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!

    Location:
    Netherlands
    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

    Location:
    Greece
    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

    Location:
    Greece
    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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