Introducing a new product fro Razor Emporium, one that has been much needed in the world of vintage wet-shaving. Gillette Ball End handles found on Old Type, New Improved, and NEW era razors are seen frequently with cracks. Most handles feature at least a hairline crack, and some are split completely in half. This flaw is the result of a pressfitting technique which in combination with poor metallurgy resulted in weak handles and unusable razors.
Our handles are made from solid high quality brass and we have corrected the cracks by threading the neck and ball into the handle rather than press-fitting. The threads have been thread-locked so they will never come loose and will never crack. A beautiful Ball End handle can accompany most safety razor heads including Ikon, Edwin Jagger, Above the Tie, and etc. These handles are a great find, add one to your cart now.
Length: 3.136 in
Diameter: .393 in
Country of Manufacture: USA
Type: Universally threaded Handle
Finish: Factory Nickel
Included: Razor Handle Only
Gillette Ball End Replica Handle - Universally Threaded Solid Brass Factory Nickel
I bought this handle in brass as a backup handle for my 1930s Gillette ball end razor. The workmanship is great and the handle fits my ball end perfectly. The replica handle looks almost identical to the original. Customer service was great. The handle arrived in just 3 days after placing my order.
I have a Gillette New razor (patent Jan 23, 1920) with small cracks at both ends of the handle. I can shave with it, but the top will pop out if the handle of I'm not careful. So I bought the replica handle as a replacement. The original razor weighs 1.9 grams assembled and 2 grams assembled with the replica handle. Compared to the original the replica has a balance point slightly higher up the handle than the original. The original handle's ball end is heavier, hence the different balance point, it is also slightly wider and shorter than the replica's ball end. The replica handle is easier to grip because of the deeper kneeling.
The shave is excellent. It feels very similar to the original. Good weight and balance to the razor and very comfortable in the hand. A pleasure to use!
I bought an Edwin Jagger 3one6 with the blue handle. Pretty, but slippery when wet. This handle solves that problem. Well made. I heartily endorse this handle.
I purchased both the Nickel and Brass Replica handles. They are well made and look great with many of my vintage razors. Great work RE!
Very well done. Nice plating job and so glad its brass. Someone needed to have come up with a replica replacement for the ball-end handle.
Just terrific. A welcome addition to my collection. Nice to know the handle will not crack. A beautiful piece. Thank you.
This handle is hard to tell from the original Gillette one, except that my original Gillette one is cracked and will not tighten any longer. Razor Emporium is the Best and I have been a long time customer and will always get my Gillette razors here.
Perfect replacement for my badly cracked handle!
The level of detail is amazing. I had assumed that they were using original ball ends with a new shaft but I was wrong. That whole thing is new, custom made, and amazing looking.