I've been using the merkur HD and merkur blades for a few months now. I won't say that I have mastered it, in fact probably not really close. I still get irritation in parts of my neck and near my mouth once every 4 or 5 times due to sloppy / lazy technique.
Despite needing more practice, I'm running low on blades and now need to decide what to do next. I am not really sure where to order blades, and I'm also wondering if it would be a good time to consider a new adjustable razor. If I get the razor soon I can use out the remaining merkur blade stock.
So, based on this, I have the following questions. Keep in mind that, if possible, I would like to order everything from the same place to avoid redundant shipping charges.
1. What razor baldes do you recommend trying? I have heard the merkur pats I'm using now are a bit neutral, so I'd like to try something along the lines of feathers and something at the opposite spectrum.
2. Where do you recommend getting them? This may be the most crucial question of all. I previously ordered from classicshaving.com but was not entirely sold on the whole ordeal. Everything came in order and all but I found their site a bit clunky to use.
3. If I were to consider an adjustable razor, where can I learn of the pros and cons of the various options? I know in terms of merkur there's the vision, progress, and futur, but I have no idea which of those to consider or whether other options should be included. Is there some place on this site I'm missing that describes these razors in greater detail than can be found on the summaries of various web sites?