The $1.95 Fatboy from Gillette is a Twist to Open (TTO) Double Edge Razor that allows convenient loading of blades and 1-9 Adjustability dial so you get your perfect shave everytime! The Fatboy is the most popular Gillette razor because of its mechanical design, heft, durability, and classic 50's appeal. The Fatboy is a wonderful shaver that no man should be without.
The Gillette $1.95 Fatboy Adjustable was manufcatured during 1958-1961.
Original Finish: Nickel
Handle Length: 87mm
WHY WAS OUR MADE TO ORDER SECTION CREATED?
We get questions frequently asking if a particular razor they are bidding on through Ebay would be a good candidate for a Revamp. It's impossible to guarantee our analysis is accurate without having the razor in our hands, so we created a solution! Forget the risk of buying online, paying shipping, shipping the razor to us, paying for service work, waiting an additional 4-6 weeks, only to receive the razor back and be disappointed because it wasn't a perfect candidate to begin with.
WHAT IS MADE TO ORDER?
Our 'Made to Order' service allows you to purchase razors that we have already inspected, vetted, and guarantee! Pick the razor model and precious metal of your choosing and your Revamped razor will be shipped in no more than 7-10 days!
If you have a preference in Date Codes we will do our best to secure them, however cannot guarantee the date code will be available.
Gillette $1.95 Fatboy TTO Adjustable Double Edge Safety Razor Revamp | Made to Order
On May 12, 2018, I purchased a Gillette Made to Order Fatboy. To my knowledge at the time of my order, Razor Emporium had Gillette Fatboy’s available and ready to ship that had completed the Revamp Service and been approved for sale. In spite of that, at my request Razor Emporium worked very hard to locate and revamp a razor of a specific date code. The razor I received on August 15, 2018, was as pristine and mechanically sound as I expected given reviews, and it has a preferential date code of my liking. I was hesitant to place an order, but I am glad I did. I received a free polishing cloth that I will make use of, and once the Revamp was complete the free shipping only took two days to arrive.
Throughout the process, I received updates on the phase of the revamp service and a free shipping code I could use in advance of my Made To Order shipment for any item available on the website. I cannot deny that three months is a sizable amount of time, but had I not requested a certain date code I believe I would have had a razor delivered in two weeks or less.
The Razor Emporium staff quickly responded to inquiries I sent them. I am almost certain the ready to ship Fatboy option will be available to potential customers into instant gratification. I don’t mind waiting a little longer. I mind that I get what I pay for. I feel I did. I also now have a place I can send razors that don’t meet my standard of cleanliness. If I were to offer any criticism, it would be that I did not receive a before picture of the razor. I would love to know what the razor looked like prior to the Revamp Service. It is certainly the idea of repairing something weathered and worn and restoring it to a like-new condition that attracted me to Razor Emporium. The fact that I didn’t get to see any before pictures feels like a missed opportunity. Nonetheless, the craftsmanship and attention to detail given to my razor appear beyond reproach.
I found my (old) new Fatboy to be a little chunkier than I thought it would be. A bit heavy and a little short. Now that I have been shaving with it I have to say that is is giving me the closest and smoothest shaves of any razor to date. The audial feedback is just right. The Fatboy just glides over my face with no discernible pull until it is time to refplace the blade. Combined with a Feather blade the Fatboy is producing a fabulous shaving experience. Oh and by the way the idea of using a vintage piece of Americana which is so well made it performs perfectly after 60 years is totally amazing. Kudos to Matt for sourcing and reconditioning this piece of art.
Nice work on a vintage piece, 4 stars. Timeline is sketchy, work and product superb. Do it you will not be disappointed, just realize 3 weeks is not what to expect. Quality is not fast or cheap. Thanks!!!!!
Thanks for doing such a wonderful job. I am very pleased with the result which is as new condition.
Regards from Melbourne Australia
just a few words, fantastic
Magnifique rasoir, livré dans les délais,
This razor is nothing short of awesome! It operates very smoothly, with the doors opening even. Better than new!
Purchased a "made to order" Gillette Fat Boy and as usual I am beyond satisfied. This company is beyond Fantastic. I am dropping an obscene amount of money here and it is worth every penny.
Great service. I am extremely happy with my made-to-order Fatboy.