Finally The Superb Feather AS-D2 available on Massdrop again!!

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Vlasta, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Apr 22, 2017
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  2. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    That's a great price, I hope it reaches $139.99
     
  3. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

    Me too!!!
     
  4. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

    Well I bagged one at $139.99 - not bad!!
     
  5. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member

    Damn! Not active anymore. That was a fantastic price!
     
  6. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

    Yes it was limited to thirty . Put your name down and they will email you next time. I waited for this one!!
     
  7. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member

    I'm torn between buying a Feather AS-D2 or perhaps buying the Razor Emporium Stainless Steel Rex Supply Co. Razor. I already have so many razors.
     
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  8. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

    Buy both!!
     
  9. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 Well-Known Member

    I admit it's a good looking razor, but it just seems to be a copy of the Gillette tech with minor differences.
     
  10. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

    The devil, they say, is in the detail..... I am sure they are both great razors though.
     
  11. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

    Active again
     
  12. jar

    jar Active Member

    I'm still interested in learning folk so does anyone own both a Feather and a nice old Gillette Tech? How do the two compare?
     
  13. Slant Fan

    Slant Fan Member

    I have had Gillette Techs in the past but cannot recall well enough to opine on the shave. The Feather AS-D2 is an effective but mild shaver. IME the sweet spot has to be found, then it works well enough. For someone with sensitive skin it is an ideal razor. For someone who prefers an aggressive shaver, such as the Blackbird, or the Timeless with a .95 blade gap, I think they would find the AS-D2 too mild for their tastes. Not that you can't get a bbs shave from it, but you have to work harder to get it.
     
  14. jar

    jar Active Member

    Interesting. In another thread it was described as more aggressive than the Tech. But I am totally clueless when names like Timeless or Blackbird enter the conversation. Unfortunately as an old fart I am really not up to speed on the new products.
     
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  15. Slant Fan

    Slant Fan Member

    One 'old fart' to another, a Blackbird or Timeless (@ .95mm blade gap) would be equivalent to a Fatboy or Slim @ 7 I think. The AS-D2 maybe equivalent to a Gillette adjustable at 3-4. IMHO
     
  16. jar

    jar Active Member

    Okay, that's helpful. Gillette Adjustables I got out the ying-yang.
     
  17. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    I have and use both regularly. This is just my opinion and worth every penny that you paid for it.

    The Feather AS-D2 is a nice stainless razor. I bought mine lightly used for $100 off the BST on another board. The handle is longer than the fat handle tech and it also has some more heft. If you spend some time learning it, you can pull good shaves from it, but it is definitely on the mild side. I find it more mild than the tech. The tech is a great razor and slightly more efficient than the Feather. I prefer the tech on a weber bulldog handle to the AS-D2. Once you learn the Tech, it will serve you well. If having a stainless razor and spending a good bit on it is important to you and pride of ownership, get the Feather, otherwise get the tech and enjoy it.
     
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  18. Puma

    Puma Well-Known Member

    Ahhh! That's a handle.
     
  19. Puma

    Puma Well-Known Member

    I just saw the AS-D2 on Jet.com for $149.
     
  20. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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