Feather AS D2

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by MacDaDad, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    thats cool..i have been dialing in my flat bottom techs lately as i normally shave with ss /rockets .it would take an extra pass for me to get a dfs shave with these techs.,while it still takes 3 passes, the shave is top notch with zero issues..the flat bottom is similar technology to your razor ,only from the 40s.mild is good..these are also great daily drivers as well..
     
  2. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

    Good advice, and as I've said before, my most used razors are my Gillette 1940's super speeds and my Aristocrat '46-'47 or '48 - '50 models. I'll slip my New Improved in there just for variety and a damned close shave as well.. ;)
     
  3. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

    The razor on the left I don't care for at all and the Feather AS D2 is choice.

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  4. beauport

    beauport New Member

    I purchased the AS-D2 for my return to wet shaving after 40 years of multi-blade razors, electric razors and so-so shaving. Far from any expert, I did some reading before buying and the Feather had very good reviews. I've had it six weeks now and from the very first shave I asked myself why did I wait so long? My early memories of my first DE razor, irritating, daily cuts and shaving as a "chore" were wiped away. I had no idea shaving could be so pleasurable. Of course as a bit of an obsessive I'm ordering soaps and stuff to experiment with. Glad too I found this forum for guidance, and hopefully too, restraint.
     
  5. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    Welcome, but...you came here looking for RESTRAINT?

    I'm afraid it's in very short supply. ;)

    You're much more likely to pick up a severe dose of RAS/BAS/SAS etc. (Razor Acquisition Syndrome, Brush Acquisition Syndrome, Soap Acquisition Syndrome! :(
     
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  6. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    welcome to "ENABLERS R US" shaving,shopping and shenanigans...;)
     
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  7. Badgerstate

    Badgerstate Well-Known Member

    The AS-D2 is a great, well-crafted razor. Really, the only knock on it is that its so darned mild that if you arent able to keep it at a very precise angle, you may not be able to get a close shave with it. Thats the case with any mild razor though.
     
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  8. beauport

    beauport New Member

    Maybe beginner's luck, surely not experience, but I'm getting a very close shave and can't say enough good things about how it feels and the results.
     
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  9. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

    She's a beaut.. :)

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  10. Badgerstate

    Badgerstate Well-Known Member

    Hey, good on you. YMMV.
     
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  11. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

    What you said is pretty much my 'new favorite' way to shave. I can't begin to tell you all the time I spent watching guys shaving on youtube and what they were shaving with. Trying a straight was tempting but I WAS AFRAID I'd have cut my throat. I'm past 75 and with a steady hand but once in a while those """flinches""" might end my days. :)

    I believe the use of soaps and brushes, alum blocks and witch hazel were the game changers for me. I don't leave home without them.. ;) And it's true, there are lots of helpful gents on this he'ya site. :eatdrink047:
     
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  12. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

    Threw a Gillette Platinum in my Feather AS D2 and? It shaves better than a Feather. Would I kid you? :) Threw that same blade in my '62 Slim and it's still shave'n steady. ;) This is probably the best blade in the whole wide world.


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  13. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

    Or? You could call me on it and I'd probably back down. :eatdrink047:
     
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