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How do I identify my Gillette Fatboy?

Last Updated: 30th January, 2020

Look at the Twist-To-Open Knob
Sometimes it is easier to identify the razor type by looking at the twist-to-open knob. The TTO knob on the Fatboy is wider than it's handle in a more pronounced way than on the Slim. That is, the TTO knob on the Slim is closer to the same diameter of it's handle.

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Hereof, how do I identify my Gillette razor?

Gillette Date Codes were used from January 1951 until 2001. They are found in the top left and right corners on the underside of razor guards, both 3 piece and 1 piece models. The letter represents the year, found on the chart below, and the number 1-4 correspond with the quarter of the year.

One may also ask, which is better Gillette ProGlide or ProShield? The ProGlide is able to glide over the skin more effortlessly and thus, providing a closer shave. The ProShield delivers better protection for the skin while shaving with its dual lubrication strip system.

Moreover, what is a Gillette Fatboy razor?

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.

Is Gillette 3 the same as Mach 3?

At first glance, the Gillette 3 carts look exactly the same as the Mach 3. They even fit the M3 handle. That's where the similarity ends. These are definitely NOT just a lower priced M3, as the shave I got using it wasn't as close or as comfortable as I get when using the M3.

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