Feather blades

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by jason koonce, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. jason koonce

    jason koonce Well-Known Member

    i think I want to try a set of feather what’s your thoughts on them??
     
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  2. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    They are one of my favorite blades, especially on the second and third day. I suggest you give them a try. Have fun!
     
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  3. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    What blades have you tried?
     
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  4. jason koonce

    jason koonce Well-Known Member

    Gillette Silver Blue and astra sp
     
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  5. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Pm me your address I will send you a variety of blades including some feathers
     
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  6. jason koonce

    jason koonce Well-Known Member

    Ok that would be awesome thank you
     
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  7. sdguero

    sdguero Well-Known Member

    Try any and all blades that you're able to... that's the way to find out what you prefer. Get various sample packs. Enjoy!
     
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  8. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    Feathers are my #1 blade, I like the Astra SP's too! :happy088:
     
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  9. BigMike

    BigMike Well-Known Member

    Try them all. A lot of folks like Feathers. In my opinion Feathers are the worst, Astra SPs are the best. But a lot depends on what razor you're using them in.
     
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  10. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    I enjoy Feathers, too. They get lots of hype, but keeping in mind they are razor sharp just like most any other blades...
    I like them in my Fat Boy on setting #9. Gotta ride the cap, and helps having put in some time building my technique, but they give good shave!
     
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  11. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Nice blades.
     
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  12. Badgerstate

    Badgerstate Well-Known Member

    Theyre good blades but they arent for everyone. Some people find them to be too sharp and that they dont last all that long.
     
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  13. LuvWetShavin

    LuvWetShavin Well-Known Member

    Awesome of you @Jorvaljr .. the generosity of the members on here is fantastic !
     
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  14. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Wasn't impressed when I tried them about seven years ago.
    For the price, I have no real desire to try them again.

    I did all my blade experimenting years ago. I've settled on Astra SP and an Israeli blade marketed to the military BX/PX. For me, these two brands work in any razor I drop 'em into.
     
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  15. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    I love Feathers. I don’t use a lot of DE blades anymore, but Feathers are probably the only ones I will buy going forward.
     
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  16. Redrock

    Redrock Well-Known Member

    Feathers are a good blade but never worked for me. I had a number on hand and was approached by @PanChango for a trade. Among the blades he sent me were some Polsilver Super Iridium and it has been love at first sight. I never got a cut/nick free shaves with the Feathers. It is good to see they work for others.:happy088:
     
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  17. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Feather blades work for me in the 2011 R41.

    No matter the brand, I am three and done.

    I like Bic's the best

    Dorco 301's go into the trash with the rest.

    I have Voskhod's enough for years

    But I have an allergy to Teflon, it appears

    Come on now, friends of blades; with whom, shall I trade?
     
  18. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    I am a big fan of feathers and have been getting 5 super nice shaves from them. Give them a shot. If it turns out you don't like them, put them in a drawer and revisit after 6 months or a year. It is amazing what time and skill level do to your preferences. It took me a while to warm up to them, but they are one of my favorite DE blades. Thanks @Redrock it is always nice to be able to trade for some. I am glad that you found some you liked in what I sent your way.

    You ever give the Rapira Swedish Supersteel blades a shot? They are pretty nice. I picked up a bunch of them off the bay for $5 and change per hundred a couple years ago. Ill send you some if you would like.
     
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  19. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    I believe I have had a go with the Swedes, and found them to be quite fine.

    But between you and me, there has passed a lot of time.

    From thee to me and me to you; let's trade a few!
     
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  20. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    I rather like the Dorco 301's, especially after I discovered the trick to the ones from the Dollar Store. But, YMMV, as they say.
     
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