Wet Shaving, Luxury Grooming and Smiles
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Item Number: RB-SAM-004
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The "letterk" DE Blade Sample pack. This pack provides a convenient way to sample the most popular DE razor blades to find your favorite. This pack includes the Astra Superior Platinum instead of the Merkur Super Platinum, as many new DE users have already tried the Merkur blades.

Includes the following blades:

  • Feather New Hi-Stainless Platinum (10 blades)
  • Crystal or "Israeli" (10 blades)
  • Derby Extra (5 blades)
  • Red Israeli Personna (5 blades)
  • Astra Superior Platinum (5 blades)

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    Product Reviews
    Great package
    I am currently using my sampler pack, So far The astra blades with my Weber stainless has been the best combo for me....

    Its nice to mix the different blades with my razors ......

    All and all I like the variety ......

    West coast service is awesome !!!
    Find what works for you.
    I just finished up doing a few shaves with each blade in my krona. As it stands right now I can't use the Derbys that feel like they catch on the hair and drag more. The feathers just seem too sharp the first shave felt like it took my face with it. The secondbwas much better. I liked the crystals. Very sharp and gave me a bbs shave with only a nick on the first shave. The red personas were awesome. Felt like they just flew through my hair. And got a bbs smooth shave with no irritation and five shaves out of a blade. Last is the astras wich were just as good if not better then the reds but the blade got a lil rust on it by the 3rd shave with gives the refs the advantage. This is how it stands now. May change as my technique improves. im also going to run the blades through my tech and knack to see if they perfom differently with the razor change. Used a krona cella and a pure badger brush for all.
    Sample pack is brilliant, and blades are quite diverse
    The 5 star rating is for the sample pack, which is excellent. It's a nice variety of blades, and if you can't find one (or more) you like in this pack, then wet shaving probably isn't going to work out for you. This let me order 100 pack of my favorite blades from the pack.

    I'll give my comments on the individual blades in case anyone finds them useful, but keep in mind that your mileage may vary, so you should try these yourself. I should mention that I primarily shave my head, so your experience shaving your face may vary from my experience shaving my head. I will list them in the order I tried them, which seemed like a good order to me. If you're uncertain after trying all of them, go back and try them again, but these seemed like a nice order.

    I should mention that I tried all of these in a Merkur 34C using Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Shaving Cream and a pure badger brush.

    Derby: I used one for a single shave and never want one near my face ever again. It did not seem very sharp, and it felt like I was pulling the hairs out of my face. I tend to get very few nicks/weepers on my head, but this blade managed to give me an ugly one.

    Red Personna: This was a pretty okay blade, and a decent sharpness/comfort level. It was entirely acceptable shave, though (as I'll mention), I liked others better. This felt a lot like the (Made in Israel) blades I had bought at Rite-Aid while waiting for the pack to come in; based on the feel and comments, I THINK they're the same blade.

    Crystal: This was a very nice blade, which I liked a lot. It was quite smooth and sharp, and felt like it removed the hair pretty effortlessly. This turned out to be my runner-up blade, but not by a large distance, and I would certainly buy more. It was very good for two shaves of my head, and less great for a third.

    Astra: This was my ultimate favorite, with a nice balance of smooth, sharp, and comfortable. I got a quite nice shave without any discomfort, and got three good shaves out of a blade. (I didn't try a fourth yet, but I'm curious to try.) The third shave was probably the tie-breaker with the Crystal for me. I just ordered a 100-pack from WCS. [Note: While lower prices are available elsewhere, WCS' service is fantastic, and given that we're talking about less than $20 (specifically $18) for approximately a year's supply (100 blades), I can't imagine buying elsewhere. Don't be a jerk; support small business, even if slightly more expensive, when the difference is inconsequential to you.]

    Feather: These are as sharp as everyone says, and this gave me the closest shave. At the same time, I felt like I might also have removed the top layer or two of skin. I don't think that's an experience I want to repeat with any regularity, but if I ever needed the absolute closest shave possible (and I can't figure out why I'd ever need a shave closer than the Astra gave me), this would be my go-to blade. But it wasn't quite as pleasant an experience as I'd like.
    The sampler pack and cella just arrived in the mail today. I can't wait to try them all out. Was shipped to me within 3days of ordering pretty impressive especially since I'm in Florida.
    Great way to figure out what's best.
    Great products. It took a week to get to me in Florida. The feathers ended up being my favorites and the blades I will stick with from now on. Thanks West Coast Shaving!
    Great Sampler Pack
    This is a great blade sampler pack to find which blade works best for your face. My face is normal except the neck which is highly sensitive, but unfortunately also where the densest growth and hairs are as well. I started with the Crystal, let me mention that for whatever reason the first blade out of the pack was not wide enough. I don't know what happened with their quality control that day but the edge did not stick out far enough on either side of my razor to even cut a single hair. I threw on a new blade and I was cutting finally, but it left a hell of a lot of bloody spots on my sensitive neck. Not recommended for sensitive skin. I then switched to the Personna, this was originally my favorite blade, no cuts, smooth shave, but it was too grabby around my chin and almost hurt as it was cutting that portion of my face. No cuts though so I thought I would just have to tough it out. The next day I tried out the Astra Platinums. Almost as good as the Personna in that I only got one tiny cut on my neck, but it was ALOT better around my chin. I finally realized that the blade is not supposed to feel like it is tearing out my chin hairs as I shaved. I then switched to the Feather, this one rated with the crystal for me, just too sharp for my sensitive skin, I had several cuts on my neck again although I did not feel any pain as I was shaving so I know the blade was sharp. I finally tried the Derby Extras, and I only wish now that I had tried it first! My favorite by far, shaved great, didn't tear my chin hairs, no cuts, cleaned up my neck nicely with barely any redness at all except a few tiny problem areas that I had to go over several times, but they faded within a few minutes. I now know which blade works best for me, I recommend you try this pack out to see what works best for you, cheers!
    Number of questions: 1
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    what order do you recommend to try the different blades in the choice package?
    August 12, 2015 8:08 PM
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    From least sharpest to sharpest goes like this. Derby, Crystal, Astra, Personna, Feather.
    kkish57673 August 13, 2015 10:45 AM