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
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.
Every time I encounter an old ball handle Gillette razor in the wild, it's the same old, sad story. The handle is split, sometimes so egregiously that the pieces are separating, making the razor pretty much worthless for it's intended purpose.
Razor Emporium to the rescue! I used the revamp service for the cap and plate of a well-worn razor and ordered a new handle to go with it. Now I have a pristine, display-worthy, 100-year-old razor that looks as good or better than the day it left the factory.
I am very pleased with the results.
I got this handle for my 1918 US Army Gillette head. It is a perfect fit. It weighs the same as other Gillette ball end handles, but it is better made. Excellent workmanship. The knurling is deep, but not too deep. I have used it with my Stahly, New, and OT heads.
I purchased this to replace a handle on my 1920 Open Comb Gillette Head. It is a better quality than the original and heavier also which helps in giving a better shave overall.
Not that much heavier than the Gillette handle its modeled after. knurling is superb. Does no slip. Ballance is spot on. Not an exact duplicate. But, an appropriate homage to the original. Highly recommended for the Old Type, New, and Tech heads that need a new handle.