12-22-2014, 10:12 PM
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Troy and Mr. Lucero were kind enough to take my sketch and bring it from 2 dimensions in to 3. I am amazed at how accurate the handle came out according to my drawing. They truly brought to life my idea for a handle and exceeded my expectations.

This is a different handle for sure where I am looking to see what a weight forward handle will do to the shaving characteristics of my various razors.

Thank you very much LAW Razor Handles Troy and Mr. Lucero!!

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 12-23-2014, 12:36 AM
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Congrats !! Impressive handle

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 12-23-2014, 01:08 AM
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Interesting handle. Reminds me of a woman!

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 12-23-2014, 09:33 AM
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Unique, to be sure.

That's a Tradere OC, right? Great razor.

Let us know how your new handle works out on that head.

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 12-23-2014, 09:47 AM
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Very unique design indeed. What was your inspiration for this handle?

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 12-23-2014, 10:10 AM
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  • Agravic
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Very unique design .. and nicely executed.

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 12-23-2014, 10:25 AM
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(12-23-2014, 09:47 AM)cessnabird Wrote: Very unique design indeed. What was your inspiration for this handle?

My inspiration for this handle was the Feather AS-D1. Not the shape but more the shave I got from the AS-D1. Pressure is taboo! Because for me, my hand can be inconsistent with the amount of applied pressure. So the best thing is constant pressure in the form of a heavy razor head or in the case of lighter razor heads, more weight as close to the head as possible. So I started with a design where the rod diameter is 16mm and the bulk of the metal is cut away towards the bottom. Since most of mass of the handle was up front, I needed a way to to provide some flow of shape to get to the end without looking like just a tapered stick.

But now that I have fondled it ( still amazed at LAW razors craftsmanship) for a while, it seems to resemble the handle of a Snap On ratchet wrench. My Dad has only ever owned Snap On tools and he always impressed upon me the quality and value of them. So perhaps subconsciously I was inspired by Snap On!

(12-23-2014, 09:33 AM)kingfisher Wrote: Unique, to be sure.

That's a Tradere OC, right? Great razor.

Let us know how your new handle works out on that head.

Yup, Tradere 1st Gen OC. Great shaver that I could never give up. In time I'll give it a shot and shave with this handle on the Tradere. The thing is, the Tradere already performs great. The head is probably the heaviest I own. I think I'm going to start at proving my idea that this handle can make an AS-D1 cut stubble easier.

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 12-25-2014, 12:45 PM
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Very interesting handle design. Congratulations. Smile

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 12-25-2014, 01:53 PM
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(12-25-2014, 12:45 PM)celestino Wrote: Very interesting handle design. Congratulations. Smile

Thank you!

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 12-25-2014, 03:36 PM
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  • lfs70
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Another beauty from LAW. Congratulations.

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 01-01-2015, 01:27 AM
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(12-25-2014, 03:36 PM)lfs70 Wrote: Another beauty from LAW. Congratulations.

Thank you sir!

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 01-01-2015, 01:29 AM
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Wow that's lovely!

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 01-01-2015, 02:19 AM
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  • slr31
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Very unique design indeed. Let us know how it works for you.

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 01-01-2015, 08:56 AM
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  • Jovan
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Congrats on designing a great looking handle. Enjoy it.

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 01-01-2015, 10:39 AM
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Thank you for nice words guys. I figure this would be a love it or hate handle so I'm happy to hear some praise for it

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 01-05-2015, 11:40 AM
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Very unique point of inspiration, but now that you mention it it really does remind of the Snap-On handle what a striking application of that shape to a razor handle.

How's the feel/use of this coming along? the knob on the bottom makes it look like it would be a nice balance, weight wise.

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 01-08-2015, 01:40 AM
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(01-05-2015, 11:40 AM)refles Wrote: Very unique point of inspiration, but now that you mention it it really does remind of the Snap-On handle what a striking application of that shape to a razor handle.

How's the feel/use of this coming along? the knob on the bottom makes it look like it would be a nice balance, weight wise.

Its going to happen. Soon. Thing is, I got my Mongoose and I've been shaving with it. Figured I'd use up a blade and move on, but these feather pro blades last for quite a few shaves!

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 01-15-2015, 09:44 PM
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So I've got a couple of shaves in with the AS-D1 head and this handle now. And I've got to say that I am very surprised at how I got a really good shave. Much better than I remember from previous uses. I know for sure my technique has drastically improved since last using the razor which has been about a year. So the Law handle is probably just a part of my good shaves. My typical shave is 2 passes to a DFS. This Feather Frankenrazor gave me a very smooth DFS 2 pass shave. The shaves aren't as close as my OC Tradere or my SC NEW, but they were still in DFS territory.
I'm going to shave using the stock handle and I'll report back with some comparison. If there are any differences. I'm guessing there's got to be because of the weight and balance difference.

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 01-16-2015, 05:08 AM
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Stunning I really like it. Use it well.

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 01-16-2015, 07:54 AM
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Very unique handle, I like it!

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