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    Default Got a "New" 195 Fatboy

    I finally have a Gillette Fatboy. It is a 1961 G3. I had my second shave with it this morning. I have it set on 6 to compare with my Slim on 6. The Fatboy is more aggessive on 6. It also requires a different angle which is easy to adjust to. I have had two superb shaves: smooth, close, and burn free.

    It has the original plating, but a previous owner had it tuned-up and polished by Razor Emporium.

    I am going to like this razor.

    Bob




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    Nice looking Gillette.
    What does 195 signify?

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    Both great razors. What balde were you using?
    May your lather be moist and slick, the sweep of your razor sure, and your edge always keen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leatherstockiings View Post
    Nice looking Gillette.
    What does 195 signify?
    AFAIK
    $1.95 - the original selling price

    Haven't really made up my mind about Gillette Adjustables, but I seem to lean at the moment more towards the Slim or Super Adjustable than the Fat Boy.
    At least these are the ones I reach for more often.

    Out of the three, I found the Fat Boy the least aggressive (all set to around 6) with Astra, Feather, or more recently Polsilver blades.


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    Default Got a "New" 195 Fatboy

    The original name for these razors was Gillette adjustable. These sold for $1.95 at the time, so people used to call it dollar ninety five. Then evolved to fatboy, etc.

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    The blade is a Personna Med Prep.
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    Nice get!

    I watched Dad shave most of my life with a one of two Gillette Fat Boys (one gold, one nickel); all I knew back then was it seemed very old fashioned. No idea what happened to his gear after he passed but, if he went Fat Boy, he must have thought it was the best there was. The old man was very particular about his shaves.

    After looking for a good while it was a near-perfect Slim Adjustable that came my way. Prices for Fat Boys just got to high for me to take them seriously. But, one of these days....
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    Nice Fatboy, the Razor Emporium treated it well. I've been waiting to come across one of them for quite some time now.
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    Great razor an that's the coolest brush you own. Always liked that one.
    "The black smoke is just lost power"

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    A beautiful DE ,,,,thank you for sharing it.

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