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    Which is the best blade for the Parker 31R Shavette? please!

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    I feel it would be more of which blade is best for your face and beard type. Look around for sample packs of various blades that fit your shavette and see which gives you the shave you prefer. If no samplers available then PM other Parker31R (if you can identify them) and see if they will send you a blade to try. Last resort buy a package of several different make that fit and give them an extended trial.
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    Thank you Sir

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    Sample packs are definitely the way to go when you start. Try a different brand every week and narrow down which brands your face likes and doesn't like. After a few months go back and try the blades that you didn't originally like to see if better technique has changed your opinion.

    And just a warning, Feather blades are great when you know how to use the razor, but they can chop you up as a beginner.
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    Agreed with the others. A sampler pack is the best way to go until you find a blade you're comfortable with. Derby is a good blade to start with as they're relatively mild and cheap as well. Another blade for beginners is Astra. I'm currently using a Bolzano for my Safety razor and a Derby for the shavette as I'm a pretty new to using it.

    Feathers are definitely for the more experienced and also a little harsh if your skin is sensitive.

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