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Hi all,
So I've been wet shaving with my Feather AS D2 for a few months now and think I've got my technique down pretty well, but I'm struggling to get every hair, especially round my jaw line without having to do loads of touching up.
I love the AS D2, it's so comfortable and mild which I like but am thinking it might be the very reason I'm missing hairs.
What do you guys think? Is it the razor? Something else?
I've tried quite a few different blades and soaps/creams and I'm pretty happy with most of them.
If you think I would benefit from a different razor, what would it be? I'd like something that shaves similarly, just with more efficiency.
New razors only, the thought of a vintage or second hand one creeps me out!
Your thoughts and advice much appreciated!
 
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Hi all,
So I've been wet shaving with my Feather AS D2 for a few months now and think I've got my technique down pretty well, but I'm struggling to get every hair, especially round my jaw line without having to do loads of touching up.
I love the AS D2, it's so comfortable and mild which I like but am thinking it might be the very reason I'm missing hairs.
What do you guys think? Is it the razor? Something else?
I've tried quite a few different blades and soaps/creams and I'm pretty happy with most of them.
If you think I would benefit from a different razor, what would it be? I'd like something that shaves similarly, just with more efficiency.
New razors only, the thought of a vintage or second hand one creeps me out!
Your thoughts and advice much appreciated!
1. You're never going to get every hair.

2. Do you take your own cutlery & plates to a restaurant? Think about it. Older eqpmt. is easily cleaned/sanitized just like a restaurant does. ;)
 
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1. You're never going to get every hair.

2. Do you take your own cutlery & plates to a restaurant? Think about it. Older eqpmt. is easily cleaned/sanitized just like a restaurant does. ;)
1. So there is no such thing as a BBS then? My understanding of this from my limited experience is that a BBS is a completely smooth shave with no nicks. I do not get a completely smooth shave with the AS D2 without have to go over the same areas again and again, which in turn leads to irritation. I'm sure I'm getting my angles and grain right so think the razor struggles in these tricky to reach areas.

2. It's irrational I know but that just me. Happy to eat out but the thought of using a used razor just turns my stomach for some reason.

Love the way the AS D2 feels but just think the results are lacking. I've only ever uses 2 different DE's and was hoping this knowledgeable community could point me in the right direction of where to go from here.
 
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Happy to be corrected on this but from what I gather the AS D2 is a posh DE89, ie a very mild razor but a very good quality one. What is your other razor out of interest?

Have you tried an open comb? Fatip Piccolo (Though I haven’t used one) seems popular and cheap enough to try. Using an OC was a bit of an eye opener for me. I have an iKon B1 ‘deluxe’ OC. I understand it to be relatively mild for an OC, but it’s noticeably more efficient than a DE89. I know this because after making a stroke with it, and rinsing, there is more stubble in the lather in the sink that has just come off the razor, than with the DE89 or any other razor I’ve tried for that matter.

Also, the lather stays on your face longer before making contact with the blade; it doesn’t get pushed away by the safety bar or clog the razor up. Worth a try
 
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Happy to be corrected on this but from what I gather the AS D2 is a posh DE89, ie a very mild razor but a very good quality one. What is your other razor out of interest?

Have you tried an open comb? Fatip Piccolo (Though I haven’t used one) seems popular and cheap enough to try. Using an OC was a bit of an eye opener for me. I have an iKon B1 ‘deluxe’ OC. I understand it to be relatively mild for an OC, but it’s noticeably more efficient than a DE89. I know this because after making a stroke with it, and rinsing, there is more stubble in the lather in the sink that has just come off the razor, than with the DE89 or any other razor I’ve tried for that matter.

Also, the lather stays on your face longer before making contact with the blade; it doesn’t get pushed away by the safety bar or clog the razor up. Worth a try
No idea if the AS D2 is like a posh DE89, like I said only ever used 2 DE's. But yes very mild, well made and a comfortable shave.
The only other one I tried was a Murkur Futur but I sent it back because the guard plate was so badly made the blade was visibly skewed causing cuts to my face. Think this experience has put me off aggressive razors hence my wish to find something as mild as the AS D2 but a bit more efficient.
Might worth looking at an OC but no idea if it would suit as I've no experience. Thanks for the advice I'll look into it further.
 
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Piccolo is only £20 new, or there’s a Fatip in the BST for £12. Cheap experiment
Piccolo is only £20 new, or there’s a Fatip in the BST for £12. Cheap experiment
Can't do BST, it has to be unused for me.

Not too worried about cost if I can find the right razor. Hoping someone on here has experience with the AS D2 and others that shave similarly but more efficient. I'd rather spend a bit more on an informed decision that waste it on a few cheaper experiments.
 
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