Hey, all! I’ve been wet shaving for 7 or 8 years now, mainly because I got tired of trying to make a cartridge last for three months. I have 9 wonderfully rambunctious children, and The Missus appears to be opening negotiations for a 10th. Needless to say, the potential to save money on what was my least favorite part of each day appealed to me greatly. It all started with: EJ d89 (ebony and chrome) $8 Turkish horsehair brush Ceramic latte mug Derby blades Nivea shave balm A puck of Vanderhagen shave soap from Walgreen’s. Seven years of trial and error have led me to this: Eveready 1912 se razor from the bay An unexpected freebie MMOC from the same vendor who provided me the 1912 (used as a travel razor) “Kong” brush by Stirling Collapsible shave bowl (Stirling again) CVS carbon steel blades Stirling’s Glacial Unscented shave balm 3 soaps--Stirling's Baker Street, Sandpiper, and Gentleman My ABC’s of aftershave--Aqua Velva (blue), Baker Street, and Clubman original. I don’t want a “den” any larger than this; I’ve poked my head into that rabbit hole... and was terrified. I do, however, like to keep informed and find ways to make what used to be an unpleasant experience less so--TSD seemed like a good fit. So, what DO golf, heroin and enthusiast wet shaving have in common? They are all addictions I can’t afford to start.