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    Default Making my DE handles heavier

    I like the heavy DE razors so i decided to add Bronze is some handles to make them heavier
    These are the inserts.

    http://up.picr.de/10006624ot.jpg
    http://up.picr.de/10006626fj.jpg
    http://up.picr.de/10006627vh.jpg

    You can see weight gain with before-after photos.











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    All of my handles that i modified recently that way.



    Do you like them?
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    Looks great,have also used lead shot and a dab of silicone.

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    Thank you my friend
    My first thought was Lead or Steel but Bronze i thing it is better..

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    I'm curious as to why you'd want the handles to be heavier? Personally I prefer the extra weight to be in the cutting head as it helps the shaving action.

    Either way, nice job!

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    I agree, I want my razors to be balanced.

    However I can see you put much work and thought into this and you did a great job.
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    Gentlemen,
    I, too, prefer the weight in the shave head rather than the handle. The same thing in straight razors. This helps in the razor's balance, especially if one has small hands.

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    I did this to both a Lord L6 and a YUMA. In both cases I believed it improved them. I used brass rod, it helped being as I have a metal lathe.

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    Many people ask me about the TTO
    The handle of TTO is empty,if you look from behind in the end you will see the bottom of the mechanism like a torx
    I measured the distance and i left 1mm that means the bronze is shorter 1mm
    I put it without glue and make some tests to found the right distance
    Then i used epoxy glue for metals and here it is.





    Not all my DE's have added weight in their handles
    I make some tests before i decide to do this
    I use an Ikon handle with some of my DE's and then i saw that some of them work better with heavier handles
    The TTO was a challenge and i made it !


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