01-11-2013, 11:19 AM
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  • slantman
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This solid brass handle that Justin Griest just released for sale arrived today and its beautiful. I was able to match it to a Gillette Old head made before 1929. The weight and balance are fantastic. The handle alone measures only 3" but weighs a whopping 111 grams and with the head 136 grams. The knurling is just outstanding similar to his stainless steel which is the best handle I have used todate.
I understand there is a head in the works but will probably be all stainless.

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 01-11-2013, 12:46 PM
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  • mikeperry
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Hi Jerry

That's a good looking handle, with some serious looking girth...

Take care, Mike

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 01-11-2013, 01:30 PM
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  • Harvey
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This is one serious handle...did the same match up with my Gillette New and or Long and wow!!!!! Has a completely flat bottom so if you wished you can stand the razor upright. Also tried the stainless one I got with the Titan and again super match and great grip....If you guys love serious machining grab these befor the price goes up...USA made and top notch!!!!LoveThumbsup:yho:

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 01-11-2013, 02:58 PM
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(01-11-2013, 12:46 PM)mikeperry Wrote: Hi Jerry

That's a good looking handle, with some serious looking girth...

Take care, Mike

No diet for this puppy

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 01-11-2013, 04:23 PM
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Jerry, that sure is a substantial handle! Enjoy it.

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 01-11-2013, 04:42 PM
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  • TexBilly
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Wow, a superb alternative to the old Gillette "bar handle" , which are light as air. Congrats!

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 01-11-2013, 05:13 PM
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(01-11-2013, 04:42 PM)TexBilly Wrote: Wow, a superb alternative to the old Gillette "bar handle" , which are light as air. Congrats!

Hi Billy,
The Gillette old type head that I attached to this handle came with a ball end handle that honestly is a piece of junk. It has the normal crack that was soldered by the seller to try to keep it stabilized. I only bought the razor for the head anyway because it matches the Griest handle beautifully.

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 01-11-2013, 05:27 PM
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(01-11-2013, 05:13 PM)slantman Wrote:
(01-11-2013, 04:42 PM)TexBilly Wrote: Wow, a superb alternative to the old Gillette "bar handle" , which are light as air. Congrats!

Hi Billy,
The Gillette old type head that I attached to this handle came with a ball end handle that honestly is a piece of junk. It has the normal crack that was soldered by the seller to try to keep it stabilized. I only bought the razor for the head anyway because it matches the Griest handle beautifully.

Jerry, I have to agree that for all of the quality Gillette heads, some of their handles were poor. So it's great to enjoy so many modern, quality handles, presumably inspired by those classic designs. Enjoy yours!

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 01-11-2013, 08:41 PM
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That handle looks great and 3" to boot, my favorite handle length! He did a great job on the handle. Thanks for sharing.

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 01-11-2013, 09:40 PM
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Who has it?

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 01-12-2013, 06:04 AM
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  • slantman
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(01-11-2013, 09:40 PM)alex2363 Wrote: Who has it?

Griest Shaving. Go online and you will find it. Justin is also a member of this forum.

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 01-12-2013, 06:06 AM
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  • slantman
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First shave with the Gillette OC Old Type head and the Griest bras handle was extremely smooth and close without any irritation or weepers. It is if the two came like that from the factory. Incidentally I used a Feather blade.

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 01-13-2013, 06:51 AM
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  • slantman
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It looks like Justin is out of the stainless steel handles but is selling "seconds" for much cheaper. The 360 brass handles are still for sale.

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