Merkur blades generally aren't recommended.
If you can find them then Swedish Gillettes are always good, as well as Feathers (if you find them a bit rough then you can try a 7 O'Clock yellow or green).
Blades are different for everyone though so YMMV. Astras are quite good too from what I've heard.
[B]Razors:[/B] Merkur Progress, Merkur 39C Slant
[B]Creams:[/B] Art of Shaving Lavender, Kent Menthol Shaving, For Men, The Real Shaving Co. Menthol
[B]Soap:[/B] Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood
[B]Brushes:[/B] Taylor of Old Bond Street Super Badger, Taylor of Old Bond Street Pure Badger
[B]Blades:[/B] Gillette 7 O'Clock Super Stainless, Feathers
[B]Aftershave:[/B] Proraso Balm, Old Spice Whitewater, Ice Rock, Lagoon Spray