The Feather Blades Surprised Me:

I really didn't know any other way to title this post. The first time I used a Feather DE blade was in my Weishi and it performed like a superstar. So I tried them again in an Edwin Jagger DE 89 safety razor, and horrible is pretty much sugar coating it. So after changing razors again, I decided to try them again with great fear and trepidation, and got a really mild and almost forgiving shave. I never thought I would use the words "forgiving" and "Feather" in the same sentence. The last surprise was the fact that they didn't last past 3 multi pass shaves which is not good because they tend to be a little bit more expensive than other blades are depending on where you purchase them. I have never seen a blade so razor oriented in my life. They good in a razor that has no weight to it and very little blade exposure. That changes when you have more blade exposure and add weight to the equation. The twisted or scewed fasion of the slant bar razor must have changed the aggression level of the blade because it was comfortable in my Merkur 37C slant. I guess it was mainly due to the "slicing guillotine" action instead of the usual "straight chopping" action that you get with other razors. That probably has a lot to do with it. But for now the Feather DE blades are in the 3rd spot behind Voskhod blades.

Retiring The Track 2:

This will be breaking a lot of people's hearts, but I'm retiring my 1970 Gillette Track 2  to my collection and will no longer be u...