I recently bumped into some of the mantic59's videos and I decided to give classic shaving a go. I've been lurking on this forum for a week or so.
I've been shaving with lather for three weeks now (no name soap my father used and recently palmolive classic cream).
I'm using a cheap no name artificial fiber brush (cost about $4).
Today was my first day shaving with a DE razor.
It ended up better than I expected.
The razor used was a grandfathers old one that he apparently modified by bending the comb area to make it more aggressive (which I, of course, realized only after I begun). The blade is really ill fitting.
Now with the questions.
After reading a bit, I decided to get myself Merkur 34C.
Now the question is: Can you recommend a place to order one from that delivers in less important parts of Europe?
I'll end up paying 20% extra on tax, so lower price would of course be better
The other question.
I also want to buy a brush that costs up to $30.
From what I've read the favorites are Omega 49, Semogue 830 and Tweezerman.
Which one would you people recommend? (if it helps I'm mostly bowl lathering, though I'll try the other ways as well)
Again, I'd appreciate a place to order them from that will deliver to Europe.
Any other brushes to recommend?
And please don't tell me to invest some more in the brush
I will eventually.