What brand or brands make good starter safety blades? Is there an absolute best, or is it all just a matter of preference? Do the double-edge razors you sell come with blades or would I need to buy a sample pack of blades to get started?
Double-edge blades are usually not included with safety razors, they have to be purchased separately. What kind and brand of double-edge blade you ultimately choose depends greatly on preference. No matter how popular a brand is, there’s no guarantee it’ll be right for you. Therefore, it is usually unwise to buy a large pack of safety blades without trying them out first.
We recommend a blade sampler with at least five types of blades so you can decide which one works best for you.
Shaving 101 has a great article rating different double-edge blade brands. You can find it here.