It's finally arrived! (knees quaking......)
Guess what I had delivered in a little brown box from classsicshaving this AM? That's right, my Feather Artist Club arrived along with pro-guard and super-pro blades.
First impression, it's not at all what I was expecting. I had a mental image of this being some honking, big, heavy piece of equipment that was going to be a force to be reckoned with. I was expecting to be intimidated merely looking at the thing.
Bearing in mind I've never actally held a real straight razor I was surprised by the Feather. It's not that heavy, not that big but extremely well made. It feels like a precision instrument, not some deadly facial hamburging device. It's certainly taken away from some of the mystique surrounding it. I mean, it even looks quite big in all the photos scattered around the forum so I was genuinely surprised by the size of it.
Still, I'm not quite so scared about trying it out now, I may even give it a whirl tomorrow morning.
[URL="http://www.badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2169&highlight=Woodbane"]Andy[/URL] ~ Vermont
"Thaaart's bittar naaaw, Oi've gort mah soonglasses awwn!"
If you teach a poor young man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life than in giving him a thousand guineas - Benjamin Franklin, 1706 - 1790