Feather REALLY wants your money.

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by JimR, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. JimR

    JimR Active Member

    So the other day I was in "the big city" and figured I'd try my usual, fruitless, trawl of the cutlery section looking for shaving goods (they always seem to have a couple of brushes and Merkurs there...) and this time, there was something new.
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    The new Feather All Stainless DE Safety Razor. Presented in a very elegant Japanese paper box with lovely satin inlay, it is apparently made of the purest (???) Stainless steel, by a reknowned (yet unnamed) swordsmith (what??!) and is a special edition this year.

    And it's only 27,300 JPY. Or, roughly, US$300.

    :eek::eek::eek:
     
  2. sol92258

    sol92258 I have no earthly idea

    wow, I like the look of the handle, but not $300 like! :D
     
  3. jfever311

    jfever311 Active Member

    $300 for what is essentially a stainless steel Tech. I think I might just wait for the iKon Techs to come out.
     
  4. NoobShaver

    NoobShaver BGDAAA

    that's a purty razor but not $300 purty...
     
  5. Pureslab

    Pureslab New Member

    That looks absolutely stunning , did you handle the razor ?

    I wonder what could have inspired the folks at Feather to create such a masterpiece :whacky011
     
  6. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    yup
     
  7. sol92258

    sol92258 I have no earthly idea

    :sihns011
     
  8. rodd

    rodd Knotty Boy

    Maybe Feather could pull off $300 if they made something totally stunning, but honestly, it looks cheap. I do like the stand idea though. I'd pay $5 for one of those for sure. ;)

    Sorry, I am a crabby sick guy.

    Thanks for sharing that with us Jim!
     
  9. ShaveAddict

    ShaveAddict Member

    Beautiful razor but the price is way too high.
    The Portable they use to make was way cheaper and i bet same quality.
     
  10. tjgriffin

    tjgriffin Active Member

    If that made an adjustable that took an AC blade with the same geometry as the Progress, I might be interested. But $300 even for that, I'd probably pass. For this one, I'll definitely pass. What is that round thing, a stand?

    I've been using trimmed Feather ACs in my Progress and it's the best, closest, smoothest, AND safest shave I ever had. It feel so safe that I can't describe it as aggressive at all, even though I've never gotten such a close shave so consistently. I haven't tried the Classic Cobra, but reports say it pretty aggressive.
     
  11. David6Eagle

    David6Eagle New Member

    Agree that $300 is too much for a new razor without diamonds embedded in the handle. Suspect the exchange rate raises the price somewhat.
     
  12. TomPike

    TomPike Active Member

    It's really beautiful, but they're a bit too proud of it, no?
     
  13. MsBlackwolf

    MsBlackwolf Queen of Critters

    I'll go 6.50 for the stand just to keep the crabby sick guy from coughing all over it ;)

    Get better Rodd!!
     
  14. UncleShakey

    UncleShakey New Member

    Embeded diamonds hell! It's not even gold.
     
  15. JimR

    JimR Active Member

    When I saw it, I figured, "OK, it's a limited edition, I'd pay $50 for a limited edition just for the 'limited' part". But 27,300? No way in heck.

    The stand is a nice idea, though. I'D go $7.35
     
  16. Hiya Jim,

    Been a while since I typed at you, and man............that's a purty silvery thang! The handle's ok, but I do love that head design. Looks like a Tech style, which is really appealing to me. Is that a 2 or 3 piece razor?

    Thanks for posting the nice pic,

    Martin

    Oh..heh, I almost forgot the reason I posted. Jim, would you please buy me one? Thanks in advance.
     
  17. RocketMan

    RocketMan Member

    It is a nice razor. Clean styling. I like! But, like the others, I no like the price.

    (OK - I will go 8.50 for the stand!)
     
  18. JimR

    JimR Active Member

    Hey Martin! Yeah, long time no type.

    It is pretty, the head attracts me. I have no doubt it's well engineered, but no idea about 2 or 3 pieces. I'll check up on it for you.

    And sure, I'll get yours in the mail just as soon as you get me the board stretcher and sky hook you promised me. ;)
     
  19. CSBudzi

    CSBudzi Member

    For 300 I like I would want the store to let me test shave it first, right there in the store, before I drop the money. Like how C & E stores have the islands in the store with the little sink in it so you can actually sample all the lotions and potions.
     
  20. memoryleak

    memoryleak Active Member

    No sale

    Not even at a third the stated price. But someone with more money (credit)
    than brains will buy one for the bling factor. You know the type, drives a leased 3 series Bimmer with brake dust coating the front wheels and KFC bags spilling off the back seats. :rolleyes:
     

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