Fatboy February

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  1. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I shared today's Fatboy shave with my Old Type and a Wade & Butcher Cleverly Curved Blade. The CW was a little tuggy, but the Fatboy completed the shave flawlessly.
     
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  2. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I plucked this off of Facebook. I thought it funny. Fatboy February.[​IMG]
     
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  3. gwsmallwood

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  4. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Fat Boy February

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    Through The Shaving Shop, Acqua di Florida by Ginger's Garden (our @soapbuddy) lathered with a Vulfix 2235. WTG at 9, subsequent passes at 6. Murray & Lanman's Florida Water AS & Cologne.
     
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  5. Col C

    Col C Well-Known Member

    Tomorrow I will join the legion of Fatboy shavers. I received my first Fatboy in today's mail. I looks to be in very good shape and functions perfectly. It looked very clean but to be safe - I ran it through the sonic cleaner a couple times with some dish soap and then disinfected it in alcohol. I applied a bit of silver polish to shine it up some. Then lubed it with mineral oil. She's ready to go for tomorrow's shave. Below are a few photos. The last one is a bit out of focus as the camera kept wanting to focus on the dial numbers when I really wanted the date code. It is a 1961 G1.
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  6. Borderboss

    Borderboss Active Member

    Your blue bowl looks like what I'm looking for in a travel shave bowl. What brand is it?
     
  7. Col C

    Col C Well-Known Member

    Captain's Choice. Its ceramic and about 4 1/2 inches across. Comes in a variety of colors - mine happens to be cobalt blue. Easy to grip and really works up a good lather. I believe they have recently come out with one that is a bit larger - otherwise same design. However this size works great. Here's the link: http://www.captainschoicestore.com/lather-bowls/
     
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  8. Borderboss

    Borderboss Active Member

    They're very cool looking. Thanks!
     
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  9. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Gingers Garden tallow, Vulfix badger
    Gillette 195, Yellow 7 O'clock
    Alum, Florida Water AS & cologne
     
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  10. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    The Fatboy and Wilkinson Sword Super Sword Blade made for an exceptionally close shave today.
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  11. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Found on Facebook. Fatboy February.
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  12. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

    SOTN February 9th
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    F1 Fatboy
    Bic Chrome Platinum (8)
    La Toja (grated and pressed in the VdH bowl)
    Stirling 24mm Synthetic
    Crown King Scuttle
    Homemade Lime AS
     
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  13. Col C

    Col C Well-Known Member

    I now know why everyone talks so highly of the Fatboy. Posted the below on SOD thread as well.

    Friday's shave: A significant event - my first shave with a Gillette Fatboy, 1961 G1. Have not used an adjustable razor since college when I had a Gillette Slim. Put a new Ladas blade in it and started at a setting of 2. Worked up to 5 by the time I was done. I think 5 or 6 will be about right for the setting. A very comfortable and close shave. The Ladas blade was exceptional in the Fatboy. Used my Simpson "The Colonel" best badger, Proraso Red soap and the matching after shave - after a bit of Nivea balm. Now off to take the wife out to dinner.
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  14. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Here is an interesting article I read today about the Gillette Toggle, the forerunner of the Fatboy. It is very interesting.
    The Amazing Story Of The Gillette Toggle
    Enjoy: CLICK HERE
     
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  15. Mbg75

    Mbg75 Well-Known Member

    Another great shave with my Fatboy on 9. Feather blade.
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  16. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I am really enjoying the smooth shaves I am getting from the Fatboy. It is nice to not be cutting myself for a change (I set aside the straights).
     
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  17. RyX

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    Tabac & JR#130 synthetic
    '59 Fat Boy, Yellow 7 O'clock
    Alum, Pinaud S.R. AS/Cologne

    The Maggard's knot loads soap quickly. Enough lather for two shaves.
    Been enjoying the #195 even more since I began making a mid shave adjustment. WTG at 9. ATG, XTG, G-slides, & touch ups at 6.
     
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  18. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Dove Men Face Wash
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    Jayaruh #104
    Gillette Fatboy
    Wilkinson Sword Super Sword Stainless
    CWR, Asma Alum Block
    T.N. Dickinson's WH
    Aqua Velva Musk
     
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  20. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Dove Men Face Wash
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    Jayaruh #104
    Gillette Fatboy
    Wilkinson Sword Super Sword Stainless
    CWR, Asma Alum Block
    T.N. Dickinson's WH
    Aqua Velva Musk

    The Col. Conk Amber Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #104 silvertip badger brush. I did two passes the Gillette Fatboy and Wilkinson Sword Super Sword blade, I ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with T.N. Dickinson's WH and then Musk AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
     
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