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Thread: Handmade Safety Razor Handles. Opinions needed.

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    Default UFO Handmade Safety Razor Handles. Opinions needed.

    Dear B&B'ers.
    There's a good friend of mine that hand builds with his lathe a variety of safety razor handles with flawless craftsmanship, or at least that's my opinion.
    Actually, we are interested in knowing your thoughs about his work, so I've decided to upload some pictures and ask you to leave some words about them.
    They will be much appreciated.
    The handles are made of three types of materials: Stainless Steel 316L grade (most of them), Brass and Bronze, they are easily recognizable in the pictures.
    Thanks in advance.








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    Please, excuse my poor English, I often make use of the google translator tool.

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    Those look really sweet, but I can't give definitive feedback until I've tried one so you will probably have to send that two toned one my way for a good testing
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    They look nice enough but I would want to read some hands on reviews before making up my mind.

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    Very nice looking. They resemble the vintage Gillette Bulldog. My favorite is third from left in first picture. I'd pay around $45-$60 somewhere around the Weber and the ikon.

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    Those are gorgeous!

    By the way, in English that's a "handle", not a hand. Easy mistake to make....
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    Please excuse my bad English

    Hello,


    I am a Spanish user from another forum and have one of these handles. It has a perfect finish, grip and balance... and it's heavy also. Hopefully, I will have an entire Spanish razor made by the artisans of the forum.




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    From the pictures the handles look beautiful and solid. If those where made available to a US vendor I would but one.
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    They do look very nice.looks good with that R41 head.What's the weight on the handles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gam View Post
    They do look very nice.looks good with that R41 head.What's the weight on the handles?
    The handles are weighty, I will ask my friend about the exact weight
    Please, excuse my poor English, I often make use of the google translator tool.

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    I got the first version U1 and is 73 grams. Goes perfect with heads such as R41, Gillette New, R89, even with the Feather ASD1. Is 316L and handcrafted in his garage.

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    Do they want to twist in the hand? Look great, btw!

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    Beautiful knurling, I've been looking for a handle with that type design. Contact me when they go into production. Regards, Chiefmate

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    Does cooncatbob have a double life in Spain that we don't know about?

    Oh, and those are beautiful!

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    I've been looking for a 2nd razor. I'll take one, How much?

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    As they say colleagues, is a very balanced handle that is perfect multiple head types, here I teach a New Gillette head, a very good combination.

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    I want that first handle! Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Count me in!

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    I think the third from the left in solid bronze would be awesome! Heavy, and solid. Let me know if he starts to sell them here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbradley View Post
    I think the third from the left in solid bronze would be awesome! Heavy, and solid. Let me know if he starts to sell them here.
    My exact thoughts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uri79 View Post
    Hello I am Spanish forum user and I have afeitadoclasico one of these handles have a perfect finish and perfect grip and perfect weight and balance also, hopefully soon have a fully razor Spanish artisians throws forum.

    A greeting from Spain to all users of B&B.

    Here I leave a picture of shaved yesterday with this handle and the head of the r41


    Bienvenido ael tejóny la hoja, ¿estás diciendoquecompraron estemangoy usarlo?También,selo quees el foroal que pertenece? (welcome to the badger and blade, are you saying that you bought this handle and use it? also, are what is the forum you belong to?)
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