11-02-2014, 07:56 PM
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We have had multiple requests for some sort of knurling. There seems to be a concern that a smooth or polished handle will become slippery. My personal experience has been that water doesn't make stainless steel slippery. Soap can, but I just rinse soap off my hand and handle and have never had any problem with a razor wanting to slip out of my hand. We understand, however, that YMMV. With this in mind, we have come out with a round handle with a diamond pattern that provides just enough extra grip to do the trick for most. And...if you're not satisfied with this, we have come out with the mega-grip knurling alternative that we call the crocodile handle. If you lose your grip on this handle, you've got other more serious problems. If you would like to purchase one of these designs, just send me a PM or an email. They are $100 each.

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 11-02-2014, 07:58 PM
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Any pictures?

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 11-02-2014, 07:59 PM
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 11-02-2014, 08:08 PM
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  • Shanman
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  • NE Florida
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Awesome work gents.

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 11-02-2014, 08:11 PM
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  • chamm
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I have publicly revealed my affinity for custom razor handles, and all of you machinists are coming out of the woodwork right as I promised Mrs. chamm that I wouldn't buy anything until next year. Curse you and your terrible timing! :-D

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 11-02-2014, 08:28 PM
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I think that Juan of UFO Razor Handles affiliation said it best after we introduced LAW Razor Handles on The Shave Nook: "We, the shaving lovers are fortunate guys. Could be this Century the Golden Age of high quality and beautiful shaving items? Maybe."

We truly are fortunate as shaving enthusiasts to have so many quality options from which to choose, both of new razor heads and of new razor handles.

(11-02-2014, 08:11 PM)chamm Wrote: I have publicly revealed my affinity for custom razor handles, and all of you machinists are coming out of the woodwork right as I promised Mrs. chamm that I wouldn't buy anything until next year. Curse you and your terrible timing! :-D

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 11-02-2014, 08:39 PM
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Troy,

How difficult would it be to machine an adapter so that a typical handle would fit the King Cobra head?

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 11-02-2014, 08:45 PM
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  • chamm
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I'm thinking it would be technically not difficult, but I can't think of how it would be done without being ugly as sin. I only say that because most DE handles taper towards the screw, but the King Cobra is wide at the base.

He does have some nice looking handles that convert the other way, from King Cobra to standard threads, on his website.

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 11-02-2014, 08:47 PM
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(11-02-2014, 08:45 PM)chamm Wrote: I'm thinking it would be technically not difficult, but I can't think of how it would be done without being ugly as sin. I only say that because most DE handles taper towards the screw, but the King Cobra is wide at the base.

He does have some nice looking handles that convert the other way, from King Cobra to standard threads, on his website.

Yea, I saw those and that's what made me think of the question. It's just that I'm not that big of a fan of the KC handle. Beautiful handles Troy makes.

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 11-03-2014, 04:06 AM
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Our convertible handles can be used on either a KC or a Mongoose, or any standard DE safety razor. If you want to use in on a KC, simply unscrew the adapter/neck. When you are ready to use it on a Mongoose or DE razor again, simply screw the adapter back into the KC handle. I can't think of a beautiful way to make a reverse adapter that would screw into a DE handle to allow it to be used on a KC head. So, we unscrew instead.

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 11-03-2014, 05:52 AM
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  • Balj86
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Those handles look really pretty Troy. Excellent work!

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 11-03-2014, 06:19 AM
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Simply beautiful .Great work

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 11-03-2014, 08:55 AM
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Beautiful work! Very very nice! Do you do custom lengths for customers?

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 11-03-2014, 09:19 AM
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(11-03-2014, 08:55 AM)Kyle 3 Pass Wrote: Beautiful work! Very very nice! Do you do custom lengths for customers?

Mr. Lucero will do anything within his capability and within reason to satisfy demand. Custom lengths are no problem. Also, if you have a particular design in mind, we'd love a chance to review it to see if we can make a handle per your design.

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 11-03-2014, 09:19 AM
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Good looking handles.

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 11-04-2014, 05:23 AM
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good idea the crocodile handle, troy.

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 11-05-2014, 05:39 PM
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  • rzedan
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Wow. Those are just gorgeous handles.

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 11-24-2014, 01:50 PM
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  • UFO
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  • Seville, Spain
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Beautiful and very original crocodile handle, very good job, congratulations, greetings Rafael

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