Wow, today I shaved for the 2nd time with a feather and it was the best shave since I started with a DE.
Until now I've been using mostly Personnas and Merkur blades with either a slim adjustable Gillette or a Merkur HD. I've gotten some pretty good shaves, but everytime that I try to go for the BBS I get weepers and usually razor burn in my neck or jaw line. So most of the time I just do 2 passes and settle for the not-so-smooth-but-face-feels-good shave. Sometimes I go back to my Sensor razor which is actually a Merkur handle that takes Sensor type cartridges.
A couple of days ago I shaved with a Feather that I got in the sample pack from Letterk(thanks John). I did 2 passes, very carefully because of the reputation of this blade, and got a pretty good shave. Yesterday I was in a hurry so I used the Sensor.
This morning I tried the Feather again. I used my HD, Muhle-Pinsel badger and B&B Bay Rum with a Twist (Thanks Sue!! ). I did 2 passes, carefully with no pressure as the first time. My face felt good so I went for a 3rd and then a 4th which I've never done without paying for it later.
I got a BBS shave, no razor burn and not a single nick or weeper. I finnished off with Proraso A/S balm. Didn't need alum, styptic, or witch hazel which usually are part of my routine. It's been a few hours and it still feels great.
And I believe I owe it all to the Feathers, what an amazing blade.
There is only one problem. It took me about 1/2 and hour. I gotta find a way to cut that time to 10 or 15 minutes max. Half hour is just too long in the morning rush.