Found a Fatboy in the wild!

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Old School, Aug 28, 2021.

  1. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    I never find anything decent in the wild. One tech in great condition for 8 bucks 10 years ago was about it.
    Today I landed a Fatboy in the case for $24.50 and an Old Spice mug for $2.

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  2. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Thats awesome! Both fantastic deals. Best deal i found so far was a psycho tech for $10


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  3. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    WOO-HOO! Congrats on being blessed with a great deal!!
     
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  4. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    Yup, no shipping for once, and no tax in the tax free state of Delaware!

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  5. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    Some times you luck out, nice razor with even a case is rare indeed.
     
  6. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    Aw, poor baby. :)
     
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  7. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Lol yup.


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  8. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Sweet

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  9. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    Awesome score.
     
  10. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    Thanks, I'm pretty happy with it.
    It's an F1 date code so a 1960 Fatboy.
    I have two D code executives and two E code Fatboys, so I'll likely be selling one of the E code fatties.
    I've heard some say they find the 60s Fatboys more desirable... don't know why. Anyone got an opinion on that one?

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  11. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    Wow, nice steals...I mean deals. Best price I've seen on one of those Old Spice mugs was $20.
     
  12. brit

    brit in a box

    friday's antique store find.$20..canadian triangle slot tech with it's proper handle.

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  13. chazt

    chazt Active Member

    Sweet razor and mug score, Mike. Congratulations on your good fortune!
     
  14. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    There are some revisions to how they manufactured them depending the date code.
    https://gilletteadjustable.com/fatboy/

    With that said I've owned at one point a Fat Boy for every year they were dated coded except for an Hx dated coded one and never noticed an appreciable difference in performance for each.
     
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  15. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    I've not noticed a difference either...
    Though I do find my Executives to be a bit more mild.
     
  16. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    That is correct. Besides the different knurling both are not equivalent for gap settings at the same dial number. Usually a good rule of thumb if Gillette sold 2 razors concurrently if there is any manufacturing differences besides the finish they won't perform the same.
     
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  17. Bflotom2

    Bflotom2 Member

    Nice score!
     
  18. huck1680

    huck1680 Well-Known Member

    Well done! I am no longer a fan of vintage razors but that is a great score.
     
  19. Shotwell

    Shotwell Well-Known Member

    Wow, that’s a fantastic find! Every Fatboy I’ve spotted in the wild seemed to be with a seller who knew the value, or thought they did — most of them over $75.
     
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  20. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Just curious, Huck. Why?
     

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