04-25-2015, 09:09 AM
#1
  • iKon
  • Vendor/Mfg.
  • NYC
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Need some user input on what would be your perfect stainless steel razor handle design?

Not sure our current OSS handle can be topped as it seems nearly perfect for the intended function and we are now using it as our default handle to replace our much copied bulldog handle design.

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But we are always looking to improve and innovate.


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 04-25-2015, 09:29 AM
#2
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I really enjoy wave handles, my fingers just naturally seam to fall in to place. At around the 15mm width (widest diameter ) to me is about perfect. IMO

Tappan

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 04-25-2015, 10:09 AM
#3
  • BobH
  • Senior Member
  • Thunder Bay Canada
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I really like the look and feel of my Bulldog handle. The only other handle I would consider is the Tuckaway. 

Bob

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 04-25-2015, 11:12 AM
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I would love to see some type of stainless resin combination handle. 

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 04-25-2015, 11:13 AM
#5
  • Aleksey
  • Enabler
  • Istanbul, Turkiye
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ATT Atlas, Jurgen Hempel Spirals before silly indents, UFO Titan Fine, from least favorite to most. Shame that UFOs are so expensive. Sad

Yup, I like spirals! But looking forward to get my hands on Ikon OSS paired with 'goose. It should arrive early this week.

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 04-25-2015, 09:14 PM
#6
  • nunhgrader
  • Senior Member
  • Prairie Village, KS USA
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I like the bulldog design more! I like slantman's suggestion - (stainless / resin combo) and I am on the lookout for a titanium handle! Wider, thicker and removable ends/ spacer designs capture my fancy!

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 04-26-2015, 09:21 AM
#7
  • Harvey
  • Senior Member
  • North Hills CA
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Hard to beat the OSS....just match the finish to the head...i.e. satin/satin.....polish/polish...etc...Another thought..color match a base stand to the razor color.

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 04-26-2015, 11:10 AM
#8
  • duanek
  • Junior Member
  • New Zealand
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I often feel stainless steel is a bit weighty for me (my hands aren't big). So similar dimensions tot he current offerings, but in a less dense material (aluminium, titanium or hollow).

And grippy spirals.
Spirals are pretty, but not to the detriment of grip.

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 04-26-2015, 05:09 PM
#9
  • refles
  • Senior Member
  • New York
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The market and demand to support the manufacture of titanium or some other light materials, that would be a huge plus.
Additionally other grip patterns other than the diamond knurling would be undoubtedly well received

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 04-27-2015, 10:02 PM
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    Ensure that the outside diameter of the threaded end is no larger than 8.5mm so it will fit into the smaller cut-out in the baseplate of some of the Gillette Long Comb NEWs.  Many guys have ground the end of your handles down ever so slightly to fit those heads and it looks as though ATT modified their handles with that in mind.  The spiral pattern on the small Tech aluminum handles looks awesome but I always found them to be to short and light.  That engraving on one of your Bulldogs would be great.  It has a classy look, rather than the "nail-set from the tool box" look.[Image: O9PpgZy.jpg]

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 04-29-2015, 09:20 AM
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3 in with a narrow head and widens towards the bottom in stainless steel 

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 04-29-2015, 10:26 AM
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I quite like the bulldog design too. Something like a spiral barbershop pole would be good, I'd like that in black too.

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 04-29-2015, 05:03 PM
#13
  • Niro884
  • Italian Shaving Enthusiast
  • Stoney Creek, Ontario CANADA
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Pretty hard to top the new OSS handle. It makes everything better. It looks and works really well with the mongoose head. I would love to see the SE iKon handle a little shorter. Say from 100mm to 90-92. The style of the SE is very unique. Great detailing.

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 04-30-2015, 12:57 PM
#14
  • Ram57
  • Senior Member
  • Boise, ID
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I would like to see a handle like the fine knurling and pattern of the British Aristocrat razors.

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 04-30-2015, 05:43 PM
#15
  • Shanman
  • Reserve Collection Squirrel Hair
  • NE Florida
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Perfect handle? Hard to say, but I feel some of the most attractive and innovative designs were coming from LAW which is sadly no longer. I recently snagged this stainless hex ringed model which is a gem to hold, and my custom designed Ti Wave which was the very last handle he spun before moving on. Between these and the UFO stuff, there is much inspiration to be had.

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 04-30-2015, 05:53 PM
#16
  • Harvey
  • Senior Member
  • North Hills CA
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Do you really need a handle?...just use a Vice Grip plier to hold the center post and shave like a REAL MAN....perhaps just duct tape to your fingers....just a thought after all REAL MEN improvise and modify..... Tongue

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 04-30-2015, 06:01 PM
#17
  • Shanman
  • Reserve Collection Squirrel Hair
  • NE Florida
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(04-30-2015, 05:53 PM)Harvey Wrote: Do you really need a handle?...just use a Vice Grip plier to hold the center post and shave like a REAL MAN....perhaps just duct tape to your fingers....just a thought after all REAL MEN improvise and modify..... Tongue

Reminds me years back of a guy who went by the name KMInstructor that actually started shaving with a tech handle, cap, and blade. No safety bar/baseplate at all, just a handle tightened right to the blade and cap stud. Yikes!

We all know how important the weight and balance of a handle makes though, hence me being a handle whore.

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