02-06-2017, 12:18 PM
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Hello gents,

As we all like to mix and match different razors to different handles, what is your idea of a pleasing to the eye length for a handle excepting the shape?
I found YMMV and it will, for SE heads which are about the length of the blade i,e 50mm, the handle most pleasing to my eyes that brings balance to the head, has to be 95mm and for DE heads, 80mm.
What are your ideas about this? Overall balance of the razor function wise can be manipulated with using different weight handles.

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 02-06-2017, 02:21 PM
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The longest I would go is 85-90mm. I know it sounds weird but I have seen 100mm handles that just don't look right on a head. I guess it just depends on who ya are and what your shaving.

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 02-06-2017, 04:46 PM
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I think what is pleasing to the eye takes a back seat to what feels best in your hand while shaving. I like a short handle of about 3 inches. I put a Weber Wave handle on my Mongoose head and I just love the way it looks and feels. 

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 02-06-2017, 04:53 PM
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I prefer shorter handles.  3 inches.  The Weber Bulldog and Wave are an ideal length for me.

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 02-06-2017, 05:06 PM
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80-90 mm for DE, with a preference for bulldog length handles for my 3 piece razors.  For the adjustable DEs the handles are closer to 89 or 90mm and that works for me.  I prefer 90mm plus for the SEs -- it's primarily for looks, I think they look odd with shorter handles!

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 02-06-2017, 05:09 PM
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I prefer longer handles with my SE razors -- the ATT Colossus with the SE2, and the Charcoal Goods Cross Spiral long copper handle for the black General. Both of these are 4" long and provide good balance for the razors in question.

When I'm not using one of these, I still use Feather AC Pro Super blades in a Feather or Kai kamisori-style straight razor, which also have handles that fit your hand nicely -- well, my hand, anyway. Smile

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 02-07-2017, 02:38 PM
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I like short handles best.  Here is my favorite handle (Durham-Duplex), matched with my favorite SE razor head (iKon El Jefe).  
The handle is 76mm, and weighs 43g.  It's chrome plated, either brass or steel, I don't know which.  The head is aircraft aluminum.
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