08-28-2015, 12:40 PM
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Specifically I would like to get a couple handles which are matte stainless steel rather than polished, so they match the razor head better, and which have some kind of wood incorporated into the handle.  Any leads to appropriate artisans would be appreciated.  Thanks.

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 08-28-2015, 03:21 PM
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Ikons' latest bulldog handles seem to be matte polished rather than high polished, but are still uncoated stainless as compared to the matte chrome plated ASD2 handle so I'm not certain of how they will look together as the Feather head will exhibit that colder bluish tint and the Ikon handle may appear more  like nickel plate.  That said,  my ASD2 doesn't look anywhere near as "blue" as my only other chrome plated razor (a Merkur 23c) but is more of a bright slate grey color, so it might work.  Perhaps an artisan handle maker could use this as a starting point and modify it to accept wood inserts of your choice much like the handles on a pocket knife.  Pinned into grooves routed lengthwise.  I just purchased one of these and the cocobolo wood against nickel is a beautiful look.
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 08-28-2015, 05:24 PM
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The ATT handles are very nice and I think the Kronos would be a very good choice imo

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 08-28-2015, 06:40 PM
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First in my brain was Toby (Triad) as he offers his handles in matte finish.

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 08-29-2015, 05:40 AM
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I spoke with Toby about this exact thing months ago, we just never got back together on it. I was wanting essentially the same handle as the stock AS-D2, but a little longer and with deeper knurling.

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 08-29-2015, 05:56 AM
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(08-29-2015, 05:40 AM)drivenlegend Wrote: I spoke with Toby about this exact thing months ago, we just never got back together on it. I was wanting essentially the same handle as the stock AS-D2, but a little longer and with deeper knurling.

Toby has a backlog. Here's good at swinging back to you when your turn is up.

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 08-29-2015, 06:25 AM
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It's been 6+ months now anyway so it's a bit moot. I've moved along from the Feather already. Hope maybe he can help out OP though!

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 08-29-2015, 01:35 PM
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(08-29-2015, 06:25 AM)drivenlegend Wrote: It's been 6+ months now anyway so it's a bit moot. I've moved along from the Feather already. Hope maybe he can help out OP though!

Fair point. Toby's work is really phenomenal, however, and well worth the wait for future items.

In the mean while, The Handlebar Supply sells broken up sets of Rockwell Razors and the Rockwell handle is a bit thicker then an ATT handle, but the knurling is really phenomenal and may fit the bill.

Mods plz remove the link if not allowed but: http://www.thehandlebarsupply.com/rockwe...ss-handle/

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 08-29-2015, 01:45 PM
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Thanks for all the ideas, guys, I appreciate it.  I have heard from Toby, and I think he and I can work on getting a couple custom handles made for my Feather.  I think his work is fabulous.

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 08-30-2015, 12:48 PM
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(08-29-2015, 01:35 PM)GloryUprising Wrote:
(08-29-2015, 06:25 AM)drivenlegend Wrote: It's been 6+ months now anyway so it's a bit moot. I've moved along from the Feather already. Hope maybe he can help out OP though!

Fair point. Toby's work is really phenomenal, however, and well worth the wait for future items.

In the mean while, The Handlebar Supply sells broken up sets of Rockwell Razors and the Rockwell handle is a bit thicker then an ATT handle, but the knurling is really phenomenal and may fit the bill.

Mods plz remove the link if not allowed but: http://www.thehandlebarsupply.com/rockwe...ss-handle/

that almost looks like a weber/ikon bull dog handle. great price.

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