I have extremely sensitive skin, and get horrible razor burn and bumps whenever I shave. In my search to fix this, I started wet shaving. I used a sampler pack of blades that did not include feathers, but it seemed that I had continually improving results as I used the sharper brands - Merkurs were absolutely horrendous for me - Derbys, Sharps, and Dorcos all yielded about the same results of okay but not great - Sharks were good - Bics were better. So with these results, I took an educated gamble and ordered a bunch of feathers. I just used them for the first time, and it was an exceptionally pleasing experience. It was the first blade I used that required no pressure, was extremely smooth, and left no signs of irritation that I always found with other blades; I expect the razor bumps on my neck to quickly dissipate with continued use of the feathers. I understand that everyone's face is different, and these won't be the best for everyone, but if you find that your skin meshes better with a sharper shaving tool, do yourself a favor and pick these up. And I actually found it easier to avoid nicking myself while shaving; it was only lack of attention to detail and shaving angle and other technique flaws that caused cuts with these blades.