I only have the SS, I feel it has more than enough blade exposure, I don't find the lip limiting in any way, shape or form.I reckon you're onto something! (Enabled exuberance)
Haha! Cool I'm glad to hear that the Feather Artist Club seems to be super highly regarded by all. Quick question man... What's your thoughts on the SS vs. the SR? The SS seems to be considered the most user friendly entry point; but with that said I've read lots of folks say it had a rounded head that though protective can be limiting to blade exposure etc.
I would go the SS but considering the AC Feathers are costly! I'd trying to decide whether longer term the SR mightn't be more valuable. Let me know if you have any thoughts!
I shave with true straights also, the Feather SS performs just as good, and the fact that the blades are such good quality makes it ideal for when I am in the mood for a straight but I don't feel motivated enough to do the sharpening/stropping that the straight requires.
Yes the blades seem a bit pricey but once you do the math, they are well worth penny by penny, I hear kai AC blades are just as good as feathers and they are somewhat cheaper. Also I’ve seem some Kai or other brands making AC razors and they look exactly like the feather, so my guess is they are well done clones for a fraction of the price so you might want to venture that route.