08-24-2019, 06:56 PM
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I’m curious what your favorite handle shape is. No poll, no limitation on how many favorites you have - just let me know what you like and why (and post a pic or two if you’d like!)

I have four favorites:
1. Paladin PK-47, particularity because of the lower concave section where my index finger naturally rests.
2. Paladin Lotus 26mm, again because of the lower concave section, and because it just feels “right”
3. Shavemac/Thäter style 173 octagon in 28mm
4. Saponificio Varesino v2 surprised me at how much I like it.

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 08-24-2019, 10:15 PM
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PK-47 by a mile!

Not necessarily this rod stock but definitely the shape - I like to think I love all of my PKs the same but butterscotch is prob my fave.

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 08-25-2019, 08:51 AM
  • Beau
  • Senior Member
  • New York
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My Paladin PK-47 28mm:
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 08-25-2019, 12:00 PM
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Partial to "barber style" handles.

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 08-25-2019, 12:44 PM
  • MaxP
  • Senior Member
  • Des Moines, Iowa
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It's a toss-up between the PK-47 and this Shavemac.  I think, though, I’ll give the edge to the Shavemac.  It’s a great fit for my hand.  I think the slightly smaller "waist" is what makes the difference.

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 08-25-2019, 02:57 PM
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Brad Sears Gus and Paladin Sumo are two of my favorites.  I would also include an Morris & Forndran L7, but I do not have a picture at the moment. 

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 08-26-2019, 07:24 AM
  • ischiapp
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  • Forio d'Ischia, Naples, Italy
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Theese are my fav ...

Bat71@ilRasoio “Cashmere” (Custom)
Olive Wood, Abalone Shell Inlay, Yaqi SK07 aka Maggard Beige, 24x50x115mm

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Liojuny Shaving "Tampa" (Vintage)
Finest Badger 3-band, 23x54x114mm

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Heinrich L. Thäter "49125/1"
Silberspitze Dachs 3-streifen, 24x50x101mm

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All of them, in differnt way, are great brushes.
Beauty, ergonomics, efficiency, q/p ratio.
Perfect, for me.

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 08-26-2019, 11:43 AM
  • German
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Simpson M7 and Emperor 

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 08-27-2019, 07:32 AM
  • chazt
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While there are others I like for their eye-appeal, the five brushes below are the most ergonomically comfortable handles for me.


Simpson 58 is way more comfortable than it’s bigger sibling, the 59.
Thater 4125 28mm. It’s remarkable how good this brush feels in hand. I’ve tried a similar but smaller Thater which wasn’t as comfy for me.
The remaining three are from Bob Quinn at Elite Razor. Each of the three make my hand smile.
Also important, all of the knots below are great examples of balls o’ fur!

Honorable mention to the Chubby 3 which comfort-wise is far superior to the CH2 imo.

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 08-30-2019, 04:10 AM
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Best ergonomics imo and a design well ahead of it’s time: Rubberset 400

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 08-30-2019, 04:23 AM
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My easily best and most liked two brushes, simple, classic handles. They have surprisingly good ergonomics and the knots aren’t bad.

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 08-30-2019, 05:17 AM
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Maybe my two most gorgeous brushes.
Joris with Plisson knot and Nightdiver’s high mountain white.
Ergonomics still good.

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