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Feather Double Edge Shaving Razor , Stainless Steel and Black

Feather Double Edge Shaving Razor , Stainless Steel and Black

Original price was: CDN$ 24.98.Current price is: CDN$ 19.12.

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Original price was: CDN$ 24.98.Current price is: CDN$ 19.12.

SKU: POP
Brand:Feather

Description

Feather Double Edge Shaving Razor , Stainless Steel and Black

The feather double-edge safety razor is a efficient butterfly opening safety razor that combines affordability with performance. Carefully designed for easy handling and superior grip, and built with quality materials including stainless steel. The butterfly loading mechanism is highly practical when loading or cleaning the razor. A perfect shaving instrument, in the feather tradition of high quality shaving instruments. It uses any modern double-edge blade.

  • Double Edge Razor; Eco Friendly And Economical Razor; Created For A Modern Experience Of A Traditional Wet Shave; Safety Razor Featuring Complete Control Of A Close And Irritation Free Shave; Compatible With All Skin And Hair Types
  • Stainless Steel Blade And Plastic Handle; Lightweight And Comfortable Handle; Enables A Secure Grip; Disposable Stainless Steel Blades; Enable A Smooth Shave; Resists Heat And Other Impurities
  • Butterfly Head Opening; Easily Change And Replace Blades Safely With A Simple Twisting Mechanism On The Razor Handle; Provides A No Touch System Of Disposing Of Used Blades And Inserting New Ones
  • Safe And Wet Shave; Delivers Traditional And Close Shave That Is Superior To Multi Blade Shaves; With Innovative And Safe Technology Presented By Feather
  • Specifications; Black Handle Is Four Point Zero Five Inches; Weighs Thirty Four Grams; Includes Two Hi Stainless Razor Blades; Compatible With Feather Artist Club Pro Super And Pro Soft Guard Blades

Made in Japan

9 reviews for Feather Double Edge Shaving Razor , Stainless Steel and Black

  1. 4 out of 5

    J. Fitzpatrick

    Comes with a nice case for travel. Easy to use blade system. Gentle on the skin. Since it is NOT aggressive it does not give the absolutely closest shave, but you are unlikely to nick yourself (more aggressive = more blade showing and thus more potential damage from a mistake). If you use Feather Blades (probably the sharpest/ most consistent in the world) and change regularly (I get 5 cuts, your pattern may differ) you will get a decent shave with every shave. For the price you will likely not find better…

  2. 5 out of 5

    Eskape from PA

    I have shaved with an electric shaver/razor and have tried several types of “cartridge” multi-blade razors, including recent 5 blade contraptions that to me were uncomfortable to shave with. The companies that make these cartridge razors increase the price for every new blade they add. It seems at some point the quality of the shave became less important and the sales of ever more expensive cartridges became the goal.

    And they are all different, having various parts that snap together that are not compatible(between different razors). Sometimes looking at the cartridges I wondered whether they were designed to fail prematurely, spacing between the blades in some is limited and/or some plastic part would cause hair to become jammed in the crevice between the blades making the cartridge difficult to use, causing discomfort to my skin, and just failing to shave properly – result would be a need to replace the cartridge after a few uses. The price of cartridges did not go down when I used them regularly. I tried both store brand and “name” brand cartridge razors.

    During the Summer of 2011 I decided to give electric shaving a new try after using a Braun shaver/razor for some time with disappointing results about a decade ago. I bought a “cheap” Norelco 7310XL and used that together with Afta Pre-Electric lotion until recently. It gave good results, but frequently left me with razor burn on my neck(even after using the lotion).

    Electric shaving in my opinion has its strengths. The Norelco shaver/razor uses long lasting blades that are replaced after 6-12 months. This helps reduce waste and cost. The bottles of lotion lasted me several months and are recyclable. If the shaver/razor is well made and lasts a long time overall waste is reduced. That can’t be said for “disposable” razors that just fill up landfills, cartridge razors are only slightly less wasteful. I was looking for a shaving product that produces low amounts of waste, produces good results as far as shave quality, and would be relatively cheap(affordable).

    I decided to give Double Edge Safety razors a try together with “wet” shaving. This was all new to me, my grandfather used to shave this way. My father still has an old DE razor he received as a gift, with an old blade(which is like 20 years old) he virtually never uses. I wanted a newer one with a long handle. I decided to try this Feather razor with a Van Der Hagen brush, bowl, and soap kit.

    My initial cost was around $30. Which was slightly more than the cost of replacing the blades on the Norelco shaver/razor. I did not want to spend a lot of money for something that I was not sure I would use for a very long time. I really did not want to buy a more expensive Parker, Merkur, or Edwin Jagger (etc.) razor so I went with the more affordable Feather. It likely has a lower price because it has more plastic parts(than other DE razors), which will likely reduce the razor’s service life. Although the moving parts appear to be made of metal(from the outside).

    I was not really expecting much in shave quality, after all, I thought to myself, this is an “older generation” of shaving technology.

    The Feather razor arrived packaged with 2 Feather Hi-Stainless blades, which seem to have a reputation for being the “sharpest DE blade”. Many claim that the Feather blades are almost dangerous for beginners. I did not experience anything life threatening with these blades.

    This razor is a “butterfly” design/type. Meaning the “head” opens up(into 2 identical metal pieces) through internal machinery, which is moved by a rotating mechanism on the upper part of the handle. The head is not removed like on certain (more basic) 3 piece razor designs. This makes replacing the blade a much simpler task. There is a metal “retainer”(best way to describe it) that holds the blade in place and divides the head into 2 distinct sides.

    The handle is mostly plastic with a good grip surface which prevents you from dropping the razor. The connection point between the head and handle is also made of plastic.

    I did a few practice strokes on the neck with an un-even amount of shaving soap lather. After several shaving sessions I came to the conclusion that the Feather blade just seemed wrong for my skin(dry and easily irritated) and hair type. It left me with mild razor burn that went away after a few minutes, but made shaving my beard area somewhat uncomfortable. On my 3rd or 4th shaving session I tried a Wilkinson Sword blade, this too felt uncomfortable, plus I cut myself more often than I had with the Feather blade.

    I next moved to an Astra blade, which did not cause me as much discomfort around my beard area although I was left with some cuts. After I started using a glycerin based soap the shaving experience improved significantly. I still use the Astra blades(they work well with the glycerin soap, lasting up to 6 shaving sessions per blade), being much cheaper than Feather blades I do expect to run into some “bad apples” while using them, which I won’t feel bad about replacing instantly because they are cheaper(especially when compared to cartridges).

    I developed my own shaving regimen for this razor. The neck area receives 3 passes(2 up and 1 down), the sideburns 2 passes(1 up and 1 down), mustache 2.5 passes(1 down, 1 across, and some spots receive half of an upward pass), the most tricky beard area receives 3-5 passes(1 down, several across and up). I rotate the razor to use both sides of the blade. This regimen leaves me with smooth skin for up to a day.

    One thing to note. It now takes me about 30 minutes to shave properly. I don’t do it in the morning, I shave in the evening before going to sleep(it helps to take a shower beforehand to soften the hairs and skin before shaving). This gives me the maximum amount of time to shave, because if you rush with DE razors you are more likely to cut yourself and leave behind some stubble.

    The best part of Double Edge razors is that you do not feel like you are forced to conform to some Monopoly. You choose the blade you want to use, you choose the cream or soap you want to use, you choose the razor you want to use. What it could be called is “open source” shaving, like with computer software. I minimize the waste I produce – all I need to throw away are shaving soap packages(mostly paper) and used blades. I also purchased a Wilkinson Sword DE razor as an auxiliary razor.

    I recommend the Feather Double Edge razor to beginners, but the Feather blades are not for me.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ali Rizvi

    I brought this to replace the Dollar store razor blade which i was getting nicks with, it was a very aggressive razor and for a $1 from the dollar tree i couldn’t get upset, the razors that came with were HORRIBLE, I went to Vaas de Hagen (overpriced but the only choice in Walmart) then Astra in them which is an EXCELLENT razor blade.

    This one came with a sample of 2 Feather blades and the razor, the feather blades live up to the rep and very sharp however the safety is very safety focused and does not get very close BUT I did end up with the closest shave. what i learned is do the initial pass with this since the feather is extremely sharp and makes up for this disadvantage and then i will use the dollar store one with the Astra against the grain to get close. Doing this allowed my closest shave yet; now i have the perfect budget kit that works for me. for my next bulk order razors i will go for the Feathers and maybe some Astras as well in the mix since for the money the Astras cannot be beat but if you can splurge a little more, spring for the Feathers. in hindsight i should of gone a model up that way i’m not using two razors but i don’t see a reason of using my shavette anymore. A great learning experience and great product with it’s limitations in mind.

  4. 5 out of 5

    LaneP

    I first used a DE razor as an adolescent in the 70’s but soon the proliferation of disposables and the development of cartridge razors made them obsolete. As the decades went by I went from cartridge blades featuring 2 blades to 3 blades to the ridiculous and over priced 5 blade models, all the while paying ever increasing prices for those designs, up to the tune of $5 a blade. Then I had begun evaluating the expense of these “miracle” cartridge shavers and decided to try the DE shaving system once again, if not for merely nostalgia then to pay only ~.35 cents a blade versus five bucks.

    My first attempts failed miserably. I ended up with a satisfactory shave on the face, but on the throat and below the jaw I found shaving with a DE razor more akin to losing a battle with a sword wielding Ninja. I went back to cartridges for some years after, deciding “nostalgia” shaving technology was best left in the past where it originated.

    After hearing a co-worker talk about his satisfaction with DE’s and more research on the ‘net, I decided to attempt this “new-old” shaving system once more. Realizing my past failures, I knew I needed to do something different. My skin is not super-sensitive, but not sheet leather either. What had I done wrong before? I soon began to find the answers.

    The problem I realized, is that cartridge razors teach you to shave “incorrectly”. Due to the fact they are essentially a blade or set of blades that are set into a box at a 30-40 degree angle or so (that’s my guess), you are forced to place the shaving implement flat against your face for them to work. Couple that with their tendency to accumulate junk between the blades and you must increase pressure to maintain sufficient blade-skin contact. They do work adequately when employed as their design dictates, but the technique they force you to use is disastrous if transferred to a DE razor.

    I purchased this Feather model DE and wasn’t particularly impressed with it out of the box. Though well made in appearance, it was predominantly plastic. Aren’t DE razors supposed to be metal and super heavy? The handle of about 4 inches appealed to me though. I knew with use of razors with stubby 3 inch handles I did not have the degree of control (unbalanced to me) I needed. I loaded a brand new Feather DE razor blade in it and vowed the next morning I would shave with it, but in doing so throw out the window everything the cartridge razor system had taught me. I knew I would have to “re-learn” how to shave to make this system work.

    For one, the plastic construction actually works for me much better than the purported benefits of the heavy weight metal models by increasing my control of the unit. What I discovered was that the additional handle length acted less as a gripping surface and more of a counter balance to the weight of the blade bearing head as I held the razor primarily between thumb, index and middle fingers. I decided I preferred the butterfly opening top instead of the removable cap some designs sport.

    Use a good shave cream. This is as personalized a choice as any, but a good quality shave cream is essential. Quality shave cream is a crucial friction reducer as the blade glides over skin. I prefer a canned cream such as Barbasol Aloe. Avoid the gimmicky, razor clogging gels.

    Blade angle. I maintained as well as possible a blade-to-skin angle of approximately 40-ish degrees, maybe slightly less.

    NO PRESSURE. I repeat, none. Cartridge razors encourage the application of pressure to maintain blade-skin contact and this is a bad habit cartridge blade users often carry over to their first efforts with a DE razor. There is no need to apply pressure with a DE razor. The blade is there, not inset below a box frame, so it does its work without requiring any pressure to efficiently slice your stubble.

    Short, even strokes. With box cartridge razors I had developed the bad habit of dragging the razor from ear to chin in one continuous stroke. Do not do this with a DE razor. Gradually work your way down (or up) in short, light strokes, maintaining and adjusting your blade angle as appropriate.

    Second passes. Never make a second pass (such as against the grain) without re-applying shave cream to that area. Another bad habit I had developed with cartridge razors I found I needed to break in order to succeed with a DE razor.

    Whenever possible, stretch skin flat and taught. When this is more difficult to do (around the throat in particular), make your strokes even MORE light and short. This technique alone will reduce or eliminate the vast majority of nicks and abrasions.

    Take your time! If you don’t have the time, wait until you do to practice. Though once you have committed your technique to memory it will become second nature, avoid the initial temptation to treat DE shaving like it’s a 2 minute and done cartridge razor shaving session.

    When choosing a DE system, expect to have to buy a few different brands of razors, blades and creams before you hit on the combo that works best for you. I did, and I stopped looking after buying this Feather and the Feather blades.

    I am now done with cartridge razors. Some may find the transition is easy, others will not, but no doubt when used correctly they are a highly efficient and extremely cost effective alternative to the “miracle” super duper, twisting, rotating, vibrating, pivoting razor marketing gimmicks pitched to shavers around the world at a substantial expense to your shaving budget.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ed

    This is a quality mild agression lighweight razor. Mostly plastic but easy to clean, precision blade alignment and long handle with good texture. Comes with reusable hard plastic case suitable if packed for travel with blade storage. Included are two very sharp Feather blades. I have numerous high quality razors ranging from vintage to modern but use the Made in Japan Feather Popular Double Edge Safety Razor is one of my favorites for daily use.

  6. 5 out of 5

    customer

    The shaver is even better than I expected. The quality is as good as some shaver costing twice as much

  7. 5 out of 5

    customer

    Watch a couple of videos on how to do it and researched a couple of razors. What i personally like about this one is that it’s all one piece and you do not have to take it apart to put a blade in. Seems like good quality and will probably never go back to cartridges. I recommend you give it a try.

  8. 4 out of 5

    P.D.

    First off the fith star may be worthy. I shaved my first shave with this razor today. It is my first DE razor in over 10 years, and I only got through one blade with the last one (my stepdad gave it to me about five years before I could grow hair, it got lossed on my first tour on a Navy ship) so needless to say I am not very familiar with the way to do this stuff. I did not have a mirror and I ran out of hot water in about two minutes, so the whole plan broke down pretty fast. For those two minutes I had hot water and four days of growth on my beard, all was painless serinity. I could feel the lack of hair with my hands (again no mirror). I did a lot of research before trying this and disgarded most of it (not that it wasn’t good, but I wanted to try my “shave soap” first.) One thing for sure don’t try this with an agressive razor. I used garnier fructis as my lather (non-agressive razor + sharp blade + thin lather = ? ) All was great as long as I could keep things wet and warm, however no mirror and not hot water made my face burn with razor burn on the neck while trying to get to touchably smooth. I would never try to be that smooth with the five blade I normally have used as of late, (also used without a mirror, but with limitless hot water (the darned mirrors alwayse fog at the one place and the heat doesn’t work correctly at eather so heat is the big issue at both.) Everything that was done before the hot water became cold and I (the bathroom was also very cold no heat and no hot water spigget and fogged up mirror) is amazing. there is one spot on my neck with some major razor rash/burn from drying soap and a sharp razor, with me not wanting to get under the cold water in a cold bathroom, but the rest is AMAZING. As I have said this may warrent the fith star I need to try it with hot water first, and maybe a mirror. Personally with the way most of my face feels I would suggest trying Garnier Fructis shampoo (with this razor and blade combo, but NOT with an aggressive razor, again the idea is world’s sharpest blade + razor that is mild, such as this one made by Feather the maker fo said blades, plus thin vertually impossible to clogg the razor lubricant + of course hot water such as shower. That is what I figure will make the amazing shave I have on my left (started there) side be my whole face shave. Oh, and ideally have a mirror. Small note about the shipping I payed the 8.99 to have this on a Saturday and it arived in prestine condition and ontime.

  9. 5 out of 5

    John B.

    In terms of value, it’s a great razor just to get started in the world of safety razors. It gets the job done with a great value and that’s about all I can really say about it, there isn’t anything too spectacular and nothing considerably negative about it, it just works and that’s about as much that most people need from a razor of this caliber.

    Coming from a more experienced viewpoint, it is virtually weightless to it due to its plastic construction and is more likely to fall behind in terms of getting a closer shave in the moustache region opposed to a razor designed with a more protruding blade or one that is weighted with a metal construction. Just take some time to practice shaving with this razor and then consider to moving on to a higher quality razor if you feel comfortable using a safety razor on a regular basis.

    As for the blades included, they are personally the best razor blades out there. Feather blades are one of the sharpest you can buy and for those looking for the absolute closest shave, they are your best bet. Just like a samurai’s sword, you must learn to handle it well without tearing up your skin by going slow and steady. Never enter the world of safety razor shaving if you are looking to shave time (no pun intended) off of your morning commute, that will lead to disastrous consequences so just be sure to take your time practicing.

    In terms of the practicality of using this razor for travel, the plastic case included in the packaging can be used to safely and effectively store your razor. However, keep in mind that the safety razor blades (not the handle, just the blades) are prohibited from air travel unless thrown into your checked luggage while taking precautions to not allow the blades to protrude through the bag and potentially harm the baggage handlers.

    Give it a shot, the experience will be rewarding and you’ll be saving a lot of money by ditching the cartridge razors!


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