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. 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.