I started with a Feather and never looked back.
Oily? Slimy? ?SYNTAX ERROR? If you want to get rid of your Feathers, I'd be happy to dispose of them.
Yea, I turned back. What remains of my 10 pack of Feathers is on the bottom of the stack. They're just not for me. I find them to be nearly as rough as a Merkur. Yes I've tried different razor combos, and no its not my technique. As mentioned before, i shouldn't have to alter my technique for one blade when it works perfectly fine for every other blade. And a good blade will work in all of my razors.
I know YMMV vary, but in my opinion, Feather has benefited from a lot of hype on this forum and the fact that some people just like to be a part of the majority. Because i certainly don't understand the love. Shark, Astra, Gillette 7 o'clocks are just a few that I have tried that give a superior shave.
Sorry to rant.... I just don't get the hype.
To be fair, they are generally agreed to be the sharpest current production blades out there. A lot of us like the "tier 2" blades because their other properties are superior. But if you are a sharpness hound (??? - just made that up ) you would be hard-pressed to find a better option.
Same here, second shave is the last shave...same razor burn this morning from another attempt to get day three out of the blade. First two days are great, and I do love how light the blade is, it just glides and cuts with ease. Day three is rough, the blade starts to drag, and even with only an WTG second pass under my chin, I still get some razor burn.Feathers are OK for 2 shaves and then they degrade for quickly that I can not get a third shave from them. Many other better quality blades out there for the money.
I am in the camp of them being average blades, i find them no better, or worse, tham blades half the price, i think the name and thier reputation proceeds the actual blades!