Hi, I'm partial to a Gillette FatBoy or a Slim, both with an Astra SP blade. I use Astra SP Blades in everything. I also like a Merkur 34 with an Astra SP, but use a FatBoy most the time now. For soap I use Tabac or Palmolive. Sometimes I grab for a stick of Arko. But only in a state of nostalgia. That's about it. I am about to try Gillette black SP, am curious to see it's any different than the Astra.