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Feather stainless: Comfort and efficiency

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What do you call a razor that shaves completely comfortably and feels mild, but produces a BBS result no matter how much beard it tackles? Is it “aggressive” because it’s efficient at removing stubble? Is it “mild” because that’s the way it feels. The Feather stainless shows how awkward those terms can be in describing a razor’s shaving performance.

But to start at the beginning. I do like the Prairie Creations soaps, and the tallow+lanolin Spiced Rum produced an immediate thick lather with the Vie-Long horsehair brush. I did enjoy the lather—the fragrance, the feel, the look—and played with it on my beard for a while.

Then the Feather razor, this time with a Kai blade (an experiment: normally I use only Feather blades in this razor, which totally tames them), went to work: gentle passes producing a BBS result by the third pass. This razor is a wonderful mystery: a mild feeling combined with ruthless stubble removal.

A splash of Masters Bay Rum aftershave, and we’re off.

 

Written by LeisureGuy

6 November 2012 at 8:11 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. I like the Feather stainless. I find Feather blades are less ‘aggressive’ in this too, but this razor seems to work well with almost any blade.

    Mark

    7 November 2012 at 11:24 am


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