#1
I'm finally starting to appreciate some of the nicer looking handles (Wolfman and Rocnel). Never really cared until recently, so I'm a bit out of the loop on the options.

What are some of your favorite handles based on looks and grip?

Please provide photos whenever possible, thanks!

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#2
(This post was last modified: 05-20-2024, 08:05 PM by keto. Edited 1 time in total.)
I think it's kind of a personal thing what you find to look nice in a handle.
Seems like I usually start with looks and then end up with usage being the final criteria for a handle.
  Here's a couple of titanium handles I've been enjoying lately.
  
On the left is the Chiseled Face Titanium Imperial handle. 
I like the looks so I ended up getting one of these and then after I felt it I didn't use it because wasn't exactly what I thought it would be for some reason. It was literally a few months unused.

Decided I was going to try it and if I didn't like it I better get rid of it and let somebody enjoy it.
I'm enjoying it and noticed the last couple of shaves with the titanium razor I can slide out toward the end on some of the last passes and still have a good grip unlike some.

The one on the right is one a lot of people like a Timeless Titanium Crown.
  I like this one from the start it just seems like the shape of the grip point is right about where I like it on most razors it just kind of lands there. I guess to me it has a wide grip area that's kind of versatile, to me,  with different razor heads.[Image: 9RJtd5Y.jpeg]
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(This post was last modified: 05-20-2024, 10:56 PM by League. Edited 20 times in total.)
My favorite high end machined or look wise handles:
- Charcoal Goods
- Wolfman
- Rocnel
- Smart helix
- Lambda
- (Tibam)
- (Stork)

Most manufacturer handles with preferred grip:
- Rex supply
- Razorock
- Chiseled Face
- Carbon shaving
- Rocnel
- Wolfman
- H&S
- Alpha shaving

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#4
Here are a couple of my favorites. On the left is the Timeless Titanium Crown, and the one on the right is a titanium handle from Haircut and Shave Co. 

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An affordable stainless steel handle that I like is the RazoRock barber pole: 
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#5

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Canada
(This post was last modified: 05-21-2024, 12:13 AM by celestino. Edited 2 times in total.)
For me, the Blackbird handle is quite beautiful and one of the best grips in a handle that I've ever used. 
However, I think the version of the Aristocrat handle that Stork made might be my favourite aesthetically. 
I believe it's their Aristocrat 2 handle. I have both the 1 and 2 versions in titanium, but prefer the latter. 
No need for pics of the Blackbird as everyone is very familiar with it.  Wink

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#6
My favorite is the Wolfman 3/7 hybrid.   I have James make them at 94mm, which I find ideal.  Here is one in premium antique bronze. 

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Chester County, PA
(This post was last modified: 05-22-2024, 11:58 PM by dtownvino. Edited 2 times in total.)
[Image: UwH9QL9.jpeg][Image: k7FLAed.jpeg]Original Paradigm Ti2 (polished with taper) on Top, RS10 underneath. 

My absolute favorite (Ti2 tapered).

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#8
Thanks guys, all looking good so far!!

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Gatineau, QC, Canada
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(This post was last modified: 05-24-2024, 01:37 AM by TommyCarioca.)
Neroli, this subject is near to my heart. I have a narrow window and tight criterion for my preferred handles. Most won't like my predilections but here goes.

Preferences:

90mm plus in length
No skinny handles
Don't like narrow waist lined handles [e.g. Carbon]
Like significant girth
Like machined pattern(s) to cover entire handle
Dont like smooth bands on handles
Prefer copper & brass over steel and Ti

Ranking follows:

1 BBS-1 or Tibam Ti dupe
2 Wolfman Wh4 102mm, copper
3 Karve 100mm handles, brass&copper
4 H&S 90 mm SS
5 TIMELESS 100MM SS
6 ATT 100MM SS
7 Charcoal Goods, various 100mm coppers
8 Smart Helix 90mm SS
9 Muhle Grande 90mm



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