Having just acquired the Muhle 41, and getting excellent shaves from it, I did find the handle to be too long and too light for my preferences. After checking several vendors for replacement handle's I came across Shave Nation shaving supplies, and their price with shipping was the lowest for the Ikon Bulldog handle, which at the time of my search seemed to be the best overall handle. So I ordered it, and awaited its arrival. A weekend came between the order and my getting it, and I checked out several other handle's. In so doing I had doubts about the bulldog, but since it was already on order and had been shipped, all I could do was wait for it to arrive. Today it arrived, and as soon as I opened it I was impressed right away with the weight and the feel of this handle. As soon as I got home I took off the supplied handle on the R41 and replaced it with the new Ikon. Right off the bat I could see, and feel, that this was an absolute perfect addition for this razor. I'm 100% satisfied with the Ikon, it just makes the R41 really fit my needs. If anyone is considering a replacement for any of their 3 piece DE's, be sure to consider, and take a look at the Ikon Bulldog.