On the first day of shaving my true love gave to me… a cartridge and a pear soap.
The Gillette Guard Cartridge Razor is an very inexpensive, single blade cartridge razor. See Single Blade Razors With A Pivot? for more information.
West Coast Shaving’s WCS Duck Fat Shaving Soap, Pear-Brrr Shoppe is a terrific new soap. See New West Coast Shaving Soaps (And Cream)! for a review.
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