularly with DE's? Do you think if you tried D1 again now, you might get different results?

And, please be kind enough to rate D1 like you have rated D2:

Design: 10/10 - flawless brushed matte yet still milk grey chrome & comes in a nice presentation box in fake cherrywood
Effectiveness: 7/10 - cuts the beard, but you need at least 3 passes to get a DFS
Mildness: 9/10 - but actually cut the whiskers, and you do hear some cutting going on now
Quality and feel of the razor: 10/10
Price: 7/10 - very expensive, but now actually worth it.

Overall verdict: 8/10

And, how would the D1 closeness (shave result) compare to Merkur FUTUR setting 1? Would it be similar?

Thank you!

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 04-11-2013, 03:05 AM
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  • Snuff
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Can only speak for myself but after shaving with the new one for the last two weeks I'm still very happy with it.

The first model would only get 2/10 for effectiveness from me as you could stay at it for a hour and still have lots of stubble left. Apparently only some of them had this lack of effectiveness because there where also people who loved this razor.

If I have to say anything negative about the new model it requires you to rinse more often then most razors.

For me I couldn't get a BBS with the Futur on 1 but that doesn't mean anything as there are probably lots of others who can.

Closest comparison would for me be with a Weber DLC as far as shaving goes.

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 04-11-2013, 07:48 AM
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  • Johnny
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Snuff, you keep talking and I keep listening. The D1 I had was to mild for me but I am so tempted to pull the trigger on one of these new D2's. I like a razor that can give me a DFS in two passes.

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 04-11-2013, 08:09 AM
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(04-11-2013, 12:08 AM)Arash Wrote: Hiya Claus, very nice pics and collection, gold ones look stunning.

I want to get some advice from all of you experienced nookers on AS-D1 vs. AS-D2.

I am planning on buying one of these to start. I have NEVER shaved with anything except cartridge razors, so this will be my first double edge safety razor. My beard probably would be considered mild on the cheeks and normal under the chin and neck. On the neck it grows in all directions.

Also, I have never gone ATG ever. Only WTG and XTG on my 3 passes.

So my questions is, which one would you recommend based on the above?

For Claus, I read that you could get a DFS with the new D2 and not at all with a D1 (in a previous thread). Could this be attributable to the experience you have gained with shaving regularly with DE's? Do you think if you tried D1 again now, you might get different results?

And, please be kind enough to rate D1 like you have rated D2:

Design: 10/10 - flawless brushed matte yet still milk grey chrome & comes in a nice presentation box in fake cherrywood
Effectiveness: 7/10 - cuts the beard, but you need at least 3 passes to get a DFS
Mildness: 9/10 - but actually cut the whiskers, and you do hear some cutting going on now
Quality and feel of the razor: 10/10
Price: 7/10 - very expensive, but now actually worth it.

Overall verdict: 8/10

And, how would the D1 closeness (shave result) compare to Merkur FUTUR setting 1? Would it be similar?

Thank you!

Hey Arash,

I may have gotten a faulty D1, who knows.

Even with 100+ years DE experience that D1 would never ever be able to cut MY beard.
The razor was simply and honestly put PURE CRAP !

Like Ferrarri Chassis with a Trabant engine on cheap wheels.

The D2 is far better, still not my Favorite for my beard type, but very nice.

That's all I have to say about the D1. Please respect that !

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 04-11-2013, 09:35 AM
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I would describe my beard the same way that you have described yours. I only own two razors-a Feather AS-D1 and an iKon OSS. I get a DFS in two passes and I've sold off all of my other razors since I bought this one (8 months ago). I have owned two Feathers, and both worked to perfection in my estimation. At half the price of the AS-D2 (on the b/s/t), how can you afford to NOT start with the original Feather?

(04-11-2013, 12:08 AM)Arash Wrote: Hiya Claus, very nice pics and collection, gold ones look stunning.

I want to get some advice from all of you experienced nookers on AS-D1 vs. AS-D2.

I am planning on buying one of these to start. I have NEVER shaved with anything except cartridge razors, so this will be my first double edge safety razor. My beard probably would be considered mild on the cheeks and normal under the chin and neck. On the neck it grows in all directions.

Also, I have never gone ATG ever. Only WTG and XTG on my 3 passes.

So my questions is, which one would you recommend based on the above?

For Claus, I read that you could get a DFS with the new D2 and not at all with a D1 (in a previous thread). Could this be attributable to the experience you have gained with shaving regularly with DE's? Do you think if you tried D1 again now, you might get different results?

And, please be kind enough to rate D1 like you have rated D2:

Design: 10/10 - flawless brushed matte yet still milk grey chrome & comes in a nice presentation box in fake cherrywood
Effectiveness: 7/10 - cuts the beard, but you need at least 3 passes to get a DFS
Mildness: 9/10 - but actually cut the whiskers, and you do hear some cutting going on now
Quality and feel of the razor: 10/10
Price: 7/10 - very expensive, but now actually worth it.

Overall verdict: 8/10

And, how would the D1 closeness (shave result) compare to Merkur FUTUR setting 1? Would it be similar?

Thank you!

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 04-11-2013, 10:13 AM
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(04-11-2013, 07:48 AM)Johnny Wrote: Snuff, you keep talking and I keep listening. The D1 I had was to mild for me but I am so tempted to pull the trigger on one of these new D2's. I like a razor that can give me a DFS in two passes.

Please keep in mind that I can't compare with a D1 that actually worked, I couldn't make it shave while others have had good results with theirs.

I don't get the "thing" about mild vs aggressive razors, for me a razor is effective or not and gives me a pleasurable feeling or not (and can belong to one of these categories or in between). I find the D2 somewhat milder then a EJ86 in feeling but it gives me great results and can be operated without having to be careful at all.

I'm sure some people will pop up that hate the razor and I won't argue about it, I've tried razors that where highly praised and I didn't understand how this could be possible Doubt

Maybe have a forum friend in your area, who has one let you try it out before buying?

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 04-11-2013, 10:20 AM
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(04-11-2013, 10:13 AM)Snuff Wrote:
(04-11-2013, 07:48 AM)Johnny Wrote: Snuff, you keep talking and I keep listening. The D1 I had was to mild for me but I am so tempted to pull the trigger on one of these new D2's. I like a razor that can give me a DFS in two passes.

Please keep in mind that I can't compare with a D1 that actually worked, I couldn't make it shave while others have had good results with theirs.

I don't get the "thing" about mild vs aggressive razors, for me a razor is effective or not and gives me a pleasurable feeling or not (and can belong to one of these categories or in between). I find the D2 somewhat milder then a EJ86 in feeling but it gives me great results and can be operated without having to be careful at all.

I'm sure some people will pop up that hate the razor and I won't argue about it, I've tried razors that where highly praised and I didn't understand how this could be possible Doubt

Maybe have a forum friend in your area, who has one let you try it out before buying?

I had the exact same experience with the D1 as Snuff had.
I could simply not made it cut my beard, I tried every angle known to mankind and potential space invaders, I tried every level of pressure in the stratosphere and I used 6 different well known DE blades, among them a brand new Feather DE blade.

I tried shaving on 2-3 days growth, 3-4 days growth and after 3 full solid passes my beard was maybe reduced by 15-20% and this is actually overestimating it, more honestly it had reduced my beard with 10-15% total after 3 full solid passes.

I could not make the D1 I had cut beard. And I bought 2 D1 in a span of 6 months from a solid respectable retailer that also sell Pils razors.

They were both pure crap to be honest.
Like having a super model girl friend with no brain, no personality and no sex drive at all Tongue

The D2 actually cuts my beard.....

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 04-11-2013, 10:24 AM
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  • Johnny
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(04-11-2013, 10:13 AM)Snuff Wrote:
(04-11-2013, 07:48 AM)Johnny Wrote: Snuff, you keep talking and I keep listening. The D1 I had was to mild for me but I am so tempted to pull the trigger on one of these new D2's. I like a razor that can give me a DFS in two passes.

Please keep in mind that I can't compare with a D1 that actually worked, I couldn't make it shave while others have had good results with theirs.

I don't get the "thing" about mild vs aggressive razors, for me a razor is effective or not and gives me a pleasurable feeling or not (and can belong to one of these categories or in between). I find the D2 somewhat milder then a EJ86 in feeling but it gives me great results and can be operated without having to be careful at all.

I'm sure some people will pop up that hate the razor and I won't argue about it, I've tried razors that where highly praised and I didn't understand how this could be possible Doubt

Maybe have a forum friend in your area, who has one let you try it out before buying?

Exactly. My D1 was not effective.

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 04-11-2013, 05:28 PM
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  • ben74
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My D1 IS effective...

Anyone else have one that actually works?

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 04-11-2013, 06:26 PM
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Mine did not shave well and I really wanted it to. I remember ras120 starting a thread about cap measurement variations which was part of the issue perhaps.

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 04-11-2013, 08:10 PM
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  • ben74
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I must be one of the lucky few to obtain a fully functioning D1!

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 04-11-2013, 09:01 PM
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(04-11-2013, 05:28 PM)ben74 Wrote: My D1 IS effective...

Anyone else have one that actually works?

Mine works great for me. BBS with nearly all creams and soaps. I'll never sell it.

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