Hello all. I've been lurking here for a little over a month and have really enjoyed the tips, tricks and recommendations you all share here. I found B&B right after I got my first razor, an Edwin Jagger DE89L. Thanks to all the information here I also bought a Merkur 37C and it was just the ticket for shaving my head in something under 100 passes.
I'm thoroughly enjoying wet shaving and now by proxy collecting as many different brands of blades as I can to experiment with. So far my best, most comfortable combination has been a 7 O'Clock Yellow SharpEdge in the 37C for the head and face then the DE89 loaded with a Feather for all the touch-ups. I guess I split from the majority here in that I skipped the bowls/brushes/creams/soaps and went straight for a home made shaving oil using grapeseed and eucalyptus. It smells great, shaves like a dream and leaves my skin looking and feeling like a million bucks. All four of my aftershaves are Pinaud so I'm a bit of a fan.
If you're reading this post chances are I've read some of yours and gleaned quality information from them so from me to you - thanks!