Right now I have a beard. But when I don't, I shave daily. I use a Merkur double edge safety razor like this:
There's 3 main ways of shaving:
2. disposable blades
3. old school - straight blade or safety razor
I've tried all 3, but because of my thick beard only the safety razor works for me. It has the nice side benefit of being inexpensive. The last time I bought blades, they were $20 for 100. I use 1 blade per week, so essentially a 2 year supply @ 20 cents/week. The razor itself is an initial investment, but long term is far less expensive than disposables. I used to use a shaving brush to apply soap from a mug (old school style), but have settled on using the lotion style from a can.
What do you use & why?