I had my first shave with a Fatip open comb DE tonight. I received this brand new razor as a PIF from a former member on the board here. This is an Italian DE, and I had never heard of it until now. It is a beautiful razor with a very nice finish and fairly hefty (on a par with a Merkur HD).
Really interesting shave. This thing feels really aggressive. I loaded it up with an Israeli Red Personna. When it was gliding over soap, very smooth. When I took strokes over non-soaped skin, I had the impression that I would scrape my face off if I wasn't careful. There seems to be a good bit of blade gap and exposure. I really thought I was going to end up with some severe razor burn, but incredibly, I got less irritation than I do with my New Improved. I got a very smooth shave.
I have only shaved with an open comb maybe 7-8 times, but I am liking this razor. I think Bullgoose had them, but I notice they are not offered right now. The price was ridiculously cheap (I think around $20) for such a nice razor. I read that the head on this razor is the same one that Fatip made for Muhle. I could see spending the money for a nice Cooncat Bob handle.