Author: Ian Cryer A feather blade and my Mercur Futur I got my best shave ever. One pass with the grain, one pass across the grain and one pass against - WOW! My skin was so smooth, the shave has lasted 4 days so far, I'll be having another go tonight. There was no slight pulling when shaving against the grain that I'd experienced previously. Recommended, but very, very sharp - be careful.
Author: Alan Shaw thanks to shaving shack for now stocking feather blades which i have always wanted to try i was not dissapointed the conbination of my vision 2000 and feather blade gave me the smoothest shave ever i can recomend them to any commited d e shaver THANKS SHAVING SHACK
Author: Gurinder Kular I was expecting these blades to be sharp but they surpassed all my expectations. I had probably the closest and smoothest shave with the least amount of strokes ever. It was hot knife through butter stuff. I didnt cut myself once and it tackled the sensitive neck area extremeley well. I dont know why anyone would want a vibrating 5 blade razor that is an absolute rip off. These are 2.99 and i'm sure i will get around 30 plus shaves.
Author: Edward Cracknell Treat these blades with care and you will get the smoothest and most comfortable shave in you life. For me they provide a good 5 to 6 shaves easy, properly more but I don't want to push my luck. At 2.99 they me be more expensive than the competition, but i bet you would not regret it. Any way at that price its a bargain compared to the £5+ for just 5 cartridge razors.
Author: Will Wheatcroft I had been looking at these Japanese wonders for a while, before I plucked up the courage to try them. After all, Feather blades are as sharp as a traditionally crafted samurai sword, according to the hype. I bought a few packs to keep me going and I have not looked back since. They are the only blade I use now. You will not find a sharper, better made blade. Yes they are more expensive than the Israeli or Merkur blades but you'll know why as soon as you have your first shave with one. I have a Merkur 38C and these Japanese blades are the perfect partner for it. Add a Kent AP12 brush and some Mitchell's Wool Fat soap (available from the guys here!) and you will struggle to get a better shave, even if you go to a professional barber shop! Take your time using these Feather blades (30 minutes plus for a really careful. close shave!) and you will notice the difference. Rush it, and you will bleed...profusely! You have been warned!
Author: N B Panikker I've been using these for a fortnight now in my Merkur 38c and have stopped wondering which blades to use. I was slightly apprehensive because of their much-vaunted sharpness but, now that I'm more relaxed about them, I'm routinely getting no nicks at all. 1-2 passes give an excellent fuss-free close shave. Slightly more expensive than the others but most definitely worth it.
Author: Ade Manning Going to have to buck the trend here and say that after using one of these, I prefer the Israeli blades. Used a Feather blade twice and had more cuts than in the last 12 months even when using lightly as per my daily routine. I'm trying a fresh blade tomorrow and will see how it goes. It is possible of course that they are superb, and my skin is a little too sensitive for them...er...hey! Isn't rugby great?!
Author: Tim Knight Brilliant blades work for 4-5 shaves for me and give a sublime close shave far better than the mach 3 razors excellent service for the website aswell. Will buy again as it is excellent value!
Author: Mat These are fantastic blades.
In the past I've used both Derby and Israeli blades with my Gillette Super Speed. But these are noticeably different. They've given me my closest ever shave and not a single nick! The first time I used a Feather, I couldn't stop touching my face - it was smoother than I've ever felt!
Yes, they are slightly more expensive, but definitely worth it - your face will thank you!
Author: Timothy Allen Tried these after years of using a certain "5 blade brand" OMG they are sharp. Took 2 weeks to get used to how to shave with these and a few cuts as well. But the shave was fantastic. It was slow close that I could easily only have to shave once every 2 days. These are all I use now. A good razor Merkur decent brush and cream and the results are amazing. If you are thinking of going down this route using the above you won't be disappointed!
Author: CaptainH Marvellous blades! I received a gift pack of these with a recent order (thanks Shaving Shack guys!) and gave them a try. Wow. It's the only word that sums up the immediate difference I noticed. These blades are far sharper than my old Merkur blades with no tugging whatsoever. I have a fairly stiff growth and no other DE blade gives me as close a shave as these. They are the only DE blades I have tried that get anywhere close to a straight razor smoothness.
I use with my travel setup when I can't take my straight: T&H pre-shave oil, Mitchell's Woolfat Soap, razor and best badger brush from D.R. Harris, alum block and Geo. T Trumper Skin Food. Smooth.
Author: Jason Haigh I chose these blades as a free gift (purchased parker 98R) and cannot believe their sharpness. I have now had 3 shaves (just using one side of the blade so far and shaving every other day) and it still shaves well - these blades will last a long time - far long than the 5 blade gillette cartridges I have been using. Highly recommended and worth the price. Have ordered some Derby blades so will be interested to see if they match up to the feather ones. Looks like I may have been spoilt with the best ones from day one so lets wait and see.
Author: Carl Pollington I've tried about 20 different blades from tens of manufacturers from around the world and these are the best in my opinion.
They have the greatest reputation and with good reason - nothing I've tried is as smooth or as close. They seem to glide through several days' worth of stubble as though it wasn't there and if you don't rush the shave you won't get on their wrong side! For a careful shaver these cannot be beaten.
What's more, I've searched high and low and Shaving Shack's price is the lowest I've found, particularly when you buy them as a 3-pack. I always claim one pack as my free gift for spending over £10... am even tempted to spend £10 on Feathers and claim another pack free - it is worth it!!!!
Author: Jon-Paul A very unforgiving blade. So they weren't for me. In my personal opinion they don't even come close to Merkur's double edge razor blades, which unfortunately, Shaving Shack don't sell.
Author: Leo Hyry I received a pack of these blades as a free gift with my order. After about a month of De shaving I wanted to give them a try since every other blade I had tried seemed not to be sharp enough to shave ATG. Feathers gave me the smoothest shave ever but also some irritation and blood the first time. During the following shaves I was more careful, remembering to apply absolutely no pressure. My shaves improved a lot and even the 4th shave with the same blade gave me BBS. Feathers are good since they teach you the right technique right away.
Author: Atir Akram An extremely sharp and fine piece of metal this razor blade cuts through even the most stubborn stubble. Perfect for those difficult to remove hairs under the chin or your whiskers. However there is a drawback - you must use these blades with care otherwise you will look like a bleeding mess afterwards! Be gentle and remember no pressure - you will be rewarded with a perfectly close shave. Far more useful than Derby blades. Compared to pricey Mach 3 blades these are a bargain and they will do a better job - another reason why DE blades trump cartridge shaving.
Author: Nicholas Lambert These were my free gift on my last order, not the only DE blade I have tried, also tried some of the Gillette and Wilkinson blades. People tend to be very scared of these, but if you concentrate on the shave and use gentle strokes like you should, you will get one almighty BSS! Seem to have very high quality control. Will be purchasing more! Wish they had packs of 100 to buy...
Author: Dave After swearing by Fusion Power razors for so long I thought I'd give DE shaving a go after rave reviews from a friend of mine. I decided to go for a Timor razor and feather blades and I have to say - I don't think it matters at all if you're new to DE shaving and want to try these blades! They are incredibly sharp but after a few very slow, cautious shaves I've cracked it and I'm getting the closest shave I have ever experienced. Truly brilliant quality and although I have no other blades other than Fusion cartridges to act as a benchmark I don't think I will even bother trying any other blade. In fact I've just ordered my fourth pack! Although I don't think I will ever swap my Fusion for a DE when shaving my head - with these blades I might lose a bit more than stubble!
Author: skinpup Have to agree with most of the other reviews on here, have stubble like steel wool and one pass leaves it smooth as... again as others have said use the weight of the razor (merkur 38 here) and don't rush! finish off with proraso for perfect shave.
Author: Steve Somers Wow, they're not kidding when they say these blades are sharp! I've been DE shaving for about a year so I thought I'd give the Feathers a go. My face is smooth as ever after my first go with these blades but I managed to nick my chin without even noticing when I used to get by just fine! Otherwise a fantastic shave! So handle these with care - they're not joking when they say they're ninja sharp!
Author: Jamie Hardy After plenty of warning about how i should learn on other blades first before going on to feathers, i decided to just take the plunge! No regrets! These blades although very sharp and easy to cut yourself with if you get too complacent, have helped clear up my irritation and red bumps on my neck! Have already purchased again!
Author: Ian Morewood Like the blurb says the sharpest blade in the world, these fabulous blades give a smooth comfortable cut with minimal effort but you have to be careful not to rush or you will probably cut yourself!
Author: Peter Holt There is a motto we Yorkshire lads uses, "buy cheap you buy twice". We are not a culture of people to waste money and I for one detest waste. I have been trying a few blades recently which range from average to good. Now when it came to purchasing these Feathers, I discerned that being made in Japan would be saying something.
I am proud of my city of Sheffield, and our quality steal steel industry, but along the way I have also developed respect for steel from Sweden and Japan. These blades did not disappoint my expectations.
Less is more, (something we should learn in our modern world) and these blades really are light, yet incredibly strong and Ninja sharp. Normally I have encountered 3-4 shaves before I need to change a blade, with these delightful blades, I have managed to get 10 shaves from a single blade and they still can produce a few more. They are excellent value, great performers and kind to the skin.
I am off to New Zealand for a three month tour immanently, I know what is accompanying me and my Merkur Travel Razor; three packs of these wonderful blades.
Apart from such quality, I also commend Shaving Shack to you. A great company, selling high quality with great prices. You will not go wrong here lads!
Author: Joe Robinson Tried every type of blade on this site. These are by far the best.
I suffer from razor burn from every other razor i tried. Some say these may be too sharp but i think they are the perfect. They remove all stubble.
I always get this stubble on my upper lip which grows back within 2 hours and this eliminates this problem for me.
Author: Gary Arter I purchased a pack of feather razors after using another brand for the last 12 months.Wow can you notice the difference with these.All you need is the weight of the razor to get the closest shave youll ever have.Highly recommended.
Author: Andreas Andell I'm using these for both my safety razor and my shavette. Super sharp, long lasting blades and by far the best ones I've tried soo far.
Author: Jonne Nieminen Got Feathers as a gift from Shaving shack and they were awesome! Dont let the price intimidate you they are totally worth every penny(and more!) you spend on them. These babies give you 8-12 very sharp and burn free shaves and after that you will never go back to use any other blades.
Author: Gari Mclean Fail to see the fear factor these come with. Yes they are good but not as lethally sharp as they are made out to be. Treat them with respect and found them to be fine, smooth, sharp and no cuts.
Author: Steven Phythian Have just been introduced to proper shaving about 3 months ago and jumped in at the deep end and was given a pack of these by a work colleague. All I can say is wow! Have nicked myself a couple of times but that's due to me being a bit of a Muppet. Just purchased a Parker 90r and these two are like a match made in heaven. So impressed at the closeness and ease of very early morning shaving. Definatly worth recommending, as I do to everyone I know.
Author: Tod Hunter Unbelievable shave especially when paired with my new 34C. These are seriously sharp blades.
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