Which old handle design do you prefer?

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Gary Young
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Which old handle design do you prefer?

Post by Gary Young »

Guys

Which of these old handle designs do you prefer?

Gary

Photo 1 - M7
Photo 2 - US3 (Bumblebee)
Photo 3 - S series
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Post by drP »

No 1.
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Post by greyhawk »

drP wrote:No 1.
Agreed.
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Post by vtmax »

Gary, I kind of like # 3. Simple and looks like a perfect size.

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Post by Gary Young »

vtmax wrote:Gary, I kind of like # 3. Simple and looks like a perfect size.

Max
Hi Max

No.3 was very much an 'every man' style of brush

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Post by fallingwickets »

3

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Post by Aaron622 »

No 1 by a longshot. That's not the original knot, though, right?
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Post by rsp1202 »

#1 handle and #3 hair.
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vtmax wrote:Gary, I kind of like # 3. Simple and looks like a perfect size.

Max
I agree. I like #3 and #1 the most. I do like the two tone handle.
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Post by SRD »

#1
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Post by drumana »

#1 is a beauty
#3 is alright
#2 is aesthetically challenging :lol:
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Post by brothers »

It's #1 for me.
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Post by kooshman7 »

I would see #1 getting definite use, but I like the looks of all 3 really.
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Post by Thalay Sagar »

Another for No. 1.
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Post by MichaelS »

#2
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Post by M6Classic »

I cast my vote for the Bumble Bee. The other two brushes look very much like standard issue handles one can buy today from more than one manufacturer. On the other hand, the Bee looks quite different from any brush you would see in a shop window or on any vendor's web site. At the same time it appears easy to hold securely and gets high marks for utility...at least from what I can see. It also, alas, looks harder to turn than its brothers.

In the matter of the knots, I would not pick any of these for myself.

By the way, Mr. Young, why do you ask?

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Post by MaxP »

Hmmm...

Not to be a stick in the mud, but "none of the above"

Handle shape is an important factor to me and none of these shapes appeal to me. Perhaps if I had opportunity to handle one, my vote would change.
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Post by J T »

# 3 - Very Nice
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Post by DEF »

#1 is most elegant to me.
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Post by bernards66 »

The M7 ( #1 ) by a wide margin. Of the other two I prefer #3.
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