So, this thread is to review and discuss the Feather brand of "straight razors" -- AC, RG, ACD-N. For about a week, I've been trying out a Feather ACD-N. I didn't want to make a traditional review, as I felt I didn't have enough data to make a true opinion/review of this razor. However, I wanted to share my experience thus far with the community. As you know, I'm heading up a SER Trial for those that are curious about using a SER for wetshaving, but aren't ready to make the commitment in equipment and time to learn it. If you've read that thread, then you've seen some of the struggles by accomplished DE users as they try to adjust to the SER style and techniques. Well, I can say that I am definitely having parallel struggles with this ACD-N! :: At this time, I will say it is a poor fit for giving me a superior and clean wet shave. As best as I can tell right now, the Feather ACD-N is an injector razor with a sideways handle and no safety bar. :shocked029 I tried using techniques that I use with traditional straights; this gave me cuts, weepers, and facial soreness (UGH!). :mad: I then started realizing that I got safer results if I treated it like a DE, but with no safety bar in front of the blade (for stretching), I wasn't getting close shaves; I'd then try to improve the closeness and get weepers and/or razor burn. I would say that the Feather mystique was a bit of a letdown for me too. I had never commented on the "flaming threads" elsewhere arguing whether a Feather AC or a traditional straight razor was better than the other -- I just didn't have the experience. I can say emphatically, for me, that a traditional straight razor is superior. I get much more comfortable and closer shaves with a traditional. I can also say that I've used straight razors that were just as sharp :shocked002 (without being harsh) as the Feather Pro blade that I used in the ACD-N (this was my first-ever Feather brand blade, BTW). The final straw in my inital trial came today when my wife pointed out that I had bled onto my white t-shirt that I was wearing. She said, "Are you still using that Feather razor?!?! Use something else because that's not working for you; look at all the bloodspots on your face and neck!" So, I have a Merkur Progress with a fresh IP (first time with this blade brand too) standing by for tomorrow. So, I'd like to hear more of the community's experience with these razors, and I could sure use some suggestions for the next time I tackle it.