Razor handles

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by DLP, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. DLP

    DLP Well-Known Member

    Does anyone make custom handles for old Gem SE razors?
     
  2. rawfox1

    rawfox1 Active Member

    Rod George can do it!!! He made me a really nice one for my streamline

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  3. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    The originals are perfect!
     
  4. Herm2502

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  5. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    Why would you remove such a beautiful thing?!!!


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  6. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I've made a few for the Gem Lather Catcher. They also fit the ER lather catcher and ER14 little lather catcher.
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  7. rawfox1

    rawfox1 Active Member

    Because the handle is very short for my hands.

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  8. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Same here, along with being a bit thin......
     
  9. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I put one on my Gem 1912, made the world of difference for the better.......
     
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  10. rawfox1

    rawfox1 Active Member

    Here is mine with an aluminum Rod George handle [​IMG][​IMG]

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  11. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Don't molest the po' GEMS. They are very good as built.
     
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  12. DLP

    DLP Well-Known Member


    Because I have a really nice looking GEM Jr head but the handle is in really bad shape. If mine looked like the one above I wouldn't be looking.
     
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  13. DLP

    DLP Well-Known Member

    I don't know Rod, how do you contact him?
     
  14. DLP

    DLP Well-Known Member

    Those look really nice what is the thread size?
     
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  15. rawfox1

    rawfox1 Active Member

    PM him on Facebook messenger he is from California

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  16. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Those match up with the Gem and ER lather catchers. It is a #9 stainless steel sheet metal screw. I looked a long time to find the size that would fit. Oh, I just remembered something I did two years ago. It involved a center punch and 10-32 screw. Not all Gems have the same threads, but this one works on this 1912 and my 1924 Shovelhead.

    Brass Punch Handle, The Continuing Story

    Saturday, February 28, 2015
    http://jrshaving.blogspot.com/2015/02/brass-punch-handle-continuing-story.html

    Two weeks ago, I got this brass center punch and converted it to a razor handle (original post). Today, I took it a step further. I got some 10-32 screws and cut one to about 1/2 inch. I used it to join the handle to a GEM 1912 razor head. It will also fit select pre-1930 GEM/Ever-Ready razor heads. I tried the Ever-Ready 1914, but it takes a smaller screw.

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    Original brass center punch

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    Long handle configuration on GEM 1912

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    Short handle configuration on GEM 1912

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    Short handle configuration on Ever-Ready 1924, Shovel Head
     
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  17. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Wow. It's almost alien looking. "The GEM From Space" sounds like a bad 1950's sci-fi movie. Nah, actually looks really nice.

    Herm
     
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  18. GarnerPW

    GarnerPW Well-Known Member

    You forgot the Superiors. They also fit the Superior LC and Bar.
     
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  19. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Thanks for the correction. I know that whoever got one of my handles, the handle fit. I was glad for that.
     
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  20. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    Don't put spinner hubcaps on a Duesenberg!
     

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