What is the very best safety razor you can buy?
We get asked this question frequently and we always give the same answer.
The very best safety razor you can buy is a Feather AS-D2 with or without its matching stand and the visually stunning Feather WS-D1S.
The AS-D2 has been around since mid-2013 when it replaced the much loved AS-D1, the new version has a slightly different head but what hasn't changed is the astonishing build quality and the superbly mild yet very close shaves this razor delivers.
About the AS-D2
Made in Japan from high grade stainless steel with a matte finish. The razor comes in a lacquered Feather branded presentation box, inside is a certificate which lists the serial number of your razor, a complimentary packet of 5 Feather razor blades and your razor. The first thing you notice when you handle the razor is how perfectly made it is, the flawless, matte powder finish, the lightly knurled handle the low profile head and the acid etch wash Feather logo combine into a razor that’s as much a feat of engineering and a work of art. This is no ordinary razor.
- Weight: 91g
- Length: 98mm
- Handle diameter: 11.1mm
- Handle length: 92mm
About the AS-D2S
This version is exactly the same as the AS-D2 but with the inclusion of a matching stainless steel stand.
About the WS-D1S
Frankly, double edge safety razors don’t get any better than this beauty.
It’s made from the same stainless steel and shares the same head as the AS-D2 but with a dark coloured hardwood handle. Water and wood seldom work well together in the long term but Feather has overcome this issue by impregnating the wood with resin which keeps it watertight and protects the wood from scratches and wear. The WS-D1S comes with a matching stainless steel and hardwood stand.
- Weight: 70g
- Length: 106mm
- Handle diameter: 10.00mm
- Handle length: 100mm
Made in Japan by Jatai these razors are the pinnacle of razor design, functionality and beauty.
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Written by Brian Mulreany
Sales Director at The Executive Shaving Company. 29th November 2016.