#1

Member
Seattle, WA (USA)
I bought this handle on eBay for $40 + $5 shipping.  It took 24 days to arrive from Russia.  It is 76 mm X 12 mm, and weighs 30 g.  Very good quality.
(The razor head was not included.)  24 days from Rubinsk to Seattle is a reasonable shipping time, and I would gladly buy from these Russians again.

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#2

Member
Redwood City
Want one


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#3

Member
Vancouver, BC
Is that a Stork handle?
Celestino
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#4
I don’t think it is a Stork, but it looks great. I noticed recently there was another seller on the flea from Russia selling handles.
#5

Member
Seattle, WA (USA)
No, it's not a Stork.  The eBay merchant that sells them goes by the name of tibam_handle.  He makes many different designs.
 
They come in various lengths and thicknesses.  90 or 100 mm X 12 or 14 mm are what they commonly offer.  Mine was a custom order,

which they are happy to do.  As of earlier today they didn't have any handles up, but that will likely change.  I'd contact him through eBay.
#6

Member
Ferndale, MI
Is that the PAA Prismatic head? Looks great with the handle.
- Jeff
#7

Member
Vancouver, BC
(01-04-2018, 03:51 AM)draebeard Wrote: No, it's not a Stork.  The eBay merchant that sells them goes by the name of tibam_handle.  He makes many different designs.
 
They come in various lengths and thicknesses.  90 or 100 mm X 12 or 14 mm are what they commonly offer.  Mine was a custom order,

which they are happy to do.  As of earlier today they didn't have any handles up, but that will likely change.  I'd contact him through eBay.

Thanks for the information.
Celestino
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#8

Super Moderator
Las Vegas, NV, USA
I’ve seen a couple of new Russian handle makers on eBay. This Tibam is one of them, the other one’s name I assume refers to “Russian drunken bear”. Smile

It would seem that they have perhaps put some pressure on Stork to lower their prices, as well. I haven’t really cared for what I’ve seen from Tibam so far, but this one looks nice and seems to match the Prismatic head quite well. Happy2
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#9
That looks pretty nice. How is the grip? The knurling looks unusual.
#10

Member
Seattle, WA (USA)
The grip is excellent.  The knurling is resemblant of a double crosshatch gear pattern,

not uncommon in the escapement movements of high end Swiss watches.  

The handle matches the Prismatic head perfectly in terms of weight proportionality.  

The head weighs 20 g, and the handle weighs 30 g; making the weight ratio 2/5 head to 3/5 handle,

which places the balance point at the top of the knurling (about 15 mm behind the head).

I will shave with it this morning.
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