06-24-2012, 01:47 PM
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I've tolerated the slick handle of the R41 for about as long as I'm going to. With your help that is.

Does anyone know of someone who can make a handle for it?

FWIW a Gillette handle doesn't fit. It starts, but it doesn't go onto the thread more than few turns, so it's probably metric.


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 06-24-2012, 02:02 PM
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Hi Brian,

I don't have the answer but I too would be very interested in another handle for the R41.


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 06-24-2012, 02:08 PM
  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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Just re-tap it to metric 5 or buy a Weber or a Tradere handle. Another option is a Parker razor and just don,t use the head..just make sure it is a 3 piece not a TTO...tapping is easy..most hardwares sell a tap and wrench for about $12.00 total:One other thought use heat shrink tubing or a couple o-Rings

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 06-24-2012, 02:11 PM
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You can try Bob at Elite Razor who is one of our vendors. He makes custom handles among other shaving items.

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 06-24-2012, 05:11 PM
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I've heard the iKon Bulldog works well with the 41

Phil has them at Bullgoose or there's discounted blemished ones on iKon's site.

I use one with my Old-diameter and grip feels right
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 06-24-2012, 05:45 PM
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You might want to go another route.

Here is a handle that is on e-Bay on a razor called the Junjie, or by other names. It is stainless steel with a Neoprene grip and it is very reasonable priced.

Here is an image of one of mine after I removed the original head and replaced it with a Gillete OC head.

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It does not slip when shaving.

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 06-24-2012, 08:36 PM
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I try to purchase razors that I can mix and match handles. I have found that both the Parker and Sabi offer a some great hefty handles. The heads on the Sabi are like a cheap Merkur (I only keep for them for a backup), while the Parker 3 piece head I enjoy, like a slightly more agressive R89.

You can also try some of the razors from Franks Shaving, at less than $20 shipped, you could purchase a few handles for the price of one,

I do admit to loving my iKon handle, but both the Sabi and Parker's have more hefty.

Good luck on your handle search.

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 06-24-2012, 09:54 PM
  • Hanzo
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  • Oakland, California
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I've tried mixing and matching handles and heads and I find the balance is off.

One easy thing talked about elsewhere including an old barber's manual is alum. I put a cheap alum block in a soap dish and use it as resin bag to keep my fingers dry. Helps the grip on any razor, brush and on the hand to stretch the skin.

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 06-24-2012, 10:02 PM
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I LOVE my ikon handle on the R41!! Without a doubt, it great improves balance and feel,and the knurling makes the grip perfect.

Here is a picture of mine with one of my favorite pipes....I know...not shaving related...the pipe...but it was to show off my favorite Petersen to a buddy that is a pipe lover and DE lover Smile

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 06-26-2012, 08:42 PM
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Sabi T1 at 80grams 3 3/4 is firmly planted on my R41.
Have a T2 also, surprising good shave, less aggressive than the 41 more so than a 89 head, handle on it is 3 1/4 70g.
Both Stainless Steel

Best of all only $25 Biggrin

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 07-01-2012, 02:31 PM
  • vpayne
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I put the Weber Bulldog handle on my R41 and it is beautiful. It even shaves better. ha-ha. It is identical to the Ikon except is is shinier and has deeper knurling. It is available @ Amazon for $38+tx+ship=$45.00. I have both handles. Another handle that looks good on it is a Parker 97R. It is a little shorter (not much) good knurling and is shiny. FYI.


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 07-01-2012, 03:02 PM
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As a side note my Muhle handle is light in weight but bu no means is it "Slippery" even with wet fingers.

Now soapy fingers would make any handle slippery no matter the knurling IMO.

Soapy = Slippery

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 07-01-2012, 06:24 PM
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iKon Bulldog. Great handle ~ I purchased a couple and have swapped them on a couple of my razor's......great weight to them too[/align]

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