Feather blades Yellow or Black, is there a difference?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by lgagnon, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. lgagnon

    lgagnon Member

    After reading a lot of good reviews of Feather blades on this forum, I decided I will give them a try. I ordered a pack of Feather blades in the yellow box. I liked them but I felt they were tugging a little. Recently I ordered a sample pack that included some Feathers in the black and grey box. My question is are they the same? I have the feeling they are less tugging and more comfortable for me. Am I dreaming or what?

    Thanks in advance for you answers
  2. Regan

    Regan Well-Known Member

    Um i believe that they yellow pack is platinum coated and cost more. (at leas the store I looked at). The black pack i think isn't platinum coated. And as you think they are tugging less it could just be a better match for you face. Some people love the yellow feathers, some people wouldn't use them if you gave them for free.
  3. battle.munky

    battle.munky Has the menthol.munky on his back!

    Someone posted a month or so ago about a contact they made with Feather and they said there is no difference between the black/grey and the yellows other than one comes with 5 and one comes with 10 per pack. That's it. Kinda melodramatic and anti-climactic but that is how it is apparently.

    Here, I found it!
  4. Regan

    Regan Well-Known Member

    That is weird because the yellow ones are more than double the price of the black ones. Figure cheaper in bulk? But two of the blades is less than one of the yellow. And the Black package doesn't state anything about platinum coated.

    But that person got a response saying they are the same. :confused:
  5. lradke

    lradke and doggone it, people like me

    From the ones I have I know the yellow pack is the packaging used in Canada/USA (and maybe other places too) and the black packaging is the way they sell it in Japan. There 'should' be no difference, but then again my black pack comes from Japan...and that is the only packaging for them there.
  6. SmallTank

    SmallTank New Member

    I was told the black pack is newer and yellow is being "phased out"

  7. greenhorn

    greenhorn New Member

    I have both types. The blades look the same. Blue and white wrapper and both blades labled high stainless.
  8. Regan

    Regan Well-Known Member

  9. battle.munky

    battle.munky Has the menthol.munky on his back!

    The link in my original post says it all. There is no difference. That email came from the manufacturer.
  10. brucered

    brucered New Member


    i heard they are just different marketing for different countries. blk/silv for N/A and Yell/Red for other or visa versa
  11. mike72

    mike72 Member

    I have yellow and blacks and I get a better shave using the blacks.
  12. ntguy

    ntguy New Member

    YELLOW and BLACK FEATHER are the same. BLACK holds 5 blades per pack and YELLOW 10 blades per pack.
  13. battle.munky

    battle.munky Has the menthol.munky on his back!

    Welcome to The Den :D
  14. Honestly, you're talking about razor blades, which have a good name, and are highly publicized, just 'cause someone to use! Feather the blades are very good, but there are also other very best out there in the markets, I'm just not "fashionable", because 'ill-advised, this sorry a bit'....

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