I also agree with those recommending the techs. Great razors that can be found for a reasonable price
Just get a brand new Gillette Tech. HERE's the latest in the Gillette Tech line from P&G in China.
The only Fatip I would recommend a newer shaved is a Gentile. I probably would have quit traditional shaving quite quickly if I had used a Piccolo or Grande right off the bat (later in my shaving hobby, I did enjoy them though).
I went with this strategy to start and learn the techniques of DE shaving. It's a great razor to start with. Blade edges totally enclosed, mild shave. 5 Top notch blades included, use current shaving cream and you are fully outfitted for just a few loonies.
I can’t speak on the Fatip, but my Tech and Super Speeds are fantastic smooth shavers, forgiving and manageable if your just starting out. Recently picked one up right in the $ range mentioned. Good luck with your decision.Go vintage. Tech or Super Speed from Gillette. A Fatip is not something I'd wish on any newbie.
Kind of like how my Dad taught me how to swim.For a first-timer? Hmmm. Nah.
I forgot my Aliexpress password so I created a new account with my new gmail address and found that this razor was $0.01 including shipping.
SE razors are intriguing to me. They just look cool. I ran across a pair of GEM push buttons the other day on facebook marketplace for $5 but the guy doesn't want to ship and he is like two hours from me. If I was headed that direction I'd probably pick them up but I rarely travel in that direction.Another vote for the iKon X3. I don't have much appreciation for it personally, because to me it's far too mild, but I have owned and used one and it does shave. Besides, getting started with a slant makes you cooler.
The other slant I would say is good for a careful beginner to start on is the Parker Semi-Slant. The handle's too long for my comfort, but I've used it. It's better with a slightly shorter handle, for me anyway. My son has that one now.
I'd encourage you to also "read into" Gem razors. I find the vintage 1912 Gems too mild for me, but that says nothing about how you'd find them. Heck, I've got a spare up on the buy-sell-trade right now for a buck. [grin] You want to try it, I'll put it in a mailer with a couple Gem blades and shoot it your way as a PIF. Just let me know with a PM.