I'm new here and joined specifically to get some opinions on the items that I've decided I'm going to purchase to start wet shaving. I've used the cartridges and they, excuse my Latin, suckus magnus because they're very awkward to use when trimming a beard. I've also tried to use several electric rotary blade razors (the ones with the three floating heads) and they bother my neck resulting in severe irritation. Because of this, I've started doing research and have determined that investing in a D/E razor along with a decent brush, etc., will be a worthwhile investment. I've done a lot of research on wet shaving products and will be ordering from classicshaving.com due to their excellent variety. I'm sure its redundant but I'd like to ask some more experienced users about their opinions on the products I've decided to purchase as follows:
1 Merkur "Classic 1904" Safety Razor [Not the HD Merkur for $30]
1 Vulfix Best Badger Brush [Is the V pronounced as a V in English or a W????]
2 Extra Packs of Merkur SS Platinum Blades
1 Classic Shaving Soap - Lavender [Aftershave is a different scent, will the two scents conflict because I've heard that some shaving soaps are heavily scented and lingers even after proper rinsing]
Thanks for any advice, I really appreciate it!