03-28-2013, 09:12 AM
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  • diggity
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Gents,

Chime in which one you like the most and what you are using. I am looking at all three of them and would like to hear the pro's and cons for using each with the head.

Thanks!
Nathan

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 03-28-2013, 09:17 AM
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I use a UFO Titan in red bronze, alternating with one in brass. I think both of them look just great, to my eyes better than stainless steel, with the black DLC head, and the weight of the Titans makes the DLC glide very smoothly.

Here's how it looks with the brass.
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 03-28-2013, 09:20 AM
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I exclusively use mine with a UFO Goliath.

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 03-28-2013, 09:33 AM
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Unless I was sent a bulldog on accident I believe there are technically 4 weber handles.

Old classic , new classic, bulldog and wavy. My favorite of the group is the old classic, I don't know what it is but it just feels perfectly balanced.

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 03-28-2013, 09:39 AM
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I have 2 answers ...

Favorite 'stock' Weber handle for DLC : Bulldog ... I like the short, stubby nature of this handle. The weight and knurling are perfectly proportioned for a solid shave.

Favorite 'aftermarket' handle for DLC : UFO ... I like them all, but my no.1 right now is the Kaiser Short in aluminum bronze. The 'patina' of this material is quite distinctive, making it more attractive than the standard stainless steel counterparts.

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 03-28-2013, 09:41 AM
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Thanks Agravic. How much heavier is the bulldog compared to the UFO? Was looking at the Bulldog, UFO Kaiser as well as the UFO Goliath

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 03-28-2013, 09:58 AM
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I haven't actually weighed them, but the UFO Titan feels much heavier to me than the Weber bulldog. Here they are together.
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 03-28-2013, 10:12 AM
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John ... minor point, but I believe the name Titan is assigned to the titanium handles only ... these and the Goliath handles differ only in material used, but otherwise have the same knurling pattern. So what you have pictured is the Goliath in red bronze and brass. Smile

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 03-28-2013, 10:16 AM
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(03-28-2013, 10:12 AM)Agravic Wrote: John ... minor point, but I believe the name Titan is assigned to the titanium handles only ... these and the Goliath handles differ only in material used, but otherwise have the same knurling pattern. So what you have pictured is the Goliath in red bronze and brass. Smile

You're right. Just a brain cramp on my part.

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 03-28-2013, 10:24 AM
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Wink no problem, John. I understand, but my own OCD compels me to make these corrections ... I'm working on it (my OCD)! Biggrin

I don't have a scale, but published weights:

Weber Bulldog : 68.0 grams
Goliath : 103-115 grams - depending on material

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 03-28-2013, 10:34 AM
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I prefer the Weber Classic handle as I don't like handles shorter than 85 mm

With that said the very deep knurlings on the Weber handles provides for a very secure grip and pretty unique feel.

But my Favorite overall handle for the Weber is my custom made UFO Goliath Stainless Steel 316 95 mm 15 mm thickness and currently awaiting the UFO Kaiser in 95 mm length and 13 mm thickness.

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 03-28-2013, 11:47 AM
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From the choice of stock Weber handles, I prefer the Bulldog. I find it an excellent match up with the DLC head.

I have been on the fence regarding the purchase of a UFO handle. The previous favorable comments regarding UFO handles

may have pushed me over the top.

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 03-28-2013, 06:27 PM
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(03-28-2013, 10:12 AM)Agravic Wrote: John ... minor point, but I believe the name Titan is assigned to the titanium handles only ... these and the Goliath handles differ only in material used, but otherwise have the same knurling pattern. So what you have pictured is the Goliath in red bronze and brass. Smile


The Goliath and Titan dont only differ in material but they also differ significantly in weight.The Goliath is somewhere around 103 gr and the Titan is 57 gr.
So if you like the bulk of the Goliath but are not comfortable with the heft, UFO created a much lighter alternative in the Titan for those who have this preference.

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 03-28-2013, 07:13 PM
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How do old and new Classics differ?

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 03-28-2013, 07:15 PM
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Is the Goliath really THAT heavy? I have used a Gillette #58 which is really the only thing I can compare...

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 03-28-2013, 07:47 PM
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(03-28-2013, 07:15 PM)diggity Wrote: Is the Goliath really THAT heavy? I have used a Gillette #58 which is really the only thing I can compare...

Yes, mine is 102g alone and 133g with a Weber DLC head, the #58 is 68g by comparison, assuming it's the solid brass version..so roughly double the weight.
While I enjoy the heft, the best feature for me is the diameter. It just fits my X-large hands so perfectly, I can't imagine a more comfortable handle.

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 03-28-2013, 07:54 PM
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Hmmm see that's definitely relative. I am not a big guy (5'8), so I'm
wondering if this is going to be too big.

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 03-28-2013, 07:58 PM
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(03-28-2013, 07:15 PM)diggity Wrote: Is the Goliath really THAT heavy? I have used a Gillette #58 which is really the only thing I can compare...

This thing is a monster... What size gloves do you wear? Biggrin

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 03-28-2013, 08:02 PM
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(03-28-2013, 07:54 PM)diggity Wrote: Hmmm see that's definitely relative. I am not a big guy (5'8), so I'm
wondering if this is going to be too big.

Well, I'm 6'5" and from the base of my palm to the tip of my middle finger my hands are 7.4" long and the width across the middle of my hand is 4"...so yeah..it's comfy for my hulk hands. Biggrin

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 03-28-2013, 08:08 PM
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Well looks like I might have to go with something smaller then.

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