63 years old always a wet shaver own many razors but this is hands down the best of the lot
Spoiled for Choices
In 2012, I bought a Feather Artist Club SS razor and used it in rotation with my DE razors. In February 2015, I began using it as my sole razor, and continue to do so thru Oct 2016, date of this comment. In summary, I am deeply impressed how well this razor performs. It is easy to navigate around my face, easy to change blades, and easy to clean. Zero problems. The razor does not harbor soap residue. I use both the Feather AC Pro and Feather AC Pro Super blades. The AC Pro allows me to be less careful with technique and obtain a nick-free shave. The AC Pro requires more focus and rewards me with a closer shave. As such, I've donated all my traditional straight razors to my son, who also owns a Feather Artist Club SS razor.
Best Straight Razor
The razor is well balanced and has a weighted feel to it.... Best straight razor in my collection.... I have one for the road and one for home...
Outstanding razor, outstanding shave.
Fantastic razor! It gives a closer shave than ANY double edge (DE) safety razor on the planet. This is the BEST razor that takes replacement blades, bar none! It is extremely well balanced and pleasurable to hold in one's hand. The brushed stainless steel finish is as smooth as a silk scarf or a baby's bottom, literally! As to the "1-star" reviewer, Just because you're a "surgeon," doesn't mean however you can shave with a straight razor. Just as if I were a professional barber, doesn't mean that I could effectively perform open heart surgery without any training and practice. So if you want the closest shave you'll ever experience with little to no irritation; and your up to PRACTICING your skill with this blade for a long period of time, then this Feather SS is for YOU!!! However when new to straight edge shaving, give yourself at least 20 minutes of actual "blade-to-face" time because if you rush, you'll nick yourself multiple times. With practice, you'll be a stud like a wizard to his magic wand or Picasso to his paint brush!
This is the heat!
I bought this after 4 shaves with a Dovo Shavette. The Dovo being my first attempt at a replaceable blade straight. All I can say is these tools are miles apart. The Dovo is ok and I'd be happy to take it as a travel razor. The Feather has me looking forward to shaving for the first time in my life. The ergonomics of it are great. The length of the blade is slightly shorter than the long blade (black holder) in the Dovo and that little difference makes the areas around my chin and lips so much easier. It glides over my skin and so far I'd had no cuts, weepers or burn. I'm using the Pro-guard blades and I'm very happy with them as well.