Have you tried Wilkinson Sword(Germany). I get great shaves with this blade. Last one I used, I got 4 close shaves, on the 5th, I had a lot of clean ups. Did a 2nd pass with another blade. Put in a 2 shave used Gillette Platinum, and got 3 good shaves, before I had a lot of clean ups. Wilkinson is the blade for me at this time. Was thinking about the med prep blades I have seen others talk about on here. Can't remember the brand..I hate to be the dissenting voice but I just can't seem to get a good shave with Feather blades. It's not for lack of trying. I keep coming back to them, hoping that one of these days it will click. I had yet another harsh shave today with one. Stories like yours will keep me trying. I'm glad you found a great solution!
Congratulations on discovering Feathers! They are my sharpest, smoothest blade, I get two quality shaves with each Feather, & am quite happy with that. I wish they maintained their sharpness longer for me, but because the quality is so far superior to any other blade I've tried, I'll overlook the short lifespan.
That is all I get out of them! Not worth it to me. Might be the sharpest, but not for long..Wilkies, Gillette Plats, Parkers, all give me great shaves, and last longer than 2 shaves...NO VOKSHODS!!That's amazing. I really like Feather blades, but I rarely use them as they are my worst for longevity - 2 good shaves.
When my Feather as d2 arrives I'm going to start with a Feather blade and I'll see how it performs. In the meantime I'm on to the Astra Superior Platinum. I'm two shaves in and really liking it so far.That is all I get out of them! Not worth it to me. Might be the sharpest, but not for long..Wilkies, Gillette Plats, Parkers, all give me great shaves, and last longer than 2 shaves...NO VOKSHODS!!