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Feather AS-D2S Double Edged All Stainless Safety Razor & Stand

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£200.00

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This is the latest version of the AS-D2. The Feather AS-D2 Safety Razor with its matching machine tooled stainless steel stand. Made from 100% Stainless Steel the Feather AS-D2 Safety Razor is a work of art.

Make no mistake - the Feather Safety Razor is for connoisseurs of fine engineering and beauty. The three piece design is finished in brushed, stainless steel which gives it a wonderful modern look.

This is a high precision razor, the razor is perfectly balanced so that the weight is in the head not the handle so you get meaningful feedback from the blade when shaving.

Especially good for those looking for a non aggressive shave, this razor is an absolute joy to use. The Feather is not too mild for tough beards, it's all down to technique, get the angle right and this razor will shave off even the toughest of bristles.

Product Code: ESC005726

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WE SAY


Founded in Seki city, Japan in 1904 as 'The Japan Safety Razor Company' Feather are known worldwide for their precision medical and barber instruments. Seki is the hub for samurai sword manufacturing.
An all time classic, highly effective and beautiful to look at and use. Many say the AS-D2 is the greatest ever safety razor.


PRODUCT DETAILS


Internally the top plate has raised corners that the blade sits in, the demanding tolerances Feather use ensures the blade sits exactly bang on centre to give an even blade exposure on either side of the cutting head.

Weight: 91g
Length: 98mm
Handle diameter 11.1mm
handle length: 92mm
The knurled handle has a nice deep knurl to ensure a firm grip.

The face has 'FEATHER ALL STAINLESS RAZOR' etch washed into the face.

The Stand - The Stand for the Feather AS-D2S Safety Razor is minimalist, elegant and very functional. Handmade in Japan from the finest steel hence its expensive price tag.


INGREDIENTS


100% stainless steel


HOW TO USE


The optimum shaving angle needed for the Feather is around 45° to the face compared to most DE razors which vary from 15-30 degrees. The AS-D2 works best with Feather Razor Blades as this combination has an extremely sharp blade set in a non-aggressive razor leading to less irritation, razor burn and razor bumps.

How to Use:

Ensure the face is well lubricated using a pre shave treatment and a shaving soap, cream or gel.
Shave with the razor at a 45° angle to your face using a sharp blade.
Stretch your skin as you shave ensuring the area you are shaving is pulled tight.
We recommend that you shave twice with the grain and once against the grain.

 


CUSTOMER REVIEWS


 

Stuart Heard
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To start the review you receive your razor in a box with a hefty stand, the razor, Feather blades, an instruction booklet and a small adhesive rubber circle that you need to apply to the bottom of the stand.
The razor has a nice weight about it with a sure grip handle. Every part of the razor is precisely manufactured, corners are rounded, not a single blemish to be seen. quite amazing the level of detail that has been achieved.
The shave its self is one that's not easy to explain. The glide of the razor is very smooth and the cutting ability is tug free for me, I've never used a razor that is as smooth to shave with.
Its also very safe as I found its not once nicked me or reminded me there is a sharp blade attached to this razor, in fact once again this razor must be the safest DE I've used.
Now comes a small issue, not a bad point but one that needs attention to detail.
The razor is made to extreme tolerances and the cutting angle is no different. The cutting angle is much more pronounced and instead of roughly 30 degrees you need to hold this razor at a much higher angle. There is little room for error with the cutting angle, you need to be precise to achieve a good shave.
Get that angle right and you have a nice mild razor with the ability to provide a clean and comfortable shave.
A VERY nice razor and one that will put a smile on your face and a worthy 5 star winner!!

Vassilis
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Great razor with stand. Very mild shave even with the feather blades which are included in the box. You must find the right angle, otherwise you have to do more and more passes.

Giovanni Asproni
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I've got this razor for a few weeks now, and it is the best I've tried so far. The skin on my neck is very sensitive and unforgiving. With this razor I've been able to get the best shaves I've ever had with very little or no irritation.

Michael
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The new Feather AS-D2S is beautifully constructed and feels like a surgical tool. This is no coincidence as Feather actually makes surgical tools. This is a mild shaver that will give you very close shaves. If you are looking for a real 'safety' razor, this is the one as it is near impossible to cut yourself with the Feather.

Dimitri
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This razor is amazing. I was a bit hesitant before purchase, as one can read in many forums that the razor would not work well with hard beard. However, I got a great advice and recommendation by Bryan at Executive Shaving. What shall I say: Brian was totally right. The razor works great, even with hard beard. I get the mildest and closest shaves I've ever had, without needing more passes that with other razors before. It is true that the AS-D2 needs a different angle (handle at approx 45 degrees from the face) but its not a big issue to find the angle quickly. One has only to “listen to the blade”. Furthermore, it needs really sharp blades to perform best. Feather-blades work fantastic with it, but Astra superior platinum work very good for me as well. Even some other quite aggressive blades I did not used in other razors become very usable in this razor. As to the price: It is worth every penny. Many thanks, Brian.

chris brentley
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Just received the razor, had a nice 3 days worth of beard growth to test it out loaded with a feather blade the razor glided through it with ease, no pulling or drag really smooth, kept the angle at the optimum 45° angle and it's the best shave I have ever had, the razor it self is a work of art the craftsmanship flawless yes it's expensive but will last a lifetime highly recommend it

chris brentley
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Just received the razor, had a nice 3 days worth of beard growth to test it out loaded with a feather blade the razor glided through it with ease, no pulling or drag really smooth, kept the angle at the optimum 45° angle and it's the best shave I have ever had, the razor it self is a work of art the craftsmanship flawless yes it's expensive but will last a lifetime highly recommend it

chris brentley
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Just received the razor, had a nice 3 days worth of beard growth to test it out loaded with a feather blade the razor glided through it with ease, no pulling or drag really smooth, kept the angle at the optimum 45° angle and it's the best shave I have ever had, the razor it self is a work of art the craftsmanship flawless yes it's expensive but will last a lifetime highly recommend it

Serge
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I read a lot of reviews to justify spending so much money on a razor:-). And then I thought I might as well spend even more and get the AS-D2s with the matching stand.
It is all true: it is the most beautifully machined razor I have ever seen, the minimalist stand is brilliant, the tight tolerances and finishing beyond imagination. The exact angle, it being a true "safety razor" , the lack of agressiveness but still a close shave, it is all true.
However, there's one little problem that I need to overcome: I like my sideburns cut straight and sharp. I have a problem with the reverse image in the mirror and how to position my hand because of the razor's need for a 45 degree angle. But I'm sure I'll get used to that :-)

Tolga Oner
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I've been using moving head-multi-blade disposable razors since I first started shaving 20 years ago until I came across Executive Shaving on internet coincidently about a month ago. Safety razors on the Company's website have immediately drawn my attention as they reminded me of my father's razors when I was a small kid. I phoned the Company and have spoken to Brian to find out more how easy those would be to use. He spent almost half an hour with me to explain the different features of each high end safety razor and the advantages of them over the disposable razors. After giving some thoughts, I've gone ahead with this fantastic product and have also bought different brand razor blades to try them on my Feather, listening to Brian's advice. I've been using this safety razor for almost 3 weeks now and have started re-enjoying shaving. The razor has such a great balance and is so easy to use that I've never had any cuts. I feel no pulling during and irritation after the shave. Further, it has even been very gentle with the scar on my chin which I've had for 18 years from a previous skiing accident.
I would definitely and strongly recommend this product to anyone who hates shaving with multi-blade disposable razors and has to shave daily. By the way, I complete my shave with Fitjar's Neroli after shave cream which smoothens and works very well for my skin.
Great product!

Sutinder
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This is the best razor I bought in the last 40 years. Though it's expensive but it will last your lifetime. You will get a very close and smooth shave. Many thanks to Brian for his advice.

Ade
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PRESENTATION The Feather AS-D2 razor & stand are beautifully presented in a padded burgundy red box. Not as ‘artisan’ looking as the AS-D1, which came in a wooden box, however this is a joy to open. ENGINEERING Both the razor & stand are engineering masterpieces. The AS-D2 is perfectly balanced with prominent but very comfortable knurling on the handle. It’s almost effortless to hold & feels like a cross between a work of art & a precision medical instrument that oozes quality. THE SHAVE I’ve read reviews & seen YouTube videos where the AS-D2 is described as a mild/very mild shaver with virtually no feedback through the handle. I disagree. Once you learn the correct shave angle, which I found in about 3 strokes, it is an extremely efficient razor, so you can’t feel the hairs being cut but you can hear them being effortlessly sliced. Yes it does feel very mild, even with the notoriously sharp Feather blades provided, but the efficiency & balance gives an incredibly close shave, my closest ever, even on the first shave, with absolutely no nicks, cuts, shave rash or irritation. This is a razor that rewrites the rules of mild v aggressive. You don’t need an aggressive razor to shave a 5 day stubble of an Italian American, you need an efficient one. Have a look at this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz45THdBl2U All in all this is a razor for life which does justify its price tag. Top advice & service from Brian as usual

Mark
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I pondered long and hard before buying this razor – after all, it’s a lot of money JUST for DE razor. In the end I thought ‘what the heck’ (or words to that effect) and I’m so happy that I did. It is just a DE razor and yes, the shaving angle is slightly different to other DE razors, but I’ve just used it for the first time and I have to say that it was the easiest close shave I’ve had for ages (ever?). I say easiest because I honestly believe that it would be incredibly difficult to nick yourself using this razor. As others have said, it is also a truly beautiful item to own and I look forward to using it for years to come. Is it worth the money? Very difficult to say, but I think it might just be.

MIKE ROSSITER
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Got back to my home in Thailand late Saturday and tried my new Feather AS-D2S on Sunday morning with about 44 hours of growth on my chin. All I can say it is brilliant; two passes, very smooth and comfortable shave. Well worth it in my opinion. Many thanks for the advice and assistance.

Jonathan-Taylor Weiss
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Been using a beginners DE for 3 weeks without any cuts or soreness with feather blades, so decided to get the Feather. 1st shave I had a few nicks, shave wasn't close at all and I was wondering what the hype was about with this razor, but knew it would take time to get used to. By 3rd shave I really thought I should've stayed with my beginner razor. 4th shave I changed creams, didn't use pre shave oil and had a thinner layer of lather on face, rolled razor back on its head a little more then before and bingo! After 2 passes I had a bbs and just went over a 3rd time to clean up. I'd recommend this razor not only for experienced users but also beginners (maybe after using a beginners de razor a few weeks).

Marc
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Wow. Just wow! This razor is the dogs rocks. Easily the closet DE razor I've used in 25+ years of using DE razors. Full face of stubble completely smooth in 2 passes. Ignore the shaving angle verbiage - just listen to the razor and you'll know what angle it works at. Engineering masterpiece. If you want an amazing DE razor, this is it.

Jon D
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I'd been shaving 6m before treating myself to this phenomenal razor as an early Xmas present, and have now been using it for a month. The price was very off putting, but the reviews and claims intriguing so I dived in. So so glad I did! The box it comes in is very smart - excellent presentation if you're looking for a generous gift. The razor looks fine, though the branding on the top annoys me, and the blade fits perfectly. The shave is revolutionary. If you get the right angle (45deg not 30) then I can't understand how you could better this shave. I like someone else's description of "efficient" - it's aggressive from the stubble's perspective, but mild as anything to my skin, I've had zero irritation at all since using the feather. It's like night and day to my other razors, and there is no going back - I don't understand how it can feel so radically different while looking kinda the same. While other razors can go over a patch of skin and can get some of the hair, the feather will either get all or none - there's no half way. Annoying points - if you don't get the right angle, it doesn't work so my neck is more technically challenging than it used to be. I don't like the name on the top, and I regret getting the stand but that's a personal point as I like my razor and brush sharing one (also, annoying branding on stand). But overall, I absolutely love this razor and can't imagine ever getting anything else. If you're on the fence, just do it!

Ian B
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Absolutely unbelievable shave. OK the price is high compared with other razors but the shave is like no other razor.

Leslie Maull
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After much deliberation I purchased this razor. Within a few days of purchasing this razor I felt I had made an expensive mistake. I spent weeks trying to get good results. [ tried just about every make of blade and still had disappointing results.. Then I finally got the angle of the razor right, Wow ! it is all people claim it to be, a great razor. I found you have to let the weight of the razor do the work and if you listen you can hear this razor cutting your bristles. I find I only need a first pass. Despite the high price it will serve you well, for life a lifetime.

 

 


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