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    Glad to put my two cents worth in:-) I think you'll be happy with the sampler pack. It beats buying then going back for more. That way you can find out pretty fast what you like.

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    if you ordered from razor and brush, Gio closed his shop some time back, so dont expect anything from him.

    try west coast shaving;
    Sample Packs : West Coast Shaving, Double Edge Blade Sampler Packs

    the DE extended would be my choice here as best value/money. It has few junk blades and most good-great stuff.

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    I wonder if it is too late to add some information here. The only word of caution that I can give is with reguards to the feather, which have a reputation of beign somewhat of a face eater and being the sharpest blade available. If you need to be warry of any blade its the feather blades.

    I am giving up double edges because I do not want to have to keep buying. Want to do that once and get it done with.

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    A Sampler Pack is a good way to go. My personal fav DE blades are Astra Superior Platinum and Feather. I have found Gillette 7 O'clock blacks to be excellent blades as well. Gotta find what works for you though.

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    Thanks Everybody.

    I did get the extended sampler from WCS.

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    Cool let us know which one you like the best:-)

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    Default DE Blades

    I've been shaving with DE blades for several years now. I have found that I like Derby blades the best.

    However, I think YMMV may be dependent not only upon your face & skin type, but also upon what razor you are using the blades in.

    I have a Merkur & have been informed that they have a very aggressive blade angle as compared to the Waishi type of razor. Many people like the Feather blades, but I have found that they irritate my face.

    Anyway, I am a dedicated DE shaver. I have given SE a try, had the blade prof. sharpened by Lynn & everything. I found that it was not any closer than my Merkur/Derby shaves were, and that it also take a lot longer & a lot more being careful.

    Bill

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    I'm a SR shaver through and through. I just picked up a DE so I'd have something for when I travel. I don't want to have to worry about all the SR equipment on a 12 day trip with 5 stops.

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    Gentlemen,

    May I offer my two cent's worth?

    For starters, one could not go wrong with an Edwin Jagger 89L double edge razor.

    For blades, I recommend Feathers or Gillette 8 O'Clock Sharp Edge blades (yellow packs). I know, I know, these are sharp blades, but I figure you might as well start at the top.

    There is beauty in shaving with a sharp blade. Just take care because you can cut just as well with a lesser blade.

    Regards,

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    My favorite blades are Super Iridiums, Red IPs, Feathers and Dorcos.

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