I’ve recently gotten into more natural soaps and thinking about wet shaving. I’m looking for suggestions on quality products made in the USA or anything other than China. Good quality starter kit would be ideal that isn’t too expensive.
Forget kits, they will not be good value.Looking to put a kit together for maybe $100 or less. I probably can't afford much more than that right now. I've seen kits for sale on Amazon and places for cheap but I assume that stuff is all made in China.
Not in a big hurry. I'm checking out websites and prices. A lot of great suggestions, thanks.Welcome @The Wandering Narnian ! I am sure you have seen other threads similar to yours and understand you are about to be bombarded. I can vouch for the Edwin Jagger DE89 or Muhle r89 Merkur 34c, Van Dar Hagen TTO (preference in that order) as great places to start. How much of a hurry are you in to get started? You can get the VDH at your local super duper. There is a King C Gillette that seems to have a Muhle r89 head available at Walgreens for $30.
I would highly recommend a synthetic brush, a Yaqi Tuxedo Knot would serve you well at about $18.
I saw Maggards mentioned above. West Coast Shaving has always done well by me. Anyway, don't get overwhelmed by all the opinions coming your way. Take your time and enjoy the journey. Best!