Fatip razor plating, anyone with recent experience?

Discussion in 'Double Edge Safety Razors (DE)' started by sev-8, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. sev-8

    sev-8 Guru

    Does anyone have recent experience with gold or black plated Fatips? I'm interested in getting a Fatip Gentile, but the Special Edition with SB ad OC baseplates plus the piccolo handle as it's just a bit more at Connaught. Have heard bad things about the Fatip gold and black plating back in the day and wanted to see if that's still true. If so, I might get a standard chrome Gentile
  2. ronald

    ronald Senior Member

    No personal experience with the black plating (I have a nickel Piccolo) but from what I have read they changed the plating for the special edition so it is a bit more durable. Having said that, don't expect EJ/Muhle-level quality of plating on a Fatip.
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  3. sev-8

    sev-8 Guru

    Thanks. Those unattributed reassurances might just tip it in favour of the SE :happy:
  4. Eeyore

    Eeyore Forum GOD!

    OTOH, the razor is brass, so you can always have it replated in the future.
  5. sev-8

    sev-8 Guru

    That sounds like it'll be more expensive than the razor => if I like it, I'll have to buy another one
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  6. sev-8

    sev-8 Guru

    Well, I took the plunge and ordered the SE. I'll report back if I have any problems, but think I'll be using it in rotation so hopefully not
  7. Yossarian

    Yossarian Active Member

    I have the SE and it’s perfect. Plating is impeccable and blade alignment is always perfect first time.
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  8. sev-8

    sev-8 Guru

    Good to hear, thanks!
  9. FSword

    FSword Über Member

    It sure looks stunning! Hope you enjoy it!
  10. GoReds

    GoReds Über Member

    The Special edition plating is not that good I think.
  11. sev-8

    sev-8 Guru

    As new, it definitely isn't as good as the DE89 or Rockwell 6C that I have. Will only know if it stays attached to the razor in time, it seems
  12. RandySp

    RandySp Legendary Member

    I have the Gold Fatip Grande and the top cap from the inside is really terrible.

    The Qshave I have comparing with it, is a gem. No blemishes.

    Is there a way of giving Fatip to someone who knows, and repaint it maybe, to be shiny gold as I like?
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