Discussion in 'DE Blades' started by Wayne Pritchard, Saturday April 8, 2017.
Try the Kai blades. I.
Next on the list of MUST buys!
@Wayne Pritchard - mate - pm me and I'll send you some non St Petersburgh blades to try. Ladas, Rapiras that sort of thing. I could toss in a couple of Kai blades I.
PM sent mate.
PS. You are an absolute scholar and a gentleman.
In terms of using a feather in my bog standard R89 I haven't found anything to better them yet, likewise with my Seygus. At best I manage 5-7 days at a push. Then again I am a bit odd as my other blade of choice is the WS Black box which very few appear to like.
Good evening all.
No more shaves with this blade. It is as simple as that.
I had a three pass shave this morning and despite the fact that It gave me a decent clean shave my neck feels like someone has set fire to it.
Both the left and right side of my neck are still burning and I shaved many hours ago.
I cannot believe how quickly a blade can deteriorate between shaves.
We are talking, three really enjoyable shaves. Numerically,
A low score indeed considering I just described how good my last shave was in terms of a clean shaven face but the underlying factor is that the deterioration between shave #3 and 4 is that dramatic it has changed my entire opinion on giving it the number one spot of choice.
I will never commit myself to a blade longevity test again. (The pain is not worth it! )
To conclude "Feather" blades gave me a shave I have never experienced in my short introduction to DE shaving.
It was great while it lasted but a compromise must be taken into consideration.
The rapid deterioration and the expense of this blade is, in my opinion, not one to consider to use on a daily basis but certainly one to use for those special occasions.
You will be definitely guaranteed an extremely close shave.
Astra SP,s are now the leading contender. (again.)
I apologise in advance for my newbie review but I have given what I hope to be an honest one as far as my experience so far is concerned.
Happy shaving everyone!
EDIT: P.S. Has anyone got a spare neck cause mine is still on fire.....
At least you've tried Feather blades mate. I've been too chicken to have a go.
Am waiting for a Wilkinson Sword Sticky to arrive so will give a Feather blade a go then.
Forget the Wilkinson Sword Sticky, just inform someone of your blood type.
In all seriousness these are amazing blades providing you show them the utmost respect.
NO pressure with the razor and I have had an amazing first and second shave.
I am so new to DE shaving and am still learning the technique but these are manageable blades.
The one thing I have learnt however, is to NEVER go past shave #3 with a single blade.
I have read on here how some people have had #6 shaves with them without a problem but for me that would be impossible.
My neck as we speak will tell you that.
From my personal experience the second with a Feather is the best! hehe The first use of a Feather can be a bit rough, but the second and third are smooth and effective. I've heard/read of palm honing, or corking the blade to smooth it out but I'm afraid to damage the edge.
It is not a blade that respects poor preparation or technique but with care, the first shave should not be an issue. I do not believe palm stropping or corking will improve the edge but some do it. The razor also makes a difference so another variable in performance.
Going to try a Feather in the Hone 15 tomorrow
Good on you mate, let us know how you get on.