10-08-2016, 01:56 PM
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Long time lurker here. My name is Derek and I'm living in Southern California. I started (DE)wet shaving mid-2011 and have not looked back since then. I started in a different forum, but have been lurking around other forums with the help of tapatalk. I tend to browse and read more than talk and participate. With mention of one of my more recent acquisitions, the Charcoalgoods head, I decided to sign-up and add a bit to the discussion.

I'm a bit of a minimalist so RAD has caused me to buy/sell/gift more than I would like to admit. Ultimately, I would like to own 3, but that's proving more difficult than it sounds. I'm slowly trying to thin the heard, but here is where I am at:
[Image: c094b82e8bed83db0934e0909dee8f76.jpg]
As you may be able to tell, I tend to enjoy shorter handles for maneuverability.

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 10-08-2016, 02:13 PM
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  • eengler
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  • South Dakota, USA
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Welcome Derek! You have a nice line up of razors there. Enjoy the Forum.

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 10-08-2016, 02:47 PM
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  • TheMonk
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  • Porto, Portugal
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Welcome to TSN, Derek!

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 10-08-2016, 02:51 PM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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Hello Derek, welcome to The Shave Nook.

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 10-08-2016, 06:58 PM
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Welcome, Derek!

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 10-08-2016, 07:40 PM
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Hi Derek.

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 10-08-2016, 07:42 PM
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Welcome to TSN.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

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 10-08-2016, 09:10 PM
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Welcome to TSN Derek.  We're glad you decided to join us.  You'll find much knowledge and friendship here.   We look forward to your participation.

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 10-09-2016, 12:49 AM
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  • Snuff
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  • Belgium
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welcome to this great forum. I like short handles but have never used handles that short, must try one of this days.

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 10-09-2016, 02:19 AM
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Welcome to the Shave Nook, Golem.

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 10-09-2016, 07:00 AM
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Welcome!

Glad to have you here Derek!

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 10-09-2016, 07:58 AM
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Welcome to TSN

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 10-09-2016, 09:39 AM
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Welcome. Hello

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 10-09-2016, 10:02 AM
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  • Bony
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Welcome to TSN Derek !

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 10-09-2016, 03:43 PM
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Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome! I appreciate it very much.

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 10-09-2016, 07:29 PM
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  • JRRIII
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Welcome aboard Derek! Thanks for the sharing your collection with us it's gorgeous Thumbsup How do you like handles that short? I love the overall look!

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 10-11-2016, 12:59 PM
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(10-09-2016, 07:29 PM)JRRIII Wrote: Welcome aboard Derek! Thanks for the sharing your collection with us it's gorgeous  How do you like handles that short? I love the overall look!
Thank you.

As far as short handles go, I like them a lot. They are often advertised as travel handles, and for that reason, the size may be overlooked.
To me, the shorter size allows a lot of maneuverability around the nose and neck.
The most important thing(IMO) when considering a short handle is to get something that isn't too thin, hollow, or aluminum. You want it to have enough weight so it's not head-heavy.

Please keep in mind that this is all my personal preference so YMMV.

here is sample of the balance of a iKon tuckaway handle and a Maggard MRT handle:
[Image: e78255b1a7f8f3063eabf5757e1c98d2.jpg]

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 10-11-2016, 01:07 PM
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  • JRRIII
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Thanks for the additional info and pic! Now I am even more interested, and at a time where I am trying to deal with my RAD Facepalm Sisi1

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 10-13-2016, 06:10 PM
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  • tof
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Welcome and hang on!

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 10-14-2016, 09:39 AM
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Hello Derek, welcome to: " The Shave Nook "  Relax & Enjoy.


Charles  U.K

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