Feather Safety Razor Co. is one of the oldest makers of double edge blades, having been producing them for over 80 years. Where they used to dominate the home market, they fell victim (like most wet shaving manufacturers) to the cartridge razor market. Double edge sales declined. With the resurgence of razors that actually work well, Feather has become quite popular again. Known as the sharpest on the planet, their blades are sought out and revered. With excellent quality as shown by their entry into the surgical tool market, their shaving products are still some of the best available. The As-D2 is considered by some to be the finest DE razor. They have also taken over the barber disposable straight edge market with their ultra high-end Feather Artist Club line.