Octuple Fixed Four Schick Shaving Show
Part 4: Type I Hydro-magic
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The razor used for Part 4 will be my Type I black handled Hydro-magic, short lever with no writing on it, circa 1954-'58. It started with a Schick blade on its sixth use. This is my favorite injector razor. Why? It is so smooth and efficient. Brush is a Klenzo B1126 handle with the outstanding Maggard Razors 20mm Super High Density 2-band badger knot.
And today a new member of the Suds Squad was welcomed!
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This morning the Ethos Tibu Sabuni arrived and I actually went down the the mailbox so I could shave with it! It worked pretty darn good. I scooped out close to Frank's recommended amount (1/2 tsp) and loaded in a bowl while carefully wetting the brush. I forgot that he'd written that it can take a bit of water and you need to do it over time, but as I don't read before doing things, I discovered it for myself!
As I sit here writing this, my face feels great, better than usual! But one mustn't be too hasty (see Treebeard post above). It could be the whole routine or it may be that Frank has made something magical! (Given my affinity for Tolkien, let's go with magical!) I am looking forward to using this soap and combo for the next 4 shaves, at which point it will be onto Part 5 of the Octuple Fixed Four Schick Shaving Show.
Congratulations on the Tibu Sabuni shave - a new tub of Ethos would definitely get me out to the mailbox too! I have Frank's Bay Rum on the way and I'm really looking forward to trying it.