I thought I would give an update after almost 4 weeks of wet shaving.
Merker long handle-23C
Merkur, Derby and Feather blades
Colonel Conk's amber and almond soap
Trumpers rose shave cream
Vulfix badger brush
Dominica Bay Rum
Pinaud-Clubman original aftershave
Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel
Corn Huskers lotion
I think I've compiled a decent shaving arsenal. So far, I like both razors and all the products I bought very much. I shaved with a feather blade last night for the first time and it gave me the closest and smoothest wet shave I've had so far. I have a fairly heavy beard and the feather blade cut through it quickly and smoothly with zero irritation or razor burn. It is important to try various blades as they all shave differently. I'll give another update soon.