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    Gents! I already have Feather SS folding and non folding but have mixed feeling about DX, reading about other people reviewing this lovely item makes me hesitate a bit. Is it far more aggressive than SS? I usually survive each shave without nicks and cuts but non folding has made it's contribution ( Feather PRO blade) is not to be underestimated! 😂😂😂 But i am not in for BBS, reducing hair growth without rash, bad skin reaction of any kind is what i am looking for.
    You who have tried both would you suggest on pulling the trigger or would it be waist of money?! Kai Captain might be a competitor!

    Thanks in advance for taking time/ Best regards from Scandinavia
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    I've been lucky enough to try most of the feather an Kai line along with experimenting with each an different blades. After using them long enough to get comfortable with each I've found for me the SS folding is #1. An SS fixed is #2. Add in the price difference of the DX an I just can't justify it. Bbs every time with SS. Easy maintenance an a fresh blade is seconds away. No competition in my book.
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    As an owner of a plastic scaled DX, but never having owned an SS (they weren't made way back when I started out), I would suspect there is absolutely zero difference in the actual shave, the only significant difference is in appearance, and possibly the feel in the hand. A wide open Feather blade is about as aggressive as a razor can get. I prefer the thicker and stiffer Pro Super blades over the Pro which I found too sharp and they did not last as many shaves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptain_zero View Post
    As an owner of a plastic scaled DX, but never having owned an SS (they weren't made way back when I started out), I would suspect there is absolutely zero difference in the actual shave, the only significant difference is in appearance, and possibly the feel in the hand.
    The shaves are different. The key difference is the blade. The SS has a rounded portion near the edge, whereas the DX has a flatter profile that's very close to a traditional straight razor. Refer to this photo (note that the RG, which has the same blade profile as the DX, is a lower-price version of the DX that has been discontinued):



    To answer the OP, I do not find the DX too aggressive (but I've never tried the SS). I recently bought a DX so I could enjoy straight shaves while traveling with only my carry-on, and I find the shaves to be comfortable and free of irritation. I also don't care for BBS, and usually I only do a single WTG pass with WTG touch-ups on the chin and mustache. I haven't drawn blood yet after 7–8 shaves.

    However, I should add that the only substantial nicks I've gotten while using a straight razor were during my first 10–15 shaves, and neither of them left a scar. These days, I almost never get any irritation after my post-shave alum treatment. So, it seems like I have a Feather™ touch.

    Will the DX blow your mind compared to the SS? Probably not. However, the DX loaded with Feather Super Pro blades (more blade exposure than the regular pro blades) is the closest you'll get to a traditional straight. Plus, the leap in materials and craftsmanship compared to the SS and competitors is truly remarkable. If you want the convenience of disposables, but the experience of a beautifully-crafted traditional straight, then the DX would be an excellent choice.

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    Wow.... I was not aware of that difference.

    Thanks for the pictures! Now that I know the difference, I would personally choose the DX.... I don't like "technology" getting in my way, but rather prefer to "do it myself".

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    I haven't seen much difference in the shaves(but haven't tied the NEW Feather). If looks aren't an issue try the CJB at a fraction of the cost.

    Also I've 'learned' to stay with the Feather ProGuard blades.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja56 View Post
    Gents! I already have Feather SS folding and non folding but have mixed feeling about DX, reading about other people reviewing this lovely item makes me hesitate a bit. Is it far more aggressive than SS? I usually survive each shave without nicks and cuts but non folding has made it's contribution ( Feather PRO blade) is not to be underestimated! ������ But i am not in for BBS, reducing hair growth without rash, bad skin reaction of any kind is what i am looking for.
    You who have tried both would you suggest on pulling the trigger or would it be waist of money?! Kai Captain might be a competitor!

    Thanks in advance for taking time/ Best regards from Scandinavia
    It really doesn't shave any better that what you already have, but without question s the finest quality you will buy in the replaceable blade steaight market, the DX is the pinnacle of the mountain. It really is in a class all by itself, but your SS will shave you as well.

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    Gentlemen,

    The Feather DX is a delightful razor, and a superb shaver. Talk about overall quality. I have tried the variety of straight razors with replaceable blades offered by Feather and prefer the DX, because it feels closer to the traditional straight razor. The SS is a fine shaver, too, but I always felt somewhat uncomfortable with the rounded edge.

    I take the DX on trips by itself, with a single edge safety razor for backup, or the traditional straight razor with the DX as backup. Either way, the Feather DX should be part of a shave den.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obie View Post
    Gentlemen,

    The Feather DX is a delightful razor, and a superb shaver. Talk about overall quality. I have tried the variety of straight razors with replaceable blades offered by Feather and prefer the DX, because it feels closer to the traditional straight razor. The SS is a fine shaver, too, but I always felt somewhat uncomfortable with the rounded edge.

    I take the DX on trips by itself, with a single edge safety razor for backup, or the traditional straight razor with the DX as backup. Either way, the Feather DX should be part of a shave den.
    Absolutely agree, there is not much that I could add except that the blades I use (Professional and Pro Super) work very well and differ in blade exposure without making much of a difference in the way they shave.
    Feather AC blade are a bit harsh during the first two shaves, something that I try to remedy with palm-stropping before the first shave (only) with a new blade.

    I was never inclined to try any other blade; in particular the Pro Guard, which has a small wire in front of the edge, makes no sense to me.

    There are some less expensive Korean clones, but from my research some years ago before I bought my first Feather AC DX, I recall that build quality is not up to the same level.

    The Feather DX makes a great travel razor and back-up at home for straight shaver and I am glad I bought mine.


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    Ok Ive been thinking of trying a shavette and consensus here seems to be towards Feather but seriously they are insanely expensive is there that much a difference between a 200$ shavette and a 20$ one? Because for 200$ I could get a fair amount of vintage straights at fleamarkets

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