06-17-2012, 12:55 PM
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  • mikeperry
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  • St Louis via the UK
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Full disclosure: NoHelmet very kindly made this handle for me back in February of this year, and wouldn't take any money, not even shipping cost.

Handle sizes:
  • Handmade stainless steel -- 4 inches long, ½ inch diameter (those were my preferred sizes, given to NoHelmet when asked)
  • Edwin Jagger DE89L -- 3⅜ inches long, 7/16 inch diameter
  • Weber "Classic" -- 3⅞ inches long, ⅜ inch diameter

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Handmade stainless steel handle



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(L to R) Handmade stainless steel handle, Weber "Classic" handle, Edwin Jagger DE89L handle



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Handmade stainless steel handle with Edwin Jagger DE89L head



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Handmade stainless steel handle with Weber DLC head

First impressions, thoughts, etc:
  • Love the design, overall look of the handle. Apart from giving "my preferred sizes" I had zero input on how it would look. I was more than happy to be receiving a custom made handle (at no cost), without subjecting NoHelmet to my OCPD.
  • Grip is excellent via the knurling.
  • Weight is excellent, yes it's heavy, but that's not a negative in my book. Definitely heavier than the Weber "Classic" handle, and going from memory I would say it's just a little bit heavier than the iKon OSS handle.
  • Compared to the Weber "Classic" handle, its weight is much better distributed along its length, feels really well balanced.
  • Fits the heads of my Edwin Jagger DE89L & Weber DLC perfectly.
  • I think it will make the Weber DLC even better for me, seeing as the only things I really don't care for is its (too) thin handle and the way the weight is overly distributed at the base -- though to be totally fair that doesn't seem to negatively effect the actual shaving experience...
  • Having a longer handle for my Edwin Jagger DE89L head is definitely going to be nice.
  • Without question this handle will be my handle of choice...
  • Being totally honest here and super critical (allowing my inner perfectionist to speak), there are very! slight tools marks on the smooth, upper section and on the knurling at the very bottom.

Final thoughts:
  • I will treasure this handle and ensure it gets (very) good use over the coming years.
  • Without question I would pay for this handle. Truthfully I wish NoHelmet would take at least some beer money, as it would make me feel a whole lot better about him spending his time and money on producing it in the first place.
  • If NoHelmet ever decides to make and sell the odd handle (black-oxide version, hint, hint... I'd love to own a "Dark Knight" version of the Weber) he will receive my business.

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 06-17-2012, 02:08 PM
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Before you even mentioned it I was thinking, "I love the knurling.".

He could make $ if he decided to make a production run of handles.

I'd love to have a lighter shorter handle out of SS with knurling for my Muhle R41.

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 06-17-2012, 02:16 PM
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  • slantman
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Beautiful handle. I love the way the handle tampers down to the razor head. CongratulationsBiggrin

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 06-17-2012, 02:30 PM
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  • Teiste
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Nice handle,my friend.I like it.

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 06-17-2012, 02:32 PM
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  • Johnny
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I like that. Some folks just have all the luck.Wink

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 06-17-2012, 02:51 PM
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Mike, that sure is a beautiful handle! Very nice work.

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 06-17-2012, 04:02 PM
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Very nice work by NoHelmet!

Enjoy in good health!

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 06-17-2012, 04:35 PM
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Ooooo, very nice indeed. Enjoy!

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 06-29-2012, 08:12 PM
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That is a fine looking handle, I'd be real interested in one if he ever decided to make more.

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 06-30-2012, 03:29 AM
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  • ben74
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Nice handle, enjoy! And kindly suggest to "NoHelmet" there's a market willing to support a side business if he chose to produce more...

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 06-30-2012, 03:41 AM
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Very nice handle design and knurling. The lines are really elegant.

I'm sure he'd find a market if he put these into production.

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 05-05-2013, 03:40 PM
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Bumping this back up. Has NoHelmet made any more?

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 05-05-2013, 05:00 PM
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  • slantman
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(05-05-2013, 03:40 PM)ImGatMan! Wrote: Bumping this back up. Has NoHelmet made any more?

He is a member at TSN but I don't think he has every posted. You can send him a PM or email. I think he operates out of the UK.

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 05-05-2013, 05:04 PM
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(05-05-2013, 05:00 PM)slantman Wrote:
(05-05-2013, 03:40 PM)ImGatMan! Wrote: Bumping this back up. Has NoHelmet made any more?

He is a member at TSN but I don't think he has every posted. You can send him a PM or email. I think he operates out of the UK.

Thanks again, Jerry.

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 05-05-2013, 05:17 PM
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I hope that he considers making more, as I would get in line to buy one as well.

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 05-06-2013, 11:56 AM
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  • mikeperry
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(05-05-2013, 03:40 PM)ImGatMan! Wrote: Bumping this back up. Has NoHelmet made any more?

Hi

I'm not sure if he took it any further, as I do know things changed for him work wise... I believe he's still very active on Reddit Wicked_Edge...

Also last I knew he was still living and working out in California.

Take care, Mike

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 05-06-2013, 12:10 PM
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Thanks for the info.

I currently have a few different machinists working on handles, but I liked what I saw in the OP.

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