I just started using a DE safety razor last week. I bought an inexpensive non-adjustable Feather razor for around $ 20 on Amazon.com with an assortment of DE blades. The shave seems to be very smooth like my Gillette M3 Power razor, but it is not very close, albeit similar to my Gillette. I am using the 7 o'clock blades first and have about 5 shaves on it. I am only shaving with the grain except for the neck area where I go up and against the grain. I am thinking if I like shaving with the DE razor, I may spring for an adjustable Merkur or Mergress safety razor. It is between the Merkur Futur, Progress or the Mergress Progress, which is the most expensive. Does anyone have any experience with these razors. I assume with an adjustable you can control the closeness and smoothness of the shave. The assortment of blades I have are 7 o'clock, Wilkinson Sword, Shark, Derby, Feather, Astra, and Blue Bird. Is this a good assortment? It's nice to have a choice of blades instead of only the Gillette M3 blades which are around $ 4 apiece when you buy 5.