Merkur 34C razor - ~30 Semogue 1305 brush ~ $20 Proraso shaving soap ~ $10 Alum block ~ $5-10 Thayers Witch Hazel ~ $5-10   There are others things you might end up buying if you get into the shaving thing. Stand, bowl, etc. If you want a straight you'll need the stones and strop. Some people who are really hardcore into it call it RAD (razor acquisition disorder) :D   I started wetshaving about 8 months ago. At first I was scared to take the razor to my face, but...