04-23-2013, 05:17 PM
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I just received my 3 Kaiser XL custom editions to keep my Goliaths XL custom editions company.
All 6 are 95 mm long, so they are 1 cm longer than standard Kaiser and Goliath and 1 cm shorter than XL Kaiser and Goliath, yet I still call them XL editions becayse they sort of still are HUGE HANDLES Cool

3 Kaiser XL 95 mm: Stainless Steel, Red bronze & Brass
3 Goliath XL 95 mm: Stainless Steel, Red bronze & Brass

I use a variety of heads on them, have 4 golden heads DE89 Edwin Jagger arriving soon......they will match the golden handles quite well Thumbup

Hope you enjoy the pics, it honestly took me 1 hour to do these and resize them........
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 04-23-2013, 05:29 PM
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  • tgutc
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  • Michigan
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Nice collection! The UFO's are such beautiful razors.

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 04-23-2013, 05:32 PM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Very nice, Claus!
I have a touch of OCD and can especially appreciate and respect the time taken to carefully arrange these splendid items for the photographs! Biggrin

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 04-23-2013, 05:41 PM
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Very nice!

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 04-23-2013, 06:46 PM
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  • OldDog23
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B-L-L-I-I-I-N-N-N-G-G-G !! Very Nice, Claus ! I can tell that like me, you have a certain disorder when it comes to picking a favorite ! Biggrin

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 04-23-2013, 06:46 PM
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  • ojinsa
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Claus, I'm speechless. Very nice!

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 04-23-2013, 07:15 PM
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Thanks Guys Smile

The 14 razors in the last 2 pics are only part of my razor collection Blush

I own circa 35-40 new DE razors Blush

The UFO's are really fantastic handles.......best in the business.

The knurlings are not as pronounced as on the Weber and Ikon, but still pretty good for a secure grip.

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 04-23-2013, 07:59 PM
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Rafael makes incredible handles and, in my opinion, the best around! Enjoy the handles.

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 04-23-2013, 08:44 PM
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Very cool. Some great looking handles

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 04-23-2013, 09:38 PM
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Claus you have a tact for displaying. What beauties Clap

Congrats!

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 04-23-2013, 10:11 PM
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Awesome pictures!Cool

Keep up the good work, buddy!Biggrin

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 04-23-2013, 10:33 PM
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Very nice Claus! Enjoy those beauties in good health.

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 04-24-2013, 01:34 AM
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  • jfmii
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  • Pittsburgh PA
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Great handles and pictures!

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 04-24-2013, 01:36 AM
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  • ben74
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They have come for their handles Claus...

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Another sexy six pack...

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And a not so sexy one...

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Biggrin

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 04-24-2013, 04:30 AM
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  • slantman
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Unbelievably beautiful collection and wonderful photography. Congratulations and use them well.

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 04-24-2013, 04:57 AM
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Congratulations! Enjoy them in good health!

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 04-24-2013, 07:43 AM
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  • CRAusmus
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I love the Kaiser Short. I've been lusting after that one for a while now.

He also used to have one called a U2 didn't he? Can't find that one anymore.

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 04-24-2013, 08:34 AM
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  • Snuff
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very nice! still waiting on my first Goliath to arrive

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 04-24-2013, 08:42 AM
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  • TexBilly
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Wonderful collection and pics, Claus!

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 04-24-2013, 12:21 PM
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Thanks to all you guys and for the nice comments Smile

I truly appreciate it. The collecting of traditional wet shaving gear really does give me a little bit of pleasure in my daily life along with my fragrance collecting also does.

My GF appreciates that I always smell very nice and she loves when I just have shaved and she can feel how soft and luxurious my face feels Blush
I have always been into male grooming, more than the average Danish guy, and I notice a lot of girls/ladies appreciate this Wink

I do consider buying 3 UFO Tornado XL custom made next time in my preferred handle length, which is in between the regular and XL size, 95 mm - but what makes me think twice about this, is that the knurlings on the Goliath and Kaiser are not quite as pronounced and defined as on my Weber handles and my Ikon handles (the Weber knurlings are crazy sharp actually, still comfortable, but pretty extreme) - I would suspect the UFO Tornado to give me an elegant look and very soft exquisite feel, but it will be even smoother and less grippy than my Kaiser and Goliath handles, and I'm not sure I want that.......

But Rafael's work is so fantastic and truly a work of art by a blacksmith craftsman, that I may just have to order 3 Tornado XL handles in Stainless steel 316, golden brass & Red Bronze sooner than I know Cool

I also would like to thank Juan for his service in setting up the paper work and order communication between me, the customer, and Rafael, the Master craftsman !
Thanks Juan and thanks Rafael.

These handles are taking the art of DE shaving to new heights Number_oneW00tThumbupCheers

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