10-12-2019, 10:17 AM
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It seems that everyone likes Jefferson handles, but what about the other Declaration handle styles?  Can anybody who has used the different styles comment on the differences and usability amongst them?  Thanks!

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 10-12-2019, 04:44 PM
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Gosh...don't everyone respond at once!  There is plenty of room in the thread for everyone to share their opinions.   Wink

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 10-12-2019, 06:14 PM
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Bob at Elite Razor got permission from Scott at Declaration Grooming to make his Theodore handle. Apparently made to spec. I have four of those handles in Bob’s stone material. Love the handle shape. Very comfortable in the hand.

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 11-02-2019, 08:53 AM
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Here you will find an overview from some handles from a Declaration collector:
https://www.theshavingdutchman.com/decla...ollection/

This guy has about 30 declarations I believe

And the Dark Athemyst I also very nice
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 11-08-2019, 06:50 PM
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Washington is my favorite along with the no longer produced Franklin.

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 11-10-2019, 02:30 PM
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I like them all. Washington’s are a little smaller and accommodate a 24 mm knot. Easy to maneuver and offer good rotation performance. Great if you have small hands. Jeffos offer the best holding position and offer a solid grip even when wet. These excel if you’re a bowl or face latherer due to the long and narrow shape.

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 11-10-2019, 02:41 PM
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For me personally the Jefferson Boom Roasted makes me weak each time I stare at it. It's my Mona Lisa of all my brush handles.

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 11-20-2019, 01:59 PM
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Well, I added these two to the den: Washington B5 and Jefferson B6.  I think I like the Washington handle best.[Image: omMbdQc.jpg]

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 11-20-2019, 02:31 PM
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I like larger brushes, so I lean towards Franklin shape. However, these are just about too much of a good thing, in that the knots are HUGE. There is an exception to this though, and that’s the ‘Star Spangled Blue B2’. For whatever reason, this specific series of Franklin is a more ‘hybrid’ shape than any other Declaration knot I’ve seen. The shape lends itself IMO extremely well to that hair and size, and is absolutely my favorite Declaration brush. It feels about the same and possibly smaller than the ‘Hucklaration’ B2, which is 27mm rather than 30mm lol

I do have one Jefferson (B5), and I do enjoy it very much, but not as much as the SSB B2 Franklin.

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