Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Kevinwine85, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. Rev579

    Rev579 Active Member

    They, the 195's, are good razors. They can be found for a reasonable price and less than the modern versions. There are quantifiable differences between the TTO heads, however, it might be easiest to foster a discussion based on which heads are identical.
  2. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    My be easier to answer why grown men (and women) buy, trade, hoard and covet razors; a device designed to simply remove hair. :signs002:
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  3. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    Because I can.
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  4. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Fatboy Friday's Shave

    Proraso Pre Shave
    Williams Mug Shaving Soap
    Jayaruh #268
    Gillette 195 Fatboy
    Astra SP
    Thayer's Lemon WH
    Aqua Velva Musk

    I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Williams Mug Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #268 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gillette 195 Fatboy Razor on 7 using an Astra SP blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Aqua Velva Musk AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
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  5. Kevinwine85

    Kevinwine85 Active Member

    Ive shaved with the Fatboy twice after cleaning it, I really enjoy using it, I also have some improvement after trying the cold water shave that was recommended in a comment.
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  6. Kevinwine85

    Kevinwine85 Active Member

    Gentleman, I also may have accidentally purchased one of the vintage gillette 3 piece travel razors with leather case for 10.75. my finger slipped.
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  7. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Maybe not for everyone, but it works for me.
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  8. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    I have a 59 Fatty and a 58 Executive and liked them enough that I had the Fatty replated in rhodium and the Executive replated in 24 kt gold. They are sweet shaves.

    I always love a chance to show them off.

  9. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Cool water shave 1.png
    Me, too. Except for really cold days, I use cool tap water.
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  10. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I like your Cool Water Shave badge.
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  11. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Feel free to copy and paste. I made it with a couple variations on the font.

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  12. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    I rarely use my Fatboy anymore...but, for what it's worth, it is my travel razor. It stays in my dopp bag along with my Simpson's Wee Scot.

    Edit: ...and I do shave daily on vacation.
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  13. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    LAWD that is a fancy looking Slim.

    We need a hot water shaving badge...you know for the sane shavers around here :cool::D
  14. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    It's not sanity. It's comfort. I've showered and shaved with enough cold water that I don't want to do it when I don't have to :)
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  15. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    I'll see what I can put together ;)
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  16. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    i sold my g-2 fatboy to a friend after i got my m-1 slim. ( birthyear only). i now have an m-4 slim with case (birthyear and quarter) in really nice condition. i will probably sell the m-1 to my friend if he wants it or use it in a rotation. like the slims because of the last all brass razors gillette produced during my lifetime. still like my " crats " more.
    although the adjustables can replicate most of the gillette razors, i am a" why not just use enjoy the original "kind of guy.just how my head works i guess...
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2018
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  17. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Fuzzy @wchnu - How's this?
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  18. Dansco

    Dansco Well-Known Member

    Don't wanna speak for @wchnu, but it needs more flames


    No joking though, when it's decided on its going in my signature haha. I like it!
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  19. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    It this flamey enough?
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  20. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    I like how your head works...
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