As you begin your wet shaving journey, one of the first elements to consider is the razor blade. Believe it or not, this thin piece of metal can make or break your experience in classic shaving. West Coast Shaving got its start helping wet shavers with this important initial step in perfecting your shave by creating and selling razor blade sample packs. Depending on your razor (closed/open comb head, etc), skin/hair type (coarse/sensitive), and frequency of shaving, the razor blade you need for a smooth shave can vary greatly.
In this Shaving 101 video, Aviv and Jared test a few common blades to show you the difference between razor blades that are considered aggressive and mild. For the purposes of this video, Jared shaved with two extremes: feather (very aggressive) and derby (very mild). But he has grouped a number of popular razor blades into three groupings of blade types.
The art is to match the blade type with your razor and beard type. For example a very sharp blade with a very aggressive razor may not be the best combination for you.
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In this Shaving 101 video, Aviv and Jared test a few common blades to show you the difference between razor blades that are considered aggressive and mild.