Welcome aboard, BellyUpFish . . . better shaves start right here at B&B!
Slash is 100% correct with his advice . . . pick a locally available blade and stick with it for a month. Then try others.
Another local source of good low-cost blades is Dollar General. Their DE blade is made by Dorco in Korea. Not bad at all.
Some guys like the combination of a mild razor like the Tech coupled with a very sharp blade like the Feather. I'm not sure I'd advise a newbie to use Feather blades until he has some time to perfect technique . . . they aren't very forgiving and will bite, even in a Tech!
Prep is key - a wet face and slick lather make all the difference in the world, allowing the blade to cut the whiskers cleanly without scraping and irritating the skin.
I'd also recommend watching some YouTube videos by Mantic59. He is quite knowledgeable and easy to understand in his teaching style.
Enjoy the journey!!
Brad - OGA
You must be willing to do the things today others won't do . . .
In order to have the things tomorrow others won't have. - Les Brown