I am getting ready to try a few blades out and see what I prefer. I wish I had found B&B before I ordered my equipment because I might have changed things up a bit. For one thing, I might have ordered a sampler of blades before ordering two packs of blades that are almost always in the samplers. So I put together my own small sampler pack. I read through this thread and took some suggestions from it to order some blades.
The blades I currently have for testing are:
Gillette 7 O'clock yellow
Red Israeli Personna
I am trying to get some Personna Medical Prep blades to add in there but I don't want to order 100 and end up not liking them. My biggest problem is I do have fairly sensitive skin and my neck gets irritated real easily. If anyone has any blade recommendations I'm open to get some more in the rotation. Currently I have 3 razors but I have 2 more on the way. I will be testing each blade in each razor and trying to keep all other variables constant. I have a Merkur Barber pole, a Gillette ball-end tech, a Gillette fat-handle tech, and on the way are an Edwin Jagger 89 and a 40s Gillette Super Speed. I am planning to use Proraso aloe and green tea soap.
So after all this rambling, my questions. Anyone have any suggestions for any part of the process? Anyone have any other blades I should be trying? Soaps or creams? I am planning to run a week with each blade/razor combo. I know this will make my test run for several months but I think it will give me the best results.
Thank you for time/ideas.