Finished up the Proraso balm this morning. Great stuff! Will definitely have to get some more.
Van der Hagen Shave soap (Wal-Mart)
Lord safety razor (eBay)
Williamson Sword DE blade (Wal-Mart)
Re-purposed margin tub as a bowl.
EBay procured badger brush
Clubman after shave.
I'm winning the war against the high priced cartridge razors and I'm getting a close shave!
I use one side of the blade for the first pass and the 2nd and 3rd are done against the grain with the other edge. I keep this same pattern up for 4 shaves and then install a new razor blade.
I've been "programming" the Wal-Mart computer to stock WS blades. Each time I go to WM I buy a pack. I started this after it took them almost 3 months to re-supply!
It is getting harder to other items. WM sells soap, but no brush. No one sells the hardware. CVS sells blades but they are over $5 for 10!