I have been lurking around these forums for a while. A few months ago I purchased the AOS kit with brush, oil, etc and tried them out. I have always had problems with a rash on my neck that appears after I shave. The use of the brush and aftershave balm, and changing the pressure I put on the razor seemed to minimize this. I enjoy the brush and lather so much that I have purchased 2 additional higher quality brushes and several high quality creams. So this week I took the plunge and purchased a Merkur HD razor as I have been using a Fusion this whole time. I tried it tonight with one pass from top to bottom on my face with pretty good results (only a few cuts.) So at this point I need some guidance on how to improve my technique. I see posts reffering to different passes and intervals for moving through the different passes while adjusting to the DE. Is there any place on this forum where I can reference this information? Where can I purchase a sampler blade pack (only used the Merkur blade so far)? Thanks in advance for any help!