Wet Shaving, Luxury Grooming and Smiles
Price: $179.99
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Item Number: RZ-FEA-004
Availability: In Stock
The AS-D2 is Feather's second generation of their all stainless steel double edge safety razor.  This three-piece razor is an ultra premium shaving tool, with exacting tolerances and exquisite satin finish. 

This is easily one of the most advanced traditional shaving tools on the market.  Feather has engineered it for great balance and accurate blade placement.  Their unique method of holding the blade ensures it sits centered.

The handle has a great knurled pattern for a firm grip and has a nice length for a comfortable grip. 

This razor is on the mild side, so a slightly greater angle of use is needed.  Paired with a sharp blade, like the Feather double edge blade results in a very nice shave.

Beautifully packaged in a burgundy gift box.   One pack of Feather double edge razor blades included.

Made in Japan.
Product Reviews
A splurge but it is outstanding.
The Feather AS-D2 is for me effective, comfortable, close, balance, very well made, great grip and nothing I can think of to complain about except maybe the price. As a normally frugal person I thought it was over-priced. It may be, but it is something I use every day not two weeks in the summer.

I can make almost anything work. I was a regular straight razor user for a decade and have done a range of experimentation - including knives a small axe etc. - yes I know it is weird. I experimented with a Feather Popular Safety Razor (butterfly or twist-to-open style). Edwin Jagger DE89L. The Feather Popular is good for the money but it not a low cost Feather AS-D2. The Edwin Jagger DE89L is very popular and beautiful. It shaves well but it is not a low cost AS-D2 either. The DE89L is the lined version and is too slippery when wet and soapy for a good grip in my experience.

There isn't much I have purchased that I thought was so premium and so consistently enjoyable to use - and I don't like shaving - but when I don't the rate of kisses starts to drop off. This razor gives me a BBS shave resulting in more kisses and that makes it worth the money.
A New Classic...
I've tried them all (razors)...yes, I can get a degree or two closer with other high end and some low-end razors but these also have their issues. This razor is a daily user for me. The angle is a little different but that is OK. It offers the most comfortable shave of any I have and zero irritation. It is mild but very efficient when used properly. I love all my razors but some get close, smooth results while having to really pay attention and their is usually a price to pay at the end of the process (irritation)--there is a time for that. But for a daily shave this one really works for me. It will stay in my daily rotation. It is a workhorse and it is beautiful.
Outstanding: My Default Razor
I've been fortunate to have owned (bought or traded) basically every stainless steal brand or model of DE safety razor there is. From iKon; ShaveCraft; ATT; Weber; PILS.

I still comeback to the Feather AS-D2 razor as my most balanced and comfortable razor ever. Only the Pils slightly exceeds build quality but that is arguable for they are different designs. The ATT razors are also a very close equivalent. Unfortunately I've had several iKons and the finish over time seems to loose its lustre but they are good shavers for the most part. I still use my iKon OSS as a backup and the open comb on the razor works well for me. The Shavecraft 101 wasn't good in fit or finish but I greatly enjoy the Slant 102 which is a close match to the Feather AS-D2 in shave comfort and is slightly more efficient but the metallurgy is not even close, not bad, but not exceptional or world-class.

I find that the Feather blade works well in the AS-D2 but my favorite blade in this razor (and the Shavecraft 102 by the way) is Pol-Silver followed by GILLETTE Ninja Blacks and either Personna Red Or ASTRA SS.

The metal finish and lustre on the Feather holds up vastly better than any of the iKons (long term and under heavy use) that I've owned in my experience. I shave nearly every day of the year regardless of work or vacation and I also straight blade shave as well. Yes, I'm a wet shaving addict and zealot!

West Coast Shaving has an exceptionally good price on the Feather AS-D2 razor so if you're looking for a mildly-efficient razor that lets you shave everyday of the year with near zero irritation this is your best razor in my opinion. I also feel the Shavecraft 102 (while not the finish level) of the Feather is a remarkably good razor for the price and is a real pleasure to use as well.

A little trick when using the Feather AS-D2 In my experience is to hold the razor at a little steeper angle. I have a course beard that grows fast and with a sharp fresh blade I have all the efficiency I need with the Feather and it's so smooth it is hard to ever get any significant irritation unless you shave too quickly and force the razor and blade. In my opinion this razor is more efficient than what some give it credit for and it can be responsive and still comfortable for the user. I like it because I can buff my difficult chin and jaw line to a BBS level and never come close to irritation.

I encourage you to try this razor and give it a few weeks of use for I think you'll be very pleased, unless you are addicted to super agressive razors, otherwise join the club of satisfied users like me.
to mild a shave
<p>I feel my beard hair is average. I just can't get a close shave without irritation. I have to put to much pressure. And this only gives me a fairly good shave. My face feels unshaven in only a few hours. I have tried a half dozen different blades, to no avail. I personally would not buy this again. I like the three piece long handle razors of E.J. or Muhle. They give a super shave with any blades I have tried.</p>
Don't need to use a Feather blade
I enjoyed my Merkur 34C for about a year now but being military and having to shave every day sometimes even the Merkur could be a little too aggressive and I have good one day beard growth. I sprung for the Feather because I wanted to try one of the pricey razors and it doesn't disappoint. The weight and length are great but I appreciate the curve of the top head as it has a lower profile and more ergonomic to the jaw line. I've used Feather blades in the Merkur and now the Feather razor yet the blade is simply uncomfortable. After a week of the Feather blade I switched back to my faithful Astra blades and I love this razor now. I can even apply a tad bit of pressure in some of the hard to reach places. I would put its aggressiveness a tad less than the Merkur 34C but to me that’s a good since using even a mild razor every single day can sometimes be a pain if you don’t have time to prep properly but with the Feather I do 2 pass shaves during the week and after the weekend I hit it with a 3 pass and I'm good. I'm sure there are plenty of razors out there that provide similar comfort but this works well for my face and style of shaving. I would recommend this razor due to the quality and structure but the price is something you would have to consider obviously. If you are an shave every day guy like me and have mild to medium beard growth I would do it but if not stay with a Merkur 34C or similar and try a sharper blade.
Pinnacle of Razors
The materials and workmanship of this razor are among the best on the market. It's a solid razor with a great feel. The ends of the blade are enclosed, which is nice. As for the shave, it's very "mild" but effective. This is a great daily shaver because of that, and doesn't require concentration. Even with bad technique, it takes work to screw up with this one. If you're looking for aggressiveness and efficiency, it's perhaps not the best choice - but that's okay. Pricey, sure, but it's a lifetime razor - and one you should be very happy with.</p>
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