Pre-shave: Dr Bronner's Magic Soap, orange
Lather: Martin de Candre (sample)
Brush: Turkish No6 horse hair brush
Razors: Merkur 39C slant and Parker 22, both with "BiC Chrome Platinum" blades
Post-shave: Alum block and Krampert's Finest
Trying out a soap sample I was lucky enough to be given as part of a PIF. Wonderful lather, not so wonderful blades. I'll cross BiC blades firmly off my list.