Hello everyone, super excited to change my shaving routine. I've been shaving for about 20 years with Gillette products (started with the sensor, then mach 3, then fusion). Like most in this community, I'm tired of paying the high price of replacement cartridges. So, yesterday I bought a Merkur long handle from The Art of Shaving and some Merkur blaes. I would say my beard is an average-medium thickness. I think I did pretty good with the first shave (thanks to all the advice from everyone on this site), but the blade seemed to pull my beard a bit (and I did cheat around my neck and used the fusion - just wasn't quite ready yet...I admit, I was scared). With that said, can anyone recommend some good blades to try out for a newbie? I don't want to get into anything that may ruin my experience (seems like feather is a popular choice but I'd like to get my technique down before I use something that sharp/aggressive), but just something that is a good smooth blade that doesn't pull and doesn't cause irritation (I do have sensitive skin). Sounds like Astra SP's?? Thanks in advance for any help you can give!
P.S. I did look on ebay last night and picked up a 1956 Gillette Super Speed Flare Tip - as this seemed like a good start for a collection.