The Japanese Feather razor blades are the sharpest I’ve come across! Some might say that they are too sharp – if there is such a thing? If you have tried them we would love to hear what you think of them? The Feather Safety Razor Company originally began as Japan Safety Razor Company. The company is rumoured to have been founded in by two German World War 1 Prisoners Of War who decided to stay in Japan after their release in 1932 although the official founder and CEO was Toshio Kosaka. As Feather were early to market with their quality products, they became leaders in the Japanese razor market. That is until Schick came to market with the Personna razor in 1965. By the 1970’s and 1980’s their market share had fallen so far that it was very difficult for them to recover. They now concentrate on providing professional tools and now dominate this market space.
With regards these blades and any other, it depends on the razor too. Some users find that Feather razor blades in an aggressive razor such as a vintage Gillette Red Tip are too severe (sharp) whilst in a less aggressive razor such as a vintage Gillette Blue Tip they are fine. Other users swear by Feather blades in any razor. It’s all a matter of personal choice and experience.
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