Feather (2). Nope, not the blade for me. Second shave with a feather and not impressed. The first pass was OK, sharp enough and smooth enough (although not the smoothest) but the second pass (XTG) felt dull and tuggy and not overly smooth. I had heard feathers dull after the first shave whereas others (such as BIC) get sharper but I wasn't expecting it to dull this much. Didn't bother with a third pass as I just wasn't feeling this blade so chucked it. Looks like its Israeli Reds and BIC Chrome Platinum that have come out on top of my sampler but will try a second of each in my Gillette Tech before bulk buying.