I'm wondering if there are any general guidelines for choosing blades to experiment with. For instance are there any particular brands that seem to work well with certain razors (Merkur 33C) or certain beard types (coarse) or is it all just a crapshoot? Any specific suggestions for blade sampler packs would be appreciated.
BTW, I've just switched to a Merkur 33C after nearly 20 straight years shaving with a Gillette Sensor. I’m using Bigelo (Proraso) cream and the Merkur blade that came with the razor. I'm not getting a very close shave, but I'm not getting nicked either and I really enjoy the experience. The only blades I have are Persona blades from Wal*mart, so by default I'll switching to those next, but I want to get some others ordered and on the way in case the Personas don't work for me.
Thanks for your help.