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
A Great Sampling of Blades
First of all, I’m returning to DE shaving after a 40+ year hiatus (way too long) so I thought a good sampling of blades along with the new Merkur 38C would be wise. I ordered both on a Monday and I was shaving with all the new stuff on Thursday. Great service on all accounts from West Coast Shaving.

I was told by WCS customer service the blades, in order of sharpness, were as follows (least sharp to sharpest): Derby, Bic, Dorco, Crystal, Astra, Merkur, Red Personna, Gillette, Feather.

FOR ME (heavier beard but not walrus-like), here are my findings:

I found the Derby to shave okay but it’s not too sharp.

Bic should stick to making pens and lighters. Not a great shave.

The Dorco was a bit better than the above, but not the closest shave. There was a bit of tugging and some irritation from all three of these.

The Crystal was smoother, but still not the closest shave.

The Astra is where I started noticing the biggest difference. Shaving was smoother, no tugging, and just a wee bit of irritation.

The Merkur and Personna both gave a good clean shave, hardly any razor burn, no nicks.

The Gillette 7 o’clock was a step above. Very close shave, no irritation or burn; a very sharp blade.

The Feather was the best of the lot for me. Very, very sharp providing a smooth, clean shave, no tugging, no irritation whatsoever. This is the blade I settled on.

Another couple of notes about the Feathers: Most of the reviews imply that if you don’t have your technique down pat there is a good chance of self-beheading during your morning shave. I didn’t find anything of the sort. Yeah, they are sharp, but with a bit of experience you shouldn’t have any problems. Of course, this can depend on the aggressiveness of your razor, too.

As mentioned, I have a heavier beard (the gray seems to make it worse). I get 3-4 really good shaves from one Feather blade. I tried six shaves and although the last one was okay, you could definitely notice the blade not cutting very well.

Sorry for the wall of text, but I wanted to give as much info as I could about my results with the blades I tried.

I feel the extended sampler pack is a great choice as it offers a fairly comprehensive sampling of blades.
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!
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WCS DE Blade Sample Pack
Absolutely LOVE this sample pack. Not only do you get a great verity of blades from the top manufacturers, but you get A LOT for the money/"shave life." Meaning, you get like 35 blades, which can be used (conservatively) 3-4 times each. Do the math,(35 X 3 = 105 shaves) if you shave every other day, that's 210 days...for around $10.00 (Now do the match for the cartridge packs; yikes!) I've actually given a couple of the blades to some friends that haven't tried a particular brand. I haven't gone through all of the different ones yet, but when I do, I will try to remember to update or add another review. If you're new to single blade shaving, check out my review of the Parker 96R and GET THIS SAMPLE PACK!!
Edwin Jagger razor I also purchased came with a five Pack of Feathers blades these are so good I can't put them down.I will get into the sample pack and try the other blades
Good value for a beginner
These were a gift to a new DE user and they were thrilled to get to sample 5 blades that were not overly aggressive.