Pass Around: Fatboy

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Hiya,

Here's a 1959 Fatboy in good condition to be sent out on the house. This is a chance to see what's up with these things and get that Fatboy monkey off your back. Whoever I first send it to keeps it for a week or so, and then passes it along. I shaved with this particular razor and it performed quite well. Doors open and close smoothly and the adjuster works as it should.

One thing I'd ask would be for no one very new to DE shaving sign up right now. I say that because both good technique and experience using a variety of razors are needed to come to an accurate opinion about how the Fatboy performs. The idea of this Passalong is for comparing the fatboy to other razors tried. Hope that makes sense without hurting any feelings. As an update: I'd now be happy to open this up for any newer members as well.

You guys can figure out who wants to start things off. I'm thinking maybe keep it for a week or so and then set it free. Definitely try different blades and get a feel for the thing. For me personally, that razor is one of just a couple where the Feather blade matches up well. It's not gonna shave quite like a Slim or Super, or any other Gillette adjustable.

Feel free to talk amongst yourselves,

Martin
 

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Superb Martin!

Could I be next after Wellboy. I bought one but it blew up so to speak, bits everywhere, wasn't pretty and that was before i got a chance to use it!

Thanks
 
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dodgy
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antdad said:
Nice offer Martin, totally concur with it's Feather taming abilities.
What's doin Tony,

Yeah, I think it must have to do with how that rounded head presents the blade to the face. That, and the ability to dial the exact amount of bite helps it tame that extremely sharp blade.

Martin
 
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dodgy
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wellboy said:
Let me be the firrst to take up this offer
always wated a fatboy
Hi there,

Ok, send me your mailing address and I'll get that out on Monday. Simmo would be next on the list when you're finished. Heh, he can take it from there if anyone else wants a shot.

I hope the Fatboy's a good fit,

Martin

Oh yeah........I probably don't need to mention this, but the Gillette adjustables need that extra 1/4 lock down turn to keep the blade from flopping around.
 
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Add me please tryed a slim and could'nt get a nice shave out of it so it has put me off buying a fatty!!
 
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dodgy
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Hiya,

Ok, there's five members on the list so far. I'm sure others will sign up later, and I'm wondering if there's a way for those people to just add their names. What about using the quote feature for this post and adding their name at the list's bottom. Would it make any sense to have one post with just the list of names in it?

For right now we have:

Wellboy
Simmo
Huxley
Ewaa
Kev
 
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Boab

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dodgy said:
Hiya,

Ok, there's five members on the list so far. I'm sure others will sign up later, and I'm wondering if there's a way for those people to just add their names. What about using the quote feature for this post and adding their name at the list's bottom. Would it make any sense to have one post with just the list of names in it?

For right now we have:

Wellboy
Simmo
Huxley
Ewaa
Kev
Nice gesture Martin, I will make a sticky post then you can maintain the list a bit easier.
 
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dodgy
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Boab said:
dodgy said:
For right now we have:

Wellboy
Simmo
Huxley
Ewaa
Kev
I will make a sticky post then you can maintain the list a bit easier.
Thanks for fixing that up. The E1 Fatboy's packed and ready to take a loooong extended trip.

Martin



Oh........this particular razor may have been owned by Walter Matthau, and given to him by Jack Lemon after the filming of The Odd Couple. From what I understand, old Wally had borrowed this Fatboy from Jack and loved it so much he got to keep it! Supposedly, this was Jack's go to razor, so these two guys must have been close for him to give that one up. It was already a few years old at that time.
 
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