05-09-2015, 07:25 AM
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  • Coyote
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  • Hondo, TX USA
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I am finally the owner of a Gillette Fatboy/195. It is a 1961 G3. On deck for Monday.

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 05-09-2015, 07:37 AM
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  • eengler
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Very Nice Bob! Enjoy it.

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 05-09-2015, 07:48 AM
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Looks in immaculate condition, Bob. Congratulations.

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 05-09-2015, 09:03 AM
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Congratulations Bob, that is a beautiful razor, IMO they give the best shaves of any DE adjustable. I use my E4 on setting 5 with a KAI and take my time just to enjoy it Smile.

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 05-09-2015, 09:14 AM
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Wow that is one clean razor. Congrats

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 05-09-2015, 09:18 AM
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Nice. It's my birth quarter and for some reason difficult to find. I gave up looking a while ago. For some reason the G3 is elusive.  
Enjoy that beauty- it's pristine! I'm sure you will have many wonderful shaves.

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 05-09-2015, 10:31 AM
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It's very nice razor is simply gorgeous. Enjoy ! 

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 05-09-2015, 02:01 PM
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Fabulous score Bob, looks very minty! I know you will enjoy it! Thanks for the gorgeous photo...

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 05-09-2015, 06:20 PM
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 05-10-2015, 09:01 AM
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Very nice. I do love my Fatboy. Yours looks beautiful, is it NOS or mint? Wow

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 05-11-2015, 05:47 AM
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  • Coyote
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Deckma-Razor Emporium did a tune-up on it, but the plating is original.

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 05-11-2015, 05:51 AM
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  • Coyote
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I got to try it this morning. I set it on 6 to compare to my Slim. It seems a bit more agressive than with the Slim on 6. It may just be a bit more agressive across the board. With just a slight angle adjustment, I got an excellent shave: smooth, close, nick and burn free. I am going to like this razor!

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 05-11-2015, 07:14 AM
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It's a beaut! Enjoy your shaves, Bob Smile

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 05-11-2015, 12:51 PM
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  • Shaun
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Beautiful condition, wonderful shaves. Enjoy it; you will.

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 05-11-2015, 02:17 PM
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  • blzrfn
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It looks like you took a time machine back and picked it up off the shelf!  Enjoy your "new" razor!

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 05-12-2015, 06:17 AM
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  • Coyote
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Well, I had my 2nd outing this morning. It was as good or even better. The different angle is easy to adjust to. The FB set on 6 is definitely more aggressive than the Slim on 6. I had another superb shave. I may have already found my setting.

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 05-13-2015, 04:27 AM
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Absolutely gorgeous! I just got three vintage adjustables yesterday at an antique shop. One is a 1958 4th quarter 195 Fatboy. I hope mine cleans up that well. Enjoy your shaves with it!

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 05-13-2015, 05:24 AM
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  • Coyote
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Thanks y'all! The 3rd shave was just as good..............

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 05-29-2015, 05:54 AM
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  • Coyote
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Well, I have tried four different blades now for four shaves each: Personna Med Prep, Gillette Platinum, and Rapira Platinum Lux. I got excellent shaves with each. Set on 6, this Fatboy gives up very smooth, close shaves! In this razor, I like the Gillette Platinum best, followed by the Rapira Platinum Lux, and the Personna Med Prep. All these are in my Top 5 blades.


Today's shave.

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 05-29-2015, 11:51 AM
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(05-09-2015, 07:25 AM)Coyote Wrote: I am finally the owner of a Gillette Fatboy/195. It is a 1961 G3. On deck for Monday.

[Image: Gillette%20Fatboy%20195-1961_zpsdsru6m0i.jpg]
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Bob, where did you get this brush?

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