148 thoughts on “If you ain't shaved with a Feather, you ain't shaved.

    • Anonymous says:

      The blades are easily 4x more expensive than every other eastern europenan brand, you’re paying for it.

      • Anonymous says:

        yeah even the wax they used to seal each blade is superior, it comes off clean and doesn’t tear the paper unlike the astra trash

      • Anonymous says:

        I use a coors can


        >based japs even included a blade disposal slot in each individual case

        derby blades also have them I think

    • Anonymous says:


      i’m referring to the each individual hard plastic case having its own blade disposal slot

      >i’m referring to the each individual hard plastic case having its own blade disposal slot
      That’s exactly what they have.

  1. Anonymous says:

    they don’t work for all razors unforunately
    worked nicely with my old but not with my new
    using gilette 7 o clock now

  2. Anonymous says:

    Based razor, if you like Feather also try Kai.

    My daily blades are Gillette Silver Blues since I have a couple hundred of them. No, they aren’t as sharp as Feather but I never,ever cut myself even when I’m hauling ass. The soap I use doesn’t matter, the lather quality doesn’t matter, no cuts and no irritation.

    With Feathers, they cut better no doubt, but everything else has to be dialed in perfectly. They’re my going out razor blade basically.

    • Anonymous says:

      That’s kind of what I found too. Kind of prefer the silver blues a bit but I have a feathers that I split with my bro since bulk they were cheaper than the silver blues

      • Anonymous says:

        >razor there si

        I swear this board is full of the most stupid, contrarian gays in existence. If someone said air is vital to breath, you’d be caterwauling the exact opposite just to hear yourself talk.

        Go on then, please share and enlighten the rest of us why Silver Blues are so bad and what your objectively superior blade of choice is.

          • Anonymous says:

            hecking how? I’ve literally never even nicked myself with a Silver Blue, and I’ve used them in multiple razors including slants.

            I know blades are a personal choice but I wonder what your setup is if a SB is slicing you up. My bear is very dense and my hairs are coarse, maybe it just works better with my hair type?

          • sixsicksocks says:

            the word you’re looking for is ‘bris’.
            Would call you a dumb hebrew, but you’re probably a moron

          • Anonymous says:

            No, my drunk uncle cut me at my bar mitzvah real bad. I was bleeding everywhere and my mom didnt let me use the expensive napkins

          • Anonymous says:

            >I was bleeding everywhere and my mom didnt let me use the expensive napkins
            the jokes write themselves.

    • Anonymous says:

      The first shave before the coating wears off is like shaving with a bowling pin. They get better after that, but are still not sharp enough for me. I blind bought a 100 pack and am hoping they’ll go up in value so I can pawn them off.

    • Anonymous says:

      I tried Vokshod years ago when I bought blade sample packs. For me it’s the Astra Superior Platinum. It’s the sharpest blade that still retains the smoothness of less aggressive blades. Feather isn’t smooth at all and dulls extremely fast. A blade that expensive should last a little longer.

      The first shave before the coating wears off is like shaving with a bowling pin. They get better after that, but are still not sharp enough for me. I blind bought a 100 pack and am hoping they’ll go up in value so I can pawn them off.

      I never use a blade more than once. I have the worst skin for shaving, sensitive combined with coarse hair that grows in random directions.

      • Anonymous says:

        >I never use a blade more than once.
        Then why do you care about how long it lasts? I can’t imagine throwing Voskhod after the first go, for me that’s exactly the point where it becomes usable.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’ll stick to green Astras Superior Platinum paired with Mühle R41.
    More than close enough shave with one of the best shaves/dollar ratio.
    My head, face and balls don’t complain

  4. Anonymous says:

    I’m convinced feathers are too sharp and are designed for use with feather popular and the $200 stainless steel 3-piece razor they make, both are mild enough to cover up just how sharp feathers really are, I still nick myself with the first use on a fresh blade and then uses 2-6 are like butter.

    I still haven’t found a better twist to open alternative, this thing is indestructible and lightweight and I drop my razor in the shower a lot, i’m sure the solid chinesium ones would have shattered or bent the shaving head by now.

  5. Anonymous says:

    guys, im trying to shave everyday after years of doing heck all and shaving once a week but for some reason even though I get a smooth shave after a week of not shaving, if I shave daily i never get that smooth and also get a shitload of nicks for some reason.
    what gives?
    using merkur 34c and picrel

    • Anonymous says:

      NTA but i have this issue too. Bumping this Q

      work on your technique. youre nicking yourself because youre not guiding the razor straight down. if your hand moves to the side while youre pulling the razor down, youll get cut

      • Anonymous says:

        but why am i not nicking myself when i shave a week worth of facial hair, only if i shave daily? i’m unironically so blackpilled about this i’m considering just using a mach3 for my daily shaves and a safety razor only for shaves after a long time

    • Anonymous says:

      You are probably going to aggressively about it, which your skin holds up to the first but not the second day following.

  6. Anonymous says:

    i fell for the double edge razor meme for a while, spent so much money on it, then went back to gillette blue II because they give me a smooth shave much easier and i never cut myself.

    • Anonymous says:

      this is what i use, gillette form and gillette blue II disposable razors

      if you want to LARP as your great grandfather thats fine, but if you want a quick, perfectly smooth shave (in only one or two passes), without getting any cuts, this is perfect

      • Anonymous says:

        I didn’t go back (mostly cause I have so many blades and that’d be a waste of money).
        But i agree I prefer using the easy Gillette. Does a good job, takes less time and doesn’t nick me as often.

        • Anonymous says:

          i still have a shitload of blades, and i bought like 4 or 5 DE razors during that phase, but i just gave it up because although i liked the idea of shaving old school style, i just wasnt getting good shaves. its much easier and much more comfortable for me to shave in the shower with foam and a disposable razor.

          • Anonymous says:

            Thankfully I only have one DE razor and like hundreds of blades.
            But still seems like a waste of money for me not to finish them (if I ever can before I die).
            This shit is a scam lol. I miss being able to do my shave in 1 minute with my 5 blade Gillette with no cuts.

      • Anonymous says:

        this was my exact setup before i switched to DE. as far as the end result goes, i can’t say one is significantly better than the other, both get the job done. DE is just more satisfying. the most time consuming part is the lathering of the soap, but canned foam is always an option if i’m ever in that much of a hurry. i don’t see myself going back to carts/disposables, althoughevermaybeit.

      • Anonymous says:

        i agree. i used Bics and bunch of nameless indian disposables, and they were all nicking me. Gillettes is still the best even if their woke ads are trash.

  7. Anonymous says:

    >using a safety razor because it’s somehow "better"
    >using a safety razor to save money and never have to look for specific cartridges
    big brain

    • Anonymous says:

      do you really have a big brain if you have to try and save money? even section 8 Black folk dont have to budget

  8. Anonymous says:

    Shaving soap is a meme, if you can’t shave without it, you can’t shave and your technique is utter shit, period.

    It also gets clogged up in your razor and builds up as gross residue.

    • Anonymous says:

      >It also gets clogged up in your razor and builds up as gross residue.
      how is that an issue with a Double-edge safety razor?

    • Anonymous says:

      heres your (You), but i will say that my dad has shaved without soap all his life. doesnt use foam, doesnt use bar soap, doesnt use anything, just shaves with the same gillette blue II razors i use. crazy. i think i did that when i first started shaving too, tbqh

  9. Anonymous says:

    also shaving my sideburns level with each other is really hard and i either
    >manage to shave them at the same height, but theyre longer than id like them to me
    >manage to shave them at same height, but theyre too short
    >get the height i want, but they look uneven and at too much of an angle

      • Anonymous says:

        it was a phase i was heavily into and i wanted to try different razors, as i said in a post above, i was trying new razors/blades/soaps/creams to try and find a good combo that would give me a good comfortable shave with no irritation afterward.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I’m 29 and never used a razor
    Trim to 2 mm every week or two
    Would like a clean shave maybe but every poster iit sounds gay…

  11. Anonymous says:

    Brand new to safety razors, just bought this kit a week ago for almost a hundred dollars, how badly did i heck up? and what should i get instead/ do better? So far ive nicked myself 20 time, still have a rash on my neck, and my shave is barely closer than a disposable razor. Im feeling very stupid right now.

    • Anonymous says:

      >for almost a hundred dollars
      sounds like there’s room for improvement, don’t give up. that said, you got scammed.

      • Anonymous says:

        but what should i have gotten instead, or what should i do at this point? will getting different blades help?

        • Anonymous says:

          my point is this gear should be good enough to practice on, you just overpaid massively. look up videos on proper technique or something. also make sure you’re getting proper blade alignment in the razor.

    • Anonymous says:

      but what should i have gotten instead, or what should i do at this point? will getting different blades help?

      hey man, dont go buying new shit just yet. thats the mistake i made which i posted about above. just keep using that same stuff. i nicked myself a lot and had a rash/irritation at first, but got used to it after a while. i know it doesnt make much sense, but your skin will become accustomed to it. it also helps to shave slower than what you do now, make sure youre prepping right (soak brush in hot water, splash face with hot water, lathering soap correctly), and apply less pressure with the razor. keep at it, the human body is built to adapt.

      • Anonymous says:

        seconding this.
        CONSOOMING different soaps until you find one that agrees with your skin is crucial. sometimes thats the first soap you try sometimes its not.
        and a good brush right away is worth the money. not a huge cost of entry.
        but theres no point to over-thinking your razors or handle until you get really good at shaving. its all in the technique, developing the feel for it, and knowing the pattern your hair grows.
        once you get the technique down THEN it MIGHT be worth it to sperg out and min/max what blades and handle works the best for how you like to shave and your skin etc.

    • Anonymous says:

      I get a fine shave out of my Wilkinson blades – different handle, but the Wilkinson itself does atleast the same job, if not better. Keep at it, no pressure, the magic is in the lather. With the right lather, the handle and the blade just glide smoothly right over the skin, cutting just and only the hair. Shave with the grain, take a close look at your neck, where the direction of the hair growth changes, and adjust your handle movements accordingly. The brush needs to be soaking wet, and the lathering takes some patience and a firm hand.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Kek the plastic razor guys literally cant help themselves when they see safety razors. Reminds me of the guy who starts whining about people wearing jeans in the threads about denim.

    • Anonymous says:

      >shave every 2 days
      >each blade lasts like 6-7 good shaves
      >each blade lasts like 2 weeks
      A 100 pack is gonna last me close to 4 years and I have several of them.
      How do DE blade companies make money?

  13. Anonymous says:

    >worst acne breakout in at least 10 years
    >haven’t been able to shave for over a week
    How do I even get acne in my 30s? I think alcoholism is finally collecting my organs.

        • Anonymous says:

          why do i need that when i have a gillette blue ii
          also electric razors dont give you a close shave
          we will not discuss this further

          • Anonymous says:

            electrics are fast but no close shave. and the cheapest ones have a shit motor so they get stuck if i tried to shave weekly. my hairs get too thick and long for electricals after 1 week.


            a straight razor.

            my barber shops used this shit.

  14. Anonymous says:

    i get rediculously good baby’s asshole shaves with the basic b***h poorgay setup of: astra superior platinum blades + proraso white soap + merkur futur. one pass with the grain one pass xtg then moisturize and done.
    the only gripe i have is that maybe 1 in 20 to 50 blades is a dud, feels like there’s a burr or it snags or something. but i always notice it before it nicks me and they’re cheap so its nbd.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I thought you redditors had moved on from safety razors already
    >dude I save $0.12 per shave and $22.43 per year because the blades are so cheap! I’m gonna be a millionaire!!

    • Anonymous says:

      my dad taught me how to shave with a straight razor when i was 12 reddit didn’t exist when i was 12.

    • Anonymous says:

      i am

      electrics are fast but no close shave. and the cheapest ones have a shit motor so they get stuck if i tried to shave weekly. my hairs get too thick and long for electricals after 1 week.

      my barber shops used this shit.

      . i was only required to shave when i enlisted in 2002. you dear rentfree readdit didn’t exist. hit me up on a PHP Nuke board.

      • Anonymous says:

        >YOUR dear rentfree readdit didn’t exist
        and no. being a wage slave in the army didn’t make me rich and i didn’t used a safety razor or good ol knife.

  16. Anonymous says:

    >shave with safety razor and nice blades
    >chubby-ass neck ends up covered in cuts and bumps and rash

    >shave with disposable

    >shave with nice cart razor
    >same shit

    Wtf the heck, my dudes. i exfoliate, i use quality shaving cream, i use pre-shave creams, i wait until after my shower.

  17. Anonymous says:

    I bought 100 packs of Feather ten years ago, they were really cheap and high quality, really loved them

    I ran out of them recently, tried to buy more, but now they were much more expensive. Tried them out and the quality was just as bad as any other brand, but cost more than gilette

    They fell off

  18. Anonymous says:

    I broke out my razor with derbys in them to do my neck last year. Hadn’t wet shaved in over a decade cause I grew a beard. Gave me horiffic razor bumps and I have no idea what I did wrong.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Feathers cut me up too much.
    For me, it’s Personna. I can shave a full beard clean without any cuts or razor burns. Same with Derby blades, but those feel a little more dull—plus I hate turks

  20. Anonymous says:

    >Wet shaving is cheaper
    >Spends hundreds of dollars on blades, razors, soaps, brushes, stands, pre-shave, after-shave, cream, alum

    • Anonymous says:

      yeah, i fell for the meme. just buy a OneBlade. simple, cost effective, pretty close shave. and no razor burn. takes 10 seconds.

      i bought a safety razor, almost a hundred dollars right there for a decent one, then a “pre shave balm” and shaving cream, and a brush, and a bowl, and then a post shave cream, and hecking blades. over a hundred dollars and im still getting razor burn and it takes 30 hecking minutes with clean up on top of it

    • Anonymous says:

      >van der hagen handle: $20
      >blades: $5
      >tube of prorasso: $10
      all you actually need, total of $35 to start. from there i’d say you could manage to spend as little as $25 on blades a year on blades.

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s always funny when people bring up cost, a blade is like 10 cents and you can shave with them 2-3 times
      Your underwear you are standing around in costs more than a years worth of shaving

  21. Anonymous says:

    I’m using personnas and I got more into Bics recently. they’re both really good blades.

    it barely matters what you use. Even some of the chinese blades were okay. I had green and black Baili blades which were supersmooth. the blue ones were horrible though.

    • Anonymous says:

      You can’t just call everything you don’t like reddit. Use your words. Redditors don’t even shave anyway, they think having a patchy beard makes up for them being totally un-masculine.

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