04-24-2012, 07:17 PM
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  • MaxP
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  • Madison, WI
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Hello All-

Here's a new handle I just received. I'm calling it a "Jackson" because that's the machinist friend of my father who made it.

I told Pop to ask him(Jackson) to put real "grip" on it. He did. It's got more grip than a Merkur. Quite similar to the Ikon, though the "teeth" are slightly smaller than the Ikon.

It's not as fat as the Ikon Bulldog, but it is a little longer. I've only used it once. However, I'll be using it the rest of this week to form an opinion.

So I've got a Weber, a Tardere, Merkur HD, a BRW, the Jackson, a vintage Durham and an Ikon Bulldog that's on loan to me.
Hmmm. I otta be able to find something I like, you think?

It's pictured with the new Tradere for comparison.

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 04-24-2012, 07:29 PM
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Max,
Excellent looking handle, sir! You got one great friend! Enjoy.

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 04-24-2012, 07:31 PM
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  • Shanman
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Nice, looks like more of a candidate than the Tradere was for me. I found the Tradere too long for my personal grip preference- three on the tree and the whole tool resting on the first digit of my pinky finger. As great looking of a handle it was, the length was not conducive to the pinky balance thing. The Jackson looks perfect for the ring finger on the concave flare, and pinky under the bottom of the handle.

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 04-24-2012, 08:19 PM
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  • TexBilly
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Nice work. I like the beefy knurling but the flared end wants to be larger. The Tradere handle is much better balanced, aesthetically.

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 04-24-2012, 08:33 PM
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Nice! Good friend!

Can he make one with a metric thread (female) for a MUHLE R41? If so PM me.

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 04-24-2012, 08:52 PM
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  • Johnny
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That's very nice. How long did it take him to produce that?

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 04-24-2012, 10:05 PM
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I like it.....I see the best elements of some of my favorite handles combined in the Jackson....

It looks like the diameter's a bit larger than the Tradere ?
I found the Tradere's diameter to be dead solid perfect.

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 04-25-2012, 04:21 AM
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  • MaxP
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  • Madison, WI
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Great Comments. Thanks.

Jackson created this one from some photos I sent my father of various handle. Since he's a hobbyist, I left it pretty open other than my desire for heavy knurling (which I got).

The handle came to me with 10-32 threads. It was quite easy to run a M5 metric tap. Muhle heads work just fine.
I'll be pursuing round two. Slightly smaller diameter (ala Tradere). Tradere is .437. The Jackson is .494. For comparison, a NEW is .45 and the ikon Bulldog is a hefty .515.

I really don't know how long it took him to make it. He's a friend of my retired father. Both live 400 miles away. I just asked and some weeks later I received!
I'm undecided on the flare end. For appearances, it should be larger. However, my pinky lays against it nicely.

This morning's shave went well. Stay tuned for additional impressions.

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 04-25-2012, 05:55 AM
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I like that handle. Your Dad's friend did a great job!

It looks like the balance and grip would be really good. Congrats!

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 04-25-2012, 06:33 AM
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  • slantman
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Indeed a beautiful and functional handle. Your friend certainly did a great job.
Congratulations to him and thanks for sharing.

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 04-27-2012, 11:43 AM
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What a good friend. Congrats on the handle

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