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    The Fatboy is a nice razor. I have a '59 Fatboy, but I have not used it yet. I think its time to give it a try. I do have a slim I like to use it on 5 or 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhenry View Post
    If you are a new DE useer you may want to try some of the milder blades first and work your way up to Feather. Not that Feathers aren't great DE razor blades. They are the sharpest blades around, imho.
    Some good advice from jhenry. I'd say try a blade like Derby, a smooth blade which can still be aggressive at the higher settings on a Fatboy

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    Do a progression with the FB. 7-5-3 etc. Great Shave, BBS

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    I usually keep my fatboy at 4. For me it can quickly get too aggressive as you crank up the adjustments. Actually my EJ Chatsworth out shaves the fatboy no matter the setting so that's what I use these days. I like the feather blades but they can be hard to get at times. Now I'm using Wilkinson which are pretty good but I still prefer the Feathers. My son uses the Iridiums and thinks they are pretty good. He uses them in his fatboy.
    The EJ or TH Chatsworth is a great shaver. Purddy too.

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    Hello, Crom:

    I have an Edwin Jagger "Chatsworth" barley and a Muhle-Pinsel R89 (the rich cousin to the EJ L89). Both are lovely razors, and give great shaves. They are kept in rotation along with the straights. Feather is my blade. I also have a Gillette "Red Tip" and never use it, because I am not a fan of Gillette. I go with what works best for me, and so it should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obie View Post
    Hello, Crom:

    I have an Edwin Jagger "Chatsworth" barley and a Muhle-Pinsel R89 (the rich cousin to the EJ L89). Both are lovely razors, and give great shaves. They are kept in rotation along with the straights. Feather is my blade. I also have a Gillette "Red Tip" and never use it, because I am not a fan of Gillette. I go with what works best for me, and so it should be.

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    Obie:

    I have both razor I have EJ L89 and the Muhle R89 I consider them both fantastic razors.

    Richard

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    I am enjoying reading about your journey Crom

    please keep posting as you go

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    Quote Originally Posted by 44Whiskas View Post
    I am enjoying reading about your journey Crom

    please keep posting as you go
    Ok so I just purchase a few new razors and a few vintage one.
    The adustable slim and fatboy setting 4 or 5 works great, have tried it a nine was a little too much.

    Vintage New open comb round ball handled gillette.>>> Now that is a nice razor with feathers or yellow packs. Smooth super results.

    I have a slant comming in today (or should be) I will give it a try tommorrow and let you know. Should be my straight razor day, but I think my boker will forgive me.

    I just tried some trumpers coconut cream a few days ago, wow is that super stuff. I have a huge soap and cream rotation but that may get slipped in a little more often....

    Crom

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