A short review - Fatip Retro

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by lightcs1776, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Both nickel and chrome are available.. my nickel plated Schone is absolutely gorgeous.
     
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  2. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    I agree, in regards to the handle. I should have gone with a picalo (spelling?), I think. But the thin handle is helping me to keep off the pressure. My next Fatip will be a heavier handled one - this will likely not be the last.

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  3. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    OK, now I have to go look Schone.

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  4. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    They do a serviceable job of polishing from the factory but a few minutes of hand polish really helps them shine.
     
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  5. Rc02

    Rc02 New Member

    Question, did you ever get a piccolo? I have a piccolo and find that I can not get a good shave around the neck. I was thinking of getting the retro going that it would help maintain a angle and limit pressure. What are your thoughts?
     
  6. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    I did end up with a Fatip, I think a piccolo, but I have since passed it along. I am finding my most used razor, aside from straights, is an injector razor.

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  7. Rc02

    Rc02 New Member

     
  8. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    I am fairly certain the head on these razors is the same, so the shave should be about the same. How long have you been using a DE, and how long have you been using this one in particular? In my experience, there is not a magic razor that will make the shaves wonderful all the time. That comes with technique, which comes with practice and repetition.
     
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  9. Rc02

    Rc02 New Member

    Not too long. The piccolo shaves great on the cheeks however I get a lot of irritation on my neck. I'm an trying to find out if the short handle and the angle required on my neck is it. Hoping the longer handle on the retro might make for less pressure and a easier angle. For example the sloc I have no problem with.
     
  10. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Not too long with the piccolo or DE? The neck area is always one of the trickier spots to learn. I have not used the SLOC, but this is pretty similar to the PAA DOC, which I have used, and this is a fairly mild razor. The Fatip razors have a reputation for being fairly agressive, and technique is what helps out with this more than anything else. Check out the 30 Day Rule thread here for some good help with technique. These guys like to have lots of fun and there are lots of shenanigans, but they are definitely good at helping sort out technique and razor issues. It may help you save a bit of money chasing razors looking for the perfect shave. Of course, you may find yourself buying more razors just because, but I can't help with that. :)
     
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  11. Rc02

    Rc02 New Member

    Ok I'll check that out. I appreciate it. Interesting points.
     
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  12. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    I never felt comfortable with the Retro handle; too thin and slippery.

    However, the Fatip wooden handles are great, in my opinion. Just the right dimensions and heft.

    Plus; they look classy. I have the walnut handle since 2016, and it ages beautifully. No cracks due to water absolutely.
     
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