Ever since I got into wet shaving I have shaved every day, usually after work in the evening. I usually couldn't wait to try a new razor, or soap, so I have never really had any growth to speak of. I do not have a heavy beard anyway. Well, I received my blade sampler the other day and I decided to go with Trumper's Rose soap and my Jagger DE89 with a (gulp) Feather!!! blade. My brush is a silvertip badger and I shaved right out of the shower - no hot rag to face, just lathered right up. Well I did a three-pass with touch-up and I was a little nervous at first because of what I have read about Feather blades, but I relaxed as I completed the first pass with no bloodshed. I did nick myself a couple times, but nothing major. The shave was not BBS, but a DFS. My next shave will be TOBS, everything else the same. The Feathers do not intimidate me anymore. FWIW, the EJ came with Derby blades, and I had not been overly excited about the razor, but it seems to have been the blade. The Feather today was very smooth in the EJ.
Just thought I'd report my findings.