08-19-2014, 03:36 PM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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King Cobra : UFO

razor head : brass with plating

handles : stainless steel and aluminum bronze (14mm x 80mm)

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Rafael (UFO Razor Handles) is a true master craftsman and artist. Several members {Ben (ben74), Chris G (chrissss), John M (Jmartz), and myself} approached Rafael when the King Cobra was first released, with an idea. Although he has been busy with other commitments recently, he kindly accepted the proposal to create custom handles to complement the King Cobra razor head. The results are fantastic, as you can see. He fashioned several truly customized handles for each of us ... all unique and wonderful.

I want to sincerely thank Rafael for making this dream become a reality for us. The timeless quality and beauty of his creations are priceless.

Thanks to Juan (Dr. Dulcamara) as well for seamlessly coordinating this custom effort, in an organized and efficient manner.

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 08-19-2014, 03:41 PM
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Wow, congrats to you guys.

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 08-19-2014, 03:46 PM
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  • TheMonk
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What.....

A47A47A47


I'm speechless.

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 08-19-2014, 04:16 PM
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  • freddy
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Stunning, Ravi! In my mind, much more attractive than the handle that comes with the King Cobra, based on the photos I've seen here at The Shave Nook. May all of you gents enjoy the beautiful craftsmanship I see here. Thumbsup

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 08-19-2014, 04:18 PM
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Beautiful indeed. That was a great idea, and Rafael's execution was marvelous.

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 08-19-2014, 04:21 PM
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  • v4257
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Wow - that is beautiful!

IMHO - the King Cobra did not look as nice as it's older Classic sibling. But this UFO handle takes it to the next level. Spectacular!

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 08-19-2014, 04:52 PM
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  • Niro884
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Truly stunning! Enjoy them......I want oneWink

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 08-19-2014, 04:59 PM
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Now this is more appropriate for a King. Wonderful idea and beautiful execution.

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 08-19-2014, 05:14 PM
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Wow, a great razor transformed into something spectacular!Babeando

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 08-19-2014, 05:18 PM
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(08-19-2014, 04:21 PM)v4257 Wrote: Wow - that is beautiful!

IMHO - the King Cobra did not look as nice as it's older Classic sibling. But this UFO handle takes it to the next level. Spectacular!

Agree! I don't have to yet form the tour, but already do not think I will like the handle it comes with.

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 08-19-2014, 05:19 PM
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  • refles
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Thank you for sharing Ravi.. that just looks like it belongs on the King Cobra. Well done in the creativity department!
How does it handle? Is the balance still? How does it screw in?

ummm... how can I/others get one? Smile

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 08-19-2014, 05:23 PM
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That is magic. Rafael has done it again.
Ravi, enjoy your new razor. We are enjoying your pics.

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 08-19-2014, 05:23 PM
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Ravi, your pictures are beautiful, as always. Rafael truly is a master craftsman and artist. I couldn't be happier with the handles he made for me, one identical to your stainless steel handle and another in the stunning U2 styling. I will try to take some pictures later this week to show the U2 style, but honestly it's hard to capture how beautiful they are in a photo. As good as the photo's look, they are even more spectacular in hand. A very special thanks to Juan (Dr Dulcamara) for his tireless effort in putting this special project together for us.

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 08-19-2014, 05:27 PM
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  • Giorgio
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Wow Ravi, the King looks even better! Congrats to you gents that acquired these handles... Truly a work of art and it makes the razor look even more magnificent

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 08-19-2014, 05:31 PM
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  • Agravic
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(08-19-2014, 05:19 PM)refles Wrote: Thank you for sharing Ravi.. that just looks like it belongs on the King Cobra. Well done in the creativity department!
How does it handle? Is the balance still? How does it screw in?

ummm... how can I/others get one? Smile

King Cobra razor is a 2-piece design.
The UFO handle was designed to fit the head perfectly.

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My understanding is this was a one-time project for Rafael.
There are no plans at this time for this type of handle to be made again.

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 08-19-2014, 05:33 PM
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  • evnpar
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That's about as good as it gets. Beautiful.

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 08-19-2014, 05:36 PM
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  • refles
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Thanks Ravi, that's incredible stroke of genius by you guys. Great job by Rafael, I've been after his handles for a while. I didn't think he answered any emails since he paused his production. Great job getting through.

I can't say it any more, it really gives the King Cobra so much more character.

congrats on the handsome upgrade Ravi, Chris G, John M and Ben!


(*cough, cough* ...if anyone wants to part with one, I would be happy to pry it from your hands! hahaha)

great shaving!

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 08-19-2014, 05:45 PM
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  • CRAusmus
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Gorgeous. That is a handle truly fitting for this razor. You guys are very lucky to have secured such an amazing craftsman to make these for you. I've always felt really silly that I never secured a Kaiser while Rafael was still turning out those beautiful handles. Hopefully one day I will.

Looking forward to seeing it in your SOTD pics in the future.

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 08-19-2014, 06:04 PM
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How much was the handle? What do you think it would take to get him to duplicate it? Would anyone else be willing to commit to a purchase if he would agree to make more?

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 08-19-2014, 06:15 PM
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  • Rob W
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Very jealous. Wonderful looking handle.

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