Fatip razor plating, anyone with recent experience?

Discussion in 'Double Edge Safety Razors (DE)' started by sev-8, Feb 12, 2019 at 8:22 PM.

  1. sev-8

    sev-8 Senior Member

    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.
    sev-8 likes this.
  3. sev-8

    sev-8 Senior Member

    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 Senior Member

    That sounds like it'll be more expensive than the razor => if I like it, I'll have to buy another one
    jmudrick likes this.
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