Feather Blade: Super Sharp, so be CAREFUL!

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Michael_W, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    I believe blades are ranked by sharpness: dull, sharp, very sharp and (for Feathers) scary sharp.

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  2. Michael_W

    Michael_W Well-Known Member

    Yeah, someone mentioned that the way the blade is bent in a razor can affect its cutting abilities. My Van Der Hagen Weishi doesn't bend the blade nearly as much as my Merkur does, and shaving with the former last night, I only got a couple of weepers in my usual problem area at the corners of my mouth.
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  3. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Feathers have been my go-to blade for years. Back when a DE razor was my daily tool for shaving (prior to giving way to the straight razor), the ideal combo was a new Feather blade in the hyper-aggressive 2011 Muhle R41. I’d change the blade out every 4th Shave. Now that I rarely DE shave, the Feathers last much longer! ;)
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  4. SharptoothC

    SharptoothC I bite..........

    My appreciation for Feather blades has grown with my technique. I once bought into the idea that a Feather belongs only in a very mild razor. I now use one in a Fatboy set wide open.

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  5. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    That's exactly how adjustable razors work. Vintage Gillette adjustables (Toggles, Fatboys, Slims) have an adjustment ring with 9 detents that provide more and more curvature when the doors lock the blade in place. At their highest setting the blade remains relatively flat which produces a larger gap between blade edge and the safety bar. At their mildest setting the blade is more curved producing a smaller gap.

    Several of the modern 3-piece razors produce the same effect by providing different base plates that alter the blade gap.
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  6. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    I did my 30 Day Rule with Feathers. I love all blades, but them best.
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  7. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I've used Feathers in different razors, mild to aggressive and they shave great. I've also never had a problem with them being too sharp, probably because I used them after getting my technique down with different types of razors.
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  8. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    When I use a D/E razor .I love to use a feather blade .Sharp and smooth blade .Works great on my tough beard .
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