For anyone new to wetshaving, I recommend using a fixed blade DE to start. The Merkur HD seems to get a lot of good reviews; however, I just couldn't justify the cost. I started with a Gillette Tech that I picked up at a local antique store for $4.00. Shaves like a charm.
As for brushes... mine is a cheap-o brush from the Body Shop or local drug store (I can't remember where I got it). It's all synthetic, but I've been using it for about 10yrs. I'll get a better one someday, but for now... it works fine.
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[COLOR="DarkRed"][SIZE="1"][B]Father Ted Crilly:[/B] Uh... Dougal... there's uh... some shaving cream there.
[B]Father Dougal McGuire:[/B] Here?
[B]Father Ted Crilly:[/B] Yes and there's... uh... there's a bit more...
[B]Father Dougal McGuire:[/B] Gone?
[B]Father Ted Crilly:[/B] No, there's still just a tiny... Dougal, its all over the place!
[B]Father Dougal McGuire:[/B] How on Earth did that get there?... I didn't even shave this morning![/SIZE][/COLOR]