Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
I'm jealous -- it looks like you must have about 20 different brushes, at least a dozen razors, and a foot locker of different soaps!
I've got a few, but with the LT staying here a couple weeks, he added his stuff to mine and voila!Vintage straight razors are actually pretty reasonable on sites like etsy or ebay. You can spend a lot, or a little, what ever you feel like. The soaps are cheap and a tub lasts forever. One of my favorite brushes is a nine dollar model from Omega. It's a fun hobby and really not that costly, unless you want it to be,
Love the shaving posts...I've been a safety razor shaver for a few years (being cheap and rejecting the cartridge is so much better). You are motivating me to be daring and go straight!