I have recently purchased myself a £3.99 DE with some free blades from Boots here in the UK as a taster of a proper shave. It is already better than the Fusion that I was using before (I've never got on with electrics at all).
However, it isn't that much better, though not sure what I was expecting from such cheap equipment, plus I was using some canned Gillette foam and have no brush.
I have a relatively sensitive neck and it is prone to irritation. Funnily enough on my first, 2=pass shave there was virtually none, but I am still sure I can get 100x better.
I've been looking at Merkur, Edwin Jagger, and Timor as contenders at present. I like the idea of the butterfly opening but will forego that for a better razor at the same price.
I was looking at a kit such as this, though there are multiple combos, but basically what I'm asking for is pointers for a starter on what to get for a very close shave at a reasonable outlay to start off with.
Many thanks in advance for any replies.
EDIT: Bit concerned about plated razors as I'm allergic to nickel so assuming that a stainless steel razor is a better idea.