Poll: What is your favourite handle shape?
 01-19-2016, 06:18 PM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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What is your favourite handle shape?

Poll added, predominately Simpson handle names used as a guide only (e.g. M7 denotes all "7" style handles).

If you choose "Other" please describe, name or picture the handle.

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 01-19-2016, 06:24 PM
#2
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Anything with a "7" in it (M, L, D, E), Chief, Emperor, etc.

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 01-19-2016, 06:26 PM
#3
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1.  Chubby 2.  Here I mean the actual Chubby 2, as I have never found a Chubby 2 "style" handle I cared for.

2.  M7 and its various derivatives.  Here, unlike the case with the Chubby 2, I have found various M7 "style" handles I like.

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 01-19-2016, 06:29 PM
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  • Mouser
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Rooney 1 and 3 and Stubby, M&F Chief, Simpson Emperor.

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 01-19-2016, 06:30 PM
#5
  • Triad
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I like them all Smile I'm not any help!! I'm thinking something with knurling might be nice?

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 01-19-2016, 06:30 PM
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  • chamm
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EDIT:
I initially misread this question, and made a long, thoughtful post about razor handles... 24

Brush handles are a different matter entirely? Biggrin

I tend to prefer longer, barber-style handles, like the L7/M7/R7/etc. I also really like the ergonomics of the PK-47 and the Chief.

I have never cared as much for the Polo-style handles, as they don't seem to fit naturally in my hand. I also don't like brush handles with a bulb at the end, like DaVinci Uomo. They look nice, but always gave me cramps holding them.

I have an $16 Omega #10049 that is probably my favorite handle shape. I don't know why, but I rarely see nice brushes with this shape, and I can't figure that out. If I ever have a custom done, I think that I will request that as a template.

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 01-19-2016, 06:32 PM
#7
  • ben74
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My vote is Chubby style handle.

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 01-19-2016, 06:35 PM
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Im a sucker for Emillion handles.

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 01-19-2016, 06:36 PM
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  • chamm
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(01-19-2016, 06:35 PM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: I a suckered for Emillion handles.

Ooohhhh... Yeah. I have an Emillion 2, and I really love it!

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 01-19-2016, 06:36 PM
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I really enjoy Chubby style handles with the Polo style coming in a close second.

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 01-19-2016, 06:40 PM
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  • chamm
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I lied, it is an Omega #10005. It just feels like part of my hand. I'm not crazy about boar brushes, but if I could this handle shape in a cool acrylic pattern, (but not too crazy) maybe a super-soft two band badger, I'd be all over it!
[Image: 182ec38b3508eee623cdce315fec2a41.jpg]

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 01-19-2016, 06:43 PM
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It was a toss up between M7 and Chubby styles for me but I voted M7

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 01-19-2016, 06:55 PM
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For me, I find that the artisans have done a better job with M7 "styles" than with Chubby 2 "styles".  Obviously, just my personal opinion.

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 01-19-2016, 06:59 PM
#14
  • ben74
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The poll only allows for 15 choices and only Mods can edit the poll. Perhaps if handle shapes like the Emillion and Omega (or others) prove popular they could be substituted. Although this might throw out the "Other" category...

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 01-19-2016, 07:01 PM
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  • chamm
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It doesn't matter how matter how many choices were offered, I would still manage to choose something not on the list. I don't try to be difficult, honest! 24

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 01-19-2016, 07:03 PM
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fifty series - more specific 58. seems like a double entry in the vote options though: fifty series vs 50 series?

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 01-19-2016, 07:06 PM
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I voted for Chubby style, even  though I only prefer the Chubby 2 itself.

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 01-19-2016, 07:10 PM
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  • ben74
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(01-19-2016, 07:03 PM)tonsorius Wrote: fifty series - more specific 58. seems like a double entry in the vote options though: fifty series vs 50 series?

Yikes! I made a double up. Hopefully a Mod can replace "50 series" with a different handle style... ?

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 01-19-2016, 07:12 PM
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  • chamm
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How about Kent? Nothing whatsoever like any of the others mentioned, although I've never seen an artisan "tribute."

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 01-19-2016, 07:22 PM
#20
  • ben74
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(01-19-2016, 07:12 PM)chamm Wrote: How about Kent? Nothing whatsoever like any of the others mentioned, although I've never seen an artisan "tribute."

Good suggestion, Mods, can we replace ""50 series" with "Kent" please?

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