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I have just gone a bit mad and and bought 4 Feather AC's or Clones for £230.00. I now have the following:

Feather DX
Kai Captain
Feather SS
A Rebranded CJB

The cost is less than a DX bought in Europe, the CJB is coming from the USA and the rest Japan. Hopefully I won't get caught by Customs. I would like to have the full Feather range, sadly my RG was borrowed and never returned as was my original CJB. I have a Feather Nape, I wouldn't mind getting a Prebeau and a Pleana. Sadly, I think it will be hard to get another RG at a reasonable price .
 
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What is your schedule for using these? Are you going to shave with one for a period of time before trying the next, or are you going to throw them straight (pardon the pun) into rotation?

How far have you got so far?
 
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I am concentrating on the DX, although I might give the SS a try next. I am using them in between using other razors .
How are you finding the DX? I like my folding one, especially with Pro Guards. You are tempting me to get the fixed handled version.

You may find that the Kai Captain is a more natural progression from the DX. The blade exposure is somewhere between the DX and SS.
 
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How are you finding the DX? I like my folding one, especially with Pro Guards. You are tempting me to get the fixed handled version.

You may find that the Kai Captain is a more natural progression from the DX. The blade exposure is somewhere between the DX and SS.
I love the handle, the head feels heavy when going ATG up my neck/throat. The weight is probably perfect for not using pressure when holding flat against my cheeks going WTG. I will probably use the Captain next then, either with the milds or MG's.
 
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I had a lovely green folding Feather AC SS once. Loved it, but I preferred a fixed handle one I had on loan once, so I sold mine.
I still have a bunch of blades now without a razor, so I just left a very cheeky offer for a green fixed handle SS on eBay. Bloody enablers.
 
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I had a lovely green folding Feather AC SS once. Loved it, but I preferred a fixed handle one I had on loan once, so I sold mine.
I still have a bunch of blades now without a razor, so I just left a very cheeky offer for a green fixed handle SS on eBay. Bloody enablers.
They are very inexpensive at the moment, my SS was only £43.00. I did go overboard and order a DX and Kai Captain from the same vendor. The overall cost was the same as a DX from a UK vendor. Unfortunately my seller was not custom friendly, and I got caught by Customs.
 
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They are very inexpensive at the moment, my SS was only £43.00. I did go overboard and order a DX and Kai Captain from the same vendor. The overall cost was the same as a DX from a UK vendor. Unfortunately my seller was not custom friendly, and I got caught by Customs.
The cheeky offer I left was a bit less than that. Even if I get stung by customs and Royal Mail ransom it should be an OK price. I expect my cheeky offer to be declined. :p
 
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They are very inexpensive at the moment, my SS was only £43.00. I did go overboard and order a DX and Kai Captain from the same vendor. The overall cost was the same as a DX from a UK vendor. Unfortunately my seller was not custom friendly, and I got caught by Customs.

DX from Japan £105 delivered. I too got a custom charge of around £20 but it’s worth every penny ! I have all sorts of razors , DEs straights but the DX is a complete machine. It does demand a good technique and fairly unforgiving but if you get it right there is no finer shave!!
 
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The cheeky offer I left was a bit less than that. Even if I get stung by customs and Royal Mail ransom it should be an OK price. I expect my cheeky offer to be declined. :p
If the seller is takey-jp2014, he will accept £43.00. Which was £5.00 off the list price.
Lower offers were declined :oops:...
 
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I still think original SS will have a resale value where the fakes will not, and who knows how the fakes will stand the test of time...I prefer the real thing to imatation in all things. Quality alone will shine through.
 
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I still think original SS will have a resale value where the fakes will not, and who knows how the fakes will stand the test of time...I prefer the real thing to imatation in all things. Quality alone will shine through.
I have both, without any intention of selling either. I have lost an RG and CJB, both lent and never returned. So as a travel razor, or something to lend and lose, they are ideal. I am also a hoarder.
 
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