Feather DER-A Double Edge Adjustable

#13
Interesting, but only two settings might be insufficient.
It may be insufficient for finding a setting you like, but if one of the two settings suits you, you have one setting too many.
I have yet to see a razor where I'd use more than a single setting on a regular basis.
Looks like it got a right beating with the ugly stick?
I think it doesn't look too bad for a DE razor. At least it's not made from stainless steel.
If the handle wasn't an integral part of the razor, I'd consider getting one to give a 21st-century twist to some vintage SE heads.
The handle would look interesting on a Star lather catcher or a 1912.
 
#14
At least it's not made from stainless steel.
I do not consider stainless steel to be the best material to make razors from.

In my opinion, antimicrobial copper alloys such as brass are the best choice as they have the ability to kill pathogens near the metal. Bronze & german silver have also been recognized by the antimicrobial copper committee. For any results, the metal should be bare.

Source- have worked extensively with stainless steels.
 
#16
Is that a common problem with razors where you live? Sorry to hear. :p
Whenever one shaves, microabrasions can allow entry of pathogens into the skin.
One of the main purposes of alum & aftershaves was to prevent such infections.
I suffered from folliculitis & PFB when I first started shaving decades ago & it is a problem exacerbated by the tropical climate.
Many teenagers suffer from similar problems when they first start shaving.

The US dept. of Defence is currently evaluating antimicrobial copper alloys for use in their hospitals. Ongoing research has discovered that these alloys are surrounded by a zone that can be over a foot wide, in which 99 or more percent of pathogens are destroyed. The simple use of brass doorknobs is enough to reduce the risk of hospital acquired infection by over half.

Brass/ bronze is strong enough to make razors from & does not suffer from the machinability problems that stainless steel does.

I have worked with stainless steels most of my life, & don't consider them the right material for razors. So why use an inferior material when you can use the best possible one?

Personally, I like the idea of my razor being made of a material that is self-sterilizing.
 
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