Wet Shaving, Luxury Grooming and Smiles

Sample packs are how we got our start! Blade selection is a critical part of the process for the novice wet-shaver. The best and only way to find the perfect shave is to try different double edge razor blades, as each person's experience is unique.

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Our range of blades is extensive, and the difference from one to another is extreme. Each package contains quite a few blades--we think it's a great deal! Instead of using an entire box from one brand, we recommend rotating from brand to brand, as you may have a different opinion on a blade after trying a few other brands. On the packs that include a Feather blade, we always like to note that it's the sharpest and best to try last! All fit our wide assortment of safety razors.

Razor Blades Sample Packs Reviews
DE Blade Sampler Pack
I purchased this sampler pack after moving to DE shaving. While my first shave was with the Mercur blade, I tried the Feather and fell in love with this blade. I have tried the Astra, not so impressed and went back to a Mercur and find the Feather my favorite. I still have other in the pack to try so I am eager to find where I finally land. Thanks for offering such an inexpensive way for a new DE shaver to try several options for shaving!
I haven't had a chance to use all the blades yet, but I love the Merkur blades. They give me a great shave.
Great starter pack
Very helpful to have a starter pack like this with genuine products. Astra worked best for me in the end I think.
Ideal Pack
<p>This was the right sampler for me. I was tempted to get the extended or everything versions, but I learned what i needed to from these and was ready to move on. Trying everything ever made is just not necessary. It's easy to throw a few 5 packs of something you haven't tried for $2 a pack on a future order for variety.</p><p>I set up a really methodical process, I went in the order suggested by WCS and used one blade from each pack, then went back, then jumped around...got off my process, clear preferences emerged. I will say that I got a good shave from everyone one of these blades. They're all fine. What's best might depend on you, your razor, process, soap, etc... What was best for me?</p><p>Astra - Clear winner. Best shave, most consistent, least carnage. Not a hard decision after 3 or 4 trips through the sampler.</p><p>Personna was a somewhat close second, but I had more touch up. Somehow, I was missing spots with it, I don't know why. Astra felt better to me anyway.</p><p>Derby was fine, not that different than the Merkur that came with my razor. I heard and felt it cutting the whisker more, which I didn't like, but I got a good shave with them and didn't nick or burn myself too much. Not exciting, i could see someone preferring, them, but Astras just glided through my beard and I liked that better.</p><p>Crystals were kind of disappointing. Felt kind of like the Derbys, but weren't as mellow or easy. </p><p>Then there's the Feathers. Wow, these are sharp. Be careful. I've used 3. The first one was the only blade I really cut myself with and I did it twice. It was an adventure. The 2nd blade from that pack was the nicest blade in the sampler, I was flipping back to Feather... then 3rd blade was kind of like the 1st. I considered them, but they are twice as expensive as anything else and I had a more consistent experience with something else. Adventure is fun now and again, but not every morning.</p><p>I ordered 100 Astras and a 5 pack of Feathers and just for fun, I picked up a 5 pack of something that wasn't in the sampler, because why not? </p><p>These blades are SO MUCH cheaper and better than the drug store cartridge scam, there's no reason to look at the economy pack. You don't need to try 20 things to develop a preference for something to stock up with. You can always pick up new things now and again for variety, but I highly recommend this sampler pack, it was best for me.</p><p>Thank you West Coast Shaving.</p>
If new to shaving, best way to go
This is the best, most economical way to try different blades and find the one that is best for you. In order, my rankings and scale 1 - 5, 1 best:

* Mekur - stays sharp, last longer than most, smooth feeling rate = 1.0

* Feather - very sharp but does not last that long; just missing Mejur, rate =1.5

* Red Personna - a good overall blade but not the quality rate = 2.5

*Crystal - Not as sharp, irritated my skin rate 2.0

*Derby - poor quality control. 1 blade last 3 -5 shaves, then the next 1 shave. Drags the skin. rate - 0.5
Great sampler pack to start with which allows you to determine which blades will work for you.