04-25-2013, 08:18 AM
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  • slantman
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  • Leesburg, Florida
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Its been awhile since the Griest stainless steel handles were available but they are back in stock. A really wonderful handle made out of 316 marine stainless that is machined. At $37 delivered a real bargain.

http://griestshaving.weebly.com/stainles...ducts.html

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 04-25-2013, 08:56 AM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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They are nice...in fact I have one on my Above the Tie and the heavy brass one on an New Improved Gillette....best handles ever and USA made!!!!!!!!Smile

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 04-25-2013, 10:30 AM
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I just received the heavy brass handle and would have to agree that they are very nice.

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 04-25-2013, 10:40 AM
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  • Crag
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They look very nice!

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 05-01-2013, 03:12 AM
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They look to be well worth the price asked. Has anyone had direct experience as to which heads they will fit?

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 05-01-2013, 04:25 AM
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  • slantman
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(05-01-2013, 03:12 AM)scooter01 Wrote: They look to be well worth the price asked. Has anyone had direct experience as to which heads they will fit?

They use the standard size stud which means it fits most 3 piece razors. I have owned the stainless and brass versions with no issues.

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 05-01-2013, 05:19 AM
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  • Codfish
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  • Connecticut Shoreline
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I own both the Griest GS1 stainless handle (3.5 in. x 1/2 in. x 80 gms.) and the Fat Brass handle (3.0 in. x 5/8 in. x 111 gms.) and love them. They are attached to two of my four Muhle R41s and I reach for them on a daily basis.

They provide a solid, non-slip grip under the slipperiest conditions. The cross-hatch pattern on the Griest handles is narrower than the finely-machined ATT Titan I own. This makes for a pricklier feel than the Titan, but I feel that the grip is rock-solid in my hands, and that the extra texturing greatly adds to the non-slip properties of these handles. Both are very well balanced in my hands. I rate them both at "10"!

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 05-01-2013, 08:03 AM
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I have used the brass handle on a New , Weber and a Tech . All fit nicely . I bought one of the blemished ones and it only has a small scratch . I'm happy with the quality .

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 05-01-2013, 08:07 AM
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  • EHV
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And, he's going to have a complete head for his handles soon....

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 05-01-2013, 08:46 AM
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  • Arcadies
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I just never really can develop a desire for their handles. The price is very nice, but I find the design and knurling fairly bland.
I suppose it's all in preference though, different strokes and all...now that song will be in my head all day. Tongue

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 05-01-2013, 11:34 AM
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  • ojinsa
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(05-01-2013, 08:46 AM)Arcadies Wrote: I just never really can develop a desire for their handles. The price is very nice, but I find the design and knurling fairly bland.
I suppose it's all in preference though, different strokes and all...now that song will be in my head all day. Tongue

Which version, the sitcom version with Arnold, Willis and Mr. Drummond, or the Sly and the Family Stone version? Both very catchy versions...

As for the handles, I have the stainless and brass versions as well, and think they're wonderfully balanced with a good amount of heft. True, they are on the shorter side, but I find that they're a bit "fatter" than other handles and the knurling helps keep your grip sure. Plus, as an added bonus, Justin is just a helluva a good guy, so there's also that.

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 05-04-2013, 06:02 PM
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These are fantastic handles, well worth their price!

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 05-05-2013, 09:37 AM
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  • Arcadies
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(05-01-2013, 11:34 AM)ojinsa Wrote: Which version, the sitcom version with Arnold, Willis and Mr. Drummond, or the Sly and the Family Stone version? Both very catchy versions...

The sitcom...it was one of my favorites as a child back in the late 70's to mid 80's, of course so was BJ & the Bear. Blush
Ah..so many cheesey 70's and 80's TV shows...some only a kid could love.

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 05-05-2013, 08:31 PM
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  • taco8slo
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I have both of his handles and find they work very well, nice and hefty. Here is a picture of the New Fat handle he made in brass, though I prefer silver colors so I had it re-plated in nickel. It is mated with a Gillette New Deluxe head (also re-plated in nickel).

[Image: New_Deluxe_with_Griest_New.jpg]

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 05-05-2013, 08:38 PM
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Wow, Erik, that is a monster handle! Biggrin

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 05-06-2013, 05:37 AM
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  • slantman
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(05-05-2013, 08:31 PM)taco8slo Wrote: I have both of his handles and find they work very well, nice and hefty. Here is a picture of the New Fat handle he made in brass, though I prefer silver colors so I had it re-plated in nickel. It is mated with a Gillette New Deluxe head (also re-plated in nickel).

[Image: New_Deluxe_with_Griest_New.jpg]

Great job and matches the head perfectly. This handle is 3"long and weights 111 grams but with plating probably weighs more. Congratulations.

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 05-06-2013, 07:00 AM
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  • taco8slo
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(05-05-2013, 08:38 PM)celestino Wrote: Wow, Erik, that is a monster handle! Biggrin

Yeah, I like the way it feels while shaving, but I don't always prefer the heavy handles, it is nice to have a variety to choose from.

(05-06-2013, 05:37 AM)slantman Wrote: Great job and matches the head perfectly. This handle is 3"long and weights 111 grams but with plating probably weighs more. Congratulations.

Thanks, I think it is the heaviest handle I have (now that I don't have the Stahly Live Blade anymore).

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 05-07-2013, 12:05 PM
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(05-05-2013, 08:31 PM)taco8slo Wrote: I have both of his handles and find they work very well, nice and hefty. Here is a picture of the New Fat handle he made in brass, though I prefer silver colors so I had it re-plated in nickel. It is mated with a Gillette New Deluxe head (also re-plated in nickel).

[Image: New_Deluxe_with_Griest_New.jpg]

Nice Erik, looks great! The handle plating matches the head perfectly! You took it to another level!

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 05-08-2013, 10:22 AM
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  • taco8slo
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(05-07-2013, 12:05 PM)jgriest03 Wrote: Nice Erik, looks great! The handle plating matches the head perfectly! You took it to another level!

Thanks (credit to your design and Krona's nickel plating), I really enjoy your handles and the prices are very reasonable, looking forward to any new installments, are there any more handles (or heads) coming out soon?

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 05-15-2013, 03:45 AM
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I can't comment on upcoming items in this area of the forum but look for more details soon in the Artisan Forum!

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