Gillette Adjustable Friday ; Toggles, Fat Boys, Slims, and Black Beauties welcome!

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by RyX, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Nice brush, but those JR Bridges always hog the picture. I think there's a fat boy in there somewhere.

    Herm
     
  2. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    i thought they might.overthinking it i guess.
     
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  3. sdguero

    sdguero Well-Known Member

    Yes, they’re “Made in Vietnam.” 5 blades to a dispenser, same dispenser as the ones flying the Dollar General and Family Dollar banners.
     
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  4. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    That was my guess. Nothing wrong with a standard Dorco...BULLY!!
     
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  5. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Fatboy Friday's Shave
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    Proraso Pre Shave
    Sterling Lime Shave Soap
    Jayaruh #277
    Gillette 195 Fatboy
    Astra SP
    CWR
    Thayer's Lemon WH
    Lucky Tiger

    I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Sterling Lime Shave Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #277 silvertip badger brush. I did two passes with the Gillette 195 Fatboy Razor 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 Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
     
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  6. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

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    Mine is a 1958 D4.

    Overall though I think I prefer my Slim :(
     
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  7. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Really nice and shiny! If you prefer your Slim, I'm sure someone here could take the offensive Fatty off your hands!

    Herm
     
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  8. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the welcome Herm.

    But wait a minute! I didn't say that I disliked the Fatboy (and not that it helps how it shaves but I think the Fatboy case is a wonderful piece of engineering art) I just think the Slim is a little less cumbersome.

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    This is a 1968 N2.
     
  9. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Welcome @kfbrady! Great photos, Sir. Everyone has a favorite, some spread the love to many razors. I'll bring any Gillette Adjustable home from the wild if the price is right. I don't resell for profit, swapping gear or PIF usually. The good news about Fat Boys - the prices keep going up. Depending on your investment recovering those funds for other shopping is likely should you choose.

    I've tried several different year #195's, a couple Slims, and one Black Beauty. Only kept my E-4 since it gave me the best shave.

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  10. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    Thank you @RyX for the warm welcome.

    I too am not really a trader. And, at least at this point, I wouldn't call myself an avid collector. I've been shaving with an EJ DE89 for a few years now but seeing a Flare Tip for sale - the same razor that my father used for most of his life - sparked an interest in vintage Gillettes in me. My goal was to acquire a really nice example of each of the post-war Gillettes that interest me, and I'm close to getting there. I doubt that I'll ever own a Toggle or a red dot Fatboy and I'm fine with that!
     
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  11. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    If you want to meet the rest of the gang, post an introduction in The Welcome Center. Great place to ask questions and post some photos.
     
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  12. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    my newly aquired fatboy is an f-2 also.has the unscrewable cap
     
  13. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    my adjustables -m-4 slim and f-2 fatboy. 20180412_212628.jpg
     
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  14. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    I bet I can unscrew it. :D

    So are we on....is this a thing for friday????? Should I fire up the Super Adjustable???????
     
  15. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    i meant it has the cap that can be unscrewed to disassemble it,not the clip type like my g-2
     
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  16. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    I know. I was joking that I can break anything. It's kind of a talent.:rolleyes:
     
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  17. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

  18. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    How does a Fatboy compare to a Black Beauty?
     
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  19. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    It's shorter...fatter...and usually cost more. Hope that helps. :D
     
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  20. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    It does;). How does the shave feel compare?
     
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