01-18-2015, 01:05 PM
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There are three and I can't decide which to get. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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 01-18-2015, 02:14 PM
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Bulldog, easily for me.

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 01-18-2015, 02:17 PM
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(01-18-2015, 02:14 PM)wagstaff Wrote: Bulldog, easily for me.

+1

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 01-18-2015, 02:22 PM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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The average hand is 3 1/2 " wide...most handles are either 1/2" or 5/8" in diameter....until you try one you will never know what is best for YOU....weight may be another factor..some handles are light and others solid and heavier...bite the bullet and try a standard handle and if you don,t like it they are easy to sell or trade and your problem will be solved....a lot of other factors have no effect on the shave... just the look and feel of the razor.

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 01-18-2015, 02:36 PM
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I have the Bulldog and the Standard (the longer) and the Bulldog is the better. One of my favorite handles.

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 01-18-2015, 02:53 PM
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  • Jax
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I love both!!!

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 01-18-2015, 03:51 PM
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I have the Bulldog and Wave. They are both nice, but I prefer the Bulldog.

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 01-18-2015, 04:46 PM
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  • MaxP
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  • Madison, WI
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Here's my preference:

1 bulldog
2 classic



Distant 3rd - wave

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 01-18-2015, 05:40 PM
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The bulldog and classic look very similar to me. Is one just longer than the other?

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 01-18-2015, 08:39 PM
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(01-18-2015, 05:40 PM)shave Wrote: The bulldog and classic look very similar to me. Is one just longer than the other?

Longer and slightly narrower.

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 01-18-2015, 09:00 PM
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(01-18-2015, 05:40 PM)shave Wrote: The bulldog and classic look very similar to me. Is one just longer than the other?

Bulldog is 13mm in diameter and 80mm (3 inches) in length, approximately

Classic handle is 10mm in diameter for all of the handle except for the last part of the (heel/bottom) which is 12mm.
The length is 98mm (4 inches), approximately.

You'll have to try them both to see which feels better in your hand as this all personal preference.

I don't like the Bulldog as I find it too heavy and too large in diameter. If the Classic handle were shorter, at 3 inches, then that would be a great handle! Biggrin

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 01-18-2015, 10:05 PM
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I found the classic to be much too long and unwieldy to use. If my hands were much larger it might be better (I'm 5'8")

I later bought the knock off eBay bulldog, much better balanced.

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 01-18-2015, 10:26 PM
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  • greyhawk
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  • Southern California
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I am certainly in the minority here, but I prefer the Classic. The Bulldog is too short.

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 01-19-2015, 04:32 AM
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Bulldog for me.

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 01-19-2015, 07:23 AM
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  • CRAusmus
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  • Going from Texas to Georgia
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I've only used the Bulldog and it is a perfect fit for me. I do tend to like shorter handles though anyway.

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 01-19-2015, 07:56 AM
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For those who have one of cooncatbob's Bull Mastiffs - how does the Bulldog compare to it?

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 01-19-2015, 08:40 AM
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  • Ram57
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  • Boise, ID
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I'm in the minority as I prefer the Classic over the bulldog but I do rotate both.

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 01-19-2015, 09:14 AM
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  • TADIII
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  • FL & NC
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I have the original version of the Classic, which is just a tiny bit thinner than the current version. It is also less polished. It has fallen out of the rotation. My Bulldog is not officially from Weber; it was from the same town as Weber, but was sold on eBay last year. The Bulldog stays in the rotation. I do not have the Wave version so cannot comment.
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 01-19-2015, 04:02 PM
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I have the original Classic. I love it and did not care for the bulldog. I have not tried the wave.

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 01-19-2015, 05:04 PM
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im the odd one out here i guess i prefer the wave myself with the bulldog a very close second. the classic for me is too long. its my wife's favorite weber handle though.

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