03-24-2014, 06:27 AM
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  • Mouser
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  • Forest City, Florida U.S.A.
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When it comes to handle shapes we all have our favorites. Let's share, and those of you who have , unlike me, made it out of the stone age can share your favorite pics too.
For me they are the Rooney/M&F style 3 ( size 1 and 2 best proportions) Style 1 (Stubby), L7 and Simpsons Emperor series.
They are all gorgeous and I wouldn't turn any of them away but those strike me as the most beautiful.
for now.

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 03-24-2014, 06:45 AM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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M&F/Rooney L7

Simpson Persian Jar

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 03-24-2014, 07:08 AM
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  • Barrylu
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  • Portland OR
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Persian jar, Emperor and Keyhole

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 03-24-2014, 07:12 AM
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  • Lutebro
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  • Olympia, WA
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I really love the TSN Simpson that I have recently decided to keep FOREVER! The handle is nice and big for my big hand and well balanced.

[Image: B0E7AB14-7B5F-49D0-AA81-F05D86DF641A_zpszanadpp1.jpg]

This T&H is on it's way to me right now and the handle shape and size looks like it may be a new favorite!

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 03-24-2014, 07:46 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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In my most humble opinion:

Classy

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Classic

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 03-24-2014, 08:25 AM
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  • PR82
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  • California, US
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WOW!!! look at that bowl of MDC!!! Magnificent!!!

(03-24-2014, 07:46 AM)Johnny Wrote: In my most humble opinion:

Classy

[Image: AbT9GJ1.jpg]

[Image: iR1RRQE.jpg]

Classic

[Image: 4vIGOB1.jpg]

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 03-24-2014, 08:29 AM
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  • Johnny
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The small glass bowl with the Chubby 2 is also MdC.

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 03-24-2014, 10:48 AM
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  • Rufus
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Here are my beauties; pardon my usual crappy photo:
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From left to right: Orchid Isle, Shavemac Beehive, Kent BK 4, Simpson's Emperor 2 and Rooney Emillion 1. Absent is the Simpson's M 7 because I don't have one, but lust after one.

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 03-24-2014, 01:42 PM
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  • Elendil
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My favorites are many, but the best handle shapes to me are the Simpson M7 and Rooney Beehive.

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 03-24-2014, 02:19 PM
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I think Ben's black Rover Manchurian(?) is the best looking handle I've seen yet.

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 03-24-2014, 03:28 PM
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The best I have personally are the Simpson Tulip 1, Classic 2 (ergonomically speaking) and Chubby 2. I think these have the greatest balanced handle designs as well as being functional and comfortable to use.

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 03-24-2014, 07:59 PM
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There are so many beautiful handle shapes. I really enjoy the Oscar11 take on the M7/L7 model. If I could get these in a Briarwood, Cobalt Blue, Jade, Faux Tortoise and Ivory, I would be all set for handles. Biggrin
Here is the required pic, but I am sure most of you have already seen it in my SOTD pics.


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 03-24-2014, 08:55 PM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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My current favorite has to be from Zen Shave; beautiful Amboyna burl, great craftsmanship, a wonderful, soft knot, and a handle that fits perfectly in my hand.

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 03-25-2014, 12:14 AM
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(03-24-2014, 07:59 PM)celestino Wrote: Here is the required pic, but I am sure most of you have already seen it in my SOTD pics.

i've never seen it celestino - wonderful pic! i never see the sotd because it takes forever to load Sad

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 03-25-2014, 05:27 AM
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  • ben74
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(03-24-2014, 07:59 PM)celestino Wrote: There are so many beautiful handle shapes. I really enjoy the Oscar11 take on the M7/L7 model. If I could get these in a Briarwood, Cobalt Blue, Jade, Faux Tortoise and Ivory, I would be all set for handles. Biggrin
Here is the required pic, but I am sure most of you have already seen it in my SOTD pics.


[Image: vb0o.jpg]

Great Celestino!

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 03-25-2014, 05:53 AM
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  • MarkW
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What a shot - love it!

(03-24-2014, 07:59 PM)celestino Wrote: There are so many beautiful handle shapes. I really enjoy the Oscar11 take on the M7/L7 model. If I could get these in a Briarwood, Cobalt Blue, Jade, Faux Tortoise and Ivory, I would be all set for handles. Biggrin
Here is the required pic, but I am sure most of you have already seen it in my SOTD pics.


[Image: vb0o.jpg]

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 03-25-2014, 06:41 PM
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  • robk
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I love my TSN P8 Phyl.

I covet Celestino's Oscar11, the star of so many of his wonderful photographs.

I am very fond of my vintage butterscotch Simpsons.

An X2L here...
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And the whole family here... (P8, 434 for Hoffritz, 32 double-signed Simpsons & Hoffritz, Classic 2)...
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And a Beaufort B2 for G.F. Trumper
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 03-25-2014, 09:29 PM
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* Marius, I can send you my SOTD pics if you want entertainment! Biggrin

* Ben, thank you! Blush

* Mark, thank you and I am honoured by your compliment. Blush

* Rob, subliminal messages will not get you any of my Oscar11 All-Ambers! Biggrin

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 03-25-2014, 09:52 PM
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There are so many wonderful handle shapes, but the one that shines for me would be my Rooney Heritage Stubby 2 & 3.....

[Image: uNaaojR.jpg]

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 03-26-2014, 12:22 AM
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(03-25-2014, 06:41 PM)robk Wrote: [Image: 12929033813_026b5e8ba5_z.jpg]

this whimsy photo is a fantastic composition! congratulations Clap you could easily sell it as postcards - and with a few adjustments it would be smashing even as a poster Lightbulb

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