Pre-shave: Dr Bronner's Magic Soap, Pepperming
Lather: Mike's Natural Peppermint & Rosemary Shaving Soap
Brush: Brand new Vie-Long 14033 mixed horse-badger brush
Razors: Merkur 39C slant and Parker 22, both with "Gillette Goal Stainless" blades
Post-shave: Alum block and Krampert's Finest
My new Vie-Long works fine out of the box, can't wait to see how it performs once it's been broken in. Overall a DFS.