Nice experience it seems like. That's great.Today was my first shave with a Feather New Hi Stainless. I used my 1957 Gillette Red Tip, and the cream was the T&H Sandalwood. I always strop a new blade before first use, which I've found makes the first use of the blade much more enjoyable.
Overall, it was a very good shave. I did my typical 3.5 pass shave: once going down the face and neck, once going up the face and neck, once going outside to inside on the face and neck, and then once going inside to outside on just the neck (that's the ".5"). I only had one weeper, in the usual spot at bottom center of my neck. I have no irritation out of the ordinary. So overall, no problems.
I usually expect four shaves out of a blade. I do two with the blade on one side, then I flip it and do two more on the other. I assume that it makes a difference since Gillette numbers each of their edges. Given Macduff's experience with the blade going dead after two two-pass shaves, it'll be interesting how mine is the next time I use it, which will be Friday morning. I'll report back.
Tomorrow morning is a trial of the Dorco Titan in my 1959 Fatboy, but that's for another thread.
Nice experience it seems like. That's great.
I've read the numbers on each blade corner is for production quality control. This way the plant knows the corners from each other say if something is wrong on one side. Something to think about.
That's about right with those Feathers. Good review! Oh, that epic battle of self holding the razor to your throat, I can easily see such a thing with a much more aggressive razor.
This morning was my second shave with the Feather New Hi-Stainless blade. I think I'm experiencing some of the issues Macduff noted in his review. Specifically, I had a lot of weepers, and I needed to do a lot of cleanup to get rid of rough patches after my standard 3.5-pass shave. At this point, I've used it for 7 passes plus a cleanup, so I may have max'ed out the sharpness on the blade.
I'll flip it over and try another shave with it to see what happens, and then report back.
i always enjoy your reviews! Damn shame we can't get such honesty in other media outlets. Well done, sir!
I agree with what has been written by other: very sharp, two shaves then toss.
But I completely disagree with the 7/10 rating. I would give it a 3/10 max, assuming that 1/10 would be for blades that just don't shave.
At 30€/200 shaves (amazon.de price for a pack of 100 feather) the feather should not be compared to other DE blades but to cartridge systems. On amazon.de a pack of gillette mach3 costs 22€/12 cartride. For me that's 50€/200 shaves. The rebranded 3 blades Dorco from amazon ("shave it") is at 0,9€/cartridge, half the mach3...
There is no question that I get at least as good a shave with the mach3 as with the feather, with less cuts and less time while needed less concentration. What's the point of the feather blades? The blades being packed in plastic containers we can't even say that there is less waste with the feather than with the cartridges.
The feather do not have any USP.