09-17-2017, 05:01 PM
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  • MaxP
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Much has been shared about Paladin knots. Some comments say a little about handle preferences, but not too many.

Which Paladin handle shape do you think is the most ergonmic, meaning "feels great during use?"

Thanks for sharing your views.

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 09-17-2017, 05:11 PM
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The Chief.  One of the most ergonomic handles available from any maker.

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 09-17-2017, 05:20 PM
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I haven't tried them all.

I liked the Sumo but love the Sherlock and Tut. I think the Sherlock works best for the way I hold and use a brush. Wider base than waste. Feels natural and secure while always in control.

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 09-17-2017, 05:21 PM
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I have only tried Sherlock handles from Paladin but so far it's my favorite handle I've ever tried from any maker. It is perfect for the way I hold the brush. I can get a firm grip that is comfortable to hold.

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 09-17-2017, 05:23 PM
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Does anyone have a Paladin Buck Rogers with a 28mm knot that can give an opinion/review of this handle shape?
Thank you ...

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 09-17-2017, 06:03 PM
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  • SCOV
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Sherlock !!   100% agreement with @bakerbarber's assessment.  Also, the handle height of the Sherlock is a refreshing change from the "stubbies & tall boys" plus the weight feels slightly lighter and more maneuverable.

I face lather and like a nice tall "grip area " for control.    PK47 is also very good.  I would try a Moe or Buck Rogers if right color and knot.  

My favorite handle is a Mervyn Cadman C4.  Sherlock or keyhole close second.

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 09-17-2017, 06:15 PM
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Sherlock and a Sumo. Couldn't pick between the two. They both feel great in the hand. A close third would be thr Tut followed by the Chief.

FWIW. I love the aesthetics of the Lotus handle but I do not find it comfortable in the hand.

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 09-17-2017, 09:10 PM
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To me, the PK47 is one of the best feeling handles I have held in my 9 years of wetshaving.

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 09-18-2017, 08:57 AM
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(09-17-2017, 09:10 PM)cessnabird Wrote: To me, the PK47 is one of the best feeling handles I have held in my 9 years of wetshaving.

I have a chief and 2 pk 47s.  I like both handles but the pk47 design is almost perfect for my hand.

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 09-18-2017, 09:59 AM
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(09-17-2017, 09:10 PM)cessnabird Wrote: To me, the PK47 is one of the best feeling handles I have held in my 9 years of wetshaving.

+1 

The 28mm sized variety fits my hand like it was custom made for it.

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 09-18-2017, 12:17 PM
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Every Paladin I've held has felt wonderful in the hand.  Their ergonomics are part of what make them special.

I've not tried them all, but both the Chief and PK-47 feel like an extension of your hand.  The Lotus is surprisingly ergonomic for such an elegant design, and the Cleo feels great as well.  One key feature that makes Paladins feel good in the hand is that many of their designs have a subtle profile curve at the bottom of the handle combined with a slight concave (dimple) of the base. These curves soften the part of the handle that sits in your palm when using a tighter grip and it really makes a difference.

I haven't held the Sherlock or Sumo, but for very unique shapes they get rave reviews for their ergonomics.

You can't go wrong with any Paladin IMO, but I'd start with one of these.

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 09-18-2017, 12:58 PM
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I would recommend the PK47 as I have had a brush from Paladin in that shape. I have large hands (long fingers) but recently got to try a Cleo and felt that the handle shape and weight is very comfortable and ergonomic.

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 09-18-2017, 01:06 PM
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  • Crag
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Of the handles I have tried I like the Tut, Moe and Winston the best.  I also like the Chief, but I lean to and have more of the Winston handles than any other.  I had an original Ebonite PK-47 in 28mm and that handle was superb.  My 26mm PK-47 is also nice and the Sumo was also very ergonomic, but I sold it because I prefer their hybrid or fan knots moreso than bulb.  

I really like the hair grade they have now...much more than the Lee Sabini collarboration.  Ken and Cody have hit a home run with their hair now.  If only they could source some of that legendary hair that Rooney had during the Finest days...

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 09-18-2017, 04:20 PM
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Pk47 and lotus in 26mm are great!

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 09-19-2017, 07:01 AM
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I was skeptical of the shape at first, but sherlock is one of the most comfortable handle i ever used.

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 09-19-2017, 01:48 PM
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(09-17-2017, 05:23 PM)akbkr23 Wrote: Does anyone have a Paladin Buck Rogers with a 28mm knot that can give an opinion/review of this handle shape?
Thank you ...

I've a 26mm Buck Rogers which I like very much. I usually hld my brushes near the end of the grip, where I prefer handleshape to be like >< so at the bottom it is a bit wide then gets narrower going up, then gets wider again, then it doesn't matter, then there is the knot. My fingers are at the narrow spot. With the Buck Rogers shape, this works fine. It holds nice, control is great.

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 09-19-2017, 06:58 PM
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(09-19-2017, 01:48 PM)efsk Wrote:
(09-17-2017, 05:23 PM)akbkr23 Wrote: Does anyone have a Paladin Buck Rogers with a 28mm knot that can give an opinion/review of this handle shape?
Thank you ...

I've a 26mm Buck Rogers which I like very much. I usually hld my brushes near the end of the grip, where I prefer handleshape to be like >< so at the bottom it is a bit wide then gets narrower going up, then gets wider again, then it doesn't matter, then there is the knot. My fingers are at the narrow spot. With the Buck Rogers shape, this works fine. It holds nice, control is great.

Thank you!
So, you usually hold the handle with your fingertips near the middle of the handle.
I prefer to have my fingertips near the top of the handle, near the knot.
Maybe that is why I prefer handles like the Falstaff or Winston, since they are around 49 to 50mm tall, which is shorter than the Buck Rogers. I can us handles that are taller IF
the handle tapers to a narrower shape as it reaches the knot area, which is difficult to find.

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 09-19-2017, 07:18 PM
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  • SCOV
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I also hold my brush "on the bottom portion".   I assume Paladin has more correct terms to describe the handle besides bottom and top with the knot.  As i face lather, the more surface area to grip - the better.  Also shorter seems to allow more control and less weight.  Thus the Sherlock is my favorite.  The PK47 is second and I would consider a Moe or Buck Rogers.

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 09-20-2017, 09:49 AM
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I haven't found one I prefer over say a larger CH or stubby handle point being Paladin handles are on the small side for guys with large hands. Even the falstaff is to me what a Rooney 1/2 is or a CH 1. The paladin brushes I found most comfortable to use however were the longer styled chief , and the pk.

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 09-20-2017, 01:35 PM
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  • Steve56
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Many of the Paladin handle shapes are Simpsons-derived, Tut, Cleo, Falstaff, Sherlock.... Regardless of whether you like a Simpsons knot or not (see what I did there?), their handles have always been classics and fit the hand well. 

Cheers, Steve

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