06-17-2015, 09:27 AM
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Hello Gents,

I wonder what is your preference about the length and diameter of a Stainless Steel handle ?

85 x 14mm or 100 x 12mm or what ?

Any comment is appreciated

Thanks

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 06-17-2015, 09:32 AM
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I personally like the 85 x 14
I don't like anything longer than 85mm,
It just doesn't feel right in my hand



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 06-17-2015, 09:44 AM
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  • kwsher
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  • Austin, TX - USA
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80-85mm x 13-14mm feels right to me. I have handles outside the scope and often use them but this is definitely my strike zone.

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 06-17-2015, 09:49 AM
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This is one of my favorite topics.
Hand / finger dimensions combined with finger usage preferences make for "biases" in handle selection. 
Talk about ymmv! 
Lots of different combinations (length, weight, thickness) to decipher makes for a great geek project.

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 06-17-2015, 12:42 PM
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  • dcc
  • Polsilver Vendor
  • EU
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80mm/14mm Bulldog type

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 06-17-2015, 03:31 PM
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80 mm-90 mm and 12 mm -14 mm my two favorites are the Maggard M1 and the Big Boy Deluxe . I am also fond to the Bulldog type

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 06-17-2015, 06:26 PM
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For me (obviously)...

100mm is too long
85mm is too short
92-93mm is my sweet spot

15mm is my preferred diameter so far. I may try a larger gauge at some point but I much prefer 15mm to anything I have smaller.

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 06-17-2015, 06:32 PM
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The ones I have are 11-12mm x 85mm. However, I have found I much prefer aluminum handles 90mm in length, now to offset my stainless steel heads.  Biggrin

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 06-17-2015, 06:43 PM
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I like titanium handles . My fav UFO with 15mm caliber in titanium. 15x85.
Also have Jergen 17x92 titanium which is an awesome handle .
Stainless steel, I like UFO colibri handle 12mmx80


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 06-17-2015, 07:13 PM
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I prefer something 4" long. Diameter doesn't really matter much to me. Though I've never used anything excessively large.

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 06-18-2015, 12:20 AM
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(06-17-2015, 06:32 PM)celestino Wrote: The ones I have are 11-12mm x 85mm. However, I have found I much prefer aluminum handles 90mm in length, now to offset my stainless steel heads.  Biggrin

@Celestino who did your aluminum handles or where you buy it? I liked to find a handle in aluminum or bronze but I only find stainless stell handles for sale.

Thanks

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 06-18-2015, 06:02 AM
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Triad makes aluminum handles.

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 06-18-2015, 06:14 AM
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(06-18-2015, 12:20 AM)Silverfox Wrote:
(06-17-2015, 06:32 PM)celestino Wrote: The ones I have are 11-12mm x 85mm. However, I have found I much prefer aluminum handles 90mm in length, now to offset my stainless steel heads.  Biggrin

@Celestino who did your aluminum handles or where you buy it? I liked to find a handle in aluminum or bronze but I only find stainless stell handles for sale.

Thanks

I got mine from James at Wolfman Razors. He is a member, here.

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 06-18-2015, 07:13 AM
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  • chazt
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  • Bayside, NY
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I don't know dimensions as specs, per se, but the handles i like best are my iKon bulldog and '56 red tip.

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 06-20-2015, 08:27 AM
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  • DayMan
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  • Tennessee
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I like the dimensions of the Weber bulldog handle.  I sold my Weber, but I might purchase another handle.

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 06-20-2015, 09:02 AM
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14 x 92 in stainless is about perfect for me.

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 06-23-2015, 05:43 PM
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  • Journeyman
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13mm x 80mm - That's the dimension of my iKon Shavecraft (no logo) handle. I've found for me it strikes the perfect balance, so I had a custom handle made at the same dimensions.

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 06-24-2015, 12:11 PM
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I definitely prefer the long handle razors.  My go to is a Mergress long handle.

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 06-24-2015, 04:01 PM
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The measures that I like can vary in height from 85 to 100mm and a width of 12.5 to 16mm. All handles has a different weight. 


IMO the choice depends on the head you will use. UFO, Triad Ti, Triad Mokume Gane, Triad Brass and Allumi, Wolfman, BBS-1, Hempel Ti. The best combination with the Mongoose is the Triad Ti for me.





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 06-24-2015, 06:41 PM
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85mm range some a bit bigger

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