My first Feather was corked, and I found it to be more forgiving than a Swede. So the next one was used straight from the pack, no corking..........and another great shave, and no blood, no irritation, just BBS. Maybe my technique is improving, or my skin just agrees with them, but I really don't see why everyone fears 'The Feather'. I love 'em, and so far they are my 'goto' blade.
Cork 'em and give 'em a go........it's just a blade, but does a better job than most!
[FONT="Century Gothic"][SIZE="2"]Str8s...Dovo 'Special', TI 'Wheatfield', Filarmonica SubCero #12
Brush - BLK4, G.O.S.H Heritage, Duke3
Soap - D R Harris, Tabac, T+H, Valobra, Kent[/SIZE][/FONT]