Razor: Mongoose B2 w/Custom Made Handle (England) Blade: Feather Pro (1) Brush: Elite Razor "Tres Amigos" Desert Ironwood Beehive w/Envy White Soap: Route 66 Cavendish Aftershave: Folsom Shambala Although the handle looks like it may be slippery, I found just the opposite. The Mongoose shaved very close and comfortable, with the only draw back being a build up of lather in the baseplate slots. The posts that secure the blade are short, however, it was not difficult to load and secure the blade. Happy Halloween!!!