The Ultimate Setup for a new wetshaver! We've made it easy for you by combining our most popular products. This 5-piece set comes with: 34C Heavy Duty Safety Razor (or upgrade to a Merkur 38C HD Barber Pole for only $9); Edwin Jagger Medium Best Badger (1EJ877) Shaving Brush; Trumper's (GFT) or D.R. Harris (DRH) Shaving Soap or Cream OR Mitchell's Woolfat Shaving Soap in Ceramic Dish!! 10 Razor Blades (your choice of Derby, Red Personna, or Crystal); and a stylish Chrome Stand. All sets now come with a FREE Pacific Shaving Nick Stick!
Everything you need to get started at an affordable price!
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Posted by Steve on 3rd Feb 2014
Having never lived in a world where the Mach 3 wasn't the preeminent razor for teenagers discovering the need to shave, I had never put much thought into what whichever razor I was using at the time had been doing to my skin. Mach 3, Fusion, Electric...all typically left me with razor burn, ingrown hairs or lots of pimples.
I finally went all in after Christmas and picked up this beginner set with the 38C, DRH Lavender Cream and a collection of different blades to try out. Lee was responsive, providing me a wide collection of blades and lots of advice. It's been just over a month of using a DE razor, and while I am still getting the hang of it, I can say I have noticed a notable improvement in how my face is reacting after each shave and am more inclined to shave with a greater frequency than before. The lavender cream has a great smell and I look forward to picking up some other soaps/creams in the future.
The process has become less of a chore and more of an enjoyable daily ritual, as most others often describe their old fashioned shaves.
Looking forward to doing more business with Lee in the future (though I have enough blades for the next few years).
Posted by Philip on 24th Jan 2014
I just received my safety razor (ultimate beginner)and I cannot be more satisfied. Initially, I was a little anxious about using this razor as I am accustomed to the disposables with the $$$$ refill cartridges. Naturally, I thought I was going to tear my face apart. I was able to view several videos online as well as read some helpful articles found on the web. I am hooked, I love the ritual, the lathering up my face with the shaving cream, badger brush and bowl. It was amazing. The term that I learned from one of the articles was "beard reduction" meaning, to simply take a little bit of hair off with each deliberate stroke. Then lather up your face and repeat until the area is clean of whiskers. Following that advice, I am happy to say that I completed the task without cutting myself and was able to achieve the closest shaves I have ever experienced minus any irritation, razor burn or bumps.
I can honestly say that I am looking forward to my next shave, not only to experience this ritual again, but,also with a strong sense of pride to know that this was same way my grandfather would shave too.
Posted by Unknown on 21st Dec 2013
My fiance told me he wanted a nice shaving set, but I wasn't sure where to go or what to get. After doing a substantial amount of research, I decided on this set and he loves it. I love how customizable it is! I went with the BIC razors and the DRH almond soap (which he seems to like using, looks nice and comes in a pretty wooden bowl, but definitely doesn't smell like almonds). It shipped quickly and was nicely packed, I'll be ordering from this site again. I've got my eye on an exfoliating pre-shave face wash for him :)
Posted by Chuck on 14th Jun 2013
Bought the 38c with the set, amazing shave. Great customer service too!
Posted by Justin on 12th Mar 2013
If you're confused and on the fence about which to get then add this one to your cart. I bought mine back in 2011 from Lee and it's served me well. I no longer have to buy those highly expensive 3 & 4 blade razor refills that tore up my skin. My only regret is not discovering this method of shaving sooner. There is a little bit of a learning curve but if you do some light reading you can figure it out quick. There are also a number of youtube vids out there that are great for beginners. Lee is also one of the most friendly and caring business owners I've ever met. He really goes out of his way to treat you right which is rare today. I recommend pairing the kit with the D.R. Harris Arlington scented soap and the Persona's.
Posted by Andrew on 28th Dec 2012
This is my first wet shave kit and so far it's been great. I asked Lee to replace the razor that is included in the kit with a Merkur 20c razor which he had no problem with. He was quick and friendly and made the shopping experience much better and less stressful. I gave the review a 4 and not a 5 because the bottom of the stand rusted out already. THe stand is not he nicest stand and I was totally expecting that since this is a beginner set, but I would have hoped that it would have kept rust free for more than just 2 weeks. Even still I would recommend this kit to anyone just try and keep the stand away from water.
Posted by Brenner on 3rd Dec 2011
After 10-years of marriage using over-priced cartridge blade razors (2-blades, 3-blades, no 4-blades for extra-close shave!), my wife rates the shave with this "old style" razor the best since she's known me.
As far as the shaving experience goes, it's actually kind of fun. It's a nice routine with nice equipment, and something about it just feels right. Not to mention that you get all this at significantly lower cost per shave than the over-hyped, over-priced multi-blade replaceable cartridge razors.
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Nov 2011
This is my first experience with a safety razor. I will admit, I was somewhat nervous due to some warnings from others about how often I would cut myself. Those warnings couldn't have been more wrong. With the proper technique and prep, this is absolutely the best shave I have ever had. I got the Red Personna blades as well as the feather blades. Both have treated me well. I chose the DR Harris shaving soap (Marlboro). I get a really nice lather and the scent isn't overbearing. For those considering the move to a safety razor, don't be scared. Read about technique and watch some videos online. You can do it. Lee's service was great. This kit is awesome. I couldn't be happier. I will continue to be a customer going forward.
Posted by Jeff on 7th Oct 2011
I got my starter kit yesterday, very fast service. Shaved with it this morning. First time with a safety razor. Best shave I've ever had. Extremely close shave, and no knicks! Great product, fast service, great shave! I'm hooked.
Posted by Danny on 13th Aug 2011
I haven't received this yet, and I will update once I get it, but the Lee's customer service is incredible.
I am just looking into safety razors, and I hear this site was good. I ordered this package and picked a soap that was apparently out of order. Within 5 mins, I had a call from Lee himself letting me know he'd need to replace my soap preference if I wanted it shipped immediately. He talked me through a couple options, and hopefully gave me a great suggestion. I was blown away by his one-on-one help that was personable and non-pressure. He even through in some sample soaps and razors so I could try the options we discussed. Seriously, that type of service this day in age? He's likely just made a customer for life.
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