Has anyone used both the Feather Popular (plastic TTO) and the Feather AS (All Stainless 3 Piece) razors? If so, how do they compare? A friend just visited from Japan and since I was offered a choice of "omiyage" I asked for anything wet shaving related. I was given the Feather Popular and although I only used it once on some 1/2 day old stubble, I am in LOVE.
If the AS is similar in blade exposure, blade angle as the Popular I am definitely selling off most of my hoarded Slims to pick up the AS. The blade angle on the Popular is PERFECT for my skin/hair!! The angle is strangely "flat" and there is definitely more blade exposure than the Slim (looking from the top). The top cap appears more angled, closer to the FB than the slim. I am more of a "Slim on 5-4-3" user, but the gap between the head of the popular and the guard bar is about the same as a slim on 7-8. Its so much lighter than the slim but it feels so darn efficient! Its not aggressive - my "twice shaved in one day" face felt almost no burn from my aftershave! A one-pass X-grain just cleaned my entire face! .
I am really looking forward to using this razor again tomorrow, I hope its not a "favorite because its the newest" disease.
If anyone can give me any pictures of the AS/Popular side by side with blades included I will be forever thankful!