NO available handles. Next sale will be announced when available.

Handles will be shipped only to the paypal address. Please be sure it is correct. Do not ask to change it. No way.

lunes, 22 de julio de 2013

Custom UFO Common Bar, Acknowledgements, from Steven, East London, UK -
Custom UFO Common Bar, Nota de agradecimiento, de Steven, Londres Este, Reino Unido

East London, UK - July 20, 2013

Dear Rafael and Juan,

Just a note to say thank you for the wonderful handles. Photos are enclosed and I just wish I was a good enough photographer to do them justice.

Just to recap I wrote to ask if you could craft a handle that was reminiscent of the classic Gillette Common Bar handle. I love the looks of that handle, which I have on my Gillette "New" but find it too light and felt a heavier handle would improve the shave. That said I wanted a handle reminiscent of the common bar in looks as I felt it suited the new head. I was very pleased to learn that Rafael was interested in taking up the challenge of producing a modern steel take on the original gillette handle

Rafael, a busy man always then spent much time and effort working in producing a tribute to a common bar producing three prototypes. The first was scrapped and I was asked to pick between the second and third. I asked for the third and then asked if I could take the second too as the handles were just stunning. The knurling is beyond comparison; grippy enough to do the job but shallow enough to look very classy indeed.

I have used prototype three and it proved my theory to be totally correct. It elevated that shave I get from my long comb head to new heights.  I have not yet used prototype 2 but imagine I will get similar results. I am considering pairing that with a tech head but first I will try it with an Edwin Jagger head.

Photos are attached as I said earlier. Proto 3 has the new head and proto 2 has the EJ head.

I would just like to thank Rafael for his craftsmanship, Juan for his helpfulness and both of them for being such gentlemen.

Best wishes,
Steven, East London, UK

Pendiente traducción al Español. Spanish translation pending.

UFO KAISER Review from Chris C., Hertfordshire, England -
UFO KAISER Revisión de Chris C., Hertfordshire, Inglaterra

Hertfordshire, England - July 21, 2013

Having been shaving with a safety razor for only a short time i have purchased three razors, an EJ DE89, Gillette NEW & Gillette Tech. One thing i had noticed was that although i got great shaves from all three i preferred the heavier and longer handle of the DE89 and when i used that handle on the NEW it made for a more comfortable shave.

Fast forward a month or two and i spotted a thread on Badger & Blade entitled "UFO sightings" curiosity piqued i opened the thread and was excited to see photos of some amazing custom razor handles. Well i just had to order one!

Ordering was a very simple and quick process due to the professional nature of Juan, even though there was a language barrier (Juan's English is far  superior to my Spanish!) the communication was timely and easily understood.

Once Rafael had completed my handle i paid via PayPal and he posted the following day.

On receiving the handle i was amazed, in photos Rafael's work looks amazing but to hold such a finely crafted piece of work is a privilege.

So far i have used it with my DE89 and NEW with excellent results, it makes what are to me great razors even better, the quality of the knurling means it is secure in the hand, the length suits me perfectly and the weight allows me to shave without exerting any additional pressure.

It fulfills its simple role superbly while adding a sense of old fashioned elegance and charm and has increased the pleasure i get from my shaves.

Included photos show kaiser handle with gillette NEW head on left , EJ DE89 middle & Gillette Tech right

Thank you Rafael & Juan,
Chris C., Hertfordshire, England - July 21, 2013

Traducción al Español pendiente - Spanish translation pending

domingo, 14 de julio de 2013

UFO KAISER SHORT Review from Greg E., New York, USA -
UFO KAISER CORTO Revisión de Greg E., Nueva York, EE.UU.

New York, USA - July 5, 2013

My UFO Kaiser Short handle is simply the best bulldog style handle I have used.  I have tried pretty much every handle out there and the UFO has the best feel, balance and is visually stunning.  I have used it on many different heads and plan on purchasing more in the future.

If you are considering purchasing one of these handles please do so with confidence.  The constant communication and the service provided by Rafael and Juan was second to none.  These handles are heirlooms and you will be very happy with your purchase.  I've included a picture below.

Thank you,
Greg E., New York, USA - July 5, 2013

Traducción al Español pendiente - Spanish translation pending